The Open Center is a physical and digital gathering place for the global conscious community to connect, heal, learn, create, dance and grow. As the longest-running urban holistic center in the country, we were founded in NYC in 1984 to address real-life challenges of existence through holistic, spiritual and integrative practices to create a harmonious relationship between ourselves, each other and the planet. Together, through spiritual inquiry, holistic living, the arts and conversation, we explore what it means to be human in an ever-changing world.
For nearly four decades, we have embraced all traditions, modalities and practices and today empower a diverse and growing community. As a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers more than 300 programs annually, we are committed to protecting, preserving and continuing the most important wisdom traditions of the world and providing access to those who need it, both online or in-person.