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Mar 12
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Meditation in the NYC Subway

Yesterday, a group of meditators sat in the pathways in the Port Authority Subway station in New York City during rush-hour. In contrast to the hurried bustle of the subway users, members of the Interdependence Project’s Theatre Research Ensemble sat in meditative equipoise and engaged in walking meditation. Watch this short interview with Josh Adler, creator of the new series of public meditation performances called “InterActs.”

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From the ID Project website:

Public meditation is both a powerful social act and a mode of performance that is accessible to everyone. Starting on March 4th the Interdependence Project’s Theatre Research Ensemble (TREe) will create a new series of public meditation performances called “InterActs.” Building on the success of the Interdependence Project’s “Sit Down/Rise Up” meditation marathon in the display windows of the ABC Home and Carpet, our group will meet twice a month to produce these events. In the first meeting we will organize, create, and compose; during the second meeting we will perform. All are welcome to join, and we hope that this program will open our ensemble to new participants and audiences alike.

For more information, visit: http://www.theidproject.org/ or http://treeplays.com/

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2 responses to “ Meditation in the NYC Subway ”
  1. The organizer explained how the “performance” was rehearsed and staged! Meditation is NOT something meant to be performed in public place for the purpose of bringing attention to oneself or a particular group. Rehearsed and staged! That is quite the opposite of what meditation is about.

  2. Josh,

    This is so powerful! It’s amazing to see you all serving as a visual reminder to be calm and gentle (but also strong) in such a hectic and crazy place. Thank you and everyone who participated!


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