318 West 108th Street Apt. 3
New York, NY 10025
Description of Organization
Dharma Gates: A Semester of Contemplative Training is a gap year program offering students authentic Zen training. The programming introduces people with an interest in meditation or Buddhist practice to retreat environments while contextualizing these experiences in a way that makes sense in modern life. Participants in the retreats and programs have the opportunities to learn and practice both classical and interpersonal meditation. Dharma Gates gives people firsthand experiences of intensive meditation practice as a powerful tool to confront the social, environmental, and economic challenges of today’s world. These events are accessible to low-income participants through offering low-cost programming and generous financial aid.
In 2019, a grant in the amount of $2,500 was awarded to Dharma Gates to assist college students seeking to attend two-day to five-day introductory retreats.