On March 22, 2015, along with the Ganges and Los Angeles, Bless the Lake will be a hub event for Unify’s 2nd annual #LoveWater global synchronized meditation and The Shift Network’s free World Water Day teleseminar.

The day will include water edutainment for families; water education including the story of Lake Merritt and an explanation of how it fits in the water cycle, where our water comes from, current water issues, and how we can reduce use; music; a water blessing; a guided meditation by Amelía.

The water blessing will be broadcast on the Shift Network’s teleseminar linking water ceremonies worldwide. The guided mediation will be broadcast globally as part of Unify.org 2nd annual #LoveWater campaign. Oakland is one of the three highlighted events along with the Ganges and Los Angeles with over six hundred happening worldwide. More than ten thousand viewers are expected to watch the live broadcast.

The guided meditation seeks to create a field of resonance to heal our relationship with water, ourselves and our communities. This will also be an innovative experiment into the power of group meditation/prayer to reduce crime. In 1993, mass mediation was found to have reduced crime in Washington DC by 23%. In collaboration with the Institute of Noetic Sciences, we will analyze whether mass meditations like Bless The Lake can reduce crime in Oakland.

Produced by Amelia of KnowTheSelf.com, Armando Daviia and Dave Room of BALANCE Edutainment.

Thanks to our sponsors:
Know Yourself
Impact Hub Oakland
Numi Organic Tea
AguaClara LLC
House Kombucha
Lake Merritt Institute

And our partners:
Pacha’s Pajamas
Know The Self
The Shift Network
Urban Farmacy
Sentient Associates Creative


Public Transportation:
AC Transit Bus lines 18, 14, 26, 1, 1R pass through the amphitheater and conveniently stop nearby.

Lake Merritt Bart Station is conveniently located two blocks away from the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center and three blocks away from the Lake Merritt Blvd Amphitheater.

Auto Parking:
Street parking will be available in and around the Lake Merritt Bart Station, Peralta College and Lake Merritt Blvd.