January 17, 2024 6:30pm

Dharma Friends: A Monthly Community Gathering with Megan Mook, Kevin Townley, and special guests

Jackie Stewart | Kevin Townley | Megan Mook



Wednesday Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 27

6:30-8:30pm ET

Suggested Donation: $10, $25, $45 | In Person

A Monthly Community Dharma Gathering with Megan Mook, Kevin Townley, and special guests featuring guided meditation, themed-Dharma talks, and rotating embodiment practices such as sound baths, accessible stretching, and gentle yogic breathing.


January: Cultivating Positivity And Hope. Our world — and our hearts, will always face difficult times and situations. How can we stay vibrant and hopeful without bypassing the difficulties? Which practices and communities can we turn to? And how can we support our bodies and nervous systems? In the inaugural meeting of Dharma Friends, Megan Mook and Kevin Townley will offer guided meditation in conjunction with traditional, as well as modern, Dharma advice on staying buoyant during difficult times. Special guest Jackie Stewart will offer an experiential sound meditation to help soothe the nervous system.

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Donation Options

Free, $10, $25, $45

Type: Recurring Meeting

Dharma Friends: A Monthly Community Dharma Gathering with Megan Mook, Kevin Townley, and special guests.

Next Occurrence:
No fixed time Meeting



Megan Mook holds a Master’s in Buddhist Studies and has over 1,500 hours of Registered Yoga Teacher Training. A long-term student of both Tibetan Buddhism and yoga, Megan has lived and studied in traditional monastic environments all over the world, thoroughly immersing herself in the practice of Buddhism, yoga, and natural healing. A member of the Tibetan Translators Guild of New York, Megan has worked on Tibetan scriptural translations with Dr. Robert Thurman and Dr. Lozang Jamspal, an 87 year old Tibetan Lama with whom Megan studied and traveled for several years. The heart of Megan’s teaching is tender-hearted clarity, accessed through compassion and embodied awareness. Megan regularly offers Buddhist philosophy classes and meditation retreats, and leads international Buddhist pilgrimages for Tricycle Buddhist Review. MeganMook.com
Kevin Townley is a writer, performer, and meditation instructor. His first book, Look, Look, Look, Look, Look Again: Buddhist Wisdom Reflected in 26 Artists, delves into the Five Wisdom Families of Tantric Buddhism through the lens of secular women artists. Kevin’s primary teacher is Kyoun Sokuzan, a Zen priest, who was first authorized to teach by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1978. Kevin teaches regularly in Susan Piver’s Open Heart Project sangha, and has also studied at the Interdependence Project where he completed their teacher training in 2012. In 2022, Kevin guest-curated the Rubin Museum’s Brainwave Series. Kevin is passionate about exploring the interplay between meditation and art, always encouraging others to bring their own innate humor and insight to their meditation practice. KevinTownley.nyc

Jackie Stewart


Jackie Stewart is a meditation teacher and corporate mindfulness advisor based in NYC. A featured teacher for Alo Moves, Jackie also teaches Buddhist Studies for Dharma Moon’s Yearlong Program with Ethan Nichtern. Jackie’s teacher is Mingyur Rinpoche, and she serves as a practice leader in his international community, Tergar. Jackie has an MA from NYU’s school of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and has a professional background in the film and television. She is a mother and wife, and has found the practice of meditation an invaluable tool to parenting (and partnering) with awareness and compassion.

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