If only I could find the right meditation app to download on my phone …
As part of the Boot Camp, which ran throughout the fall, more than 50 Business and Civic leaders were first inspired by a panel of seasoned board members who presented the win-win of this level of volunteerism.
The Tantra Institute’s co-founder Daka Guy told me that the event came out a need for people to meet outside of technology.
In fact, I saw plenty of connections being made over the entire two hours — men and women gazing at each other, laughing, and thanking each other for the hugs and tenderness.
At the end of the night, one man told the group it was the first event he’d attended in New York where no one complained.
My first few matches were with men whose eyes I gazed into for prolonged periods of time, or whose hands I held while still staring into their eyes.
We were sometimes told to compliment each other — the recipient had to say “thank you” after each kind statement — or share what gives us joy.
All led up to tonight’s 3rd annual Board Speed Dating where we doubled the number of prospects and nonprofit participants.
This was the original vision of Markham Rollins III for whom the importance of board service is so important.
I had two minutes of small talk with a man older than my dad, who waxed on about the benefits of orgasmic meditation.
I was told to place one hand on the front of a man’s heart, wrap my other arm around his body to place a hand on the back of his heart, and to send him my energy.
Participants were encouraged to place jewelry or clothing on the quilt to absorb “energy” from the event.
The women were given bags of beads to wear around our necks, while the men were given empty pouches to wear.
With my final suitor, I sat on the ground yet again and was told to lean into him with my head on his lap or chest and just let him embrace me.