Content Tagged: Meditation

Bringing “CARE” back to Healthcare at Kent State University

One of the missions of our founder, Donna Karan, is to make care an integral part of the healthcare paradigm. It is a deeply personal mission and something that is a pillar of the Urban Zen well-being initiative. As a part of our collective efforts to raise awareness and inspire change, Donna, along with our… Read more »

This Week’s Community Highlights: Discussing the Importance of Meditation

The importance of meditation was this week’s thread of commonality for the Urban Zen community. We tweeted the quote, “Any action done with awareness is #meditation,” and asked, “Do you agree? Or, should meditation require more ritual?” Friends such as @viltwitt and @SacredFoodGuru responded by sharing their thoughts on the expansiveness of meditation and how… Read more »

Richard Freeman: Freedom on the Edge of Sensation

Nearly 75 yogis gathered at the Urban Zen Center last Thursday for class with longtime Ashtanga yoga teacher Richard Freeman. Freeman and his wife, Mary Taylor, return to Urban Zen this weekend to lead the yoga philosophy portion of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Program. “Tonight we will explore the internal practice of Ashtanga yoga,”… Read more »

This Week’s Community Highlights

This week, community members discussed the wonderful experiences they’ve had teaching yoga to children. From warrior poses to singing meditation, elementary students in @cookeegirll’s class absolutely love the exercises as effortless play. One mother, @TMEECHIN, explained that backbends and inversions helps with her son’s asthma. @BabyDoll1976 taught her students yogic moves in order to relax… Read more »

A Sacred Place to Commemorate 9/11

With the healing sounds of rhythmic gonging reverberating through the studio, the Urban Zen Center was transformed into a sacred place on Sunday morning, in memoriam of the September 11th attacks that devastated the country one decade ago. Donna Karan opened her doors to the community, encouraging anyone who felt the need to come together… Read more »

Remembering 9/11

September 11th means so much to me, on so many different levels. It’s seems like yesterday. What happened has been indented into our souls. I will never forget. No one will ever forget. Everyone has a story for where they were when 9/11 happened; what they saw, how it changed them. My story is that… Read more »

This Week’s Community Highlights!

This week, we learned about our community’s favorite celebrity meditators. Twitter friends such as @cath439 and @TheDudeJonathan recommended books and projects by high-profile meditators such as Goldie Hawn, whose Mindup initiative we most whole-heartedly support. Ultimately, we feel @TheBostonBuddha said it best when he stated that meditation helps us become our most authentic selves. We… Read more »

Understanding Contemplative Care with Roshi Joan Halifax

July 14-17 marks a very special weekend on the UZIT Calendar as Roshi Joan Halifax joins the team to share her vast knowledge of comtemplative care with our 2011 students. The opportunity to learn from Roshi Joan Halifax is truly an extraordinary gift. Not only is she the Director of the Contemplative Care component of… Read more »

A Whirlwind of Inspiration

What an extraordinary couple of weeks! The Urban Zen Center has been a hive of activity with one outstanding event after another. In just ten days we’ve had the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Operation Warrior Wellness, Viva Vevolution, The First Annual Apple Awards, An Evening with the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, The Wayuu Taya Gala and,… Read more »