Watch the inspiring & informative
new feature length documentary

In select US & Canadian theaters beginning in Spring, 2020.
Special premiere event March 26 in New York City including Q&A with experts from the film!
Location & ticket information coming soon.
Also stay tuned for worldwide online premiere details later in 2020.

The most comprehensive mindfulness film to date. See:

Personal stories of transformations
Mindfulness being put into action throughout society
The science supporting the benefits of mindfulness
Leading experts explain every facet of mindfulness
The surprising origins of the Movement
Experience mindfulness yourself in 2 brief guided meditations

Synopsis

From Executive Producers Deepak Chopra and Jewel, comes THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT, a feature documentary (100 minutes) that 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 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.

This documentary is even an interactive experience since viewers will have two chances to close their eyes and practice during brief guided meditations led by well-known mindfulness teachers. For regular practitioners, mindfulness has become as synonymous with a healthy lifestyle as eating well and exercising.

Whether someone is just discovering mindfulness or has been practicing for years, they’re sure to learn something new and be inspired to share the benefits of mindfulness with others as THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT continues to grow.

The Experts

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer of mindfulness in the West, founder of the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School and author of many books including “Mindfulness for Beginners”

Jewel, singer-songwriter, musician, 4 time Grammy nominee, owner of the Jewel Never Broken company and foundation, author of “Jewel - Never Broken”

Deepak Chopra, Deepak is a pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is one of the world’s most influential thinkers and public speakers, founder of the Chopra Foundation, and has written more than 80 books translated into over 40 languages. His latest best-selling book is Metahuman: Unleashing Your Human Potential.

Dan Harris, co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America, author of “10% Happier” and the “10% Happier” app

Daniel Goleman, psychologist and author of many books including “Emotional Intelligence” and “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain & Body”

Sharon Salzberg, a pioneer of mindfulness in the West, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and author of many books including “Real Happiness” and “Real Love”

George Mumford, a leading mindfulness teacher who, as he likes to say, has taught mindfulness “from Yale to jail,” including to NBA legends Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, and is the author of “The Mindful Athlete”

Bill George, Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School, former Fortune 500 CEO and author of “True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership”

Tim Ryan, US Congressman from Ohio, mindfulness advocate and author of “A Mindful Nation”

Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, author of “Fully Present: The Science, Art & Practice of Mindfulness”

Richard Davidson, neuroscientist and Founder of The Center For Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-Madison and co-author of “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain & Body”

Judson Brewer, Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University, co-founder of MindSciences Inc.

Rich Fernandez, CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, former Head of Executive Education at Google

Richard Goerling, Police Professional and Resiliency Trainer, “Mindfulness in Policing” workshop leader

… and more!

The Team

This is a true passion project for award-winning documentary filmmaker, Producer and Director Rob Beemer, who has been practicing mindfulness for over 10 years. Rob has enjoyed making documentaries for more than 25 years, including feature length films and more than 200 hours of network and cable TV programming, and is thrilled to use those skills to help spread the benefits of mindfulness to a global audience.

Rob is incredibly grateful to have the support of Executive Producers Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD and Jewel Kilcher on this project.

Deepak is a pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is one of the world’s most influential thinkers and public speakers, founder of the Chopra Foundation, and has written more than 80 books translated into over 40 languages. His latest best-selling book is Metahuman: Unleashing Your Human Potential.

Jewel is a singer-songwriter, actress, author, mother and advocate. She is a Multi-Platinum Recording Artist who has earned multiple Grammy Award nominations, an American Music Award and an MTV Video Music Award among many others. She started the Never Broken Foundation and online program, and has partnered with the Inspiring Children Foundation to make mindfulness and emotional intelligence tools available to the masses for free.

Executive Producer Poonacha Machaiah is a co-founder and CEO of the Never Alone Foundation for suicide prevention, a social entrepreneur who is applying his corporate expertise from 25 years as a business leader in Fortune 100 companies, as well as his background in advanced technological strategies, to tackling social and environmental problems. He has collaborated extensively with Deepak Chopra, in their shared mission of “personal transformation and societal wellbeing.” They have designed and overseen the launch of wellbeing programs in corporations and communities around the world.

Executive Producer Leigh Koechner is a parenting expert on the Jiyo digital wellbeing platform, podcaster, and leader of spiritual development workshops. She has a Masters in Spiritual Psychology and is most grateful for raising five beautiful children with actor David Koechner (Anchorman, The Office). She inspires others by being unapologetically who she is.

Co-Executive Producer Ryan Wolfington is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist who founded the Inspiring Children Foundation. Prior to entering the non-profit world, Ryan restructured and ran businesses in the financial, gaming and teleservices industries, two of which went public on the NASDAQ exchange. Ryan is now President of the Board of JEWEL Inc., and is honored to collaborate and work with Jewel in both business and through the Jewel Never Broken program at the Inspiring Children Foundation.

Co-Producer John Corry is an Emmy-nominated producer best known for the groundbreaking feature documentary “Forks Over Knives.” His other productions on health and nutrition include “Plant Pure Nation” and “Code Blue.” John's producing credits also include Universal’s hit action-comedy “The Rundown,” over 200 hours of TV documentary programming, and the feature documentaries “Tattoo Nation,” “The Bowden Dynasty” and “The Face of Evil: Reinhard Heydrich.” His Emmy nomination came for the History special “The Last Days of WWII.”

Original Supporters

We’re so grateful for the generosity of our Original Supporters whose donations made this film possible.

Executive Producers

Mike Beemer
Diane Beemer

Co-Producers

George Family Foundation
Bill George
Penny George

Inspiring Children Foundation
Ryan Wolfington

Jim Riddet
Becky Riddet

Associate Producer

Clarisa Romero

Key Contributor

Nina Kler

Special Thanks

Andrew Dean
Julie Salomon
Maria Baltazzi

Mark Hyde
Fred Tan
Anne Dodson

Naama Pozniak
Kay Losciuto

Movement Builders

Niklas Palomba
Jan Aaftink
Sherry Kinne
Mike Kinne
Monica Paul
Adrian Maher
Laura Strauss
Robert Lockwood
Jill Drew
BJ Gioffre
Richie Glaser
Sandra Wright

Richard Ross
Marcella Bell
Tony Bell
Ed Cooper
Herbert Treutlein
Cecile Badoit
AJ King
Benjamin Peters
Maribel Aguilar
Joan Tetrault
Sant Patel
Diane Linard

Nancy Green
Judith Hays
Shanna Hensley
Humana Foundation
Vera Wang
Rob Stone
Melissa Stone
Nancy Delsesto
Michelle Bell
Patty Muto
Hiko Muto