Sat Nov 19 2-3 pm WBPF/BPF/Sit4Change Meditation at Occupy DC Freedom Plaza (2011)

Open to All -- Please share this invitation with all who may be interested

We've had two beneficial public meditation events at Occupy DC Freedom Plaza on October 16 (recap) and November 12 (recap) , to contribute our mindfulness, peace and compassion to the nationwide Occupy movement, particularly Occupy DC, in coordination with ongoing nation-wide efforts of Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and Sit4Change .

WBPF Friends who attended those events expressed a desire to continue these public meditations regularly. The 2-3 pm time was picked for this Saturday's event to try to accommodate those who have been attending so far, and also to accommodate those who could not get there by 1 pm or could not leave later than 3 pm due to late Saturday afternoon sangha activities, etc. We can adjust future event times as needed.

Please consider participating in our next WBPF meditation event, by joining us this Saturday in DC, or meditating at home, at Sangha, in kalyana mitta, or elsewhere, to hold non-violence for Occupy DC in mindfulness.

WBPF/BPF/Sit4Change public meditation event in DC Saturday, November 19,  2-3  pm -- No RSVP is needed
  • Occupy DC, Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Ave NW between 13th & 14th NW, D.C. (Map & Metro). The closest metro is Metro Center -- exit at 13th St.NW and walk south two blocks to E St. NW
  • Look for and join with other WBPF & Sit4Change meditators at the East end of Freedom Plaza, near the "horsey statue" near the corner of 13th St. NW and E St. NW, where one of the WBPF organizers, usually Bill Jenkins, will set up a meditation area for us.
  • That is also where the always present but ever roving porta-potties were last sighted.
  • Look for Bill (picture) and the large WBPF banner. If you don't see Bill or the banner, look for people with cushions or mats and take matters into your own hands
  • Any changes or suggestions before the event -- and notes/pictures after the event can be communicated via the WBPF email list ( wbpf@yahoogroups. com ) -- Subscribe at
  • Members of the WBPF MeetUp can also upload pictures there.
  • There is another Occupy DC encampment at McPherson Square, but for now we are focused on Freedom Plaza.
Meditate to hold Occupy DC in mindfulness at 2 pm Saturday, November 19 or some other date/time, at home, at sangha, in kalyana mitta, or elsewhere.
Weather forecast for Saturday November 19, 2011:
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