Local Engagement

Community Participation

We both collaborate in and participate in community events and provide workshops and education to local non-profit and for-profit organizations. This brings awareness of the benefits of mindfulness and meditation to the attendees along with practice skills to support self-care and healing:

  • We share our meditation expertise with the community by going out and presenting at local events or simply meeting for discussions to gain reciprocal knowledge.
  • We cooperate and collaborate with other local meditative and like-minded organizations and individuals so that we can support each other and in doing so support the Greater Newark community.
  • We participate in and present at events of other community organizations who want to bring mindfulness and meditation sessions to their events.

Compassionate Action

What do we mean by compassionate action within a spiritual culture — a meditation community? Compassionate action means to individually and as a soul group use our finer-tuned mindfulness to turn this compassion into concrete action. So far for NCMC:

  • We walked for awareness for black lives, climate change, social justice, peace, and hunger relief in Newark and surrounding areas.
  • We have partnered with local urban farms and nature-based organizations and engaged in cleanup of Newark’s green spaces, and held a clothing drive.
  • We’ve act in local efforts in supporting urban food rights with a food drive.

Our plan is to develop compassionate action with a more focused approach as our community matures and understands the wants and needs to support.