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Mindful Museum Visit

We had 3 votes for Sunday morning, 1 for Saturday morning, so we'll meet for our mindful museum visit on Sunday morning.

Let's meet just inside the door at the museum at 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge. The museum is free on Sunday morning, before noon, to Massachusetts residents (be prepared to show an ID)

Once we're all together, we'll pick a gallery to spend some time in and really try to take in a few pieces. There will be no formal meditation, but we will practice mindfulness toward what we see.

If people are interested, we can go out to lunch afterwards.

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  • David M.

    I'm very glad I attended this innovative experiment. It was fun to be out in the world with a meditation-friendly gang, who could make good use of the waiting time (by meditating) while waiting for latecomers on a snowy day. For me, the objects in the museum were so richly laden with layers of implications (about geology, evolution, social history of the objects. Who wrote the now-faint number on the back of the big amethyst cave?) that they cast doubt on even the concept of focusing just on the object. I enjoyed watching the various meanings skittering about as I attempted to focus on some more concrete aspects of the objects. A group lunch afterward gave a chance to exchange views and sound people out. In my opinion, I would rather think of this project as Humanist Mindfulness than as Secular Buddhism, especially after hearing at lunch from an attendee who was brought up Buddhist without meditation practice.

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    December 31, 2012

    • Rick H.

      Perfect! Thanks

      January 1, 2013

  • Rick H.

    We started with 10 minutes of meditation in the lobby. The rock and gem area provided the opportunity to view objects mindfully. The display of skeletons and animals brought up emotions to be mindful of.

    December 30, 2012

  • Adriana

    Hi I could not make it bit if you decide to go for lunch Please let me know I may be able to join

    December 30, 2012

    • Rick H.

      Sorry we missed you. Our next meeting will be Jan 8. Hope to see you then.

      December 30, 2012

  • Adriana

    Hi, I will be late, I am still at home atrying to figure it our what subway to take. Or would it be better to drive? Please start without me and I will try to find you.

    December 30, 2012

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