Meditate Mass 351 Challenge

The Meditate Mass 351 Challenge is my spiritual practice to visit each of the 351 Massachusetts cities and towns. I have two criteria to count as one of the 351:

  1. I have to actually be in the town and either meditate/pray/sit quietly for at least 10 minutes (I’m also finding that walking meditation works well too!) This makes it so I can’t count places that I’m driving through on the Massachusetts Turnpike (Yup, just picked up Blandford!)
  2. I have to take a picture of me in front of a landmark or building that would only be in that town (e.g. post office, town hall, police station, etc.) It doesn’t have to be a government building, but at least one where there’s no mistaking where it is. For example, I could choose Durgin Park or Fanueil Hall in Boston. It also means I can’t just step over the border 3 feet and sit for 10 minutes. I have to find where the life of the town is.

I don’t have a time limit, but this is a practice in intention. I’ll just keep going at it and see what interesting adventures it leads me on.

I’d like to come to your town or city, and I need some help in identifying the interesting and unique feature of the place where I should take my picture. Also, is there a good place to meditate for 10 minutes or so there? Please leave a comment and give me a suggestion!

Here’s where I’ve been so far!

  • #1 – 27 November 2011: Sherborn
  • #2 – 28 November 2011: Boston
  • #3 – 30 November 2011: Arlington
  • #4 – 4 December 2011: Cambridge
  • #5 – 11 December 2011: Ludlow
  • #6 – 18 December 2011: Winchester
  • #7 – 23 December 2011: Brookline
  • #8 – 25 December 2011: Upton
  • #9 – 25 December 2011: Hopkinton
  • #10 – 26 December 2011: Lexington
  • #11 – 1 January 2012: Wilbraham
  • #12 – 2 January 2012: Belmont
  • #13 – 2 January 2012: Waltham
  • #14 – 7 January 2012: Somerville
  • #15 – 23 January 2012: Newton
  • #16 – 6 February 2012: Needham
  • #17 – 12 February 2012: Lincoln
  • #18 – 19 February 2012: Medford
  • #19 – 20 February 2012: Watertown
  • #20 – 4 March 2012: Holland
  • #21 – 4 March 2012: Sturbridge
  • #22 – 17 March 2012: Melrose
  • #23 – 17 March 2012: Malden
  • #24 – 18 March 2012: Stoneham
  • #25 – 7 April 2012: Northborough
  • #26 – 8 April 2012: Westborough
  • #27 – 8 April 2012: Southborough
  • #28 – 15 April 2012: Concord
  • #29 – 15 April 2012: Carlisle
  • #30 – 15 April 2012: Bedford
  • #31 – 15 April 2012: Burlington
  • #32 – 21 April 2012: Mansfield
  • #33 – 22 April 2012: Foxborough
  • #34 – 20 May 2012: Grafton
  • #35 – 26 May 2012: Newbury
  • #36 – 26 May 2012: West Newbury
  • #37 – 26 May 2012: Merrimac
  • #38 – 26 May 2012: Amesbury
  • #39 – 26 May 2012: Salisbury
  • #40 – 26 May 2012: Newburyport
  • #41 – 1 June 2012: West Stockbridge
  • #42 – 3 June 2012: Alford
  • #43 – 3 July 2012: Saugus
  • #44 – 14 July 2012: Provincetown
  • #45 – 15 July 2012: Truro
  • #46 – 21 July 2012: Northbridge
  • #47 – 21 July 2012: Ashland
  • #48 – 1 September 2012: Rowe
  • #49 – 2 September 2012: Monroe
  • #50 – 2 September 2012: Heath
  • #51 – 3 September 2012: Colrain
  • #52 – 23 September 2012: Haverhill
  • #53 – 23 September 2012: Methuen
