by Andrew Carter on

in Drew Does


Last week I had the priviledge to participate in a Meditation Flash mob in the middle of Zuccotti Park, the homebase for the #occupywallstreet movement. It turned out to be an amazing experience.

First off, arriving at the park was a pretty intense. The space was filled with yelling protesters holding signs, cops all over the place, and gawking tourists who had no idea what to make of the whole scene. To me, it seemed pretty normal as a New Yorker to come across this kind of crazyness, although nothing really to this scale.

I made my way into the park and joined the group of meditators. I have done group meditations before, and I love the peaceful energy that surrounds the space. This was no different. Amongst the noise of jackhammers across the street, chanting prosters, sage burning, and flashbulbs going off all aound us there was a huge sense of calm that prevailed. I peeked my eyes open a few times and found it inspiring to see a group of such peaceful, quiet meditators all sharing this moment. The tourists were fascinated.

After about an hour we finished with a few oms.  I took a short walk around the park to check out everything.


Computer Station


Many Artists

The Scene

Community Altar


Meditation Flash Mob @ Occupy WallStreet from WhatMeditationReallyIs on Vimeo.

This movement is still in its beginning stages and it is still hard to figure out exactly where it will go, but I think deep down it’s a call for us as a society to share more.

Share more of ourselves, our money, and our resources.

We’ll see how things progress.

Sharing Rocks!

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