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The Mindfulness Movement

  • Rob Beemer, Director
  • Jewel, Producer
  • Dr. Deepak Chopra MD, Producer
  • Poonacha Machaiah, Producer
  • Leigh Koechner, Producer
  • Rob Beemer, Producer

a diverse set of adults levitate in lotus poses.
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About the Project

THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT feature documentary was supposed to open in theaters across the US and Canada in late March. The filmmakers had to cancel the entire theatrical run and quickly pivot to a digital release. Any donations will greatly help our digital outreach efforts. Reviews: “Perfectly timed” - The Hollywood Reporter; “Offers an important message” - LA Times; “Emotional and compelling” - The Daily Meditation.

The film, executive produced by Deepak Chopra and Jewel*, 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 leading mindfulness experts including Deepak Chopra, Jewel, Dan Harris, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Daniel Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, George Mumford, Tim Ryan, Bill George, Diana Winston, Richard Davidson and more.

The film follows the emotionally compelling stories of four main characters (Jewel, Dan Harris, Sharon Salzberg and George Mumford) who reveal their personal hardships and explain how mindfulness transformed their lives. Woven between these journeys are profiles of the leaders, history and science behind the movement, as well as looks at the many places where mindfulness is already helping to improve society, including schools (from inner-cities to Harvard Business School), Fortune 500 companies, police forces, prisons, network newsrooms, neuroscience laboratories, therapist offices, sports teams, military veterans groups and the health care industry.

* Please note: Deepak Chopra and Jewel are not accepting any compensation related to this project.