1 Giant Mind group meditation, Bali 10th June 2012


Yesterday a very special meditation gathering was held on a sacred beach site in Bali. People from all Bali communities converged infront of Pura Petitenget, a beach spot where regular Hindu ceremonies take place. The event was called The Bali Experiment and was the brainchild of American non profit organisation 1 Giant Mind.Their aim is to get millions of people meditating at the same time and measure the raise of consciousness. Spirituality and science converging.

We attended last year’s event (love a mass meditation!) and immediately wanted to help promote another one. Our great friends from Australian events company Vigour agreed to lend their expert consultation to ensure the end result would be awesome. We share the same meditation teacher Pak Merta Ada of Bali Usada, who would lead all Indonesian speakers at the event into meditation.

By 4pm the beach was in full pre event mode with kirtan musicians Edo and Jo rehearsing, a 1 Giant Mind sign being built on the beach and keynote speakers going through the running sheet.

Merta Ada and Ayu Lakshmi going through running order of eventMeditation Guru  Bapak Merta Ada and  Performer Ibu Ayu Lakshmi going through order of events

Edo and Jo in rehearsal

By 5pm, a beautiful collection of Balinese meditators, ex-pat residents and tourists mingled as the sun slowly began to set. Edo and Jo opened the event with heavenly kirtan music. Then 1 Giant Mind co-founders Jonni Pollard and Gary Gorrow took to the stage with Meditation Bapak Merta Ada of Bali Usada Meditation.

1 Giant Mind Co-founders Gary Gorrow and Jonni Pollard with Bapak Merta Ada of Bali Usada Meditasi

They explained to the amassing thousands what was about to take place. I felt a rising feeling of joy, oneness and unity, knowing that,not only the people gathered in Bali, but also meditation friends across the globe would be meditating at the same time. We were led into silence with the celestial sounds of Awahoshi’s crystal bowls.

Bali resident Helen Fox with Awahoshi and Healer Nicky Kassapian

After a sublime twenty minute peace,we were invited to slowly open our eyes and look around. Masses of shining faces against a tropical sunset, all consciously aware that meditation really is the key to a happier and healthier existence.

The event came to an ecstatic climax with a dramatic performance care of  famous Balinese performer Ibu Ayu Lakshmi and band. She had the crowd chanting and dancing well past sunset!

Bless all those people involved in making this event happen, we were certainly inspired .

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