Even as the ‘end of world’ prediction buzzes about, several others are unfazed about the December 21 doomsday that has been pencilled in by the Mayan calendar. Far from anxiety, they’re organising sessions to look forward to life with optimism.
“For us, December 21 is a day of transformation. It is a day when all negativities will diminish and will be replaced by positivity,” says Ronak Gandhi, founder of city-based meditation centre, Loving – The Way of the heart.
The centre is organising an end of the world “party” with meditation and talk on positivity in Andheri at 8pm on December 2.
The party, said Gandhi, will see people take part in sacred earth meditations where they will meditate by shaking their bodies – a way of flicking away all negativity. “We will also have friendship meditations, group therapy sessions and a lot of dancing and music,” said Gandhi.
MedMob, a global meditation movement, has billed December 21 as “not the end of the world but the end of an old consciousness”.
It has organised meditation flash mobs across the world under the banner ‘Unify’. MedMob’s organiser for Mumbai and Pune, Kapil Piparaiya, says they have lined up a public meditation session at 6pm on that day in Pune.
Keeping in mind ‘end of world’ theories, the Art of Living Centre had on 12/12/12 organised
global meditation sessions with Sri Sri Ravi Sankar. Malini Mulki, administrator of Art of Living in Maharashtra, said, “The message was to wake up to a new beginning. We may have something similar at our centres on December 21 too.”
For the Brahma Kumaris, December 21 will be just another day but with new beginnings and hopes. “We will have longer meditation sessions through the day for people,” said Sister Sneha of the Brahma Kumaris centre for Mumbai.