1.5 billion minutes and counting…In 2012 Paramahmsa Nithyananda
set out to empower people to meditate more for World Peace. Many took action.
Since then people from all over the world have been logging in to contribute their daily minutes of peaceful meditation. The total we have now recorded is just over 1.5 billion minutes, or one minute for every 6 people on the planet.
In the next year our goal is to reach 7 billion minutes, or a minute per year for every person on the planet.
Research shows that Meditation effects are Real, Measurable and Profound!
Scientific research into the effects of meditation spans 50 years
and thousands of studies from universities including Harvard, Cambridge and Yale. Research on the effects of meditation on stress, crime, violence, political decision making and even war all indicate that the changes in local and global consciousness are real, measurable, and profound.
The effect of mass meditation has been shown in studies in Washington DC, and Liverpool England to reduce crime in the local region of the meditators by up to 20%.
Research from USA Department of Justice puts violent crime at a cost of $420 billion dollars per year in the USA.•
Each minute reduces crime by 0.00015 of a violent crime!
The average minute of meditation is calculated to save S .20 cents per minute of the costs to society of violent crime.
Summary: We are affecting the people around us, and,around the world!
Every second counts!
U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice Victim Costs and Consequences: A New Look:
Harvard Medical School- Growing the Brain through Meditation
Growing the Brain through Meditation - Harvard Medical School
Journal of Scientific Exploration:
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Massachusetts General Hospital-Brain density increases through Meditation
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