Chicago Ideas Week presented what anybody who exists in a noisy environment needs: A class in how to meditate amidst distractions. It was held outdoors so participants could truly practice this concept. The class was billed thusly: learn how to use your surroundings even the bustling Michigan Ave. to become grounded and meditative. And that is exactly what we did even more so than expected, actually, because it was surprisingly chilly with a cruel wind that just wouldnt stop. Talk about learning how to meditate in challenging conditions!