Can I make cash donations?
No, you can only donate via the website.

How much am I supposed to donate?
Consider that a one month meditation course online can cost around $200-$300. You are getting access to a course for the price of the registration fee, so consider making up the difference with a donation or through fundraising. Ninety four percent of the money you are giving goes DIRECTLY to charity: water who gives 100% of it to the water projects. We appreciate your generosity.

Are donations tax deductible?
Donations are NOT tax deductible, unless you are located in the USA. However, the advantage of donating to charity: water is that 100% of the donations given to charity water go directly towards building wells.

Do I have to meditate EVERY day for the month of May to participate?
Mindful in May is an opportunity to bring the benefits of meditation into your life. It is an invitation to develop the habit of creating mindfulness in your day leading to an improved ability to respond to life’s challenges.

Generally, forming habits requires a daily commitment for a minimum of 30 days. However, we can all forget sometimes to practice something new we have set out to do. If this happens don’t be hard on yourself, you’re only human.

Practicing mindfulness is about creating a gentle and compassionate relationship with yourself and with others in the world. If you miss a day, just notice that, remind yourself that you’re only human, we all forget sometimes, and get on with the practice.

We’ll be supporting you through the month and giving tips on how to pick it up again if you’ve fallen out of the rhythm.

I like the idea of meditation but I don’t think I can do it for a month? Is there any way I can participate for a shorter time?
Mindful in May is a one month invitation. If you’re not ready for a month challenge you’re welcome to try it for two weeks. Who knows, you might find you’ll want to keep going. But we ask for a donation towards the cause, no matter how many days you choose to meditate.

I’m an experienced meditator and would like to challenge myself to sit for longer, can I still participate?
By all means! We are providing material for people who are new to meditation. We have set a 10min a day goal as a reasonably achievable time for most people. If you are wanting to extend your practice that’s great!

The audio meditations are there as a support. If you prefer to sit in silence with your own practice, no problem.

How do I create a Mindful in May fundraising meditation team for my friends or workmates?

If you’d like to register a mindful in may challenge fundraising team and meditate and fundraise with your workmates or friends here is what you need to do.

– Go to www.mindfulinmay.org
– Register for the Mindful in May 10-minute a day challenge and online program (registration fee of $49 or $39 early bird before April 21st- this program is offered at other times of the year for over $300 so it’s a massive saving when you join during the Mindful in May campaign). The registration fee gets you access to the online one month program starting May 1st. (NB: this is not a donation).
– Skip the donation step (and donate when you set up your fundraising team)
– You’ll be invited to fundraise
– Tick “yes” to fundraise for the cause and choose “create a team” for your fundraising page
– Then to get people to join your meditation and fundraising team:
– Invite them to register via mindfulinmay.org to receive the online program and then select “join a fundraising team” when asked if they want to fundraise.

How long can I access the Mindful in May online program for once I register?
A You will have access to the Mindful in May program for the entire month of May. Some of the guided meditations will be available for download beyond the program and some of the guest meditations are available for streaming only during the campaign. You will be able to access all of the video interviews across the whole of May but not download them.

For those who want to have access to all the materials for downloading beyond May, we will share a special follow up upgrade possibility which will be shared once the campaign has started.

Is it possible for a corporate company to register a fundraising team and pay for all the participants?
Please email us at [email protected] regarding creating corporate fundraising teams

Is Mindful in May a not for profit?
A Mindful in May is a social enterprise whose purpose is to spread mindfulness as far and wide as we can and at the same time address issues around global poverty. The registration fee covers the cost of running the campaign and participants are invited to make an optional donation of whatever they feel and/or fundraise for the cause, whereby 98% of this donation goes directly to building clean water projects with our partner charity, charity:water. (2% credit card fee applies to donations). As the funds goes to charity:water which is an American organisation, donations are only tax deductible if you are based in America.