  • #54 – 23 September 2012: Lawrence
  • #55 – 6 October 2012: Orange
  • #56 – 6 October 2012: Erving
  • #57 – 6 October 2012: Northfield
  • #58 – 6 October 2012: Warwick
  • #59 – 6 October 2012: Royalston
  • #60 – 6 October 2012: Athol
  • #61 – 14 October 2012: Sudbury
  • #62 – 20 November 2012: Dracut
  • #63 – 20 November 2012: Lowell
  • #64 – 22 November 2012: Wellesley
  • #65 – 22 November 2012: Dover
  • #66 – 22 December 2012: Stoughton
  • #67 – 22 December 2012: Easton
  • #68 – 26 December 2012: Billerica
  • #69 – 12 January 2013: Avon
  • #70 – 12 January 2013: Abington
  • #71 – 10 February 2013: Woburn
  • #72 – 23 February 2013: Weston
  • #73 – 23 February 2013: Wayland
  • #74 – 16 March 2013: Quincy
  • #75 – 31 March 2013: Acton
  • #76 – 13 April 2013: Chelmsford
  • #77 – 21 April 2013: Sharon
  • #78 – 21 April 2013: Walpole
  • #79 – 21 April 2013: Norwood
  • #80 – 5 May 2013: Southbridge
  • #81 – 5 May 2013: Charlton
  • #82 – 5 May 2013: Auburn
  • #83 – 5 May 2013: Millbury
  • #84 – 11 May 2013: Shrewsbury
  • #85 – 11 May 2013: Hudson
  • #86 – 11 May 2013: Stow
  • #87 – 15 June 2013: Plainville
  • #88 – 15 June 2013: North Attleborough
  • #89 – 15 June 2013: Attleborough
  • #90 – 16 June 2013: Blackstone
  • #91 – 16 June 2013: Millville
  • #92 – 16 June 2013: Uxbridge
  • #93 – 16 June 2013: Douglas
  • #94 – 22 June 2013: Tewksbury
  • #95 – 7 July 2013: Palmer
  • #96 – 7 July 2013: Monson
  • #97 – 7 July 2013: Brimfield
  • #98 – 21 July 2013: Worcester
  • #99 – 17 August 2013: Greenfield
  • #100 – 18 August 2013: Amherst
  • #101 – 18 August 2013: Leverett
  • #102 – 18 August 2013: Montague
  • #103 – 30 August 2013: Buckland
  • #104 – 30 August 2013: Shelburne
  • #105 – 2 September 2013: Charlemont
  • #106 – 2 September 2013: Gill
  • #107 – 2 September 2013: Phillipston
  • #108 – 29 September 2013: Bolton
  • #109 – 29 September 2013: Clinton
  • #110 – 12 October 2013: Sunderland
  • #111 – 12 October 2013: Conway
  • #112 – 12 October 2013: Ashfiled
  • #113 – 12 October 2013: Deerfield
  • #114 – 13 October 2013: Pelham
  • #115 – 13 October 2013: Shutesbury
  • #116 – 13 October 2013: New Salem
  • #117 – 13 October 2013: Petersham
  • #118 – 13 October 2013: Templeton
  • #119 – 18 October 2013: Russell
  • #120 – 18 October 2013: Huntington
  • #121 – 18 October 2013: Becket
  • #122 – 20 October 2013: Washington
  • #123 – 20 October 2013: Hinsdale
  • #124 – 20 October 2013: Middlefield
  • #125 – 20 October 2013: Chester
  • #126 – 20 October 2013: Westfield
  • #127 – 27 October 2013: Salem
  • #128 – 8 December 2013: Wales
  • #130 – 25 December 2013 – Framingham
  • #131 – 25 December 2013 – Natick
  • #132 – 31 May 2014 – Spencer
  • #133 – 31 May 2014 – Leicester
  • #134 – 31 May 2014 – East Brookfield
  • #135 – 11 October 2014 – Westford
  • #136 – 17 October 2014 – Easthampton
  • #137 – 17 October 2014 – Westhampton
  • #138 – 17 October 2014 – Southampton
  • #139 – 17 October 2014 – Montgomery
  • #140 – 19 October 2014 – Otis
  • #141 – 19 October 2014 – Blandford
  • #142 – 24 November 2014 – Hamilton
  • #143 – 24 November 2014 – Wenham
