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3rd Annual Shamanic Plant Workshop, Wassaic, NY

Friday, December 14th, 2018

3rd Annual Plant Communication Workshop & Shamanic Plant Medicine Journey program-held at The World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, NY 

March through December-2018 –

Korinne Gardiner teaching

This year we started with a weekend Plant Communication workshop, followed by a 9-month program of the Shamanic Plant Medicine Journey class held at The World Peace Sanctuary.  Facilitated by: Karine Gordineer — Owner/Founder of Green Girl Herbs and Healing in Hopewell Junction, New York.

Lovely class  – what a great group! We all had such wonderful connections with the plants – very inspiring

Learning the special herbal concoctions Karine makes and uses.

Much Love & Plant Blessings from all of the Plant Whisperers

Herbal recipes created during workshop

Photographs and Event news reported by

AnnMarie Robustelli of World Peace Prayer Society

May Peace Prevail On Earth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing on the Shamanic Plant Medicine Journey, working with the beautiful healing energy of Goldenrod as we ushered in the Autumnal Equinox <3

Hello Plant Whisperers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

batch of lavender flower essence water.

 

 

 

Karine Gordineer of Green Girl Herbs & Healing taught an 9-month long series working with herbalism in the way it was originally taught; infused with the Spirits of the Plants.  Native Peoples believe that to truly possess the healing powers of a plant one must be introduced to the Spirit of that Plant and be honored with its healing gifts.

At the end of the 9 month series, students had acquired a solid foundation to work with herbs medicinally and are able to make their own herbal remedies in the form of infusions, decoctions, tea blends, oils, salves, flower essences, tinctures, and syrups.

 

May Peace Prevail On Earth for All Life on Earth!

 

 

 

 

3rd Annual Plant Communication Workshop & Shamanic Plant Medicine Journey program-held at The World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, NY – USA

March through December-2018 –

This year we started with a weekend Plant Communication workshop, followed by a 9-month program of the Shamanic Plant Medicine Journey class held at The World Peace Sanctuary.  Facilitated by: Karine Gordineer — Owner/Founder of Green Girl Herbs and Healing in Hopewell Junction, New York.

Lovely class  – what a great group! We all had such wonderful connections with the plants – very inspiring.

 

 

So much joy and gratitude for our circle of healing and connection and for our Plant Mother, Mugwort Many Blessings to my Sisters of the Green

Continuing on the Shamanic Plant Medicine Journey, working with the beautiful healing energy of Goldenrod as we ushered in the Autumnal Equinox

Hello Plant Whisperers!

batch of lavender flower essence water.

Karine Gordineer of Green Girl Herbs & Healing taught an 9-month long series working with herbalism in the way it was originally taught; infused with the Spirits of the Plants.  Native Peoples believe that to truly possess the healing powers of a plant one must be introduced to the Spirit of that Plant and be honored with its healing gifts.

At the end of the 9 month series, students had acquired a solid foundation to work with herbs medicinally and are able to make their own herbal remedies in the form of infusions, decoctions, tea blends, oils, salves, flower essences, tinctures, and syrups.

 

May Peace Prevail On Earth for All Life on Earth!

Yoga for Peace-at The World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, NY

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Hatha Yoga –a breathing and movement exercise in union with the Mind, the Body and the Spirit.

WPPS Yoga Class 2018

 

Since 2012, Yoga classes have been offered at The World Peace Sanctuary.

Yoga in Practice

Classes are currently held on Monday afternoons and instructed by Maria Polhemus; a Yogini with over 25 years of experience.

For more information, please contact: Ann Marie Robustelli:

annmarie@worldpeace.org

May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Peace Pals International 2nd Place winner, Kanyanan of Thailand

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

2nd Place Winner of Peace Pals International Art Competition

Kanyanan of Thailand, 2nd Place

Kanyanan J. of Thailand happily posing with her well deserved 17″ Peace Pole Prize. She is a very talented artist and we are fortunate to have her in our competition.

 

News Courtesy of Peace Pals International.

World Peace Prayer Society

www.worldpeace.org

Peace Pals Finalist, Giulia L, Germany

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Peace Pals International Finalist Giulia L, posing with her Peace Pals Prize package.

