Pause for ten minutes of daily mindfulness

@2:50 pm twice every day

U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST) & Eastern European Time (EET)  

  • Because ongoing stress can lower immune response.
  • Because physical distancing can cause feelings of isolation.
  • Because probably the things on your plate can wait ten minutes.

The MIT community and the general public are invited to the open webinar using the buttons above or, Join the on-screen panel here.

Ways to participate:

A short introduction is offered at 2:48 each day.

  • Sit relaxed and close your eyes, or observe the screen or,
  • observe your breathing and let it go in and out by itself or,
  • notice sensations in your body with your mind’s eye or,
  • count slowly or repeat an affirmation silently to yourself or,
  • visualize a relaxing scene or things you are grateful for.

Recent milestones

May 9 marks the 421st consecutive day of @2:50 (EDT) and

142,430 total person/minutes in mindfulness


@2:50 offers simple mindfulness strategies at the start of each period. Here are some resources for additional learning.

Reminders to be mindful:

Find EET (Beirut, Cairo, Helsinki) meeting in your local timezone

Find EDT (Detroit, Miami, New York) in your local timezone

MIT @250 is an independently-hosted activity free to the world. Created by a staff member at MIT, the intention is to help students, faculty, staff, their families, friends, and the global community to reflect and recharge. There is no prerequisite to join. Questions? email: a grau at mit dot edu.

MIT@2:50 celebrated one year on Fri 12 March! Thank you to Sound_Healing_Hawaii, for your audio uplift & Colin Bragdon, for your mindfulness instruction. As of one year, we’ve sat collectively over 121,000 person/minutes.

Host @2:50 in your own timezone:

We’ve got the technology and the practice. Here’s how.

Thank you supporters

MIT Center for Transportation & LogisticsMIT IS&TMIT RadiusMIT CommunicationsMIT ORSELBoston Center for Mindfulness

Representation of timezones. Check your local time for accuracy.