‘Loving kindness’ meditation in NY subways
And what better place? Okay, maybe a war zone.
On Thursday, CBS2’s Alice Gainer joined in on what they call “the street retreat.”
The subway at rush hour would hardly seem the place to practice meditation, but that’s exactly what one group did — and Gainer joined them. It’s run by an organization called Buddhist Insights — led by monk Bhante Suddhaso.
“Today we’ll be practicing ‘loving kindness meditation’ here in the subway,” he explained.
Participants were told to send thoughts of love and peace to loved ones and to those in the subway.
“This practice is one of bringing up a feeling of unconditional love, and good will,” Suddhaso explained.
Everyone taking part had meditated in more traditional, quiet settings, but never in the subway.
It’s the mission of the group to take meditation out of quiet spaces, and into public places. They’ve meditated in a factory, out on a sidewalk, seemingly everywhere.
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