Edie Falco, an awesome actress and all-around sassy sister you’d totally want to spend a day with, spends her Sundays scooting around the city, seeing Broadway shows and hanging out at meditation class. We told you. That’s about as hang-outable as it gets.
Judging by the characters she’s played (see “The Sopranos” and “Nurse Jackie”), meditation might be the last thing one would relate to Edie Falco. But as a vegetarian and mom of two, the Emmy-winning actress is also a dedicated meditator, according to the New York Times’ day-in-the-life “Sunday Routine” column. Falco’s Sunday morning starts early – 6:30 or 7am – but in a perfect world it would be around 9am and she’d have time to “meditate briefly.” But there’s time for that later when she goes to meditation class.
QUIET TIME At 11 o’clock I go to my Buddha class at the Kadampa Meditation Center on 24th Street. I meditate and take a class. On Sunday mornings, a lot of families go to church. This is my version of that, I suppose. It’s made me calmer, quieter, more peaceful. There is also a children’s class from 11 to 12:30. I have taken them along, but I don’t want to push it on them. If they seem interested, they come. If they don’t, they don’t.
Carmela meditates! Seriously, we think this, and she, is pretty cool. We always saw a little zen behind some of the zaniness of her characters.
While I don’t know who this person is (I don’t watch TV), I am pleased to see her speaking up about the benefits of meditation. Great to see people using their celeb status to move yoga and meditation into the spotlight>
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Meditation has a significant positive impact on our life. So it’s always a good experience.
Recently, I have written an essay about power if meditation in terms of changing the quality of human living.