by Anna Laurita
Thursday, September 21st is the International Day of Peace, which was established by the United Nations in 1981. On this day we have an opportunity to celebrate, with people all around the world, our shared desire for peace. Communities worldwide will have special events for this day – check to see how your community will participate. At davannayoga, we will have a special Peace Morning from 7:30-9am with a full hatha yoga practice and a guided peace meditation at the end. To register your attendance at this event, contact Anna or register on the davannayoga facebook event.
Last year, an estimated 500 million people celebrated the International Day of Peace in some way. What I love about this day is that we all can celebrate it in our own special way, whether attending a yoga class for peace, planting a peace pole, joining synchronized global meditations, dancing for peace, or spending the day out in nature.
Here are some ideas for celebrating the International Day of Peace
You can come to the Peace Morning at 7:30 am at davannayoga on Thursday, Sept. 21st and share hatha yoga, guided meditation, and other yogic practices of peace with a like-minded community. If you can’t be here, you can: join the Be ThePeace Global Meditation at Noon Pacific Time; another option is the “wave of peace” – at noon in every time zone around the world, people are invited to spend a minute of silence focusing on peace. This wave of peace circles the Earth. Check here for other ways to get involved.
To learn more about how to make the International Day of Peace meaningful, here is an article by Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the Honorary Chair of the International Day of Peace NGO Committee at the United Nations. Ambassador Chowdhury has devoted many years as an inspirational champion for sustainable peace and development, and to ardently advancing the cause of the global movement for the culture of peace that has energized civil society all over the world.
The 2017 Peace Day Theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.