Each year the International Day of Peace (also known as World Peace Day) is observed around the world on September 21. It is a day “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” We, at A Network for Grateful Living, were honored and happy to recognize and celebrate this year’s World Peace Day by sharing the following resources along with news of events and activities happening around the globe. Please join us as together we work towards our vision: A peaceful, thriving, and sustainable world – held as sacred by all.
One Day of Peace
Here’s a crazy idea: Persuade the world to try living in peace for just one day, every September 21. In this energetic, honest talk, Jeremy Gilley tells the story of how this crazy idea became real — real enough to help millions of children in war-torn regions and to lay the groundwork for an annual global event which is changing the world.
The Price of Peace
“What I would like to share with you is something very simple but also very difficult: simple things often are,” writes Br. David, “It is an invitation to pay the price for peace…”
The Great Bell Chant: A Meditation
A 7-minute compassion meditation featuring the words and voice of Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh set to sweeping visuals.
For the Children
“In the next century
or the one beyond that, they say,
are valleys, pastures,
we can meet there in peace
if we make it…”
Boundless Qualities of the Mind
Joan Halifax Roshi introduces the Four Boundless Abodes — lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. These are qualities of the mind and heart that are inherent to our basic nature.
Light A Candle
In the spirit of the adage: “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness,” we invite you to join us in lighting a candle for the millions of people around the world who are suffering the devastating impact of violence and conflict. Let us allow this World Peace Day to motivate and inspire us to participate in continuing to create a peaceful, thriving, and sustainable world – held as sacred by all.
We hope you are moved and inspired to action by these resources. Please feel free to share your reflections below. To discover more, visit our complete Library of Resources or dip into The Heart of Peace and Justice.
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This is just too much goodness for my scattered brain to delve into right now, I will certainly be viewing this all week!
World Peace Day is definitely a day to be grateful for!
Indeed Drew, indeed it is!
Write an entry in your private gratefulness journal
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