About Us

Lisa Hepner

Lisa Hepner is the creator of the Meditation Challenge and the international Don't Wait-Meditate campaign.

Hepner was the recipient of the 2006 RSI Peace Award. (Previous recipients include Arun Gandhi and Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard).

Hepner is the author/compiler of Peaceful Earth: Spiritual Perspectives on Inner Peace & World Peace and the author of All I Ever Really Needed to Know About Life, I Learned from a Rubber Band.

Lisa's favorite spiritual teacher is Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now and A New Earth.

Lisa started the Meditation Challenge while looking for a way to incorporate all the "content" she had studied for over 15 years into a way of BEING.

She had an intellectual knowing of the importance of living in the moment and the truth of who we are, but not a KNOWING.

Lisa knew the importance of meditation but had been unsuccessful in incorporating it into her daily life. Upon remembering the statistic that it takes 21 days to make a habit, Lisa decided to start a "meditation circle" for 21 days to help herself and others develop the habit of meditation.

The results were transformational for herself and others in the group. Lisa decided to offer this service to others to support them in developing the habit of meditation and set a goal of helping 100,000 people develop the habit of meditation!

So far Lisa has helped people develop the habit of meditation through the live 21 day meditation instruction. Lisa currently facilitates one 21 day meditation circle a month!

Lisa has also put together a training program to help others become facilitators. And she's pleased to announce the addition of the facilitators below...

Meet your Facilitators

Sunny Boyce

Sunny Boyce is the meditation facilitator for Australia!

Sunny took up Yoga at age 18, which was her first exposure to meditation.

At age 31 she went to London and took up Transcendental Meditation.

On her return to Australia in the early 80s Sunny continued her personal growth with a spiritual group that also held meditation as a core tool; she practiced this form of meditation regularly until age 50 when she left this group following the break up of a relationship.”

Sunny says, "through a return to the search for meaning after 10 years I discovered Lisa’s meditation challenge and embraced a method that allowed me to live in a peaceful state in my every day life – a state that I now identify as 'living in the now'."

Sunny has a background as a lecturer at a local college of Naturopathy in Clinical Medicine and holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree.

She is now ready to follow her passion of assisting others to make changes they desire with a focus on adding the elements that, in her opinion, make up a holistically healthy lifestyle, and moving into the awesomely joyful and peaceful lifestyle that she believes is everyone’s birthright!

"The Meditation Circle has changed my life in the way I can Be. Instead of reacting in a negative way as I did before, I now accept what shows up. I am calmer, and happy."

Lori H. - Pennsylvania

"The 21 day meditation circle has helped me to make a commitment to meditate daily, which I hadn't been able to do on my own. It has been a special knowing I am meditating in community even though I am on my own at home. Lisa is a gentle cheerful leader!"

-Susan W., Canada

"I continue to use the 'I am' technique; I enter the space when I first wake, I look forward to it again at the end of my day before I sleep; during the day I am using it out in the world even driving!"

-Sunny, Australia

"Opening my eyes during meditation was a totally new experience and felt awesome, and I felt fully alive, and I experienced life for the first time living from the inside - out, instead of vice-versa."

- Joe B. California

"What has surprised me is how powerful this is, something I wasn't expecting....although quite alone in my home I feel quite connected to the others who are in this Meditation Circle. And it goes without saying...it so convenient!"

-Karen H, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"Well, now I live in a meditative state most of the time and keep reminding myself of my true nature and gift. I try to surrender myself to the higher Self and strive for all my thoughts, words and feelings to emerge from that loving place within me."

-Zarina, California

"Through this meditation circle I have found out how to connect with my body in a way that is both absolutely physical and absolutely spiritual. I feel this deep sense of aliveness that I can reconnect with instantly any time I choose, in any situation. In that moment, I feel at one with myself, in touch with my higher Self, and immediately connected to everything around me."

-Nancy G., California

"I felt a difference around day 5 or 6. That peacefulness has continued. I meditate every morning before I start the day. Things seem to go better or I just handle them better."

-Peggy, Arizona

"I was a bit reluctant at first, but I have noticed that this is a great way to maintain the conscious connection between my internal self and my external world."

-Jennifer S., New York

"I am especially pleased to have learned the open-eyed meditation, which will help me to cultivate the practice of meditation/mindfulness during my daily activities. Meditating has become a daily habit that I really enjoy and look forward to as a way to tune in to the peaceful, ever-present truth within my being."

-Raechel, California

"Once I realize that my mind is running wild, I can see it for what it is and can slow my mind and myself down. Blissful can only give an idea of the feeling that follows."

- Margo Purcell
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

"Now, thanks to Lisa and her meditation circle, I can enjoy the benefits of daily meditation, including feeling more calm and grounded as I go about my day. Thanks Lisa!"

-Hilary G.

"Practicing feeling the "aliveness" in my body and meditating with my eyes open has made it easy to meditate anywhere anytime. Thanks, Lisa - what a gift."

Atlanta, GA