Mobilecommunitymeditation

Moving Minds - Community Meditation Bus

Free community meditation sessions held in a custom-fitted mini bus.

Project details

Suggested by: Rijumayi

Project partner: Melbourne Buddhist Centre

Budget

$180,000.00

Mobile Community Meditation will operate out of a converted mini bus; offering a beautiful and peaceful space for free meditation sessions. The project will offer guided meditations sessions to schools, clubs and hospitals in Brunswick and surrounding areas.

The sessions will be run by an experienced meditation teacher and supported by the Melbourne Buddhist Centre. The sessions will have up to 10 participants and focus on different topics including: mindfulness, compassion and stress management.

This secular program will be adapted for different ages and needs and welcoming to individuals of any gender or culture.

Community members are exposed to copious challenges and stressors in daily life. Mindfulness and meditation has been shown to improve health and happiness.

The “breathing space” created in the meditation bus will allow participants to experience a range of potential benefits of meditation such as: reduced stress and anxiety, enhanced concentration and emotional regulation, and pain relief. Meditation helps us to develop greater calm and engage more fully with life.

This project is expected to result in tangible improvements in our participants as they transition to improved wellbeing and will positively impact the broader community.

Project details

Suggested by: Rijumayi

Project partner: Melbourne Buddhist Centre

Budget

$180,000.00

Comments

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Project Owner

Rijumayi

17 Sep 2018

Many thanks to everybody for their support and voting. We will keep you posted on the outcome via our Facebook page and website.

grazanaut

16 Sep 2018

Love it!

panthera

09 Sep 2018

Let's catch the bus!

Amitasraddha

01 Sep 2018

Fantastic Idea. May it have success

Dhira

31 Aug 2018

What a wonderful initiative to offer meditation for free in the community. Every-one benefits.

Project Owner

Rijumayi > Dhira

31 Aug 2018

We are excited to offer free meditation and hope we get enough votes to make it a reality. Many thanks for your support.

vjmandala

28 Aug 2018

Fabulous idea!

Siladasa

28 Aug 2018

Great innovation! Good luck!

Viryasiddhi

28 Aug 2018

Sooo good!!!!

Winter

26 Aug 2018

Love the idea - good luck!

HelenaB

25 Aug 2018

Sounds like an exciting, practical project!

Project Owner

Rijumayi > HelenaB

26 Aug 2018

Thanks for your encouragement m!

Aryapala

25 Aug 2018

I'm really pleased to see this project at this stage of potential! It surely will positively impact individuals in the broader community as focusing on meditations that are proven to help develop greater calm, and engage more fully with life - is what we need now more than ever!

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Pick My Project Team

22 Aug 2018

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Project Owner

Rijumayi > Pick My Project Team

22 Aug 2018

Thanks for that, I'll be sure to report something like that next time so you're alerted quicker.

williamt49@yahoo.com.au

22 Aug 2018

An opportunity to do good !

AIWD

16 Aug 2018

Really great idea. Will make meditation accessible to so many more people - good luck!

MatthewPManning

16 Aug 2018

Great idea!
Good luck :)

SamFariborz

14 Aug 2018

Great idea Jodie.

Van

14 Aug 2018

The evidence behind the positive impacts meditation has on everyday life for people from all walks of life is overwhelmingly supportive. Initiatives such as this will make a positive impact through being more accessible to those in the community who may have barriers to finding activities that support their wellbeing.

Itir

14 Aug 2018

Free meditation lessons for all, what a fantastic idea! Hope it gets funding.

MelS

14 Aug 2018

This is a brilliant idea which so much potential to make a real impact on the community. Having a safe space like this for people to take a breath and be still for a moment in this crazy busy world could really improve their quality of life and how we engage with each other! Great work!!

Project Owner

Rijumayi > MelS

14 Aug 2018

Many thanks for your support! We appreciate you taking the time to vote and share your thoughts on the proposal.

Ainslie

14 Aug 2018

Such a wonderful idea
I love the way it is open to everyone
Good luck❤️

MattyD

13 Aug 2018

A great idea for preventative mental health. Well done and good luck.

Rohiniriley

13 Aug 2018

This is a fantastic idea. Let me know if there's anything I can do to support as I've taught meditation before.

PaulieD

13 Aug 2018

All aboard!

TJ

13 Aug 2018

What a great idea.

Project Owner

Rijumayi > TJ

13 Aug 2018

Thanks TJ, we look forward to visiting your local area in our meditation mini bus soon!