** NOTE NEW LOCATION - By Love Alone: A Day of Meditation on the 10th Anniversary of the World Trade Center Attacks

at the Shambhala Meditation Center of NYC


Shambhala Meditation Center of NY
118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor between 6th & 7th Avenues.
New York, NY 10011
United States


Sun, 9/11/2011, 11:00am - 4:00pm


"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

-- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join us on September 11th, 2011 as we commemorate the 9/11 tragedy with a free public meditation event, held in the spirit of love and healing.  People of all faiths are invited to join members of The Interdependence Project, the Shambhala Center, the Jewish Meditation Center of Brooklyn, The Village Zendo, Won Buddhism of Manhattan, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and other NYC meditation and spiritual communities.  Some of New York’s leading meditation teachers, including Acharya Judy Leif, Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Alison Laichter, will provide guided instruction throughout the day.

Together, we will open our hearts to all people affected by this tragedy, and wish for the well-being of all who have brought compassion and peace to our city over the past decade.  To support this intention, we will practice a Loving-kindness (Mettā) contemplation that generates love within one's self and gradually extends it outwards to others.  

This free event will take place from 11am-4pm on Sunday, September 11th 2011 at the Parade Grounds on Governor’s Island – an open outdoor space with a view of lower Manhattan, and a 15 minute ferry ride from downtown. 

** Note, due a forecast of thunderstorms, the event will now be taking place at the NY Shambhala Center.  (Directions below!) Participants may arrive and leave at any point during the event, but an RSVP to joshua@theidproject.org is recommended so that we can plan appropriately.

Note: We will be serving some light refreshments throughout the day, but participants are encouraged to bring a lunch.

To RSVP for this event or if you’d like to volunteer or help out organizing, please e-mail joshua@theidproject.org


Directions to the Event

Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is located in Manhattan at 118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor, between 6th & 7th Avenues. We're very close to the 23rd Street stops of the 1, F & V subways and the PATH train. Parking lots are available one block away on 22nd Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues.


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