Plans world’s largest meditation gathering on August 8th.
By The American Bazaar Staff
WASHINGTON, DC: Celebrity alternative medicine specialist and new age guru Deepak Chopra seems to have an endless craving to be in the news: he has now taken upon a challenge and thrown a challenge – to break the Guinness Record for the world’s largest meditation gathering and an offer of one million dollars to atheists who can define how human beings form ideas.
Chopra, whose new book ‘The Future of God’ releases this Fall, with a television series titled the same to be broadcast around the same time, will attempt to break the record next month, on August 8, on the final day of his annual meditation event called the Seduction of Spirit, to be held in Toronto, reported Forbes. He hopes to have two million people from around the world joining in for the session via live stream, with only around 300 people attending in person.
Chopra will lead the meditation with motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein, and the focus will be world peace, he told Forbes.
“If we focus our intention on peace in large groups like this, we can reach a critical mass and make peace sustainable,” he says. He hopes to get 100 million people praying together, in the future.
Chopra will also soon launch along with Oprah Winfrey their latest, all-new, free, 21-day meditation experience “Expanding Your Happiness,” the registration for which begins next month, reported Elevated Existence.
“Expanding Your Happiness,” voiced by Oprah and Chopra, offers an audio meditation each day and a series of thought-provoking reflection questions designed to anchor the teachings, which are easily accessible from a mobile phone, tablet or computer, said the report
Chopra has also got into the news for throwing the gauntlet once again at atheists.
Christian Today reported that Chopra is offering $1 million to atheists who can define how human beings form ideas, seeking a scientific explanation of how an independent thought is formed.
“I’m revisiting my million dollar challenge to the ‘Non-Amazing Randi’ and his tribe of militant, new atheists,” Chopra said in a YouTube video posted on Monday. Atheist and scientific skeptic James Randi is also known as “The Amazing Randi.”
“Apparently my last offer – my last million dollar challenge – was a little intellectually challenging to the Non-Amazing Randi, and also to [famed evolutionary biologist and atheist] Richard Dawkins, and many others,” Chopra continued. “So I’m revisiting it, and making it simpler.”
That offer to Randi was made last month, and was in response to the James Randi Educational Foundation’s “One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge” to anyone who can demonstrate a paranormal ability, such as being psychic. Over 1,000 people have accepted the challenge since it was first issued in 1964, but none have succeeded.