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Many thanks to Stylus.com for featuring Guided Meditation VR in their recent report on the business of wellbeing, features quotes from our own Josh Farkas....

On TechCrunch, pharmaceutical and biotechnology professional Alex Senson recently took a detailed look at mental health and the virtual reality companies tackling it. In the article, Alex recounts his initial introduction to Guided Meditation VR at the 2015 We Are Wearables VR event in Toronto: Perhaps the most well-known relaxation app is Guided Meditation VR, created by Cubicle Ninjas. This app offers four relaxing immersive environments to enjoy during a guided meditation session. Among a densely packed crowd of hundreds of people eating pizza and drinking beer, I sat down, put on an Oculus and headphones and tried the Costa Del Sol beach...

In an attempt to see if virtual reality can make the human mind more creative, IDEO designer Neil Stevenson -- with assistance from "VR spirit guide" and interaction designer Michaël Harboun -- tried Guided Meditation VR, and turned his experiences into a fascinating article for Medium.com. From the article: There was a compelling sense of atmosphere and depth...

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Anand Vora drafted an engaging blog post about how mindfulness and meditation can aid patients in recovery, noting Guided Meditation VR as a useful resource. Per Dr. Vora: Mindfulness — anchoring yourself to a given present moment — is a form of meditation. As Wee Peng Ho writes at The Conscious Life, you are meditating “when you are focused on your breathing, yet fully aware of the random thoughts in your mind and not distracted by them.” With just a little dedicated practice, anyone can find that kind of mental awareness. Everyday Mindfulness write that while the practice can be a...

Thank you to Lucas García at 40deFiebre for spotlighting Guided Meditation VR in an article discussing four major digital trends that will change the world. Other VR examples given by Lucas include work from the NFL, Toyota and Cerevrum, so we're honored to be mentioned in such wonderful company! You can read the full article here....

Thanks to host Malia Probst for having our own Josh Farkas on the Real Virtual Show podcast to with special guest co-host, Kuldeep Dusanj, CEO of UK-based health and wellness company Fortis Health! You can listen to the entire show below: ...

We're honored to have been singled out as a leading innovator in virtual reality by Venture Radar! View their graphic of the selected use cases by clicking on it below below, and connect with us and the other innovators via the blog post, linked here.  ...

IT professional and freelance tech writer Alex Davies stopped by our booth at Immersed 2015, and we thank him for including us in his detailed coverage of Day 1 of the event for Tom's Hardware, linked here!...

VRFocus caught up with our own Josh Farkas at a recent event to chat about Guided Meditation VR and how it can assist in daily life. Per author Jamie Feltham: In the interview below, Farkas explains Cubicle Ninjas’ goals with Guided Meditation, which will allow players to relax in a wide range of peaceful environments. He also describes the developer’s other major project, Ramble Venice, which breaks new ground in the VR tourism sector by offering a sort of all-in-one package of a trip around the iconic city. Just how effective does Farkas think VR relaxation can be? And what gives Cubicle Ninjas’...

Our own Josh Farkas appeared as a guest on Gunters Universe -- a live VRChat-based program -- which you can watch below. Thanks so much to Gunter for the opportunity! ...

We're honored to be a part of the Season 3 premiere of the Drax Files Radio Hour, discussing emotions tied to virtual reality and the future of the metaverse. Listen via the link here!  ...

Guided Meditation VR was spotlighted by tech expert Tom Emrich -- listed as one of the five Canadians in digital technology to watch in 2016 -- on CTV's Canada AM, as he discussed wearable technology for a safe, fun summer! Thanks Tom and the CTV staff for showcasing us to your viewers! You can view the segment in its entirety here....

Guided Meditation VR was featured by Virtual Reality Reporter within their 2015 E3 coverage, and we thank them for their kind words, and stopping by our booth! From the article: Guided Meditation VR is one of our favorite VR experiences to date, as it is one of the few virtual reality apps that touches the world of spirituality. The Guided Meditation provides powerful relaxation and trance experiences in beautiful, exotic locations around the global. As a dedicated meditator, we’d recommend Guided Meditation to anyone who is currently meditating or interested in learning about how to meditate to try out Guided Meditation. You can read...

