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In times like these, we really can't afford to lose our minds.

Mindful in May is the world’s largest online mindfulness fundraising campaign. The idea behind it is simple: we provide education, tools and support so you can build a sustainable meditation practice to become mentally fit in one month. Research shows it only takes 10 minutes of meditation a day to see significant positive benefits to your life. Spend a month training your mind and step into greater calm.

As you strengthen your mind, you can also opt to better the world by raising funds to bring clean, safe drinking water to those who most need it.

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16,000

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GUEST EXPERTS

TO FEATURE IN THE 2021 MINDFUL IN MAY PROGRAM:

(Roll over to find out more about each expert)

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Dr Elise Bialylew

Elise Bialylew is the founder of Mindful in May, author of The Happiness Plan and mindful mama to two daughters. A doctor trained in Psychiatry, turned meditation teacher and social entrepreneur, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools for greater well being and flourishing. 

Dr Elise Bialylew
Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times and on Australian Television. Her research on Mindful in May in collaboration with Monash University revealed that the Mindful in May program through 10 minutes of meditation a day over the month can bring measurable benefits to participants.
 
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Angel Kyodo Williams

Angel Kyodo Williams is a writer, activist, ordained Zen priest and the author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, published by Viking Press in 2000, and the co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, published by North Atlantic Books. Called "the most vocal...

Angel Kyodo Williams

...and most intriguing African-American Buddhist in America" by Library Journal, Williams is the Spiritual Director of the meditation-based new Dharma Community and founder of the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley, California and is also credited with developing fearless Meditation, fearless Yoga and Warrior Spirit Training. As of October 2013, she is the world's 2nd female Zen teacher of African descent. Her given Buddhist name, Kyodo, means "Way of Teaching."

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Bhante Buddharakkhita

Bhante Buddharakkhita was born and raised in Uganda, Africa. He first encountered Buddhism in 1990 while living in India, and he began practicing meditation in 1993. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by the late Venerable U Silananda in 2002 at the Tathagata Meditation Center in San Jose, California and then he spent eight...

Bhante Buddharakkhita

...years under the guidance of Bhante Gunaratana at the Bhavana Society, West Virginia. He is the founder of the Uganda Buddhist Center in Uganda. Besides spending time at the Buddhist Center in Uganda, he is the spiritual director of Flowering Lotus Meditation Center in Magnolia, Mississippi. He is on the council of spiritual advisers to the Global Buddhist Relief, New Jersey. Bhante has been teaching meditation in Africa, Australia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S, since 2005. His book, Planting Dhamma Seeds: The Emergence of Buddhism in Africa, tells the story of his religious and spiritual work in Africa.

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Byron Katie

Byron Katie is an American speaker and author who teaches a method of self-inquiry known as "The Work of Byron Katie" or simply as "The Work." She is the founder of Byron Katie International, an organisation that includes The School for the Work and Turnaround House in Ojai, California. TIME describes her as "a spiritual innovator...

Byron Katie

... for the 21st century."

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Prof. Felice Jacka

Felice Jacka is Professor of Nutritional Psychiatry and Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University. She is founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR)...

Prof. Felice Jacka

...and immediate past president of the Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (APMD).

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn is a world-leading pioneer of mindfulness, who helped catalyse the mindfulness movement. He created the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) and is internationally known for his work...

Jon Kabat-Zinn

... which teaches patients to develop a different relationship to sadness or unhappiness by observing and without judgment. Presently he is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is also the Director of Clinical Training in the Graduate Department of Clinical Psychological Science.

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Dr. Harville Hendrix

Harville Hendrix is a New York Times best-selling author, international speaker, clinical trainer and couples therapist. Hendrix is best known for the book Getting the Love You Want, which has sold more than 4 million copies...

Dr. Harville Hendrix

...and gained in popularity during Hendrix's 17 appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is a diplomat in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors as well as a clinical member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the International Transactional Analysis Association, and has produced 10 written works in partnership with his wife and American activist, Helen LaKelly Hunt. In addition to their development of Imago Relationship Therapy, Harville and Helen also serve as Chancellors and Distinguished Professors of Daybreak University.

