The Big Quiet is a mass meditation movement that gathers thousands of people for large-scale moments of quiet and connection.. The events also include special guest musical performances. Mass meditations have been held in Madison Square Garden and the United Palace of Spiritual Arts in New York City ... ... and under the blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. On October 2, The Big Quiet will hold an event at Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Meditate with Fernbank’s dinosaurs when The Big Quiet comes to town

Om ... this is a different kind of meditation.

Most people meditate alone or in small groups, but The Big Quiet brings together hundreds of people for breathing exercises, crowd-powered vocal training, mass sound meditation and more in some of the country’s iconic locations.

The Big Quiet began about five years ago when a bunch of friends gathered in a New York City apartment, and now it has grown “into a movement of thousands joining together … to meditate in historic environments such as Madison Square Garden, the top of the World Trade Center, Fenway Park and the Museum of Natural History,” the event’s press release states.

Photo: Felix Kunze

Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History will be one of those iconic places.

On October 12, The Big Quiet will host a mass meditation with the dinosaurs in Fernbank’s great hall. The $35 admission includes “an exclusive Tuft & Needle meditation cushion, kombucha from GT’s Kombucha and antioxidant water from smartwater.” A portion of ticket sales will support The Big Quiet’s giveback partners, Kula for Karma and Chooose. Tickets can be purchased here.

Kula for Karma brings therapeutic yoga, meditation, and stress management programs to those recovering from mental health, trauma and addiction challenges.

Chooose helps to fight climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of the event.

In addition to meditation exercises, the event will have musical performances by special guests.

The Big Quiet has held events at Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park and under the blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History.

Photo: Emil Cohen

The Fernbank stop is part of a 10 city tour that includes the Parthenon in Nashville, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The complete tour schedule can be found here.

DETAILS

The Big Quiet
6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 2
Fernbank Museum
767 Clifton Road, Atlanta 30307

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