Eric Johnson of Re/code spoke with our own Josh Farkas about Guided Meditation VR and how it can easily become a part of everyday relaxation. From the article: Farkas hopes to reach people who can’t go places like Italy — such as the sick or elderly — or people who won’t — such as Americans. “Americans are the absolute worst at taking time off for themselves,” he said. “We want them to get home from work, put on a [virtual reality] headset, and just relax for five to 15 minutes.” Farkas said Cubicle Ninjas also plans to charge for its Guided Meditation app, though he’s...

Thanks to Kenny Tadrzynski from Slug Magazine for his report on trying Guided Meditation VR at E3 2015! From his story: The setting I chose was a waterfall in the rainforest. It was just as described, and it was cool and relaxing. It really did the job...

Berlin podcaster Draxtor Despres visited our booth at SVVR 2015, along with his son Kaleo. Drax interviewed our own Josh Farkas and it turns out we were Kaleo's favorite VR experience of the entire conference! Read and listen here to Draxtor's episode titled "The Young Person's Guide to SVVR 2015". Thank you to both Drax and Kaleo for checking us out and spreading the word....

Regular nuviun contributor Jenn Lonzer, MA detailed her experience using Guided Meditation VR for the first time at HIMSS 2015: I arrived at the booth feeling weary and completely overwhelmed by the conference buzz. An introvert by nature, exploring millions of square feet filled with over 40,000 strangers is exhausting, to say the least. I’ve written about but never worn a VR headset. I was intrigued. As a yoga-buff who enjoys guided meditation but never seems to be able to find the time/space/quiet to get my Zen on, I felt some cautious optimism. Within moments of listening to the waves crash onto the...

Thank you to the staff at Augmented Reality Trends for spotlighting Guided Meditation VR! You can read the full piece here....

Reporting from HIMSS 2015, Sachin Shenolikar of Real Business (Presented By Xerox) singled out Cubicle Ninjas and Guided Meditation VR as one of three stand-outs from the conference! One of the most compelling uses of virtual reality technology is in healthcare, where it can help the healing process by taking a patient’s mind to a faraway place. A company called Cubicle Ninjas is targeting healthcare, pain management, and psychology clinics using the Oculus Rift VR technology. Here’s how it works: The patient loads the Cubicle Ninjas software into a desktop computer, puts on a headset and earphones, and then is whisked away...

ChicagoInno's Jim Dallke spotlighted Guided Meditation VR and discussed how research is showing the positive effects of VR experiences within the healthcare field. You can read more here, and our thanks to Jim and ChicagoInno for their coverage!...

Eddie Makuch from Gamespot covered the Is This Real Life? No Escape from Virtual Reality panel at PAX East, where Guided Meditation creative lead Josh Farkas discussed his hopes for VR to impact numerous industries outside of gaming. Read more here. Thanks Eddie and Gamespot!...

We were incredibly thrilled to see the experience of Todd Murfitt - principal at St. Columba's Memorial School in Yorketown, South Australia - about how Guided Meditation VR assisted one of his students on a particularly rough day at school. We encourage you to read Todd's account here. With some gentle pushing and prodding I was able to coax this young man (with the help of a virtual reality headset – the Oculus Rift) into strapping in and being teleported to an alternate world of his choosing. And the reaction...

We love it when the virtual reality and meditation communities are brought together. Just like this piece on Daily Meditate by Robert Axelsen, as he details his discovery of Guided Meditation VR through UKRifter's review on YouTube! We're so fortunate that people in both camps are beginning to see the benefits each other bring to the table. As you can see this looks like an amazing experience. And even...

Here's a cool YouTube Let's Play from VR Gaming Evolved. We love to hear such great feedback as the user experiences Guided Meditation VR in real time!...

Huge thanks to UKRifter for his detailed, glowing YouTube review of Guided Meditation VR! "In short, Guided Meditation is the best experience I've had as far as relaxation application is concerned, and an absolute must for people who maybe have difficult jobs...

