Ten minutes for your mind


Almost everything works better again if you unplug it for a bit, including your mind. Find the benefits of regular mindfulness without any fuss. Make yourself at home one time, or for a while.

@2:50 meets at the same time every single day for ten minutes of quiet together. Now in three time zones.

No previous experience, no registration needed.


Each button links to a free, live, daily webinar that starts just before 2:50 pm local time.


5:20 pm Delhi
9:50 pm Tokyo
@2:50 pm Helsinki
12:50 pm London
7:50 am New York

Today is day 952


7:50 pm London
@2:50 pm New York
12:50 PM Mexico City
11:50 am Los Angeles
8:50 am Honolulu

Today is day 1289


5:50 pm New York
1:50 pm Mexico City
@2:50 pm Los Angeles
11:50 am Honolulu
6:50 am Tokyo

Today is day 40

Your clarity, resilience, and focus make the world a better place.

We’re here so that no matter who, where, or when you are, you can conveniently join a mindful practice with minimal effort on any day.

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Why mindfulness? Because

  • even ten minutes spent quietly can affect the rest of the day;
  • a mindfulness practice prepares you for future challenges;
  • your plate of ‘to-dos’ can likely wait ten minutes.


How do I participate?

A short introduction is offered at 2:48 each day. You might,

  • observe your breathing and let it go in and out by itself or;
  • notice sensations in your body with your mind’s eye or;
  • visualize a relaxing scene or something you are grateful for.

Why 2:50 PM?

By holding @2:50 in the middle of the day, we acknowledge the vital role a mindful or meditation practice can play in our lives. Is mindfulness as essential as clean water, nourishing food, and trips to the bathroom? A growing body of evidence suggests that it is.


What if I can’t join @2:50 pm?

You’re welcome to join @250 as often or as infrequently as your schedule allows. @250’s global mission is to encourage ten minutes of mindfulness in whatever form or time works best for you.

Participants say

“I set my alarm for this every day. Even if I’m out on a walk, I try to join.” –P.

“For me, having everyone show up at the same time every day makes a difference in my life.” –M.

“Sometimes I just use this as a time to clean up my desk.” –H.

“It’s like my day is now in two parts. Before @2:50 and after.” –D.

Can’t join @2:50pm? Listen to guided previews here.

First Sundays

Start the month in your right mind. Join the @2:50 community every first Sunday for mindfulness & meditation practices and community. Gena Bean, Director of Mindful Boston, shares a simple mindful approach monthly. Join on-camera to share and chat. Learn more or register. First Sunday themes:

  • 6 Aug, Fruition
  • *10 Sep, Preparing for ______
  • 1 Oct, Chilling out
  • 5 Nov, Going within
  • 3 Dec, Just being here

Photo credit: Heather, @2:50 participant

Read: how might we make mindfulness the new bio break?


An open invitation

Start an @250 in your home time zone. Learn more.

@2:50 Milestones

  • Sun 13 Aug marks the beginning of the third daily @2:50 in the Pacific time zone. Welcome to the new meeting!
  • Fri 11 Feb 2023 marked the second anniversary of EET@2:50
  • Tue 6 Dec 2022 marked 1000 consecutive days of EST@2:50. We celebrated together in-person and online with live vocal music from Taka Komagata and Laura McHugh, guest teaching with Gena Bean, and some delicious brownies courtesy of Karen!

Photo credit: Claudia, @2:50 participant 

Get reminders to be mindful on our calendar.

About @2:50

@2:50 is a daily mindfulness reflection period offered free to the world. This is an open webinar that anyone can join on any day. Created at MIT (Cambridge, MA), the event can help you reflect and recharge. Participants from around the world join it. @2:50 does not promote any creed, sect, organization, or ideology. We meet every day for ten minutes of quiet. Everyone is invited.

Joining on camera

Anyone anywhere can join any day using the links at the top of the page. Everyone is also welcome to join the on-screen panel. To register for the daily zoom meeting, leave your first name and email here.

Partha hosts EET@2:50 from Finland. Professionally, he is a Supply Chain practitioner focused on S&OP / IBP. Personally, he enjoys walking in the forest. As an @2:50 host and life in general, he draws inspiration from non-dual (Advaita, Sanskrit) philosophies from the East and the West.
VK sub-hosts EET&EST@2:50. Professionally, she is an academic research scientist in fluids & structures. Personally, she likes poetry, opera, and Scottish dancing. As an @2:50 host, she is into short mindfulness practices, easily incorporated into the day.
Arthur hosts EST@2:50. Professionally, he serves as a service design strategist in health and human services. Personally, he enjoys cycling and art-making. As an @2:50 host, he draws on experiences from yoga and meditation practices. https://arthurgrau.com
billy at 250 host
Billy hosts PST@2:50 from Singapore. Professionally, he is a full-time student in Singapore American School. Personally, he is a classical music, rocket, and sleeping enthusiast. As an @2:50 host, he is exploring different philosophical schools of thought through meditation and trying to answer the age-old question: “what is the meaning of Life?”

Mindful Practice Resources

Breathing with Nature

For the @2:50 second anniversary, Natalie Hill from MIT ORSEL joined us to share this breathing with nature practice. Each practice introduces a sentence for the in-breath, a sentence for the out-breath, and a short-hand version that captures the essence in a single...

Gratitude mindfulness guided audio

Gratitude practice is one of several techniques we practice daily @2:50 pm. Gratitude and gratefulness practice can evoke sensations and feelings that resonate with us for the rest of the day. We find attention to gratitude to be foundational to a daily practice....

The Nose Knows

Breath attention for focusing is one of several techniques we practice daily @2:50 pm. Focusing on sensations and feelings related directly to breathing can serve as an anchor for the rest of the day. We find attention to how the breath works to be a core of practice....