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PEACE MEDITATION: Occupy Your Heart

Start:
September 21, 2017 11:30 am
End:
September 21, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue:
Lafayette Park
Address:
The White House, Washington, DC, United States, 20006 Google Map
Payment:
Refund Policy
More than 3 weeks before the workshop (100% refund, minus $50 admin fee)
Less than 3 weeks before the workshop (100% credit for future workshops, minus $25 admin fee)
Less than 48 hours before the workshop (no refund)
Event Details

In honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace:

OCCUPY YOUR HEART –
PEACE MEDITATION
WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON DC

September 21, 11:30am – 1pm EST @ Lafayette Park
(Bring your own chair or meditation cushion!)

Join us for this peace meditation, one of thousands of events honoring the United Nations International Day of Peace, that celebrates peace and the courage to have the difficult conversations with respect and understanding.

Whether you come for the full 90 minutes, or even for 10 minutes, your presence will support the message that the key to lasting peace begins with self-awareness, inner stillness, and the courage to respectfully connect with others, in order to seek new solutions to our current issues that honor the humanity and dignity of us all.

“A movement begins when the oppressed begin seeing themselves as pioneers in creating new, more human relations and thus advancing the evolution of the human race.
Confident of their own humanity, movement builders are able to recognize the humanity in others, including their opponents, and therefore the potential within them for redemption.”
Grace Lee Boggs, iconic peace activist

We will gather at 11:30 am on September 21 at Lafayette Park, in front of the White House, and start with a few words from organizer Joe Weston, author of the book Mastering Respectful Confrontation. The meditation will be led by Dharma teacher La Sarmiento as a way to open the space for our silent meditation.The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political. The theme for this year is “Respect, Safety, and Dignity for all!”

If you can’t make it to the White House, take a moment to meditate with us wherever you are in the world and weave your heart with ours:

LET THE SOUND OF HEART-FILLED
SILENCE RING THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, CUT THROUGH THE CONFUSION AND CALL US TO OUR HIGHEST!!!