Third Edition #MEME
Monday 2 to Sunday 8 of December
What is #MEME?
#MEME The Marathon of Calm is an international non-profit movement that seeks to share meditative practices with the public. During one week, instructors unite from different schools to offer free meditations in centers for personal growth, public spaces, educational institutions, companies, communities, hospitals and prisons among other places.
The #MEME Marathon of Calm Movement is a non-profit initiative that originates from two international organizations: the New Future Society (USA) and the World Peace Initiative (Thailand), with its project Peace Revolution.
This initiative seeks to bring meditation practices closer to the public, through simple exercises suitable for all people. For seven days, meditators from different paths unite to offer for free, techniques to alleviate stress and to increase well-being.
The meditations are offered in centers for personal growth, public spaces, universities, schools, companies, governmental agencies and correctional facilities. Additionally, virtual sessions were transmitted live on Facebook Live.
We have offered two editions of The Marathon of Calm. The first edition was held in Mendoza, (Argentina) in September 2018. 45 meditations were offered, 41 centers of the city participated and more than 800 people attended the week long activities. The second edition took place in March 2019 and this edition expanded to 15 countries where more than 2000 people participated.
Who organizes #MEME?
The central organization originates with two international institutions specialized in the teaching meditation and the cultivation of self-knowledge: New Future Society (USA-Argentina) and World Peace Initiative (Thailand), through its Peace Revolution program. They have been joined by a group of meditators and volunteers, who work in a network with centers for personal growth.
What are our motivations?
Share the benefits of meditations an ally for physical and psychological health.
Show the potential of these techniques to increase satisfaction in life and the cultivation of more harmonious relationships.
Encourage meetings where silence, confidence and the creation of sincere bonds can contribute to the fabric of the society.
Demystify meditation and highlight its importance to help to counterbalance the challenges of our times.
Support the work of the meditation instructors and centers of wellbeing with the circulation of the marathon participants.
¿What has been the #MEME experience?
The Marathon of Calm was born from the idea to share the meditation experience to sectors of society that are not familiar with the practice. For this, we generated a network of cities, centers of personal growth and meditators, who were willing to open the doors of their spaces and their knowledge, to provide experiences of calm, relaxation, restoration and well-being.
The first edition of the Marathon of Calm was held on September 2018, in Mendoza (Argentina). 45 meditations were offered, 41 centers from the city participated and more than 800 people attended during the week. The second version was held in March 2019 and extended to 15 countries and more than 2,000 people participated.
Additionally, every month three meditations have been offered in public spaces, wellness centers and online, through Facebook Live.
Who makes #MEME possible?
Jorge I. Pérez
Cecilia Flores · Agustina Llano · Norma Martínez · Estela Martínez · Norma González · Shanti Soleti · Carolina Bogado · Verónica Staffolani · Verónica Aquistapace · Lala Córdoba · Karen Belinsky · Alejandro Roby.
How to participate?
If you would like #MEME The Marathon of Calm to take place in your city, if you have a center for personal growth or if you are a meditation instructor, please fill out this form or please write to us at email@example.com, to send you the instructions of how to join the movement and our guidance to start the network in your city.
If you have a center for psychological therapies where meditative techniques are incorporated, a yoga-meditation space, a martial arts school or a place for complementary therapies, with a capacity for more than ten people, you can register your center as an Ally. Please fill out this form or please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicate a date and time of the meditation, who will direct the meditation (if you do not have ameditator, we have a team of meditators), your address and social networks.
If you have experience as a meditation instructor or as a yoga teacher, you can participate by guiding a meditation in a place where you offer classes, in a public space (square or park) or in an institution (school, company or organization). Please fill out this form or please write to us at email@example.com. Please share with us your experience, the time and place of your meditation and your social networks (optional).
If you want #MEME to come to your neighborhood, school, university or place of work, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, telling us why you would like to participate and the most convenient place and time for the activity.
Be part of this movement by attending free meditations and sharing programming in your social networks. We are a community and our goal is to grow, to bring more calm and wellbeing around the world.