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Occasionally I come across public meditators.
Based on this guys mudra, posture and extreme sangha-hair-styling, he has been instructed in the Zen tradition. This was quite a busy area along the London banks of the Thames. I think his eyes were closed but the shades made this uncertain. Just caught him by telephoto before he checked his watch and finished off. Another Buddhist returning more centred. Iz plan.
Rather than mindfulness which is not so formal, do you or have you meditated in public? Any tips?
I have but tend more to the Taoist/dzogchen method, which is even less conspicuous: eyes open, head moves around to contemplate the external sense gate ... People do associate a ground seated lotus or Burmese posture with meditation. So this guy was practically unnoticeable, just formal chillin' by the river ...