As the host and producer of the Game. Play. Learn! podcast, Anuar Andres is also a meditation instructor at Stanford University. He was kind enough to plug Guided Meditation VR on his website, mentioning our receiving of the Most Innovative Game award at Michigan State University's Meaningful Play Conference!...

Josh Farkas made an appearance on the Enter VR show to discuss, "Meditation in virtual reality and turning the human body into the next input device." Thanks Enter VR! If you missed it, you can listen to the podcast episode below: ...

Many thanks to Row VR for listing Guided Meditation VR as a recommended pick for developers and users to demo. We're always honored by this kind of word-of-mouth!...

Special thanks to Unity for featuring Guided Meditation in their online showcase. There's no doubt Unity was the engine that drove Guided Meditation. With Unity's powerful game development ecosystem, we were able to create the application of our dreams. Thank you!...

On Ahimsa-Creative, Daish Malani writes: This is truly amazing...

Emerson Dameron of The Interdependence Project - a secular Buddhist center in New York City - shared his thoughts on tradition and technology coexisting, and how that discussion is relates to his place in the business world. A really great read with some spectacular insight!...

PSFK says: If you’re looking to escape to paradise, Guided Meditation, an Oculus Rift DK2 demo, provides a choice of peaceful places you can virtually visit. And: Guided Meditation takes relaxation to high-tech levels with the immersive experience of virtual reality. In the app, you can virtually travel to tranquil locales such as a flawless tropical beach, a mesmerizing Japanese koi pond, breathtaking canyons under an endless blue sky or an enchanting forest. A soothing voice offers guided meditations with breathing exercises to complete the journey to relaxation. Thanks to Marnie from PSFK!...

VRMedia says, translated from the original Japanese: OculusRift that are expected, many exciting content that can not be tasted in the normal world, but content that had a such as roller coasters and bungee jumping is famous, it is different a little angle to introduce today, relaxation content for OculusRift is RELAX. And: By immersion in beautiful scenery full of nature, it is that get a relaxing effect than exciting....

Reddit spread the word on Guided Meditation, making the front page of r/Oculus and r/Meditation. Thanks so much for the awesome support!...

vrHunters says, translated from the original Polish: Guided Meditation is a project of the independent studies Cubicle Ninjas distinctive audiovisual binding attractive and innovative approach to the subject. Thanks to Dodaj from vrHunters!...

VR Forum says: If you own a Rift I highly encourage you to download this. Don't waste any time man. Run. And: I don't ever really get this mushy over anything and use words like beautiful. But this deserves that. Also: You're going to love this one guys. See what I'm saying? Look at this. Look at this! And: Wish I had a beer right now, I'd sit back and relax in here for an hour. Also: My hat goes off to the developers of this....

VR Focus says: Developed by indie team Cubicle Ninjas Guided Meditation is a relaxing VR experience for both PC and Mac in which players can rest in one of four locations. These include a  rainy Birchnut Forest, a tropical beach setting at Costa Del Sol, a desert area named Cosmo Canyon and the peaceful Yokosuka Garden. Players can simply slip on the HMD and enjoy being in each environment. Thanks to Jamie from VR Focus!...

The Rift Arcade says: Guided Meditation isn’t a traditional Oculus Rift experience. It focuses on relaxing players and guiding them through stages of meditation, and what’s surprising is how well it works. Locate yourself in a quiet room with no distractions and you’ll soon find yourself completely immersed in it’s beautiful environments and settings, making this a brilliant way to relax after a long, stressful day. And: It’s also great to see such a high level of quality and polish in the app. The graphics are sublime, controls are easy to master and the audio/music is simply fantastic. Thanks so much The Rift Arcade!...

Road to VR says: ‘Guided Meditation’ Proves That ‘VR Relaxation’ Will Almost Certainly Become Its Own Genre Also: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could whisk yourself away to a bright and sunny beach at the end of a stressful day ? It’s 2014, and it seems that Cubicle Ninjas, the folks behind Guided Meditation, think it’s about damn time (and we agree). And even: I consider myself highly audio-visual oriented. I can’t have TV on in the background while I work (like some people prefer) because I’d pay it too much attention. For someone like me, the eyes-closed method of meditation/relaxation is tough because...