Bringing mindfulness to the public in weird and wonderful ways is the intention of the Public Understanding of Mindfulness Activities (P.U.M.A.) strand of the work of the Mindfulness Centre.
It began with a meditation Flash Mob outside The Ritzy cinema in Brixton, South London, where a hardy group of meditators participated in 25 minutes of mindfulness in public view while red London buses rumbled by and local police stopped by to see what was going on (and invited to join in).
More recent projects include mindfulness classes on the glass walkway of Tower Bridge (video here), mindful movement sessions at Wilderness Festival (2015, 2016), Deptford Festival (with Now Live Events) Latitude Festival (2015), Secret Garden Party (2015) and several events at Southbank (Why I Care festival, Changing Minds).
Mindfulness has been conducted at the National Gallery, London. Several live events have supported mindful or deep viewing experiences with particular pieces or exhibitions.
Mindful cooking and eating experiences at Wilderness Festival helped festival-goers get a new appreciation of food, nutrition and the links between body and mind.
Brixton Flash Mob – Part of Make Brixton Mindful.