Ten minutes for your mind

Anyone anywhere can join any day. (Buttons join the webinars.)

Why mindfulness? Because

  • chronic uncertainty may cause anxiety, stress, or health effects;
  • a mindful practice can bring steadiness in the face of change;
  • your plate of ‘to-dos’ can likely wait ten minutes.

6 December 2022 marks the 1000th consecutive @2:50! We will celebrate virtually and in person at the non-denominational MIT Chapel. Tuesday, 6 Dec 2022 at 2:30 pm. Location

  • 2:30: Guest speaker
  • 2:40: Vocal music w/ Soprano Laura McHugh, Tenor Taka Komagata
  • 2:50: @2:50 live and broadcast via webinar
  • 3:00: Social time

As of 20 Nov 2022, @2:50 participants have convened for over 285,000 person/minutes across all meetups.

View all current updates, daily memes, and mindfulness activities at250.org


Why 2:50 PM?

By holding @2:50 in the middle of the day, we acknowledge the vital role this practice can play in our lives. Is mindfulness as essential as clean water, nourishing food, and trips to the bathroom to get us through our days? A growing body of evidence seems to suggest that it is. Read more about how we might make mindfulness the new bio break.

How do I participate?

Here are some ways you might join or do whatever feels most comfortable to you. 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;
  • visualize a relaxing scene or something you are grateful for.

What if I can’t always join at 2:50 pm?

You’re welcome to join @250 as often or as infrequently as your schedule allows. @250’s global mission is to encourage ten minutes of mindfulness in whatever form or time works best for you.

We’d love to have you if you’re interested in starting an @250 in a new time zone. Learn more about our vision here.


Reminders to be mindful:

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Find EST (UTC-5 Detroit, Miami, New York) in your local timezone


@2:50 webinar or meeting? Your choice

Everyone is invited to join the webinar on any day using the buttons at the top of the page. Webinar participants can use chat and view the webinar.

Meeting participants register in advance, can join by camera, unmute for commenting before or after @2:50, and receive a daily email reminder from zoom. Register below to join the meeting.

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

Local @2:50 Hosts

Arthur hosts EST@2:50. At work, he serves as a marketing and communications director. He enjoys cycling and art-making. As an @2:50 host, he draws on experiences from yoga and meditation practices. https://arthurgrau.com

Partha hosts EET@2:50 from Finland. At work, he is a Supply Chain practitioner focused on S&OP / IBP. He enjoys walking in the forest. As an @2:50 host and life in general, he draws inspiration from non-dual (Advaita, Sanskrit) philosophies from the East and the West.

VK sub-hosts EET&EST@2:50. At work, she is an academic research scientist in fluids & structures. She likes poetry, opera, and Scottish dancing. As an @2:50 host, she is into short mindfulness practices, easily incorporated into the day.

@2:50 Milestones

Fri 31 Dec 2021 marks 974 total meetings with more than 198,960 person/minutes shared in quiet reflection.

Fri 11 Feb 2022 marks the first anniversary of @2:50 EET

Fri 11 Mar 2022 marks the second anniversary of @2:50 EST

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