The Big Sit

It's time to give a sit about climate chaos and harm


Saturday 25th June 2022, 2pm to 3pm:

BRIGHTON: outside Churchill Square Shopping Centre. (Enquiries)

BRISTOL: College Green. (Enquiries)

CAMBRIDGE: Outside John Lewis, Grand Arcade. (Enquiries)

SHREWSBURY: location to be confirmed here shortly


Saturday 30th July 2022, 2pm to 3pm:

CAMBRIDGE: Outside John Lewis, Grand Arcade. (Enquiries)


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.

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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.

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