佛光山佛陀紀念館

喬達摩
喬達摩>第92期

博物館為忙碌世代注入正念的力量


文/佛館國際組 Buddha Museum International Affairs Team 

圖/佛館編輯組 Buddha Museum Editorial Team

In this modern day, people are often plagued with anxiety and stress. The Buddha Museum was designed by Venerable Master Hsing Yun to be a place where people can visit and feel at peace. Here, they can unload their anxieties and attain mindfulness through art viewing,writing calligraphy or tea meditation.

星雲大師有感於現代忙碌的世代,人們的焦慮與壓力日漸增加,因此將佛陀紀念館設計成一個可以親近、漫步的平台,透過欣賞藝術、抄寫法語、體驗茶禪,減少焦慮感與壓力,進而達到正念。

According to the article from Center for the Future of Museums, museums may already be a force for mindfulness in todays busy world. Art and cultural appreciation can lower ones risk of anxiety and depression.

Museums can also provide objects for focus as people often use breathing techniques in some forms of meditation.

They can also cultivate compassion by linking themselves to others. A mindful museum is one that allows people to be aware of themselves and be conscious of their own worth while living in the moment.

根據Center for the Future of Museums的文章指出,博物館儼然成為在現今繁忙世界推動正念冥想的一股力量。藝文賞析尤其能降低人們焦慮與憂鬱的風險,博物館也提供事物讓人專注,如同人們禪修時會集中在自己的呼吸一樣,藉著連結自身與他人,進而培養慈悲心。意即正念博物館可鼓勵人們自覺、意識自身的價值、進而活在當下。

The practice of mindfulness in museums can have the following functions:

博物館與正念結合下,提供以下功能:

Focuses on objects (helps with breathing meditation)

讓人專注在事物上(與數息禪修一樣有幫助)

Puts the good stuff out front (acknowledges the limits of our attention)

將美好的事物呈現在眼前 (察覺自身注意力的極限)

Does not explain the unexplainable (lives in the present,recognizing but not dwelling on difficult thoughts)

不對無法解釋的事物多做說明 ( 活在當下,客觀看待,不陷入困難的想法)

Encourages conversation (emphasizes personal experiences over a prescribed right or wrong)

鼓勵交流對話 ( 比起先入為主的判別是非,更強調個人經驗)

 
Art viewing helps reduce stress