Mindfulness at the Museum is a series of drop-in sessions focused on helping our wider community—inside and outside of the museum—to have access to tools to become more aware. Mindfulness meditation can help us to develop healthier minds and bodies, reduce stress, foster compassion, and increase our memory skills, among many other studied benefits. Participants may discover that this appreciation of the “here and now” extends outside the museum.
Join us for guided meditation on Fridays at noon. These free drop-in sessions are open to all; register here. No special clothing is required. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No prior meditation experience is necessary.
This session is guided by Hariprasad Kowtha. The session begins with a brief mindfulness instruction, whether it is a walking practice or a seated one. Next, we will practice mindfulness together in silence for around twenty to thirty minutes. Then, after brief introductions, we will read a small part of the curator’s notes together aloud, and begin a discussion about mindfulness practice, art and any other thoughts that might arise. We end the session with a short meditation and a dedication of the merits of our practice to the world around us.