Every year, something incredible happens in Thailand, on such a grand scale that it’s almost hard to believe. It’s a project called “V-Star Change the World,” and it gather children from across the country together at one massive temple so they can all meditate in harmony. It’s not just a few schools, either: More than 5,000 school participate in the event, and collectively they bring together over one million children. The whole thing happens at the Shammakaya Temple of Thailand, and the images from the yearly event are so breathtaking, it almost looks like they’re Photoshopped. Find out more about this annual communal meditation below, and what makes it so special to the people of Thailand.The event brings together over 5,000 schools and one million children to meditate at the same time.
The purpose of meditation is to harness peaceful thoughts of goodwill and charity, bringing calm and a sense of well-being to those who practice.
That’s why it’s so powerful for children to come together for something like this, proving that there is some light amongst the darkness.
For some reason, many Western news media outlets seem to have overlooked this positive and powerful story.
As the city is extremely chaotic and crowded, it’s awesome to see this large amount of space utilized by so many for a greater good.
In fact, it’s one of the most quintessential facets of the Buddhist religion.
Meditation is supposed to be a daily practice, and can be done alone, with a group, or as V-Star shows us, with one million of your closest friends.
It reminds us of one strikingly powerful meditational mantra: “Focus on the light, you are the light.”