Former Live Nation Exec launches meditation source
At a time when nearly everyone could use a mental-health break, 15 meditation experts have united to launch “Love4Live,” a free-of-charge “portal of refuge, community, and support for the concert industry” that includes conversations, meditation classes, and a virtual retreat to the tens of thousands of concert industry workers impacted by the global shutdown. Resources are available now until the first week of December.

Love4Live was funded and curated by concert veteran and former Live Nation executive, Jason Garner, and offered in conjunction with the non-profit InsightLA Meditation Center. The pandemic has not only left thousands of people in the concert industry without work, social distancing has taken away most human contact as well. Love4Live is intended to help people to cope and connect. “Meditation saved my life,” said Garner, reflecting on his exit from the live industry a decade ago. “I woke up scared, unsure of who I was, and afraid of what might come next. With the help of my teachers I learned to look inside, embrace my humanity, and be at peace with my life. With Love4Live I want to offer that same resource to my friends in the industry who are suffering in the face of this shutdown. No one should have to face this alone.”

The organization’s website, launched on Sept. 10 as a run-up to the series’ formal launch on Monday.

A series of video conversations featuring 15 of the world’s foremost meditation experts includes include Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, LeAnn Rimes, George Mumford, Krishna Das, Trudy Goodman Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, John Tarrant and Lama Rod Owens, among many others. New conversations will be posted each Monday throughout the duration of the program.

Live online meditation classes every Tuesday at 10am and Thursday at 5pm (all times Pacific Standard Time) commencing Tuesday, September 15 through Tuesday, November 24.

Each class, led by InsightLA meditation teacher, Thomas Davis, will feature an introduction to meditation in tough times, group meditation, and a live Q&A. The program will culminate with a 3-day concert industry online meditation retreat December 4-6 featuring prominent meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg, Trudy Goodman Kornfield, and Thomas Davis, hosted by Jason Garner.