Flashback to January 30, 2011…this was the scene outside the Texas State Capitol building in Austin, where 60 people gathered peacefully together for a one-hour flash mob meditation. In February, the number of participants grew to a photographer count of 250 people, plus hundreds from seven other cities hosting their own MedMobs. These organizers were inspired by a YouTube video of the Austin event and the idea of people coming together for a singular shared purpose.
The idea was born from the collective efforts of three Austin men passionate about uniting humanity in peace, love and harmony. Together, they launched the rapidly expanding movement known as MedMob, with local organizers now in 250+ cities worldwide and growing.
The three co-founders: Ben Heath, who set up the initial event on his Facebook page and sent out invitations to 10 friends, that took the same action thus allowing the event to grow into the initial 60 meditators. Joshua Adaire, who shared his inspiration to do an Ohm in the Capitol Dome, which they did immediately following the meditation. Just imagine that beautiful harmonic vibration. Patrick Kronfli, who felt deeply impassioned about spreading spiritual awareness amongst political circles, and while flying back home in November ’10 from an inspirational month long trip to India, he envisioned doing an impactful type event at the Texas State Capitol. Do you feel the synergy!
Ben now remains active in promoting the Austin MedMob. Patrick has excitedly dedicated himself full time to the expansion and leadership role of MedMob worldwide and is assisted by Joshua along with other passionate team members. They welcome assistance from volunteers and donations. To start a MedMob in your city, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The core mission of MedMob is to assist local organizers coordinate flash mob meditations in cities worldwide until everyone has been invited to participate. Literally! Meditations are open to people from all spiritual paths, perspectives and experience levels.
The intention is to be inspirational and impactful for both participants and observers. Through public display of meditation and by sending out positive intentions, we lead by example. Simple acts stimulate major paradigm shifts in thinking. Research has documented that meditation has a positive effect on our health and that meditating in big groups creates an electro magnetic wave that impacts the world around us.
The MedMob tagline is “INQUIRE WITHIN”♥ http://MedMob.org