This event will take place in Chelsea art district, during the Thursday night art walk. Mike Akomplice will begin the event by taking participants on a walk through a multimedia art exhibit dubbed, "The Wrong Amazon Is Burning. The Wrong Ice Is Melting." Mike will then speak about how he has used art, film, textiles, and digital media to bring about change both socially and environmentally and how meditation has played an integral role. Participants will then join in on a short Sheng Zhen moving meditation form. Sheng Zhen Meditation strengthens the body, creates compassionate awareness, calms the mind by removing negative emotions, and opens the heart. This state of being helps humans tap into their potential. The evening will then proceed with music and drinks.
Everyone is invited to stay for the art opening and reception from 7-9pm.
Sheng Zhen Meditation strengthens the body, creates compassionate awareness, calms the mind by removing negative emotions, and opens the heart. With regular practice, one experiences a renewed sense of joy and purpose, a deeper understanding of our natural life, and more compassion for oneself and others. Sheng Zhen involves a series of moving and non-moving meditations, all designed to remove stagnant & negative energy while gathering positive healing energy (qi). The movements and contemplations of Sheng Zhen Meditation help re-create that deep sense of inner peace we experienced as small children. As the body softens and negative emotions are released, one experiences a feeling of perfect harmony with life.
In 2004, Mike co-founded Akomplice at the young age of 18. Akomplice is a contemporary art movement, often expressed through the medium of apparel. Akomplice is known for their collaborations, and is respected for their philosophical, social, environmental, and political messages. Akomplice has worked with iconic figures, brands, and media outlets including ASICS, Fred Segal, FILA, Joey Bada$$, GRiZ, Wale, Ride Snowboards, MF Doom, Umbro, Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon, J Dilla, Rickey Powell, Synchrodogs, David Flores and Vernon Davis.
Mike has also exhibited artwork in the official Bernie Sanders art shoe at The Hole in NYC.
Mike is also a certified Sheng Zhen meditation teacher and has been practicing daily for 8 years. Lastly, Mike helps run an innovative health & wellness collective that hosts 16 practitioners in Paonia, Colorado.
This event is part of the State, City and Local Action and Youth and Climate Activism programs of Climate Week NYC.