Well, fingers crossed. Chopra is attempting to get the event, called A Global Meditation for Peace, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. And in order to do that, he’ll need at least 15,000 participants.
“I feel that I can best use my resources to help create a critical mass of consciousness for personal transformation that will ultimately lead to social and global transformation. So my big idea is to reach 100 million people to be the change that they want to see in the world,” Dr. Chopra said, of his motivation, in a press release.
You can attend the live event in Toronto, or attend it virtually, by taking part via live stream (if dealing with a crowd of thousands doesn’t exactly say “Zen” to you). The Chopra Center will then determine the actual number of participants by tracking IP addresses on that day—so you’ll need to register and attend or log on to the site at 12 p.m. EST on August 8 to “be counted.”
“My hope is that this event will ignite new meditation practices throughout the world. I believe that the more people who begin to meditate, the more peace will spread,” Bernstein says. About 21,000 people are already registered, so it seems like they’re on the meditation mark. —Molly Gallagher
To register, and for more information, visit www.globalmeditation.chopra.com