Mindfulness Challenge 2019 - Mindfulness Challenge 2019
We're live streaming Mindfulness Challenge 2019, 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
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 be alone for 4 hours?
What you'll need:
A good internet connection
Something to sit on - chair or floor sitting cushion
A snack - mindful eating is part of the program.
We invite you to practice kindness by choosing a snack that does not harm animals or the planet.
Yoga mats are recommended
One More Suggestion
While the Mindfulness Challenge 2019 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.
Saturday, November 9
Noon - 4:15 pm
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.
Mindfulness Challenge works like a walkathon or bikeathon - you participate in a challenge and ask people to sponsor you. In this case it's a 4-hour meditate-athon. We’ll provide you with
the latest fundraising tools and ideas
to make it easy to reach your fundraising goal. We ask that when you register, you set a fundraising goal of at least $100.
How to Connect to the Live Stream
Virtual Participation Guide
for everything you need to know to participate virtually, including how to connect to the live stream.