Archive for the ‘Community Event’ Category

Peace Pals Winner & Mayor of Iasi, Romania hold Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony

Monday, March 27th, 2017

On March 24th in the city of Iasi, Romania at the National Park Theatre “Teatrul Național Vasile Alecsandri’ a beautiful Peace Pole Dedication ceremony took place.

David Alexandru (2106 – 1st place winner in his age category) contacted Mayor Mihai Chirica and generously donated his prize of a Peace Pole to the city of Iasi.  Mayor Mihai Chirica accepted the Peace Pole and together they planned a beautiful event which was shared by the community.

Mayor Mihai Chirica shared on his FB page (Romanian) “The most important messengers of peace are children. In Iasi we have to promote the idea of ​​peace in the world, without, the future of humanity would be chaotic and makes us proud of our city’s ability.”  “David honored us with his benefits and Iasi managed to bring back to the world as a city of intelligence, culture and a talented young generation.”

The event included music, dance and special awards to young people in Iasi, Romania.

All of us at The World Peace Prayer Society, The Peace Pole Project and Peace Pals International are so honored to have played a small part in this.  We are also so proud of David’s accomplishments.

For more information on Peace Pals International, please visit the website.

 

Plant Communication Workshop-hosted by The World Peace Prayer Society at The World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, NY – USA

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

In July and August-2016,  Karine Gordineer offered an Introduction followed by a 2-day Workshop on Plant Communication at The World Peace Sanctuary.

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                             Karine Gordineer is seated in center on futon

Karine Gordineer is the Owner/Founder of Green Girl Herbs and Healing in Hopewell Junction, New York.  Karine introduced her students to the concept of plants as “sentient beings” and sharing ways of how we can interact with plants on this level.

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Scientific studies show plants can communicate with each other as well as with other species. The Plant Communication Workshop is designed to take people to ever deepening levels of connection to gain direct access to the consciousness and wisdom of the plants for life-changing personal and planetary healing & expansion.

This very experiential workshop offered:

  • Developing sensory awareness of plants
  • Accessing plant consciousness through the Shamanic Journey
  • Communication through light, sound, and breath
  • Entering the Daydream of the Plants
  • Discovering Your Plant Ally
  • Green Breath, transformational breath work created by Pam Montgomery
  • Journeying with the Music of the Plants

Students journeyed with the “Music of Plants” utilizing the plants on The World Peace Sanctuary grounds.  Melodic communication was offered by the ancient walnut trees located in the Sacred Grove with the use of an instrument/device that was designed and developed in Italy by the Damanhurians who have always been active in researching communication with the forces of nature.

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The instrument is able to capture the electromagnetic variation of the surface of the leaves and roots, and turn them into sounds.

Take a listen, as we have offered it here for you and also a photograph of the instrument used.

The melody “sounds” will take your breath away!

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At  the end of a most extraordinary weekend,  Karine shared her sentiments by saying,  “ It was so wonderful to share the expansive and heart-centered energy of plant consciousness. The World Peace Sanctuary is a wonderful place to engage with spirits of the plants.”

May Peace Prevail On Earth for All Life on Earth!

Ann Marie Robustelli
Assistant to Executive Director
at The World Peace Sanctuary
WPPS

 

Peace Pole for USA stands vigil at the World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, New York-USA

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Winter is upon us in the northeast corner
of Dutchess County, New York.

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At The World Peace Sanctuary, a special Peace Pole intended for “Prayers for USA webinar” held at New York Headquarters on October 22nd, was planted just before first snowfall.

May Peace Be in The United States of America!
May Peace Prevail On Earth!

“Prayers for USA” broadcast live from headquarters at The World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic, NY-USA

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

October 22, 2016

Starting July through election weekend in November 2016, The World Peace Prayer society hosted monthly Prayers for USA webinars to call forth and generate positive energies in preparation for the elections.  100’s of people joined us from their homes around the world.

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In October, Prayers for USA was broadcast live from the World Peace Sanctuary in Amenia NY, where friends and family joined us at the Sanctuary to commune in heartfelt prayers with our online viewers to uplift the heart and soul of America by calling for peace to prevail in each of the 50 US States.  The program began by honoring the ancestors of the indigenous peoples of the land asking for their wisdom and guidance for a conscious evolution.

Live Potluck WPS

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A Brilliant Success
10/22/16
Prayers for USA
Webinar

 

 

A vigil held at The World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic, NY was an urgent “call to peace” for the victims of the Orlando, Florida shooting. USA

Monday, June 27th, 2016

On Friday, June 18, 2016, staff of The World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS), along with concerned and caring community members, gathered in honor of each person who surrendered their life during the Orlando mass shooting, leaving behind loved ones and a nation in mourning.