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Prof. Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard is a French writer, photographer, translator and Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal. Matthieu Ricard grew up among the personalities and ideas of French...

Prof. Matthieu Ricard

...intellectual circles. He received a PhD degree in molecular genetics from the Pasteur Institute in 1972. He then decided to forsake his scientific career and instead practice Tibetan Buddhism, living mainly in the Himalayas. Ricard is a board member of the Mind and Life Institute. He received the French National Order of Merit for his humanitarian work in the East with Karuna-Shechen, the non-profit organization he co-founded in 2000 with Rabjam Rinpoche. Since 1989, he has acted as the French interpreter for the 14th Dalai Lama.

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Pamela Weiss

Pamela Weiss is an executive coach, meditation teacher, and the founder of Appropriate Response, an organization dedicated to bringing mindful awareness to the workplace. Weiss has coached dozens of senior executives and management teams inside organizations, including Genentech, Roche, Pixar, Salesforce, Brandcast,...

Pamela Weiss

...the Tipping Point Community, and the Center for Executive Development at UC Berkeley. She is the creator of the Personal Excellence Program (PEP), a mindfulness-based group coaching process offered to over 1,000 leaders across the United States and Europe. PEP has been featured in publications such as Computerworld and Harvard Business Review, and has received numerous awards and recognition for management and leadership innovation. Weiss has been a Buddhist practitioner and teacher in the Zen and Insight meditation traditions for almost 30 years, including several years of Zen monastic training. She co-leads the Community Dharma Leader program at Spirit Rock, leads a meditation group through San Francisco Insight, and offers meditation workshops and retreats internationally.

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Dr. Russ Harris

Russ Harris, author of the international best-selling self-help book ‘The Happiness Trap’, is an world-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Russ’s background is in medicine. As a GP he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of health and wellbeing, and increasingly...

Dr. Russ Harris

...disenchanted with writing prescriptions. Ultimately this interest led to a total career change. He now works in two different, yet complementary roles – as a therapist and as a coach.

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Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a New York Times Best selling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974, she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Her emphasis is on vipassanā (insight) and mettā (loving-kindness) methods, and...

Sharon Salzberg

... has been leading meditation retreats around the world for over three decades. All of these methods have their origins in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Her books include Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, A Heart as Wide as the World, Real Happiness - The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, which was on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2011, and the follow-up Real Happiness at Work.

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Dr. Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson CM is a British clinical psychologist, couples therapist and author living and working in Canada. She is known for her work in the field of psychology on bonding, attachment and adult romantic relationships.
 
 
 

Dr. Sue Johnson
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Susan Piver

Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including The Hard Questions, the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life, and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Her new book is Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation.

Susan Piver

In 2012, she founded the Open Heart Project, a meditation center in the cloud with close to 20,000 members all over the world. Susan has an international reputation for being an exceptionally skillful meditation teacher. She teaches workshops and speaks on mindfulness, meaning, communication styles, relationships, and creativity. She has been a student of Buddhism since 1995, graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004 and was authorized to teach meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage in 2005.

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Prof. Dr. Tania Singer

Tania Singer is the head of the Social Neuroscience Lab of the Max Planck Society in Berlin. She is founder and principal investigator of the ReSource project, a large-scale longitudinal study on the effects of mental training on brain plasticity, mental and physical wellbeing and prosocial behavior,...

Prof. Dr. Tania Singer

...co-financed by the European Research Council. She further holds a cooperation with Prof. Dennis Snower, the former president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, on the topic of Caring Economics, funded by the Institute of New Economic Thinking. They investigate how biology and psychology can inform new economic models and decision-making. In the context of her longtime membership at the Mind and Life Institute, she helped organize together with Matthieu Ricard two large-scale conferences with the Dalai Lama in 2010 in Zürich and in 2016 in Brussels. These two conferences were published in two books, "Caring Economics" and "Power and Care". Tania has further published her findings in more than 150 high-impact peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

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Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a Tibetan teacher and master of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He has authored two best-selling books and oversees the Tergar Meditation Community, an international network of Buddhist meditation centers.

