The Meditate Mass 351 Challenge is my spiritual practice to visit each of the 351 Massachusetts cities and towns.  As I mentioned in my first post on this, 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.

Ken at Irish Famine Memorial, Cambridge Massachusetts Common, 4 December 2011

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

Outline of the 351 Massachusetts Cities and Towns