What if you just sat down? In the middle of the day. In the middle of a protest. In the middle of your life. Because you are fighting for fifteen dollars an hour. Because it is your practice. Because you are just . . . tired. Because you want to just . . . breathe.

During the double pandemic of Covid-19 and the continuing murders of unarmed Black folks all over the U.S, why not take a morning to just rest? Meditate and breath to honor our Black bodies who need rest, that need to survive, and deserves acknowledgement.

Black Breath Sits will occur through out the summer and early fall of 2021. They will happen once a month in five of the boroughs of New York City. Black Breath Sits are unique as the invitation is lovingly extended only to those who live their lives as Black folks. These are not sits of exclusion but of deep love and deep care for a space that does not exist yet, one to sit and heal as owners of the skin that makes us so easily targeted and killed.

Black Breath Sits are rooted in Buddhist practice but all Black folks are welcome to sit, from the most experienced practitioner to those sitting for the very first time. There will be guided practice, walking meditation, and song.

Black Breath Sits are announced the day before the sit to prevent overcrowding. Sits are socially distanced and CDC protocols will be strictly followed. For the moment, we are not able to livestream our meditations. If you are interested in attending the next sit, or would like to be on our mailing list, please fill out the form below. Until then continue to honor your very precious breath.

Our next sit is on Sunday, 15 August 2021, 4PM-5:30PM at Seneca Village in Central Park. Please click HERE for more info.

Click here for information and photos of our previous meditation gatherings.

Interested in volunteering?

If you live your life as a Black person and are interested in helping out at upcoming Black Breath Sits, please fill out this Engagement Form.

How do I find out when is the next Black Breath Sit?

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