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An antidote to the convention

August 15, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Anyone needing a break from all those speeches and protests at the Democratic National Convention in Denver can find solace through some riverside meditation and yoga.

Meditate '08 is a six-day retreat on the banks of the South Platte River coinciding with the convention.

Its organizers aim to give delegates, candidates, demonstrators and locals a chance to reconnect with their inner selves.

Even though some might think the idea "trippy," retreat co-chair Don Morreale said that it would counter "angry energy" emanating from protests.

"We're giving people a place to sit down and shut up and see what happens next," he said.

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