Inscape Meditation Center: Ohm My God

Inscape Meditation Center 45 west 21st Street NYC, NY
Inscape Meditation Center 45 west 21st Street NYC, NY

Meditation and its practice is something that keeps bubbling up in conversation and in stray articles on the net and in magazines. I’ve thought a lot it as so many of my friends meditate on a daily basis. They all seem to have a peace of mind that for me comes and goes.

The Dome Room
The Dome Room

I’ve skimmed a couple of books on the subject but some things call for a class to best learn and this is one of those things. Wandering in the city the other day I passed by a new space “Inscape” that immediately caught my attention as I walked purposefully past. On a return trip later that day I decided to go inside to see what’s what. At first glance the sitting area in front reminded me of a WeWork space with a few souls on cushiony seats buried in their computer screens. Very quickly I realized that this was no WeWork space but a meditation center designed within an inch of its life. Owned by the brains behind the Intermix retail juggernaut, it is the ultimate meditation center fantasy of the owner a practicing meditation enthusiast. With classes of different duration and price scale, this is a must try. Though Inscape has only been open about 1 month it has seen a sharp rise of interest as a result of the election. It seems many many people are feeling that existential squeeze…

The Alcove Room hosts changing art installations and is the Sound Bath space
The Alcove Room hosts changing art installations and is the Sound Bath space

They welcome anyone to use their quiet space, which is what I saw through the front window, to relax, meditate, or to just escape. The atmosphere is immediately noticeable and seductive. Visually, the meditation room and the Relaxation/sound bath room are so beautiful you’ll have to be forced to leave.

The different disciplines available at the center
The different disciplines available at the center

If these desperate times call for desperate measures, Inscape is my sort of desperation: peaceful, quiet and aesthetically beyond imagining. Take a look and sign yourself in. I’m so there! And if that is somehow not on your usual path there is an Inscape app with a series of guided meditations that will help on your journey to inner calm.

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