Is it 1965 again so soon? Buddhists invite New Yorkers to find inner peace in subway with meditation

Is it 1965 again so soon? Buddhists invite New Yorkers to find inner peace in subway with meditation

When we think of meditation, quiet spaces come to mind, but now a New York group is turning that concept upside down.

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.

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