Current News

11/28/2020 — Our first annual fundraiser on October 25th was a wonderful mix of online teachings and exploration. See some post-released videos in our 2020 Fundraiser Playlist.  We have at this date raised over $3700 of the needed $5000 for our planned multi-purpose Learning & Community Room. See details or Donate now.

11/24/2020 — Taking effect immediately, board member Keyana Jones is stepping up as Interim Secretary and Kathy Hampton has resigned as Secretary due to personal life changes.

11/8/2020 — Program updates: Newark IntraCity Urban Hike was well attended. Our four-part on-demand Brain-Mind Course was released in October and we will re-release it again in April. Plans for a Qigong Workshop and BIPOC Healing Program are in the works for early 2021.

07/20/2020 — The Seven Dimensions of Wellness: Planning for Wellness Month of August 2020 We’re providing tips, tools, and teachings to implement the Seven Dimensions of Wellness to the Newark Community and anyone else who would like to plan a personal wellness practice. See article.

06/23/2020 — Volunteer Opportunity: Video Manager Seeking a skilled individual to manage videos as our online teachings are now a vital part of our programming
Tasks: Upload videos, optimize, and maintain settings and video organization on our YouTube Channel. Possible light editing.
Skills: General IT skills in social media.
Commitment: Approx. 2 hours a week for at least a 6 month period.

06/23/2020 — Volunteer Opportunity: Graphic Designer Seeking experienced person(s) to design our social media graphics as a pro bono project who would require little management and meet reasonable time constraints.
Tasks: Design versions of posts and promos for events and programs.
Skills: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Commitment: Approx. 3-5 hours a week for at least a 6 month period.

06/16/2020 — We are grateful for the opportunity provided us by the leaders of Victoria Foundation Fund and the Thrive Neighborhood Initiative Fund in partnership with the Greater Newark LISC to fund a total of 33 online sessions resulting in 31 videos  to serve the community virtually in this difficult time we are in. These online sessions were also used to support Newark’s Be Still Monday initiative. You can see our video library on NCMC’s YouTube Channel.

05/20/2020 — Leadership Update As of May 15, Keyana Jones started her term as a new board member. As of April 30, Kamilah Crawley ended her term on the board of directors, but has accepted a role as a Visiting Presenter. Khalil Maasi has accepted our invitation to become a formal Visiting Teacher with NCMC as of May 15.

04/08/2020 — NCMC Awarded First Grants The Victoria Foundation Fund and the TNI Fund (in partnership with Greater Newark LISC) granted $1000 and $400 respectively for NCMC to provide free online programs citywide and to specific neighborhoods in both English and Spanish in response to the Covid19 situation.

03/26/2020 — Free OnLine • OnDemand DISTANCE PRACTICE Offerings in April: For Prevention, Immunity, Well-Being and Practice Development: Preventive Meditation Medicine • Mindfulness Meditation & Qigong for Immunity • Basic Mini-Meditations in Spanish. Get Details.

03/26/2020 — Mentoring by Phone/Email: Individual Meditation Guidance. This limited-time free offering is available starting now through the end of April. Once weekly for up to four weeks by phone and/or email. To apply, contact us at and we will connect you.

03/26/2020 — Volunteer Opportunities: Work in Word in English • English to Spanish Translator
We need help in any of these ways in preparing spanish-language documents:
1. Translate three light-content files in english to spanish.
2. Format the translation into the same design as the english version. (Need not speak spanish, but proficient in Word.)
3. Reformat a trilingual Doc into a spanish-only Doc. (Minor design skills required.)

03/18/2020 — We will be providing virtual Online Teachings and Personal Meditation Consultations as requested while we are experiencing social distancing. Please check our blog and Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.

03/14/2020 — To support the effort to contain the spread of Covid19 we are closing our center to the public until further notice. All current programs and those upcoming through April are postponed.

02/07/2020 — Co-founder and chair of Newark Center of Meditative Culture, Marcie Barth, was interviewed by Kathryn Davis, host of the  Heart of Mind program on Free Speech Radio WBAI 99.5FM in New York. The interview gives in a nutshell the work of NCMC.

01/31/2020 — Volunteer Opportunities: February 23rd Retreat
1. Hands-On Support for morning check-in and set-up, lunch service, and afternoon break-down.
2. Event Photographer Not necessary to be a professional. Professionals: no watermarks, credit/tag only on original posts of photos, free usage to NCMC.
3. Vegetarian Lunch Caterer. We can provide minor financial support for groceries. Your logo/support noted 1x minimum across all NCMC social media.
4. Flyer Distribution Know any places at work or in shops that you can post flyer? (You will need to print.)

01/31/2020 — Volunteer Opportunities: Annual Fundraising Event
1. Event Planners needed for our 6-month Committee through June working with our board members.
2. Planner Support to help with various functions during the Committee process.

01/27/2020 — New Volunteer Staff Welcome to Tenisha Malcolm-Wint in her position as Social Media Coordinator and Vijay Dharmapuri in her position as Bookkeeper.

01/27/2020Board Update In December Jennifer Becher ended her term on the board of directors and Andrew Coombs began his term as a board member and Chair of the Finance Committee.

01/14/2020NEW! Meditation & Mindful Movement Classes: 10-week Series Ongoing Tuesdays | Jan 7- March 10 | 6:30 to 7:45pm | 2 Park Place. Come as you can. Family friendly. Spanish translations as needed. Donation-based. GET DETAILS

01/14/2020NEW! Weekly SANGHA SITTINGS:  Ongoing Tuesdays | 5:30 to 6:15pm | 2 Park Place. 45-minute self practice for serious meditators to support each other and our community. Donation-based. GET DETAILS

01/06/2020Committed, Experienced Volunteers Needed:
Administrative Assistant to Board Secretary who is detail oriented, good at filing and fulfilling tasks regularly.
2. Content Provider/Poster who can apply to posts across our social media on a regular basis.
3. Graphic Designer for social media posts, flyers, and program schedules for our weekly programs, workshops, and retreats.
4. Grant Writer to help us pro bono write and develop our first grant applications.
Contact us at for more info.

01/06/2020 — Save the date for our February 23rd DAY-LONG RETREAT: Community Building with Clarity & Compassion. Participate Full-Day or Half-Day. Youths welcome for free. Suggested donation scale: $0-$30. GET DETAILS

01/06/2020 — Test out the last two classes of the Tai-Chi Fall Class Series on Wednesday January 8th and 15th from 6:30 to 7:20pm. $15 per class. Next series begins in March. GET DETAILS

01/06/2020— Join our Meditation & Mindful Movement Winter Classes on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:45pm January 7th through March Donation-based. GET DETAILS

10/20/2019 — Register for our Tai-Chi Fall Classes a six-week series on Wednesdays  from 6:30 to 7:20pm starting November 6th. Fee-based. GET DETAILS

10/20/2019 — Join our Meditation & Mindful Movement Fall Classes on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:45pm through December. Donation-based. GET DETAILS

10/20/2019 — Our first Men’s Retreat Day will be held on Sunday, November 10 offsite at Index Art Center. 10am-4pm, full or half day. For men and youths 14+. Donation-based. Youths come for free.  GET DETAILS

10/01/12019 — We welcome you to visit our first home at 2 Park Place Newark NJ. Open limited hours in October on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm with meditation from 6:30 to 7:45pm.