A group of local residents will express support for the people of Newtown, Conn., in a meditation event coordinated to take place simultaneously with a group meditation 130 miles away in the grieving town.
Newtown-area residents will gather Friday evening at Sound, a Center for Music, Creative Arts & Mindfulness in Newtown’s Hawleyville Chapel, for a Winter Solstice Sound Healing Event and Meditation, which was planned before a gunman killed 20 children at six adults at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary.
In light of the killings, and in a desire to support the town’s recovery from the devastating loss, Boston-area residents will gather at the recently opened JP Centre Yoga to participate in the group meditation, which will be streamed live and projected onto a large screen in the Jamaica Plain yoga studio.
“As word has gone out about this event, I’ve found that some folks around Boston are feeling helpless to do much of anything meaningful in the wake of last week’s terrible event, and that this co-operative mindful venture is hitting a chord,” James Lopata said in a Facebook message.
Lopata is a yoga instructor at the studio as well as editor in chief of Boston Spirit magazine, which has a blog on Boston.com.
JP Centre Yoga has worked with Jennifer Zulli, founder and owner of Sound, to coordinate the events. In an email to Lopata, Zulli expressed a desire to collaborate to foster the healing process.
“As you know what is truly happening here, it is all about bringing the healing and peace and forgiveness to our planet, and the timing is paramount,” Zulli wrote. “We have to work together and create the shift.”