Meditation Flashmob: Tomorrow, Trafalgar Square

By SallyB2 Last edited 89 months ago
Meditation Flashmob: Tomorrow, Trafalgar Square

We don't let him out very often, but our inner hippy was drawn to this. The event's simplicity and complete lack of agenda are beguiling in an age where nine out of ten things that pop into one's inbox have corporate sponsors or PR companies attached.

What is it? Exactly what it says: a flashmob meditation session, to be held 'between the two fountains' in Trafalgar Square. A little dollop of calm right in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world. Its mission statement/tag line?

We ARE being the change we want to see in the world!

Well we can't argue with that. It's being organised by Wake Up London Sangha, a young Buddhist organisation which follows the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.

The flash-med starts at 1.30: for the first half hour there will be time for personal reflection, and then at 2pm there will be an optional ten minute sound bath. Which means lots of people chanting Aum (Om). And which is curiously spine-tinglingly moving if you've never seen/heard it before. You would probably benefit from taking cushions or a mat with you, and you are also urged to bring along, well, all your friends.

You can follow/RSVP to the event on Facebook. There are also two satellite events: Peace Prayers in Notting Hill at 4.30pm, and an evening vigil in a 'sacred space' on the South Bank.

Group hug, anyone?

Last Updated 26 August 2011