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The Mindfulness Movement

1) Buy or Rent the film on The Mindfulness Movement website (Running time approx 1 hour 40 mins)

We would suggest starting the film at 2 PM (EST) / 7 PM (UK) to finish in time for the Q&A.

2) Join for the live Q&A: 3:40 PM (EST) / 8:40 PM (UK)

RSVP for the Q&A with Rob Beemer (Producer / Director) & more to be announced.

From Executive Producers Deepak Chopra and Jewel, comes THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT, a feature documentary (100 minutes) that examines the growing number of people throughout society who believe mindfulness - a peaceful quality of attention anyone can develop by simply focusing on the present moment in a non-judgmental way – is the key to creating a healthier, happier world. For them, mindfulness is the way for anyone to make more moments matter in their lives and to help create a more compassionate, caring, and ethical society. Featuring Deepak Chopra, Jewel, Dan Harris, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Daniel Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, George Mumford, Tim Ryan, Bill George, Diana Winston, Richard Davidson and more!

This documentary is even an interactive experience since viewers will have two chances to close their eyes and practice during brief guided meditations led by well-known mindfulness teachers. Whether someone is just discovering mindfulness or has been practicing for years, they’re sure to learn something new and be inspired to share the benefits of mindfulness with others as THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT continues to grow.


1) Buy or Rent the film on The Mindfulness Movement website (Running time approx 1 hour 40 mins)

We would suggest starting the film at 2 PM (EST) / 7 PM (UK) to finish in time for the Q&A.

2) Join for the live Q&A: 3:40 PM (EST) / 8:40 PM (UK)

RSVP for the Q&A with Rob Beemer (Producer / Director) & more to be announced.

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Rob Beemer

Rob Beemer, President, Interesting Stuff Entertainment Inc. Rob Beemer is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer/director/writer who has created hundreds of hours of documentary programming for networks such as Discovery, Science, History & NatGeo. He’s been practicing mindfulness for more than 10 years and created The Mindfulness Movement feature documentary to help make more people aware of the benefits of mindfulness since it has had a profound effect on him. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America and lives in Los Angeles.


Poonacha Machaiah

Poonacha Machaiah is a global thought leader with a unique knowledge and ability in combining both the wellbeing and technology domain. As a leader he is among a new breed of social entrepreneurs, having chosen to apply his corporate expertise from 25 years as a business executive in multiple Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurial initiatives to addressing societal and wellbeing challenges. This has led him to launch the Warrior MonkTM brand targeted at creating a positive societal shift through the compassionate transformation of humankind, empowering everyone to be more resilient in the body and mind.  Poonacha is the founder and CEO of Wellbeing Tech, a technology company focused on transformative wellbeing solutions for communities. He is also the co- founder of the Never Alone Movement for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, along with world renowned mind-body medicine pioneer and New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra, M.D., actress and humanitarian Gabriella Wright and Michel Pascal - a Chopra Foundation Initiative. As a serial entrepreneur, he has co-founded startups such as Jiyo, Conscious Leadership Global, Deepak Chopra InnerSpace, Above Solutions and Qyuki. He has also held senior management positions at Nortel, Iridium, Motorola and Sasken.  He holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from the B.M.S. College of Engineering.

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Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

Dr. Manijeh Motaghy is an International Speaker, UCLA Certified Mindfulness Teacher and Corporate Trainer. Manijeh has over 10,000 hours of practice and training in Mindfulness and related teachings plus a Doctorate in Psychology of Management Consulting. Manijeh is an expertise in transforming her students and clients’ to an extraordinary level.

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Gail Soffer

Gail Soffer is the daughter of a veteran and the Founder and Executive Director of the Mindful Warrior Project (MWP). MWP is a non-profit organization that guides veterans in simple, secular practices of mindfulness, empowering them to cultivate their inner strengths, support their own wellbeing, participate in their own healing process, explore new possibilities, and enjoy the highest possible quality of life - to Be Free, Be Well, and Be Whole in their daily lives. MWP also serves their family members and service providers, creating the community of care needed to ease the suffering and despair that drive approximately 22 veterans in this country to take their own lives every day.

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Why watch The Mindfulness Movement now?

In this time of so much uncertainty a mindfulness practice is more vital than ever. Focusing on the present moment with self-care practices will be both life affirming and life sustaining. The Mindfulness Movement will support each of us as we engage with these ideas:

➔ What are the ways I physically and emotionally take care of myself?

➔ Do I have reliable strategies to deal with stress? What are they?

➔ How do I maintain a sense of calm and wellbeing in my relationships with others?

➔ What does it mean to lead a more conscious life?

Take Action Now

  • Share Mindfulness with all your networks and explore the website -

  • Consider incorporating these mindfulness practices in order to:

    • Calm your mind and reduce stress. Limit screen time and connect more with others. Enjoy potential health benefits such as reducing blood pressure, chronic pain and inflammation/ Sleep better. Learn how to listen, eat, and even walk mindfully. Help others by sharing the benefits of mindfulness and the resources here with them.

  • Use mindfulness to go beyond relaxation as described by:

    • Barry Boyce, editor of Mindful magazine: You get some relaxation which allows you to look deeper, and that becomes a way of having a more direct and authentic engagement with your life and with other people.

  • Combine mindfulness with another practice demonstrated in the film by Sharon Salzberg called METTA, or loving kindness, to increase compassion for yourself and empathy for others in order to deepen relationships and your connection to the world by repeating these phrases:

    • May I be Safe, Be Happy, Be Healthy, and Live with Ease

    • May you be Safe, Be Happy, Be Healthy, and Live with Ease

    • May all beings be Safe, Be Happy, Be Healthy, and Live with Ease

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