Sunday, March 09, 2014

Atlanta Science Festival Presents: Discovery Dialogues: Meditation

Date: March 26, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Admission: Free
Hosted by: MASS Collective at Erikson Clock (364 Nelson St SW Atlanta, GA 30313)

The practice of meditation dates back thousands of years in the Eastern regions of the globe, and has gained popularity in the West.  Garnering particular interest have been meditation’s beneficial effects on stress and attention.  These effects have been explored from scientific, medical, and educational perspectives, while profoundly influencing art.  The Discovery Dialogue on Meditation will bring together scientific, historic, healing, and practicing perspectives to discuss what we are coming to understand about mediation in both Western and Eastern traditions, and how its development in the West may affect culture, in particular the metropolitan Atlanta community.  Accompanying art installation by Deidra Smith.

The Atlanta Science Festival is a week-long celebration (March 22 - 29, 2014) of local science and technology.  Atlanta residents of all ages will have the opportunity to explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a range of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances.

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