New York City Community Meditation Center

Community Meditation Center
New York, NY 10024
United States

Type of Teacher: 

Led by Community or CDL-trained teacher

Teacher/s Name/s: 

Allan Lokos

Sangha Offerings: 

Sitting groups
Non-residential retreats (daylong)
Web-based resources (MP3s, readings, etc)

Contact Phone Number: 

1 (212) 787-7272

Sangha Description: 

The Community Meditation Center is located on Manhattan’s vibrant upper west side. With a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere the CMC offers classes, Insight Meditation (Vipassana) instruction and practice, daylong retreats, workshops, and social events. Some of the world’s most renowned teachers join with guiding teacher Allan Lokos as we endeavor to develop greater compassion, lovingkindness, wisdom, generosity, and equanimity. The CMC exists for all who would seek a more joyful and meaningful life.

Moved by the events of September 11, 2001, Susanna Weiss and Allan Lokos founded the Community Of Peace and Spirituality. Over time the community made many friends and became a refuge in a bustling city. In 2008 we shifted our emphasis and became the Community Meditation Center and our focus moved to the study and practice of Insight Meditation in the Buddhist Theravada tradition. Supported by a dedicated Board of Directors and a group of enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers the CMC has flourished and earned a reputation as a joyful place of peace, learning, and tranquility.