America meditates because peace is contagious, Oct. 12, 2009: Over 10,000 people across 20 cities in America simultaneously meditated in the America Meditates program on October 12, 2009. The aim was to soothen the suffering of people post a period which has seen economic challenges, political turmoil and natural disasters. Comfort, a sense of belonging and responsibility towards the community, and a positive approach were the natural outcomes when thousands of people united in an atmosphere of peace and calm. Some of the experiences of people: “Thank you for coming to my city and share this wonderful experience with us," and “We need this kind of events in my country. Please keep doing them”.