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You've danced at a silent disco, now try a silent hike or silent paddleboarding

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com
SilentHike is a walking audio tour where each attendee wears headphones for a meditative musical experience. The event is coming to Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on August 12. [Contributed]

Meditative experiences are everywhere, including the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and on a paddleboard in the middle of Lady Bird Lake.

The "immersive music and meditation experience company" MindTravel is bringing two concepts to Austin: SilentHike and SilentPaddle.

The August 12 hike is a walk through the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center where attendees will have a "meditative musical experience" that features an original composition from founder Murray Hidary. He's an L.A.-based concert pianist who creates events at gathering spaces, such as concert halls, museums and parks, that involve music, headphones and a guided audio tour, of sorts. According to people who have done it, it's a new way to interact with a physical space and your inner mind.

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Hidary is in the middle of a national tour and has two stops in Austin, one at the wildflower center on the southern edge of Austin and another on Lady Bird Lake downtown.

The silent hike starts at 7 p.m. on August 12, and costs $5.

At 6:30 p.m. on August 13, you can join a similar outing on standup paddleboards Lady Bird Lake downtown. Tickets for paddleboarding excursion cost $25.