Being “Present” at Occupy
Being Present at Occupy: Sunday October 16 Events
On Sunday October 16 at 3pm EST / 12 noon PST, several mindfulness-based communities came together to host open, public meditations in their cities.
Stories & Photos from Being Present events:
Photo from Occupy Wall Street meditation – with The Interdependence Project
Report from the Field: Occupy the Present Moment! – with Liberated Life Project
Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship Being Present recap – with BPF’s Washington DC Chapter
Photos from Occupy Greenfield, MA
Photo from Occupy Oakland – with Buddhist Peace Fellowship national office
Photo from Occupy Frankfurt Germany
The goal of the meditation was to bring mindfulness to and show organizational support for the Occupy movements.
Simultaneous public meditations happened on Sunday October 16 at Wall Street, Oakland, Detroit, Greenfield, Sacramento, Washington DC, Seattle, Portland, & Boston. Additional meditations happened on October 15 at Montpelier, Sacramento, Santa Fe, & Vancouver. We put the call out far and wide, and folks as far away as Frankfurt, Germany participated! Many people also were present from wherever they were at that time – at home, on a hike, on a break from work.
We invite you to continuing joining us in being present.
Several communities have scheduled ongoing public meditations at their Occupy sites. If you’d like to schedule a meditation in your area, please share it on the Being Present at Occupy Facebook page. This page is where the most comprehensive list of activities will be, and you don’t have to have a Facebook profile to view the list.