An Invitation: Join Us For FOCUS: PEACE
“If we continuously maintain self awareness, we will be able to experience peace and happiness.” Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
FOCUS: PEACE – Peacelights and We, The World are partnering to offer a series of Free daily tele-seminar phone calls from December 7 to December 21 at Noon Eastern Standard Time. Every day we will gather virtually for 20 minutes to meditate together and be the peace we wish to see in the world. Calls will start with a 10 minute teaching, followed by a 5 minute meditation on peace, and prayers for peace on our planet. Read the rest for more information and to register. There is something important happening during the days ahead, something where your participation is required. You have the power and opportunity to make a significant difference in your environment.
JOIN US FOR FOCUS: PEACE – A series of inspiring daily tele-seminar style calls starting Friday Dec. 7th and continuing through Friday December 21st. We have gathered women and men who have dedicated their lives to peace to lead these calls. They span generations, cultures, and life passions. What brings them together is their love of peace, and the urgency they see in our present situation.
Each call takes place at noon Eastern Time (USA) and will last 20 minutes. The calls are free and will be recorded, so if you can’t make the scheduled time, you’ll be able to listen to them at your convenience, and as many times as you like. To register click here: FOCUS: PEACE It is FREE.
“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” Mahatma Gandhi
Featured speakers include Buddhist writer and co-Founder of the Tibet House Robert Thurman, President of the Global Security Institute Jonathan Granoff, World Peace Prayer Society’s UN Representative Rev. Deborah Moldow, best selling author, speaker and coach Debbie Ford, former Director of Amnesty International and peace teacher and activist James O’Dea, Co-Founder of Coalition OneVoice and teacher of Integral Spirituality, Kurt Johnson, and many others.
Inspired by the words of Amma, the revered humanitarian and spiritual teacher from India, Focus: Peace aims to bring you together with like minded people to usher in a new era of peace and co-creation. We are honored that her senior disciple Swami Dayamrita will lead one of the calls.
Schedule(subject to change)
December 7 – Deborah Moldow
December 8 – Jonathan Granoff
December 9 – Swami Dayamrita Chaitanya
December 10 – Joumana Rizk
December 11 – Debbie Ford
December 12 – Meggan Watterson
December 13 – Dena Merriam
December 14 – Chloe Breyer
December 15 – James O’Dea
December 16 – TBA
December 17 – Audrey Kitagawa
December 18 – Robert Thurman
December 19 – Kurt Johnson
December 20 – TBA
December 21 – Community Call
To register click here: FOCUS: PEACE It is FREE.
“Pray for the peace and welfare of one and all in this world.” Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Who is Amma and what did she say?
Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, affectionately called Amma, is also known as the Hugging Saint as she personally hugs and consoles millions of people, while serving hundreds of thousands in need through her many charitable organizations.
At a recent retreat in Michigan, Amma shared this message with a sense of great urgency.
Amma said that Mother Nature is very agitated at the moment and that there is a lot of turbulence in our hearts and our minds. We need to cool down the atmosphere she said. She asked for each of us to meditate on peace for just 5 minutes twice a day. Once a day is fine too, she said. She asked us to repeat a mantra for peace that resonates deep within us for 5 minutes, then radiate the peace from our hearts onto our communities and our beautiful planet.
Amma said. “Please pray for world leaders to have patience and use their words carefully. With world leaders, one angry word can lead to a war. Please make a very firm resolve: ‘I will not say anything hurtful or negative to anyone’… and think carefully many times before even uttering a word. There is a great deal of negative vibrations in the atmosphere and we shouldn’t use negative speech at this time, especially, and even towards our enemies. Pray that everyone has the power of will, to be patient, compassionate and loving.”
What are Peace Mantras?
Peace mantras are powerful invocations for harmony and blessings for all of creation. A mantra is a sound or group of words that is considered capable of creating transformation inside us and in the outer world. By vocalizing peace mantras we embody the existence of peace. Some powerful Peace Mantras are below or feel free to use another one that resonates within you. These mantras are repeated a minimum of 3 times, asking for peace in nature, peace in the world, and peace in our minds. The intention is to have peace in the world, and as we are part and one with the world, this peace will benefit us as well. The focus however is on the collective.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bavanthu
May Peace Prevail on Earth
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Shanti Shalom Peace Salam
How your meditation changes the world
In an experiment in 1993, four thousand meditators gathered in Washington DC for 7 consecutive weeks and meditated together twice a day. By the time the experiment ended, the crime rate went down by 23.6%. Similar experiments have been done in other cities, leading to similar results. Additional studies have also been done which demonstrated that patients who were prayed for recovered faster and more completely than those who were not supported by prayer. As we lead up to December 21, 2012, a date many believe to be a pivotal moment in our human history, what each one of us does, or more importantly, what each one of us embodies, makes a huge difference in the future of our beautiful planet.
Join us. Let’s bring peace into focus.
You can sign up/register by clicking here: FOCUS: PEACE It is FREE. If you cannot be on the calls, you can listen to the recordings later at your own convenience. All you have to do is sign up and you will be updated with all of the access information.
You make a difference. Your participation is required here. Together our impact can change the world.
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