The Sitting Project, in conjunction with Dharma Junkies www.dharmajunkies.com and New York Buddha Dharma www.newyorkbuddhadharma.com is doing a series of free public meditations, flash mob style (show up, sit down, meditate, leave) in Times Square in 2017.
All sits start at 1pm unless otherwise noted. Check here or on The Sitting Project Facebook page for updates about the event or changes to time.
Jan 21: Joeseph Mauricio leads
Feb 25: Xenia Grubstein leads
Mar 25: CT Tamura leads
Apr 29: Phil Schmoll leads
May 20: Phil Schmoll leads
June 24: CT Tamura leads
July 22: Joseph Mauricio leads
Aug 19: Rochelle Weithorn leads
Sept 16: CT Tamura leads
Oct 14: John Baker leads
Nov 18: CT Tamura leads
Dec 9th: Leader TBA
This meditation will be held by the red steps and in front of the Father Duffy statue in the middle of Times Square for about 45 minutes.
All are invited to join and no experience necessary but we do recommend that you bring something to sit on (helps keep your posture comfortable). Our purpose in sitting is not to protest anything but simply to cultivate awareness and compassion in ourselves and to promote the practice of sitting meditation at large. People are free to join and leave the sit as their schedule allows. If you can only join for 5 minutes, thats ok.
If you are wondering why meditation in public is awesome, in addition to often being a profound personal experience and a great way to promote awareness of mindfulness meditaiton, here’s an article and a video about it:
Also here are some links to basic meditation instruction for those interested:
For questions contact C.T. Tamura of The Sitting Project at carytamura (at) gmail (dot) com
Want to see exactly what we will be doing? Check out the video below… Hope to see you there!