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Deepak Chopra, MD Sets Guinness World Record for Largest Meditation Gathering

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2014) - World-renowned spiritual leader and founder of the Chopra Center, Deepak Chopra MD has set the Guinness World Record for the largest online meditation in history. According to the Guinness team, 33,061 people participated for a 30-minute period which met the title requirements.

"When we channel our energy in the direction of peace, love, compassion, harmony and love, it affects everyone on the planet," said Dr. 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. 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.