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Prof. Zindel Siegel

Zindel V. Segal is a cognitive psychologist, a specialist on depression and one of the founders of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). A professor of psychology at University of Toronto, Segal combines mindfulness with conventional cognitive behavioral therapy,...

Prof. Zindel Siegel

... which teaches patients to develop a different relationship to sadness or unhappiness by observing and without judgment. Presently he is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is also the Director of Clinical Training in the Graduate Department of Clinical Psychological Science.

WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS SAY about Mindful in May...

 

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“Being guided through mindful in may to meditate for ten minutes is very doable in this busy life and you still get the benefits…”

I think Mindful in May is fabulous! Anything that promotes peace of mind and benefits people who are in need at the same time is a brilliant idea. I am prone to shocking anxiety and meditation has really helped with that. I just passed my 300 day mark since I started meditating regularly with Mindful in May. That really kick started it for me — consistency has always been my problem. Being guided through Mindful in May to meditate for ten minutes is very doable in this busy life and you still get the benefits

- Magda Szubanski

“The content is fantastic, I was worried I would get lost in it being a beginner but I’ve been so engaged and got a lot out of each one.”

I have found greater calm, an awareness of myself & those around me and a space to clear my mind when days are stressful. I’ve loved & appreciated your guidance, the guided meditations have been great and the interviews have been so informative & valuable. The content is fantastic, I was worried I would get lost in it being a beginner but I’ve been so engaged and got a lot out of each one. I like to know how things work, so the approach has been brilliant.

- Melanie Duve

“By bringing mindfulness into my daily routine, I have seen significant improvements in my overall wellbeing”

I confess I was a cynic about meditation and mindfulness. But after my husband died suddenly in 2014, and I was confronted with night after night of terrible insomnia, when a friend suggested I give mindful in may a go I thought “what have I got to lose in committing 10 minutes a day to something?” and the charitable element of the project meant that someone out there had something very big to gain! What I found was that far from losing anything, I gained back not just the capacity to sleep but also an awareness of the extraordinary power in mindfulness and meditation to promote both good physical and mental health. My sleep improved, symptoms of a chronic physical health condition improved and I felt more alert and capable to deal with the craziness of everyday life. Using the Mindful in May’s practical and accessible programming provided me with not just a daily mindfulness tool but also an awareness of the scientific research that provides the evidence for it. By bringing mindfulness into my daily routine, I have seen significant improvements in my overall wellbeing.

- Fiona Grimwald

I think the daily practices made a big difference to my wellbeing and enabled me to reduce my anxiety...”

I signed up for MIM 2015 without quite knowing what to expect exactIy. I had started meditating at work with some colleagues, but it was only a weekly practice. I think the daily practices made a big difference to my wellbeing and enabled me to reduce my anxiety (in particular work-related). I found that I was looking forward to that quiet time in my sometimes hectic days. The meditation tracks were great – my favourite is the breath and sound meditation. I use this technique by myself very often – in the train on my way home from work for example. And I really liked the interviews. Whilst I couldn’t quite keep up with them (there are a lot), I have since watched all but 2 I think. They are extremely informative and inspiring. Unfortunately life just tends to get in the way and I am really looking forward to MIM 2017 for a renewd daily dose of inspiration, quiet and energy.

- Katia Bratieres

“Being guided through mindful in may to meditate for ten minutes is very doable in this busy life and you still get the benefits…”

I think Mindful in May is fabulous! Anything that promotes peace of mind and benefits people who are in need at the same time is a brilliant idea. I am prone to shocking anxiety and meditation has really helped with that. I just passed my 300 day mark since I started meditating regularly with Mindful in May. That really kick started it for me — consistency has always been my problem. Being guided through Mindful in May to meditate for ten minutes is very doable in this busy life and you still get the benefits

- Magda Szubanski

“The content is fantastic, I was worried I would get lost in it being a beginner but I’ve been so engaged and got a lot out of each one.”

I have found greater calm, an awareness of myself & those around me and a space to clear my mind when days are stressful. I’ve loved & appreciated your guidance, the guided meditations have been great and the interviews have been so informative & valuable. The content is fantastic, I was worried I would get lost in it being a beginner but I’ve been so engaged and got a lot out of each one. I like to know how things work, so the approach has been brilliant.

