Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Wall Street meditation

For those in the New York area, a friend passed along the following announcement:

Daily Meditation at Zuccotti Park

The IDP [Interdependence Project], in conjunction with several other NYC based yoga and meditation communities, will be offering daily meditation sessions at Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park), home base of the NYC "Occupy Wall Street" movement.

The goal of the sits will be to provide a ground of mindfulness and loving kindness within the demonstration and to promote non-violence and peaceful action.

Tuesday October 25 through Monday November 28, 2011
Guided meditation instruction and open sitting time will be offered
3:30-4:30pm on weekdays
1-2pm on weekends

At the "Shrine Tree" in Liberty plaza, near the corner of Liberty and Trinity Streets.
Larger community gatherings will be offered as our coalition grows, and announced in a timely manner.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you posted the information, Genkaku.

    Interesting opinion piece on meditation and Occupy Wall Street written by an authorized teacher of Tibetan Buddhist school on the Huffington Post web site on Oct. 27th.

    Brief excerpt:

    How Occupy Wall Street Demonstrates the Power of Meditation in Action
    - Jane Brunnette

    How did the Occupy movement end up with such an enormous cross-section of the world identifying with them? Consciously or not, they did something truly radical: From the beginning, they followed the principles of meditation. Look closely at the components of a meditative attitude, and you'll see them all reflected in the Occupy movement:

    1. Right intention;
    2. Full attention;
    3. Letting go of knowing;
    4. Cultivating unconditional friendliness;
    5. Committing to the truth.

    Read the rest here: .