Fri - Sun
June 2 - July 9, 2017
Governors Island
Open Meditation Room

Meditation Summer is a fun, casual meditation center at the heart of Governors Island. It provides a meditation space and offers free meditation classes and other programming. 

Fri, July 7
One Day Retreat
Meditation for Life
w/Justyn Comer
Final Week!
July 7 - 9

Real World Meditation w/Justyn Comer

Sunday @ 1:00PM (free)

Justyn Comer will join us Sunday for a final speaker program.  

A wonderful treat for our end of season. Anyone who still did not have a chance to ever hear Justyn, this is one you would not like to miss. With over fifteen years of teaching experience, he is truly one of the best!

YoJo Yoga coming to the Park!

Saturday 1:00-2:00PM (free)

Another special treat for our last weekend! Jessa Messina, founder of Yojo Yoga, will join us this Saturday for a special hour of fun and yoga in the park.

Thnaks Jessa!!!!

Introduction to Meditation Class

Fri, Sat, Sun @ 12pm (free)

Experience the gem that is
meditating at Governors Island.

Learn about the benefits and
become more aware of your thoughts.

Permanent Exhibit: Meditation & the Brain

Neuroscience, and the advancement made in medical technology, provide an intriguing insight into our most complicated organ, and the ways meditation can alter the physiology of the brain.

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Meditation Summer was born in the summer of 2014, as part of the Open House programs at Governors Island. Nili Suhami, a former technology product manager who turned Zen, loved the idea of  bringing meditation to the public. The greatest value is in the actions and reactions people choose as they go about their lives. Perspectives and one's understanding  within the world can be cultivated through the skills of meditative practice.  


Meditation Summer looks to introduce a multitude of  paths and some of the scientific evidence to the benefits of meditation. The spiritual nature of the practice is recognized as a facet of all human beings, separate from religion or a specific system of beliefs.

Situated in the heart of a public park, the project integrates meditation into daily life.

Our speakers and teachers volunteer their time and resources. We collaborate with leaders in the field, who share our passion and our mission to present meditation in a casual, open and fun atmosphere that is highly professional and supports public programming.

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