World-renowned spiritual leader and founder of the Chopra Center, Deepak Chopra set the Guinness World Record for the largest online meditation in history, which was 33,061 people participating for a 30-minute period, according to the Guinness team
“When we channel our energy in the direction of peace, compassion, harmony and love, it affects everyone on the planet,” said Deepak Chopra. “We wanted to explore what would happen if thousands of people around the world came together to be still in a meditation practice for peace. It was an incredible experience for everyone that participated.”
The meditation event drew more than 140,000 people, both physically and virtually via live-stream. Participants joined from around the world to experience instruction, conversation, and a guided meditation led by Chopra. The Global Meditation event also featured special guests Gabrielle Bernstein and singer-songwriter India Arie.
“Peace can only be created by those who are peaceful,” said Chopra. “The world is a reflection of who we are, and whatever shift goes on within us will be reflected outside of us. Given recent conflict and unrest all over the world, there was no better time for us to undertake this spiritual challenge.”
The Chopra Center for Wellbeing partnered with Unify.org and 1 Giant Mind to host the Global Meditation event.