A university has come up with a rather unusual formula to help its students cope up with exam stress. The university has dug a grave, a ‘meditation’ grave.
This experience can be booked for a minimum of 30 minutes and up to three hours.
Student Sean McLaughlin said, “Me and my housemate were planning on going a week ago, a week and a half ago, and we found that there is a waiting list to actually get into the grave, so it’s quite popular, so we didn’t get the chance yet, but I plan to go sometime soon whenever I move up,”
Popularised by campus posters under the title “memento mori”, Latin for “remember you will die”, the meditation grave comes with a Yoga mat and a blanket.
According to the projects founder John Hacking, a member of staff at the student chapel, the grave is actually about making students appreciate their time alive a little more. John Hacking was quoted as saying, “The end of life, death, is a taboo, difficult for students… death is very difficult to talk about, especially when you are 18, 19, 20 years old.”