don’t just do something, sit there.
The Vipassana Meditation Center in Shelburne, MA, where I sat and/or served two ten-day courses, is turning 30 and having an open house to celebrate. If you have ever thought that maybe you’d like to check this stuff out, I can’t recommend this place enough. The tradition has its issues as regards rather outdated social mores, but it’s also been around for 2600 years. It’s only fair.
The center is a couple of hours west of Boston along Route 2, north of Northampton. It’s beautiful there. And by the way: your first course, should you choose to devote the ten days, is necessarily free: they only accept money from old students as donations. (The point of donating is not to repay for resources you consumed, but to enable someone else to have this experience.) So don’t let lack of funds stop you.