- Melanie Duve

“By bringing mindfulness into my daily routine, I have seen significant improvements in my overall wellbeing”

I confess I was a cynic about meditation and mindfulness. But after my husband died suddenly in 2014, and I was confronted with night after night of terrible insomnia, when a friend suggested I give mindful in may a go I thought “what have I got to lose in committing 10 minutes a day to something?” and the charitable element of the project meant that someone out there had something very big to gain! What I found was that far from losing anything, I gained back not just the capacity to sleep but also an awareness of the extraordinary power in mindfulness and meditation to promote both good physical and mental health. My sleep improved, symptoms of a chronic physical health condition improved and I felt more alert and capable to deal with the craziness of everyday life. Using the Mindful in May’s practical and accessible programming provided me with not just a daily mindfulness tool but also an awareness of the scientific research that provides the evidence for it. By bringing mindfulness into my daily routine, I have seen significant improvements in my overall wellbeing.

- Fiona Grimwald

I think the daily practices made a big difference to my wellbeing and enabled me to reduce my anxiety...”

I signed up for MIM 2015 without quite knowing what to expect exactIy. I had started meditating at work with some colleagues, but it was only a weekly practice. I think the daily practices made a big difference to my wellbeing and enabled me to reduce my anxiety (in particular work-related). I found that I was looking forward to that quiet time in my sometimes hectic days. The meditation tracks were great – my favourite is the breath and sound meditation. I use this technique by myself very often – in the train on my way home from work for example. And I really liked the interviews. Whilst I couldn’t quite keep up with them (there are a lot), I have since watched all but 2 I think. They are extremely informative and inspiring. Unfortunately life just tends to get in the way and I am really looking forward to MIM 2017 for a renewd daily dose of inspiration, quiet and energy.

- Katia Bratieres

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If you've ever felt despairing or helpless about the state of our world, this program offers you a chance to take positive action and make a difference to people's lives.

During Mindful in May, not only will you learn inner tools that will transform your life, but you'll have the chance to fundraise or donate to improve the lives of those living in poverty. For every $50 you raise, you'll be bringing clean, safe drinking water to one person – for life.

Past participants have raised $800,000, bringing drinking water to 16,000 people!

Mindful in May is a social enterprise that partners with the not for profit, charity: water, based in the USA. They use 100% of donations to build water projects in developing countries. (Donations are only tax deductible if you are based in the USA.)

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WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR MINDFUL IN MAY YOU’LL RECEIVE...

WEEKLY MODULES

Weekly modules including video interviews and audio guided mindfulness meditations

DAILY LESSONS

Access to a private membership platform to listen to the teachings 24/7 across the month of May

Science-backed tips

Tips from the latest in science, from both Dr Elise's own research, as well as 18 experts' research.

SIMPLE EXERCISES

Simple mindful exercises that you can squeeze into the busiest day to create more calm and focus

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

with some of the world’s best experts in mindfulness and wellbeing bringing you wisdom to transform your life

GUIDED MEDITATIONS

To use throughout the month

DIGITAL JOURNAL

A digital meditation journal to keep track of your progress

COMMUNITY

Access to the facebook community to connect with other MIMsters

DAILY EMAILS

Daily reminder emails to keep you on track

Want a taste of what Mindful in May has to offer?

Elise interviews New York Times Bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman.

Watch 10 minutes of the interview here:

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"Mindful meditation has brought me much joy – I’m far happier, more loving and kind. I can’t recommend this program more highly to kick start your practice."

- VICTORIA STRONG

This program is ideal if you...

  • Want to become more confident, courageous and calm
  • Have a tendency to get stressed or have racing thoughts that can overwhelm you
  • Want to control your emotions and not get so easily triggered
  • Want to reduce the worry and reduce "mind chatter"
  • Have tried meditation but haven’t been able to make it a regular habit and feel the long-lasting benefits of a calm, clear mind
  • Need more support than a meditation app can give you and value being part of a community
  • Want to learn a tool that is sustainable, long-lasting and will strengthen your resilience and ability to cope in the most stressful situations
  • Lead a busy life & have no more than 10 minutes a day to meditate

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