In an attempt to give his followers an escape during social distancing and self-isolation guidelines, Deepak Chopra hosted an online meditation that drew a million viewers to the site. Unfortunately, this caused the site to crash.
Chopra, an Indian-American author and advocate for alternative medicine, is loved by many for his thoughts on spirituality and meditation techniques. So many people were slated to tune in to his broadcast that he was forced to move to Facebook Live, Page Six reports.
Chopra initially attempted to lead the meditation using a live link from California. When the website crashed, he switched platforms.
The session was intended to set "collective energy toward healing the world at a time when we need it most." The unfortunate setback led to thousands being unable to tune in.
"We were soon going to start a global live meditation for healing and transformation amidst this global pandemic of the coronavirus...but the Vimeo site crashed. We were hoping for a million people, and indeed we think we had them...so I am taking this opportunity to speak to you all on Facebook Live," he said in his opening remarks.
He went on to explain, "In the great wisdom traditions of the east, and also the west, it is said that every crisis has a creative solution and every adversity contains the seed of a creative opportunity, so let's go with that."
Those who missed the live meditation can still view the video on The Well's website and YouTube.
For more from Deepak Chopra, listen to his podcast Daily Breath on the RADIO.COM app.