Giulia with her Prize Package

Giulia Losch of Germany was a finalist in this year’s Peace Pals International Art Competition. An extremely talented young lady with a significant message in her artwork. We are so excited to have her entry and know she has a very bright future ahead of her.

Congratulations to Giulia on her achievement!!

Photos compliments of Dagmar from our

Munich office of World Peace Sanctuary.

As well as Peace Pals International

www.worldpeace.org

 

 

“May Peace Prevail on Earth”, Become the Change You Wish to See, California

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Two Women on a Crusade to help spread the message of Peace in our Schools and Communities. Today we highlight the extraordinary work they do.

Maria Maldonado

She volunteers her time, in creating a culture of

Peace by speaking, and giving a Native Blessing at Peace Pole Dedications.

Maria Maldonado is an inspirational Speaker

Maria believes there will be peace poles from kindergarten to college in Folsom, CA

Maria standing next to Peace Pole she wishes to see in every school.

Renee Marie

Just after the horrific shooting at Columbine High School, 1992, Reneé visited the U. S. Headquarters for the World Peace Prayer Society in upstate New York. When she walked the “Peace Pole Path” there and read “May Peace Prevail On Earth”, inscribed on over 200 Peace Poles dedicated to every sovereign nation, she knew that she would help to spread this universal wish with students. Serving as a Speech-Language Pathologist in our public schools provided the ideal opportunity to create Peace Pole Gardens on campus.

As the Founder of Peace Poles For Schools, Ms. Marie envisions the day when every school in America has an educational, Peace Pole Garden. She invites you to join in this peace-building work to develop empathic, future leaders.

 

Renee with a Peace Pole stating “May Peace be in our Schools”

You may also visit:

www.PeacePoleProject.org

Yosemite Peace Symposium and “A Gathering of Peacemakers.”

We can’t think of a better place to meet than the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, near the gates of Yosemite National Park, one of the most peaceful places on earth.

The World Peace Prayer Society wishes to say Thank you to Maria and Renee. They work tirelessly on a mission to help spread our message of “May Peace Prevail on Earth”

News and Photographs courtesy of Renee Marie and Maria Maldonado

Memorial Peace Pole in Honor of The “Radio Lady” Portland, Oregon, USA

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Family members, Linda Cohen, daughter, David Rabow, son and Karen Polinsky stepdaughter plant peace pole in memory of Ellen Kimball Pollens

A Beautiful celebration of life in planting of Peace Pole.

Linda Cohen wanted a way to remember her mom, so she and her siblings decided on planting a Peace Pole. They placed it behind the Unitarian Church her Mom loved so much.

“Radio Lady” as Ellen Kimball Pollens was known, by her community, was one of the first female talk show hosts in Boston in the 1970’s. She was very proud of this achievement and often spoke fondly of it.

Dedication Plate to “Radio Lady”

Later in life she joined the Unitarian church and found comfort and solace there. Her Memorial, placed by her loving family, sits behind the church in a beautiful spot where the preschool children may enjoy the Peace Pole’s many colors.

Cohen and her siblings felt uplifted by planting the Peace Pole that spreads a positive message; a message of Peace, Unity and Happiness. They are sure that  “Radio lady” would have been delighted to see the Peace Pole placed in her memory.

on in law, Aaron Cohen and Son David Rabow, Planting Memorial Pole behind West Hills Unitarian Church[

Her daughter Linda works tirelessly to help spread the message of Peace, and Mrs. Ellen Kimball Pollens was extremely proud of all that she has accomplished.

May faith in the spirit of lifehope for the community of earth, and love for the light in one another be oursnow and in all the days to come.” UU

May Peace Prevail in Portland

May Peace Prevail on Earth

May “Radio Lady”, Ellen Kimball Pollens Forever Rest in Peace.

 

Students of Jigme ECCD center 2018

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Thank You Peace Pals International

Students of Jigme ECCD center, under Sengdhyen LSS, expressing their idea of peace through art.

“It was a great privilege for the students of Sengdhyen Lower Secondary School to submit the little work of art with the short yet a strong Universal Message and Prayer, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.”

Sengdhyen is located in a remote part of a small Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan-The land of the Thunder Dragon.

