Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple years, or outside the major metropolitan areas, you’ve probably heard that meditation has been experiencing a major resurgence. Maybe you already meditate. Maybe you have tech-savvy friends who do it. Celebs are doing it. Legendary hip-hop producer Rick Rubin has been doing it for ages. There’s an app for it. There was even a minor meditation backlash. With all the noise, it can be hard to know where to start, which is exactly why we at The Standard are big fans of The Path—the New York-based meditation community that aims to demystify meditation and bring it into people's lives in a practical, modern way. We asked Dina Kaplan, The Path’s co-founder and president, to explain a bit about the different types of meditation, and she obliged us by breaking it down into four basic categories.
If you’re interested in trying meditation for yourself, join us for The Path’s guided meditation each Tuesday evening in March, 7pm at The Standard, East Village.