You’ll be guided to explore body, mind, and spirit by walking, seeing, listening, touching and movement meditation in both nature and city.
Newark in Yin & Yang:
The Static Sidewalks of Brick City meet the Dynamic Nature of Branch Brook Park
Saturday, November 7, 2020 | 9am to 12pm | Lincoln Park to Branch Brook Park
Hiking Guide: Kazi (with other facilitators as well) | Distance: Up to 4.5 mi. | Difficulty: Easy | Fee: FREE, donations welcome | Age: 12 years or older (12-17 accompanied by an adult)
Walk, meet new friends, talk, listen, smell, look, touch, and practice moving and walking meditation.
Our IntraCity Urban Hike will depart Lincoln Park at 9am, with a stop in Military Park, passing through Washington Park and then ending at Branch Brook Park Lenape Trail (ETA 12:00pm). Depart as you please or return together on the bus or light rail at Branch Brook Park Light Rail Station.
For a shorter journey, attendees can meet us at Military Park (ETA 9:30am) and start from there or end your hike at Military Park or Washington Park.
We suggest you dress in layers so that you may adjust if the temperature changes over the course of the hike.
Ib’nallah S. Kazi is a New York-based spiritual wilderness guide, born in Panama and raised in New York. He graduated from Adelphi University, in 1981 with a BA in Psychology. Following careers in human services, public education and public health in the New York City area, he then placed an emphasis on wellness and spiritual cultivation through his own program, presently known as Our Shaman Song. As a spiritual wilderness guide, he gently awakens the inner guidance of wellness seekers through the process of integrating the medicinal forces inherent in our Heavenly (spiritual), Human (social) and Earthly (natural) environments. Along with his friend and hiking partner Sala Nolan, Kazi founded the Harriet Tubman Hiking Society in 1988 to expose the African-American community to the strengthening, healing and spiritually grounding benefits of immersion in nature. He is the Spiritual Director and Meditation Medicine teacher with NCMC.
Consider making a donation for the hike to support our 2020 fundraiser. We need to raise $2K by Dec. 31, 2020 to reach our goal of $5K!
Our funding goal is for development and execution of a multi-purpose Learning and Community Room, including a library, tea room, and local artisan shop, in the adjoining space to our Meditation & Mindful Movement Room. This space will be available for students, volunteers, friends, and colleagues to gather together to connect, learn, and inspire each other.
However, if Covid continues and we are unable to actualize the Learning & Community Room soon enough, our secondary plan is to develop and provide even more online learning sessions and practice tools than we already are producing now.
Ways you can help:
• Donate through your hike registration by choosing a Donation ticket.
• Make a one-time donation directly through our!
• Make a small monthly recurring donation to fit into your budget!
• Pledge: If you know you will have the funds for us by 12/31, just let us know by email at and we’ll count you in!
• Throw a Facebook Watch Party of any of our Free Recorded Teachings on the NCMC YouTube Channel and use a donate button to support NCMC!
Want to make a purchase that also supports our fundraising?
Go to the NCMC Spirit Culture Shop for a few daily awareness products! (pictured below)
A free community service program of Newark Center for Meditative Culture, a New Jersey 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.