International Peace Day Celebration, 2018

“We thank Peace Pals International team for inviting the artwork online entry from around the world. The idea gave an opportunity to our students to directly submit their little knowledge and express their ideas of peace. We will always remain the Ambassador of Peace.”

Awarding of Peace Pals International Certificate of Participation.

May Peace Prevail on Earth!

Photos and News courtesy of

Peace Pals International

of World Peace Prayer Society

Peace Pals Exhibit Pöttmes, Germany

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Pöttmes, is a little town in Swabia, Southern Germany. The town has a wonderful Peace Pole Planted 2015, this serves as a reminder that the locals are aware of the message:
“MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH”.

The World Peace Prayer Society’s Peace Pals International Art Competition will be on display until Christmas in Pöttmes, Germany.

Newspaper article, Peace Pals International Art Exhibit

Translation: “Children make for Peace.” This year children from around the World created what “Living Peace” meant to them in the form of Beautiful Artwork.

The Cultural Representative of the townhall, Baroness Von Herman, saw the World Peace Prayer Society’s 2018 Peace Pals International Art Competition and suggested that an exhibition in the local townhall be inaugurated.

The Baroness recommended for this showing to begin on November 7th. This is the week that Germany celebrates a series of events to remember the end of World War I in 1918.
Baroness Von Herman had already planned a showing of an award winning film regarding a love affair based in 1918 between two enemies of war, France and Germany.

While planning the festivities for this week of rememberance she discovered The World Peace Prayer Society’s 2018 Peace Pals Artwork themed “Living Peace and felt the display would be a perfect fit into the nights events.

WPPS could present the reasons why we have been organizing this Art Competition since 1997 and could read an email by one of the German finalists, 10 year old Aimee Vollmer. Aimee very eloquently pointed out why she painted 2 people holding their hearts.

Aimee Vollmer, Age 10, Finalist Germany

 

The Mayor of Pöttmes, Mr Schindele, pointed out the current conflicts for real Peace and how happy he is about the Twintown relation with La Haye-Pesnel, Normandy.
A twintown relation, twinning or sister city is a way that Europe is unifying and celebrating cultures from various places. The modern concept of town twinning, conceived after the Second World War in 1947, was intended to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and between former foes as an act of Peace and reconciliation. Per “the Origins of Twinning” Meeting Minutes from Twinning counsel.

Pöttmes gave their French Twintown a Peace Pole two years ago. How fitting to give a symbol of Peace such as a Peace Pole to celebrate a wonderful cause.

Ein Band zwischen den beiden Friedenspfählen knüpften die Bürgermeister Franz Schindele und Alain Navarre

A bond between the two Peace Poles knüpften the  
Mayor Franz Schindele and Alain Navarre

The vernissage received many appreciative comments by the guests and the exhibition can be viewed until Christmas.

 

News and Photographs provided by:

Dagmar Berkenberg of

WPPS Office Europe

Peace Pals International Art Competition Finalist, Thailand

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Wannarat R, age 15, Finalist 2018

Today’s awards were given out with all fellow classmates of the school in attendance.
Wannarat was all smiles as he accepted his award as a Finalist in this year’s Peace Pals International Art Competition.

Wannarat accepting Peace Pals International award from Director and Trophy from Prime Minister

The Director gave the award from 2018 Peace Pals International and the trophy from the Prime Minister of Thailand in the national drawing contest.

“This is a wonderful day. Thank you very much” was message given by  Wannarat about the Celebration of his Artistic Accomplishments.

Congratulations to Wannarat R. on his achievements, he is a talented young artist with a bright future.

News and photos courtesy of:

Peace Pals International

World Peace Prayer Society

 

Peace Pals International Winner 2017 and 2018, Dubai, UAE

Monday, November 19th, 2018

2017 First Place Winner

Kiara M, from Dubai is a two year winner in our Peace Pals International Art Competition. She is kind, and even donated her Peace Pole to her School for all to enjoy.

News worthy talent.

She is extremely talented, humble and appreciative of the accolades given.

Kiara shows off her 2018 Prize Package.

Kiara is all smiles as she accepts her Prizes, though it is our honor to have her in the competition. She is a very talented young lady with a very bright future.

News credited to Peace Pals International