Join people from all over the Portland area for a SilentHike — a musical journey into mindfulness at Forest Park. SilentHikes are a new concept from MindTravel
— an immersive music and meditation experience company created by composer and concert pianist Murray Hidary (check him out on his Tedx talk here
). During the SilentHike session,
MindTravelers will wear wireless headphones and embark on a hike with music, guidance and thoughtful commentary from Hidary. All the components – music, words, silence, visual cues – work synergistically to help participants connect with themselves and the world around them.
The SilentHike is free, but register in advance to reserve headphones.
Allow yourself to be carried away by the deep feeling of freedom and connection of the newest way to practice walking meditation – MindTravel SilentHike (mountains) and MindTravel SilentWalk (cities). This magical experience is led by MindTravel creator and composer, Murray Hidary.
Over the course of the MindTravel experience, you’ll join other MindTravelers exploring one of the world’s most beautiful gardens, parks and trails while guided by MindTravel music delivered through MindTravel headphones. The evocative, improvisational piano music ignites freedom and expansiveness that amplifies the healing and inspirational power of being surrounded by beauty.
After a short introduction and intention-setting, the group will venture forth on a guided meditative walk through the beautiful grounds of the garden for a contemplative and powerful creative journey — all while enveloped in the transcendent sounds of the beautiful, original MindTravel compositions.
SilentHikes are a new form of meditation in motion, combining music, verbal guidance, silence and nature to help participants find purpose and connection. While traditional forms of meditation are an isolated experience, and constitute a sort of retreat, this one is an exercise in exploring and being present in the evolving world around us. Participants have described their experiences as “transcendent” and “rocking their world.”
Hidary is a composer and concert pianist and a former tech guru with a passion for physics. His MindTravel concept draws on his expertise across all these disciplines. He loved music from an early age, but truly discovered its powers when it was the only thing that helped him heal after the tragic loss of his sister in a motorcycle accident.
July 15, 2019, article in the JERUSALEM POST described Hidary like this:
The 47-year-old Jewish-American multidisciplinary artist has performed the fruits of his creative continuum to all sorts of audiences in all sorts of locations. The concept of “release,” of relinquishing control and preconceptions about our lives and the physical world around us, is central to the thematic ethos.