The Big Sit

It's time to give a sit for life on earth


Saturday 17th Dec 2022, 3pm - 4pm:

LONDON: location tba. Enquiries.


Saturday 31st Dec 2022, 2pm - 3pm:

CAMBRIDGE: Grand Arcade, (by John Lewis department store entrance).


Saturday 28th Jan 2023, 2pm - 3pm:

CAMBRIDGE: Grand Arcade, (by John Lewis department store entrance).

Mindfully sitting in silence together

A coalition of ordinary people, meditators and faith groups, we've decided to give a sit:

  • about the harm caused by climate chaos

  • about the global south paying for our over-consumption

  • about the ecological damage that consumerist culture and intensive farming does to all living beings

  • about lives wrecked by dehumanising capitalism

Big Sit in the Grand Arcade

We can use this opportunity to interrupt the craving and fear that grips us all, and simply be, helping to reduce the suffering caused by anxiety-driven consumerism.Whether you're a chairman or stoolwoman, a kneeler or a straddler; a Dharma bum or a supra-conscious semi-supine superwoman, grab a seat, take a break, and give more of a sit by meditating in solidarity for those suffering in the world today.

DON'T JUST DO SOMETHING - SIT THERE!

  • Mindfully sitting in silence together

  • Join at any point, sit for as long as you can.

Big Sit in the Grand Arcade

Take a seat

Any questions? Or are you a faith or other group who'd like to sit together?Fill this form or email us.Or say hi on Instagram.

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The Big Sit

18th December 2021

Around 50 people joined the first ever Big Sit, inside and outside The Grafton in Cambridge, at the height of the Christmas shopping frenzy.

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The Big Sit

26th February 2022

15 sat outside The Grafton, Cambridge. We lost numbers to other events, while welcoming at least four passers-by to spontaneously sit with us.

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The Big Sit

26th March 2022

Around 20 sat outside The Grafton, Cambridge. Through our wonderful outreach volunteers many passers-by gained a new perspective on how to sit with the challenges ahead.

The Big Sit

30th April 2022

We moved to the Grand Arcade, Cambridge, where about 14 of us sat by the entrance to John Lewis department store, causing quite a seen.

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The Big Sit

28th May 2022

We (x15) found a receptive crowd outside the John Lewis store in Grand Arcade, Cambridge.

The Big Sit

25th June 2022

Grand Arcade, Cambridge.
13 of us certainly made an impact outside the John Lewis store.

Big Sit in the Grand Arcade

The Big Sit

30th July 2022

Grand Arcade, Cambridge.
Even without leaflets, 12 Big Sitters got a strong message across to thousands of shoppers.

Big Sit in the Grand Arcade

The Big Sit

27th August 2022

The Grafton, Cambridge. 16 of us sat inside and outside this busy shopping centre. We had many conversations and handed out even more leaflets.

A guy called Toni spontaneously sat with us, reminded how important it is to slow down and take a pause while in town! We were also joined by a Malaysian Forestry Research Institute worker, who was so inspired by the model of Big Sit that she wants to take it back to Malaysia and try it out there. She was moved to tears after meditating with us.

The Big Sit

24th September 2022

15 of us choosing to sit together outside The Grafton, Cambridge.

The Big Sit

29th October 2022

On our 10th Big Sit, as usual we were joined spontaneously by passers-by moved by our stillness. Outside The Grafton, Cambridge.

The Big Sit

26th November 2022

21 of us in the Big Sit - including people of several faiths - took on the Christian Aid carollers at Grand Arcade, Cambridge.It wasn't clear who generated the most goodwill but a good time was had by all, and we got a few people talking about the climate emergency.Pics to come!

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