Mindfulness Challenge 2017 - Mindfulness Challenge 2017

Virtual Participation
We're live streaming Mindfulness Challenge 2017, so you and your circle of friends, family, co-workers and others can participate from wherever you wish to gather.

Participate as a Group
For a fun and powerful experience, we highly recommend you participate as a group, rather than alone. Two is good, three is better, and more is great! 

It's important to participate as a group so you have a strong mindfulness "container." When we say container, we mean an environment that makes it easy to practice mindfulness. If you've meditated alone and in groups before, you know how much easier it is to practice in a group. We recommend a group because:

  • You'll have people to share the experience with - before, during and after
  • There will be at least one partner / small group exercise
  • With others there:
    • You won't talk
    • If you start thinking about something, you won't get up and do it.
    • You won't lie down and go to sleep
    • You'll be more focused
  • There's a group energy that you can tap into. It's like when you walk into a room of very tense people, you can feel the tension. Same with anger. Same with happiness. And same with mindfulness and concentration.
  • Who wants to sit alone for 4 hours?
What you'll need:
  • A good internet connection
  • A screen
  • Something to sit on - chair or floor sitting cushion
  • A prepared cold lunch (unless you have a butler) - eating lunch is part of the program, and the program will flow continuously into and out of lunch, with no break for food preparation or warming.
    • We invite you to practice kindness by choosing a lunch that does not harm animals or the planet.
  • Yoga mats are recommended
One More Suggestion
While the Mindfulness Challenge 2017 program is designed for everyone, from beginners to zen masters, it really is better to have at least one experienced meditator in the room to "hold the space." So if none of you has ever meditated before, try and find an experienced meditator to be there with you, or consider attending at Daniels Spectrum or MacLachlan College. 

Registration Fee: $11
Since you'll hopefully be participating as a group, we invite you to register as a team. The first person to register should choose the "Create Team - VIRTUAL" option, and others should choose "Team - VIRTUAL." The first to register will choose the team name, and be the Team Captain (you can change that later). That way you can see who's coming and can keep track of how much your group has raised.

Prizes & Awards
There are prizes at certain levels of fundraising, like Centre gift certificates and Muse headbands, as well as awards for top fundraisers. More info

Virtual Participation Guide
Our Virtual Participation Guide is now available, to help you participate with ease and depth.