Meditation

Spend Your Lunch Break at This Free Philadelphia Museum Meditation Series

The Institute of Contemporary Art hosts a free weekly museum meditation series for a wonderful and oh-so peaceful break in your day.


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For a session of Philadelphia museum meditation, visit the Institute of Contemporary Art on Fridays at noon for a free class.

If you’re one that finds it difficult to get through the day on Fridays because the week has worn you down and you’re #overit, you may need a lunchtime refresher to get through the day. The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) hosts a weekly hourlong meditation that sounds like the perfect antidote for that end-of-the-week slump, but could alternatively be the perfect way to ground yourself for a relaxing weekend. Either way, we’re here for it.

Taking place every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. is Mindfulness at the Museum, a program in its second year, at the ICA. These guided meditations are totally free to the public and require no prior meditation experience or special meditation-y clothes — meaning it is totally okay to come in your business casual attire on your lunch break. Hip, hip, hooray for not having to lug a change of clothes with your for this one!

The Philadelphia museum meditation sessions are led by a rotating cast of four instructors who set up shop in the ICA’s auditorium, or if the weather is compliant, on the terrace. One of the instructors, Sandi Herman, teachers half of her session in the auditorium or terrace and guides a walking meditation through the ICA for the second half of the class. Can you imagine a more peaceful experience than the combination of art AND meditation?

These Philadelphia museum meditation sessions are on the books for every Friday between now and December 21, so there are ample opportunities to get your lunchtime zen on. Keep track of who’s teaching the classes and score more details on the ICA’s events calendar. It’s worth noting that while these sessions are free, spots are limited and are given away on a first come, first served basis — so don’t be tardy for the party!

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