  • #144 – 7 March 2015 – Holyoke
  • #145 – 7 March 2015 – Chicopee
  • #146 – 7 March 2015 – Warren
  • #147 – 7 March 2015 – West Brookfield
  • #148 – 7 March 2015 – Brookfield
  • #149 – 17 May 2015 – Boxborough
  • #150 – 25 May 2015 – Williamstown
  • #151 – 25 May 2015 – Florida
  • #152 – 6 July 2015 – Norwell
  • #153 – 6 July 2015 – Scituate
  • #154 – 6 July 2015 – Cohasset
  • #155 – 6 July 2015 – Hull
  • #156 – 6 July 2015 – Hingham
  • #157 – 11 July 2015 – Nahant
  • #158 – 11 July 2015 – Lynn
  • #159 – 11 July 2015 – Swampscott
  • #160 – 11 July 2015 – Marblehead
  • #161 – 19 July 2015 – Boxford
  • #162 – 19 July 2015 – Topsfield
  • #163 – 19 July 2015 – Rowley
  • #164 – 19 July 2015 – Ipswich
  • #165 – 19 July 2015 – Essex
  • #166 – 19 July 2015 – Rockport
  • #167 – 25 July 2015 – Wareham
  • #168 – 27 July 2015 – Richmond
  • #169 – 27 July 2015 – Hancock
  • #170 – 27 July 2015 – Pittsfield
  • #171 – 27 July 2015 – Dalton
  • #172 – 27 July 2015 – Lanesborough
  • #173 – 27 July 2015 – New Ashford
  • #174 – 9 August 2015 – Fitchburg
  • #175 – 9 August 2015 – Ashburnham
  • #176 – 9 August 2015 – Winchendon
  • #177 – 15 August 2015 – Berkley
  • #178 – 15 August 2015 – Freetown
  • #179 – 15 August 2015 – Dighton
  • #180 – 15 August 2015 – Somerset
  • #181 – 15 August 2015 – Swansea
  • #182 – 15 August 2015 – Fall River
  • #183 – 15 August 2015 – Seekonk
  • #184 – 16 August 2015 – Sterling
  • #185 – 15 August 2015 – West Boylston
  • #186 – 15 August 2015 – Boylston
  • #187 – 15 August 2015 – Berlin
  • #188 – 22 August 2015 – Barre
  • #189 – 22 August 2015 – Hardwick
  • #190 – 22 August 2015 – New Braintree
  • #191 – 22 August 2015 – North Brookfield
  • #192 – 22 August 2015 – Oakham
  • #193 – 22 August 2015 – Rutland
  • #194 – 22 August 2015 – Paxton
  • #195 – 22 August 2015 – Holden
  • #196 – 22 August 2015 – Princeton
  • #197 – 22 August 2015 – Hubbardston
  • #198 – 22 August 2015 – Gardner
  • #199 – 22 August 2015 – Westminster
  • #200 – 22 August 2015 – Shirley
  • #201 – 22 August 2015 – Ayer
  • #202 – 29 August 2015 – Leyden
  • #203 – 29 August 2015 – Wendell
  • #204 – 4 September 2015 – Hawley
  • #205 – 4 September 2015 – Plainfield
  • #206 – 4 September 2015 – Savoy
  • #207 – 4 September 2015 – Windsor
  • #208 – 4 September 2015 – Cheshire
  • #209 – 4 September 2015 – Adams
  • #210 – 4 September 2015 – North Adams
  • #211 – 4 September 2015 – Clarksburg
  • #212 – 7 September 2015 – Harvard
  • #213 – 3 October 2015 – Wakefield
  • #214 – 22 November 2015 – Leominster
  • #215 – 22 November 2015 – Lancaster
  • #216 – 24 November 2015 – Groton
  • #217 – 24 November 2015 – Dunstable
  • #218 – 6 February 2016 – Sutton
  • #219 – 20 August 2016 – Westport
  • #220 – 17 September 2016 – Carver
  • #221 – 14 October 2016 – Hampden
  • #222 – 14 October 2016 – East Longmeadow
  • #223 – 14 October 2016 – Longmeadow
  • #224 – 17 October 2016 – Peru
  • #225 – 17 October 2016 – Worthington
  • #226 – 17 October 2016 – Cummington
  • #227 – 17 October 2016 – Chesterfield
  • #228 – 17 October 2016 – Goshen
  • #229 – 17 October 2016 – Williamsburg
  • #230 – 17 October 2016 – Northampton