Meditate Now Launches!
Meditate Now Launches Today!!
Here we go! Today is the official Meditate Now launch day, the UK’s first websearch facility for meditation and mindfulness classes. We’re on a mission to make meditation more accessible for the digital generation.
The Meditate Now website is your one-stop guide to all the meditation-related events happening around London. Each event comes with a TripAdvisor-style review so you can make a more informed choice as to which will be best for you. As you’ll see, the website will also direct you to courses and classes that can help with specific issues, such as happiness, anxiety, focus, relationships and spiritual growth.
We’ve chosen to launch just days before International Day of Happiness (IDOH) on Monday 20th March, providing timely inspiration for those wishing to enhance their inner peace and happiness. As a partner for IDOH 2017, Meditate Now will be inspiring Londoners to “join the movement for a happier world”, the theme of this year’s IDOH campaign, highlighting the vital role meditation can play in cultivating happiness. We’ll be publishing more about that on the 20th so watch this space!
As the Founder of Meditate Now, I hope the website will encourage the digital meditators to move beyond technology and find more lasting peace and happiness in their frantic, workaday lives. There’s a whole new generation of people who are accessing meditation and mindfulness on their phone, through apps like Headspace and Calm. Yet paradoxically, I think smart phones can often be counterproductive to meditation – you go to your phone to look for an app and get tempted to look on Facebook or answer an email. I hope to encourage the generation discovering meditation through technology to seek it in a real world way and in the company of like-minded people.
Earlier this year I was inspired to progress my meditation practice, I did a Google search for meditation classes, and was surprised to find there wasn’t a search engine for meditation. The websites for centres offering meditation are typically quite basic which makes looking for classes pretty laborious. There are plenty of apps for sourcing and booking yoga classes, but not for meditation. So, I decided to set up Meditate Now. We’re launching the service in London this springtime with a view to expanding to other UK cities later in the year. There’s a world of meditation to discover in London, I want to help people uncover it and get involved.
In addition to providing a more efficient way of sourcing meditation classes, Meditate Now also offers meditators a valuable educational resource to inform their meditation practice. And it aims to be a hub for a supportive, encouraging community, helping meditators stay inspired by sharing their meditation journey with others. There will be regular news and blogs about meditation, the latest app reviews, and the website will outline the many different meditation practices available so visitors can decide what’s best for them.
Thanks for visiting!