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On October 2, about 280 people gathered under the clear dome and iconic Argentinosaurus cast at Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum to do that for the Big Quiet, a mass meditation experience designed to promote wellness and observe mindfulness in a social setting.
Meditation doesn’t require fancy gear, but it does require sitting still and being silent, which can be intimidating to the uninitiated. Here, three experts—Meryl Arnett of Sacred Chill West, Shannon Salter Sliger of SAMA: Food for Balance, and Daniel Phillips of the Atlanta Shambhala Center—share their tips.
Drag performer Alaska Thunderf*ck, in Atlanta for a Pride-weekend show, shares her thoughts on exercise, meditation, and the rigors of “bucking and twirling onstage.”
Atlanta-based meditation app Welzen is like a gym for the mind. CEO Esteban Gonzalez launched the platform in 2016, applying his e-commerce background to the mental relaxation industry.
Even if you’ve never completed a triathlon, you’d probably be hard-pressed to describe it as a “kind” sort of race. But then maybe you’ve never heard of Wanderlust 108, a “mindful triathlon” that comes to Piedmont Park on October 4.