by Ethan Nichtern
This November 6 & 7, the Buddhist-inspired Interdependence Project will be hosting our largest
fundraiser and event to date in the form of a 24- hour Meditation Marathon in the
window displays of ABC Carpet & Home, a wonderful and sustainable store in New York City.
We are aiming to raise funds for our non-profit organization to develop as a true
community center, develop a radio show, and develop our activism
projects in the coming year. We also need additional support to continue providing great
classes, events and projects for the upcoming year, and expand the
scope of our transformative community.
So far, about 85 people have signed up to participate. Three of us, myself included, are meditating for 24 hours straight! So why do we meditate? That’s a great question to ask yourself before you do it for 24 hours right on Broadway. Every week for the next seven weeks leading up to the event, we will share with you five answers to that questions from marathon participants. If you like an answer, please consider making a donation in support of the meditator who wrote it. Any amount is appreciated, and it helps our little nonprofit with a big heart tremendously. The donation is deductible to the full extent of the law.
Here are this week’s top five reasons we sit:
1. “I meditate because it’s cheaper than Adderall (and probably more effective).”
-participant Kate Malone
2. “I sit because if you want to change the world, you have to change your mind.”
-participant Ethan Nichtern
3. “I sit because it helps me get out of my own way.”
-participants Shelley Dague and Michelle Provenzano both said this
4. “I sit because I know I create my own suffering and I want to see how.”
-participant Brett Irish
5. “I sit therefore I am not.”
-participant Raquel Cion
Please Do Donate to one of the above at this link.
And tell us, why do you sit?