As cities strive to sustain community engagement in a post-pandemic world, a year of collective sitting in the urban spaces of Singapore has offered refreshing perspectives to socializing. Join The Big Sit initiators Anupam Yog and Erin Lee in exploring the role of the urban sangha – a group of people practicing a mindful way of life together in the city – in impacting the social health and wellbeing of urban communities.
Anupam Yog is a pragmatic urbanist, researcher and creative strategist. Through his research and advocacy on placemaking for healthy cities, he seeks to develop a “Conscious Cities Index”, which explores the connection between community well-being and a city’s urban design. Yog is an avid practitioner of meditation and initiated The Big Sit – an intentional, slow-growing social meditation movement – from Singapore.
Erin Lee is the Founder and Mindfulness Coach of Mindful Moments Singapore. She is a mindfulness practitioner and advocate of mindfulness as a way of life. It is her personal vision to help more people learn mindfulness and incorporate mindfulness practice into their daily lives to improve their well-being.