Deepak Chopra’s online meditation Livestream crashed after 1 million visitors visit the website.
While millions of people are getting laid off or furloughed and millions more are getting used to social-distancing, Deepak Chopra hosted an online meditation on Sunday. The Vimeo link crashed, and Chopra had to move his meditation to Facebook Live.
“Good morning my friends,” he greeted those who logged on. “We were soon going to start in meditation for healing and transformation … In the midst of this global pandemic of the coronavirus.”
However, the website crashed. “We were hoping for a million people, and indeed we think we had them, but as luck would have it the Vimeo site crashed. So I’m taking this opportunity to speak to you all on Facebook Live.”
He invoked the “great wisdom traditions of the east and of the west,” which both hold that “every crisis has a creative solution and every adversity contains the seed of a creative opportunity. So let’s go with that.”
Deepak Chopra (73) is an Indian-American author and alternative medicine supporter. A leading figure in the New Age movement, his books and videos have made him one of the best-known and richest figures in alternative medicine.
For those still hoping to check out the session, the half-hour of chill time is archived on YouTube.