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.
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…
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.
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.