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6Nov/09

SIT DOWN, RISE UP

Members of the Interdependence Project are in the midst of a meditation marathon in the windows of ABC Home & Carpet (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Members of the Interdependence Project are in the midst of a meditation marathon in the windows of ABC Home & Carpet (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

ABC Home & Carpet
888 Broadway at 19th St.
Admission: free
www.theidproject.org
flickr slideshow
We admit it: Running around the city nonstop occasionally wears us down just a teeny little bit, so one of us will be taking a rather different kind of break on Saturday, November 7. We'll be sitting in one of the window displays of ABC Home & Carpet on Broadway at 19th St., participating in Sit Down, Rise Up, a twenty-four-hour meditation marathon to raise funds for the Interdependence Project, a nonprofit organization that works with meditation as a center for developing programs in eco-activism, the arts, and the community at large.

Twenty-four-hour meditation marathon gets under way Nov. 6

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Various members of the IDP began sitting on comfy cushions at 7:00 pm on Friday and the sit will continue through 7:00 pm on Saturday. Things got under way at 6:00 with a kick-off party at ABC hosted by IDP founder Ethan Nichtern (who will be sitting the entire twenty-four hours) and State Sen. Eric Schneiderman. Be sure to stop by; as fun as it is to watch the meditators in the windows, it's even more fun watching the passersby trying to figure out just what is going on -- and sometimes getting right up in the sitters' faces.

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