The Big Quiet, a mass meditation that combines wellness and pop-culture, will wrap up a 10-city tour this weekend with a stop in Boston.
The Boston Public Library will host the event, which includes breathing exercises, a mass sound mediation, crowd-powered vocal toning, and some special musical performances.
Instead of making meditation a single person activity, organizers say The Big Quiet seeks to create a shared experience between participants. The attendees range from newbies to experienced meditators. The movement has its origins in New York City, where five years ago a groups of friends gathered in an apartment to practice stillness and mindfulness.
Metro recently spoke with one of The Big Quiet’s founders, Jesse Israel, who shared what it’s been like touring the nation for the last month.
“It has been incredible to see how people crave space to gather and connect in person, to recharge from the intensity of modern living and to try something new and social,” said Israel. “We’re honored to have the chance to bring The Big Quiet to such iconic locations from NY’s Guggenheim Museum to The Boston Public Library. By welcoming attendees to an experience that is part-meditation, part-live concert, we hope to create an open space to all tune in together.”
A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards The Big Quiet’s social impact partners, Kula for Karma and Chooose. Kula for Karma is a therapeutic mediation, yoga, and stress management program to help those recovering from mental health, trauma, and addiction. Chooose is an organization focused on making CO2 reduction easy for all.
Additionally, some of the proceeds will go to The Fund for the Boston Public Library, which is the philanthropic branch of the library.
The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at the library. Tickets cost $35, and include a Tuft & Needle meditation pillow. Participants can purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com.