The name and age of each of the 49 victims was announced and repeated together in unison as we made our way up the Peace Path, pausing at each Peace Pole, sending heartfelt wishes to each of the 193 UN members states.

The group closed each statement by announcing the universal peace message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth.”

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We thank each and every person for joining us.

May Peace Prevail in the USA!

May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Staff at The World Peace Sanctuary
headquarters of WPPS

Laguna Hills California Peace Pole Project, Laguna Hills California-USA

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

We held our Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony at Laguna Hills High School on 9-11-15 which was filmed and shown at the school on the International Day of Peace (September 21st).

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The Laguna Hills High School PTSA sponsored the Peace Pole Project which was dedicated to promote peace, tolerance and inclusion. Students celebrated with Peace essays and song.

The PTSA members believe strongly in the value of diversity and hope this to be a visible sign and reminder to everyone in our school community that peace at Laguna Hills High School is the focus.

Thanks, this was a great success.
Susan Collins

Austrian region requests a Peace Pole planting for peace festival–Waldhausen, AUSTRIA

Monday, May 9th, 2016

September 4th 2016

Every three years, the Austrian Society  “Waldrose“ gives an award to individuals or organisations in Europe working for peace.

The next Award Ceremony will be held on September 4th in Waldhausen, Upper Austria.

To prepare for the event, the Austrian Society sent a circular to all schools in the region proposing that teachers and pupils plant a Peace Pole on the school property prior to September 4th.

Click the following link to view the circular:
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One of the Society members, a headmaster,  already planted a Peace Pole on his school campus and offers advice & help in a circular.

The Waldrose Society also suggests that the schools hold peace prayers in various languages and with various religions.

At the Peace Festival in September, the schools will give a short presentation on how they organized their school peace event.

The World Peace Prayer Society-Europe Office now sends out various translations of MPPOE both on a Peace Pole signs or per email.

Dagmar Berkenberg
WPPS
Europe Office

 

Earth Day & ASPCA “save a horse day” Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony-Dover Plains, NY-USA

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

April 23, 2016

Ann Marie Robustelli, from The World Peace Sanctuary, was invited to present a World Peace Flag Ceremony in honor of ASPCA “save a horse day” held at the Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue Farm.

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A Peace Pole re-dedication ceremony was also part of the Earth Day’s weekend celebration.

Earth Day–Promoting Peace with Peace Poles and Press in Dutchess County- New York-USA

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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Greetings of Joy and Peace To All!

Earth Day was a special, unique Peace Pole moment with 5 Peace Poles.

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Four of the Five  Peace Poles were dedicated at Arlington High School in Poughkeepsie, NY and one Peace Pole was planted at Pete & Toshi Seeger Waterfront Park in Beacon New York.

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Wishing you all our “2020 Vision” for the Hudson Valley. Enjoy this beautiful Spring and let us all move slowly forward in bringing Peace to the Planet which is our life both within and without.

All the best,
Doug Martin Sturomski
www.PeaceBellFoundation.org

 

Girl Scouts Celebrate World Thinking Day with a World Peace Flag Ceremony, Poughkeepsie, New York – USA

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

On Sunday February 21st, 2016 the “Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson” came together at the Galleria Mall Center Court in Poughkeepsie, NY, USA to celebrate the 90th anniversary of “World Thinking Day” http://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/global/world-thinking-day.html.

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This year World Thinking Day celebrates the Connections with oneself, ones friends and ones world. The Scout Troops made exhibits on a country they chose to learn about for this year’s celebration.

In addition to all the exhibits there was the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Competitive Singing Group: The Dotted Half Notes, Irish Step Dancing by Siobann Moore School of Dance and Sahana Natesan danced a traditional Indian dance in full traditional wear.

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Amelia Roger, the organizer of the event said “The highlight of the afternoon was the World Peace Flag Ceremony presented by Jim Dugan of the World Peace Prayer Society in Wassaic. He brought a full set of flags, one for each Member Country of the United Nations. Each girl had the opportunity to honor the flag of the country they carried as well as joining the whole group in asking that May Peace Prevail in that country then May Peace Prevail on Earth.”

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The relationship between Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson and the World Peace Prayer Society has been ongoing for many years now and has been truly beneficial for both organizations.

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May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Submitted by:
Jim Dugan & Amelia Roger