08/24/2012 11:43 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Where Is Your Favorite Place to Meditate?

In nature? In a sacred place? In the comfort of your home?

How about sitting on a platform held up by a stick held by another meditating man? I'm not kidding -- just witnessed this this past weekend at Piazza Navona in Rome. While we gawked at the stunt, I have to admit these two men meditated in silence and stillness for more than an hour...

I myself have meditated in the middle of the city when Intent coordinated a flash mob meditation in Union Square, San Francisco. It was amazing to personally experience silence in the midst of chaos.

I have to admit I am not a nature meditator, unless it's at a beach and the lull of the waves transports me. Generally outside, I find I end up focusing more on the bugs or ground beneath me. So weird to think that I am an urban meditator, unless it's in a video like this:

I love to meditate in holy places, especially in places like churches. This video, however, has someone commenting that we should not mix meditation and religion -- i.e., that it is not appropriate to link meditation to a cathedral. What do you think? Is it offensive somehow to meditate in a church? (Obviously I don't think so but am curious what you think!)

So where is your favorite place to meditate?

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