Dr. Deepak Chopra Attempts to Set Guinness World Record for Largest Meditation Gathering

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 17, 2014) - On Friday, August 8, Dr. Deepak Chopra will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest group meditation in history. Special guests Gabrielle Bernstein and singer-songwriter India Arie will join Dr. Chopra in his attempt to lead a meditation to thousands of yoga and meditation enthusiasts from around the world.

"Our intention behind hosting the world's largest meditation is to use the power of the group to exponentially magnify the benefits of the course for each individual, and to explore the collective benefit that emerges when people from all around the world come together in meditation with the single intention of peace," said Dr. Deepak Chopra. "We selected Toronto as the host city for the Global Meditation based on the strong connection Torontonians have to both meditation and yoga."

The Global Meditation will take place at the tail end of Deepak's signature retreat, Seduction of Spirit. Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter India Arie will perform leading up to and during the Global Meditation. Meditation and yoga practitioners will have the opportunity to join the guided meditation both in-person and virtually via live stream. To successfully take the Guinness title, the meditation will have to draw 15K participants.

"Seduction of Spirit was originally created to give people the experience of higher states of consciousness - a taste of their divinity that draws their life deeply into their true self," said Deepak Chopra. "The Global Meditation event is a new addition to the program and we're looking forward to the outcome."

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is partnering with Unify.org and 1 Giant Mind to put on the Global Meditation event. Online registration to take part in the world's largest meditation gathering is now open. For additional information please visit: www.chopra.com

About the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing was founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and the late David Simon, M.D. in 1996. Located in Carlsbad, California, the Center offers a wide variety of programs, retreats, and teacher training programs that integrate the healing arts of the East with the best in modern Western medicine. The Chopra Center has helped millions of people around the world find peace of mind, physical balance, and emotional healing. The website www.chopra.com is your starting point on the path to wellness.

About Unify.org

Unify creates Globally Synchronized Events on Solstices and Equinoxes with a focus on celebrating our shared humanity around the world, inviting people to meditate, host local ceremonies and pray in their own way.

About 1 Giant Mind

1 Giant Mind is a non-profit dedicated to delivering free Learn to Meditate programs and resources to combat the negative impact of stress and increase health and wellbeing. Their mission is to inspire millions of people around the world to take up meditation as a daily practice and live more conscious, fulfilling lives, free from the negative impact of stress.

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