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06/02/2010

Zen and the art of G20 summit protesting

As the G20 leaders hunker down for another day of discussions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on June 27, there will be another summit going on across town.

And this one plans to be silent.

Participants in the Human Summit will gather at Woodbine Park to partake in a mass meditation as a way to hold a “peaceful alternative for conscious civil engagement.”

Other meditation groups around the world will take part simultaneously, organizers say.

“The Human Summit was born out of the desire to have a civil engagement response to the G-20 Summit in Toronto that is both spiritually and politically conscious,” the event’s website says.

“This meditation will offer a peaceful, non-violent alternative for conscious civil engagement to the residents and visitors to Toronto during the G20 Summit.

“The organizers of The Human Summit believe that the loudest and clearest voice will come from the silence of a large group of people sitting in meditation here in Toronto, while joined in consciousness by tens of thousands of others connected in silence simultaneously around the world.”

The Human Summit will also feature musical entertainment and guest speakers — so I guess it won’t be completely silent. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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