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Famous People Who Practise Meditation

Updated: Aug 8, 2020

Famous people are often responsible for setting trends and bringing certain practices to the public attention. This article will look at celebrities who have famously practiced meditation and the benefits that it’s brought to their lives. If you’ve been thinking of trying meditation or want to develop a regular meditation practice, take some inspiration from these celebrities.

How Meditation Became Mainstream

Meditation first became mainstream during the 60s when the Beetles began practicing it to reduce the stress associated with touring and being famous. Many fans started to try meditation, but at the time, it was thought of as more of a hippie pastime. In 1968, The Beatles traveled to India, where they learned Transcendental Meditation. This was a life-changing experience for the whole band, and on returning to the UK, they wrote some of their most famous songs and produced “The White Album,” after being inspired by meditation.

Paul McCartney continues to practice meditation and says that it has helped him to find inner serenity. He feels that it’s beneficial for young people nowadays as we live in a world that's not-so-quiet.

Many other famous people, such as Oprah Winfrey, were instrumental in bringing the benefits of meditation to the public’s attention. In the ’90s, the talk show host interviewed Deepak Chopra, a spiritual guru who has written books on the subject. The book became an instant bestseller, and Oprah later teamed up with the Chopra Centre to record a series of meditation programs that are very popular today.

Celebrities who have Benefitted from Meditation

Kobe Bryant

Sports is a stressful field to work in, and famous players need to stay alert and focused to keep at the top of their game. Many famous sports personalities practice meditation to help them achieve success. The NBA player, Kobe Bryant, meditates daily and says that it helps him to improve his mood and keep his mind clearer. If it weren’t for meditation, he would be agitated all day.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, who founded Apple, meditated regularly throughout much of his adult life. He believed that it brought him many benefits and even said that it had changed his life and perspective. He was once famously quoted as saying, “If you sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse.” He was able to use meditation to calm his mind by practicing over time and says that he was then able to hear subtler things and develop his intuition. Meditation allowed him to see things clearly and live more in the present moment.

Angelina Jolie

Some people find sitting in meditation difficult, and celebrities are no exception. If, like Angelina Jolie, you struggle with meditation, you may like to try an active meditation such as coloring a mandala. The actress has famously tried meditation but says that she prefers her unique form of active meditation. She finds meditation and mindfulness in daily life and enjoys trampolining or coloring with her children.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston often seems to be a celebrity who is ageless, and she puts this down to her healthy lifestyle and to the fact that she meditates. She is continuously surrounded by stress in the entertainment industry but copes with this through meditation.

Miranda Kerr

Supermodel Miranda Kerr is a fan of all things natural and organic. She is health conscious and has youthful energy while at the same time managing to look young. The supermodel puts her appearance and energy down to her regular meditation practice.

Hugh Jackman

The Australian actor, Hugh Jackman, is a big meditation fan. He has famously given many interviews where he discussed his meditation practice and the life-changing effect this has had on his life.

In one interview, he said the following, “In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad or a husband.” He then went on to explain how he is dipping into a powerful source while he meditates, and it’s like he is taking a bath in it.

Halle Berry

Meditation and prayer are very important to Halle Berry, and she does both regularly to keep herself grounded. Meditation has helped her to get through some of the most challenging times in her life.

The David Lynch Foundation

The David Lynch Foundation helps to educate people on the positive benefits of meditation. Many famous people, including Sting, Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jerry Seinfeld are all members of the David Lynch Foundation. Here they have learned deep meditation techniques that have helped them to change their lives.

Jerry Seinfeld

Many celebrities contribute their success to meditation. Jerry Seinfeld has been meditating regularly for over forty years. He says that it gives him more energy.

Ellen DeGeneres

Talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, was inspired to meditate after discussing health benefits with other celebrities, including Russell Brand and Russell Simmons. Ellen DeGeneres has found stillness in her life and mind through meditation.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand has famously battled addictions and starts every day off by meditating. It has helped him to change his psychology and consciousness.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry starts her day by practicing meditation and was influenced to start meditating after seeing the positive benefits that it had on her ex-husband Russell Brand. The singer says that meditating regularly has helped to improve her mood and helped her mind to rest. In an interview with the Rolling Stones magazine, she said that she plans to keep practicing meditation for the rest of her life.

The singer learned a form of meditation known as Transcendental meditation, which uses mantras to help reach a deeper state of consciousness. She says that once you learn your mantra, it never leaves you, and it helps your brain to get more rest. Meditation helps her to reset, as she is always thinking about something.


Life can be tough for celebrities, and many famous people regularly practice meditation. Some do so privately, and others have helped to spread the message that meditation is beneficial. These celebrities have encouraged others to try meditation by talking about its benefits and helping to bring it into the masses.

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