Meditation For Real Life – Weekly Classes

Join CT Tamura for A W A K E N E W Y O R K – weekly meditation instruction, talks and discussions held every Wednesday evening from 7:30-9:30 at:

The Three Jewels
61 Fourth Avenue (between 9th and 10th streets), 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003
p: (646)964-5736

for more info, email: Awakenewyorkcity at

CT likes to show how meditation can be integrated into our day-to-day lives and presents meditation practice and teaching in real-world context.

The practice of meditation is an amazing, powerful, and transformational tool. Developing a meditation practice is developing the ability to be present, and a dedicated practice can affect great change at personal, institutional and societal levels by making us more aware and more awake.

Meditation develops awareness both of what is happening internally in our hearts and minds as well as externally in our interactions with the people and world around us. As our awareness and understanding (call it clarity or wisdom) develops, so does the recognition that thoughts and actions have a very direct effect on our lives and that we are much more interconnected than we thought.

With this growing clarity comes the ability to be proactive with our lives rather than reactive. Meditation enables us to recognize, examine and eliminate our ingrained, habitual responses.

The goal of A W A K E N E W Y O R K is to introduce and discuss meditation training in a culturally familiar, contemporary manner. Beginners and advanced practitioners alike are welcome.

This weekly group was started by meditation teacher Joe Mauricio and others under the moniker “Dharmajunkies” and is led not only by CT, but also occasionally by Joe, John Baker, Phil Schmoll and other guest teachers. Coordinated by Sarah Jewel.

Talks are generally recorded. select podcasts can be found here: