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Learn to meditate in Bali with Jonni Pollard and Laura Poole

1 Giant Mind | June 29 2015

Want to take your meditation practice to the next level? Jonni Pollard and Laura Poole from 1 Giant Mind will be teaching a Vedic meditation course at the beautiful Desa Seni Eco Village Resort in Bali next ...

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1 Giant Mind Learn to Meditate App Launch at Ms Collins Melbourne

1 Giant Mind | June 24 2015

Here’s a preview of our Learn to Meditate App Launch at Ms Collins on June 23! We gathered 300 like minded people for a night of meditation, music, mingling and delicious treats. Our friends at Chai Walli, Grateful Harvest, Shoku Iku, ...

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Join us for our mass meditation and new app launch event!

1 Giant Mind | June 18 2015

To celebrate the launch of our new learn to meditate app we invite you to a night of meditation, live music, special guests, feasting and mingling at Ms Collins. WHEN: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 TIME: 6:30pm – 9:30pm WHERE: Ms ...

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Why people stop meditating and how to stick with your practice

Laura Poole | June 17 2015

Meditation is a word that seems to conjure up idealistic visions of peace, bliss, and stillness – a state of being far removed from the reality of paying rent, dating/breaking up and trying to find your ...

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Start your day right with this Ayurvedic morning routine

Laura Poole | June 16 2015

We all know that how you start your morning has a huge impact on the rest of your day. Wake up late, tired and in a rush to get out the door and you’re likely to ...

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10 things a girl can't resist

Jonni Pollard | April 6 2015

The modern woman is a complex creature, riddled with alluring paradoxes. In these crazy times, winning her affection takes a combination of sophisticated qualities, that as far as I’m concerned, should be sharpened by every guy, ...

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Einstein, Jobs and Jung on how to tap your creativity

Laura Poole | March 12 2015

It’s something we all want… the ability to be creative in every moment. To have brilliant ideas and innovative approaches 24/7. And most importantly, to have the ability to birth those ideas into reality. It’s understood that ...

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Mind-wandering vs. mindfulness

Edward Mark Vero | March 12 2015

On average, people spend 46.9 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing right in that moment. And this mind-wandering is typically making them unhappy.  The research by psychologists Matthew A. Killingsworth and ...

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Being kind starts with yourself

Jonni Pollard | March 8 2015

Compassion - feeling or showing sympathy and concern for yourself and others Being compassionate is your natural state of being. Compassion is expressed in your sweet kind-hearted concern for the wellbeing of yourself and others. Most people, when they ...

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What is flow and how to get it

1 Giant Mind | December 1 2014

“Our natural state of being is to be self-aware, always evolving, adaptable, creative, dynamic, compassionate and generous. Stress stops us from experiencing this. We meditate to dissolve stress, reveal our natural state of being and live it in the world.” Flow is the ...

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Why I don't tell my family or friends to meditate

Faustina Agolley | October 24 2014

I was in group meditation some time ago when teacher, Light Watkins advised us not to tell our friends to meditate. His contention, people won’t be responsive. There’s truth in that, people generally aren’t. I’ve tried it before with ...

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International Day of Peace meditation

1 Giant Mind | September 13 2014

Join us this Sunday September 21 on the International Day of Peace for a Global wave of mass meditations. Established by the United Nations in 1981, this inspired day of observance is fast becoming a global ...

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Why I meditate by Faustina Agolley

Faustina Agolley | September 8 2014

I liken starting meditation to working out. You know, we hit that boot camp a few months out of the Wedding day, get fit for Summer, Sydney to Surf, Tough Mudder. The first month of training is ...

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Global Peace Meditation - Record SET!

1 Giant Mind | August 11 2014

A huge thank you to all 134,269 of YOU who participated in the Global Peace online synchronized meditation. It was an incredible experience and we’re all still reveling in the amazing coming together of over a ...

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1 Giant Mind mass meditation at The Carlton

1 Giant Mind | August 10 2014

You’re invited to the 1 Giant Mind MASS MEDITATION at The Carlton. A conscious social gathering with a group meditation, music, feasting, great conversations and new friends! WHEN: 14th August 2014 TIME: 6pm for a 6:30pm sharp group ...

