“There is so much energy here, you need help to cope with it all,” he said, looking across Times Square. “When you have so many people of such diversity squeezed together, you need a lot of it.”
“But then something happened… I was awake. I was conscious. It wasn’t that hard. I was peaceful. I was meditating.”
“But this time, rather than horns blaring, cell phones demanding our attention, and people in game-face rushing to their next meetings, this mix of humanity that is New York sat completely still.”


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I Meditate NY Partners with BMW Guggenheim Lab
to Offer Urban Meditation Series
New York City, NY, August 10, 2011: I Meditate NY has partnered with the BMW Guggenheim Lab to offer a free Urban Meditation Series on Saturday mornings at 10:30am through October 13, 2011. The first meditation was held on Saturday, August 6, 2011 and drew 70 participants on the first Saturday of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, located in the East Village at Houston Street at 2nd Avenue.
The Art of Living Foundation Announces the Launch of
I Meditate NY – A Movement to Recharge New Yorkers
New York City, NY, March 24, 2011: The Art of Living Foundation announced today that it is launching I Meditate NY, a movement to help New Yorkers recharge and do more of the things they love through the powerful benefits of meditation at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on Sunday, April 10 at 7:30PM. World-renowned humanitarian and thought leader on meditation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who has rekindled the tradition of this ancient practice and offered it in a form that is relevant to the 21st century, will kick off the event, guiding 2,700 participants in one of the largest meditations ever to be held in New York City.
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