This subject has always fascinated me and recently I have come to experience first hand the phenomenal power of collective group meditation.
Being in a room of about a thousand people all meditating at the same time is an indescribable feeling of positive emotion.
In 1960, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi predicted that one percent of a population practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique would produce measurable improvements in the quality of life for the whole population. This phenomenon was first noticed in 1974 and reported in a paper published in 1976. Here, the finding was that when 1% of a community practiced the Transcendental Meditation program, the crime rate was reduced by 16% on average.
So my thinking is ….Can this be done here locally? If I got a group of people here together all meditating with the same clear intention would this have a positive effect on our local community?