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Global Meditation for Peace with Deepak Chopra

1 Giant Mind | July 21 2014

Harness the Power of Collective Intention for Peace. 1 Giant Mind in partnership with Deepak Chopra and Unify invite you to be a part of this historic event as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest online group meditation in history. ...

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1 Giant Mind Melbourne Community Launch Event

1 Giant Mind | June 2 2014

Here’s a little teaser of what went down at our Melbourne Community Event launch on June 1. We set out to create a gathering of like-minded people and plant a seed for something incredible to grow here ...

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ReachOut.com mental health fact sheets

1 Giant Mind  | March 27 2014

ReachOut.com by the Inspire Foundation is an Australian non-profit with the mission to help young people lead happier lives. It’s the organisation behind the website ReachOut.com — Australia’s leading online youth mental health service. Every year ReachOut.com helps hundreds ...

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Russell Brand on enlightenment

1 Giant Mind | March 14 2014

“We are facing a unique crisis as our renewed vigor for attaining enlightenment clashes with our materialist based economy and fear-based politics. Is there a way we can reconcile our current systems with the new spiritual ...

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Celebrity meditators in the post-apocalyptic court of Oprah Winfrey

1 Giant Mind | March 9 2014

Now that I have your attention; lets get down to business. I assume that if you clicked on that ridiculous heading, you weren’t looking for a scientific explanation of meditation, yet you’re interested in what it is. ...

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Surfing and meditation in India!

1 Giant Mind | September 20 2013

1 Giant mind put on a group meditation at the annual Covelong Point Classic Surf Competition in Chennai, India. If you don’t think the words India and Surf Comp belong in the same sentence then you haven’t heard ...

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1 Giant Mind at the Virgin Unite leadership gathering with Richard Branson

1 Giant Mind | May 18 2013

1 Giant Mind Co-Founders Jonni Pollard and Jennifer Smorgon were invited to participate in Sir Richard Branson’s cutting edge Leadership gathering on Necker Island. It was a super fun power house gathering of brilliant minds to explore how big ...

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Jonni Pollard talks with Ashok Gangadean and Rupert Sheldrake

1 Giant Mind | November 17 2012

Prof. Ashok Gangadean and Rupert Sheldrake challenged some of humanities age-old assumptions in a fascinating talk recently at Haverford College Philadelphia, USA. Jonni Pollard was invited as an honorary guest to hear 1 Giant Mind supporter Rupert Sheldrake – author ...

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Renowned physicist joins 1 Giant Mind

1 Giant Mind | November 10 2012

Jonni Pollard recently spent 3 days in the lab with acclaimed Russian bio-field physicist Dr. Korotkov, to devise 1 Giant Mind’s research program for 2013.  Dr Korotkov has invented a groundbreaking ‘Sputnik Sensor’ device, which is able ...

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Jonni Pollard meets Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

1 Giant Mind | November 6 2012

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is revered internationally as an ambassador for global ethics and world peace. The founder of the ‘Art of Living’ Program, Sri Sri travels the world extensively teaching simple techniques and expounding practical ...

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1 Giant Mind meets His Holiness the Dalai Lama

1 Giant Mind | October 30 2012

1 Giant Mind Co-Founders Jonni Pollard and Jennifer Smorgon met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his home last week in Dharmasala. They discussed the 1 Giant Mind vision and ways that 1 Giant Mind could ...

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1 Giant Mind mass meditation at Lightning in a Bottle festival

1 Giant Mind | May 26 2012

The DoLab guys reached out to 1 Giant Mind after seeing our promo video and asked if we would facilitate a mass meditation experience at their annual ‘Lightning in a Bottle Festival’ in Silverado, just south ...

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1 Giant Mind Bali experience 2012

1 Giant Mind | March 10 2012

The 2nd Annual Bali Experiment, staged out the front of Bali’s most famous temples on Petitenget beach was ready to go to the next level. Thanks to Ron and Leah Anderson from Vigor Events and Jo McFarlane ...

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