People find their zen at mass meditation

Volunteers of I Meditate Africa prepare for the mass mediation at the V&A Waterfront.

Over a million people from all over Africa took part in a mass meditation at the V&A Waterfront amphitheatre as part of a peace campaign for Africa Day celebrations.

The meditation was hosted by I Meditate Africa, an Art of Living foundation, inspired by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, to promote meditation as a tool for national and societal peace building, across the African continent.

Now in its sixth year, the campaign has reached over 3.3 million people, and united 24 African countries. The campaign comprises two parts. The first part encourages educational institutes, corporates, police stations, prisons, homes, shelters etc. to meditate for 10 minutes any time during May, which is Africa Month.

The second part, is on Africa Day each year, sees Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, wrapping up the month-long campaign by leading more than 20 African countries, along with the global community in a guided peace meditation for Africa.

Using technology of the webcast, Facebook and YouTube, all Africans are able to connect to meditate for peace, in a guided global peace meditation.

This year over 100 000 people from 112 countries joined online for the webcast. For the past three years, in Uganda, prison inmates from Luzira Prison were part of the online event.