Intui EastWest

Developing, strengthening and maintaining confidence in intuition is paramount to self-asssurance and deep understanding, period. We curate regular events for you to make intuition a known strength and offer special one-time workshops as well. 

Noten Zen/ Meditation     Dream Share
Inyo Dialog                       Yijing Study
Koan Study                    Inspired Voices

Noten Zen / Meditation

Meeting online a few times weekly: new, regular, and seasoned meditators are welcome to drop by for an early evening zen-styled meditation on Mondays 6:30 - 7:00pm, Thursdays 7:30am, and Saturdays 5:30 - 6:00pm. As an expression of openness, Noten provides a non-dogmatic approach to meditation. Relax, breathe, enjoy silence, and depart.

Please plan for your comfort. Ensure you are hydrated beforehand and prepare to be in a quiet space and a period of silence after the introductions are completed. When meeting in person, we practice in a shoes-off space. Several chairs and cushions are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

If new to meditating, please inform us, and you'll be given an opportunity for a separate intro and some basic instruction on how to proceed. Regular participants will be trained more thoroughly. Member program optional. A minimal $3 fee requested, donations accepted, and no one turned away for lack of funds. RSVPs appreciated, and necessary for morning sitting.

For longer periods of meditation and walking meditation, see Zenmi Practice Area.

Dream Share

Meeting monthly: enjoy sharing a dream in an informal atmosphere. Dreams have meaningful associations, relevancy in our lives and bring us endless fascination. We can learn from sharing our dreams in a safe to share setting. Come discover how one another's natural insight can amplify your own understanding of dreams. In turn we can be better situated in life and feel good. Bring a dream - either from memory or one that you have written down. Payment is voluntary, no one turned away for lack of funds. RSVPs appreciated. We generally end by 9pm or earlier.

Inyo Dialog

Meeting monthly: purely analog time, soft light included. At this evening session we'll allow Inyo, a trance voice information stream to speak to your thoughts and engage us with some messages. Group discussion, beforehand, during, afterwards. Regarding channeling, Mircea Eliade considers shamanistic ecstasy to be much more than mere spirit possession. Find out, all welcome! $10 suggested contribution or as able, RSVPs appreciated for planning purposes please! Meeting Midtown East and online.

Payment is voluntary, no one turned away for lack of funds. RSVPs necessary.

Koan Study

Meeting over koans, known as sanzen (daisan or dokusan) has traditionally taken place in the Zen school when a student (lay person) has a brief private check-in with the teacher (priest). Nowadays these meetings have morphed into group koan events, or longer private exploratory insight sessions, in person or through digital gatherings. 

Koans often seem to contain nonsensical and/ or poetic quips, and anecdotes. They may be presented to students to assist in awakening to the ultimate nature of reality and themselves. Historically they are preserved in collections of cases. We continue this work, and sometimes include creating custom cases with you.

Yijing / I-Ching

In this workshop we join together to consult and study the Yijing (ee-jing) as a theme setter for contemplation and meditation. This workshop includes instruction in drawing out a Yijing image (if needed), discussion of the image, and a few periods of silent meditation with feedback.

The Yijing is a helpful way to frame the energies of life and life matters, it leads to greater self understanding. It is also an enjoyable way to explore Yin Yang philosophy and internal / soft style arts (such as Taijii and Taoist arts, which the Yijing informs and actually predates).

Dress comfortably and be prepared to sit for few times for 5 minutes in silence. A notepad may be useful for those that wish to keep a record, and participants may bring their own version of the Yijing if they wish. The workshop typically runs for 2 - 3 hours.

Suggested donation of $20-$30, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Inspired Voices

This soul circle was retired shortly after the covid 19 scenario appeared in NYC in the spring of 2020, after meeting for a dozen years. It led to Inyo Dialog, which we invite you to join, or meet with Inyo in a private session. The gathering could be reactivated by request for certain venues wishing to inculcate the experience. 

The event description used to be as follows: This regular circle that fosters inspired communication, group meditation, and serves to welcome voices from beyond our everyday experience. Full fledged and emergent messages from deep, inspired, intuitive, and spiritual energies, and self, are afforded awareness and presence.

Participants may express and grow their ability in delivering messages as an Inspired Voice, however that creatively manifests as aspects of ourselves and community. Also, participants may wish to receive messages from an Inspired Voice, or simply sit in silence. Silence is welcomed, and cultivating listening is encouraged.

Payment is voluntary, no one turned away for lack of funds. RSVPs necessary.

Questions? Contact us.