Naked meditation

Everyone has heard of naked yoga (haven’t they?) But if yoga, why not enjoy any kind of meditative activity naked? Have to admit, the idea hadn’t occurred to me. But that’s just because I’ve never gotten into meditation. Were it otherwise, I guess naked meditation would be a pretty obvious idea.

Anyhow, a member of one of my online discussion groups raised the issue. He also conducts group naked meditation sessions at his place in Brooklyn. He doesn’t teach meditation — simply provides a time and a naked space for it. I offered to put up a notice about this, so here it is:

Naked Group Meditation meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:00pm in South Slope, Brooklyn.

– No music, no incense, no clothes, no cost
– Both men and women are welcome
– Bring your own seat

The meditation space is raw. Bring a towel, blanket, cushion and/or yoga block for your seat. You’re welcome to arrive up to 15 minutes early, but please do not disrupt the group by arriving late; similarly, you will be asked to remain within the meditation space for the full hour.

Attendees will be participating in a group meditation, not a class. Previous experience with meditation or familiarity with meditation principles is recommended, though by no means required.

Originally published February 13, 2006