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Summit organiser Melli O’Brien

Some of the world’s most respected meditation and mindfulness teachers are pooling their resources to present a month-long, on-line Mindfulness Summit in October – and it’s free!

According to the Summit’s Australian organisers, Melli O’Brien and Matt Dickinson, the summit is a not-for-profit project with a mission to make mindfulness mainstream.

“Why are we doing this? Because we believe the peace, balance and compassion found through mindfulness has the capacity to change the whole world from within,” says Melli.

“We wanted to find a way to make high quality mindfulness training free and extremely accessible.

“The summit is a beautiful, comprehensive and practical online guide to mindfulness. We’ve gathered the leading teachers and experts around the world to share their wisdom with you and it’s all going to be free for the whole month of October. Each day of October one speaker will be live for you to access. 31 speakers in 31 days for you to enjoy.

“After the free month is over, the summit will become a product to purchase. You’ll be able to purchase a copy of all the videos (and a collection of meditation audios) from leading teachers around the world. 100% of profits generated from the project will be donated to mindfulness charities.”

Full details at http://themindfulnesssummit.com/

About the organisers

Melli OBrien

Melli is a mindfulness teacher (trained with MTIA – Mindfulness Institute of Australia) and an internationally accredited meditation and (Satyananda) yoga teacher. She specializes in teaching multi-day immersion mindfulness retreats and have guided thousands of people through her programs in Australia. She was selected by the Satyananda Mangrove Mountain ashram (the largest ashram in the southern hemisphere) to teach their mindfulness retreats.

She is not affiliated with any one religion, organisation or tradition but rather draws from them all. Her goal is to distill the essence of the world’s wisdom traditions and to make those teachings easy to understand and simple to apply in daily life.

Melli blogs at mrsmindfulness.com which reaches tens of thousands of people each month.

She loves having cups of tea in her vege patch, and spends a good chunk of her time reading books on her favorite green beanbag. She also enjoys watching the wild ducks waddle around her yard.

You can follow Melli at Facebook.com/mrsmindfulness and Twitter.com/mrsmindfulness

Matt Dickinson

Matt has been a serial internet entrepreneur, start-up advisor, investor and an internet marketing specialist for the past 15 years.

He’s a founding mentor at Australia’s leading startup accelerator, Startmate, and loves helping founders that are bringing about positive change in the world.

He’s naturally curious about the world and loves to learn about a broad range of topics. Matt’s been passionate about health, wellness and high performance living since in his teens, captaining Australian inline hockey teams and rep Rugby teams. He learned early that your mindset, training and diet have a profound effect on human performance and happiness. He enjoys geeking out about health and wellness with other biohackers, holistic health practitioners and coaches.

He first took an interest in formal mediation and its effects on the mind and body while at university after school, joining a regular meditation group at the University of Technology in Sydney. He’s experienced how formal and informal mindfulness practice has profoundly changed his life and many of those around him for the better.

Matt loves going on adventures and exploring the world. For the past 18 years he’s focused his sporting endeavors mostly on outdoor flow sports such as snowboarding, surfing and mountain biking.

Follow him on Twitter here @mattdickinson