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Visitors frequently remark on The East Harlem School’s tranquil yet vibrant ambiance. Some of this balanced purpose and calm can be attributed to our school’s meditation practice. Our day begins with meditation, each class starts and ends with silence, and our school community concludes each day together in stillness before we leave into the evening. We have found that meditation, balanced with dynamic athletic activity, good food, elegant academic instruction, and a vigilant community, allows children to grow in acts of kindness, strength, and even wisdom. Our students, their families, and our larger community begin to heal from this approach. Truly.