Archive for the ‘The Peace Pole Project’ Category

Ban Ya Temple plants Peace Pole – Korean Town, Los Angeles, CA – USA

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

A group of dedicated WPPS members visited Ban Ya Temple in Korea Town located in Los Angeles, California.  The 5 peace delegation met with Huncher Sunim, the temple monk, who kindly accepted the Peace Pole to be planted in the grounds of the temple.  It was a glorious day filled with joy and prayers as all members gathered around the peace pole to offer their prayers for peace to prevail on earth to dedicate the Peace Pole together.

100th Anniversary Peace Pole dedicated at Gandhi Ashram in India

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Leaders and peace makers from every continents gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad.  A week long retreat was organized in January 2018 by  Nipun Mehta of Service Space allowing attendants to share, reflect and commune in the spirit of love, compassion and non-violence living.
At the Gandhi Ashram, prayers are offered while sitting on the ground.  When the Dalai Lama last visited, he asked his organizers to cancel all his plans and sat there in silence for 4 hours. Similarly, Masami-san told us, with very vivid confidence, “Gandhi’s essence is still alive here, but we must learn how to receive it and then share it.” Soon after, we inaugurated a Peace Pole at the Gandhi Ashram. Yet again, the pole was wrapped in a slow story that’s been brewing for several generations. In what felt like a remarkable marvel of serendipity, with so many monastics and spiritual leaders from so many spaces all gathered in one manifest circle, Masami-san led a collective prayer: May Peace Prevail on Earth.
 
The magnificent wooden Peace Pole was carved by the Ashram community and planted the central courtyard.

Cub Scout World Peace Flag Ceremony, LaGrangeville, NY-USA

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Cub Scout World Peace Flag Ceremony led by Jim Dugan, WPPS
February 26, 2017
LaGrangeville, NY

May Peace Prevail On Earth *Peace Packages” in Sunlight of the Spirit gift shop in Sacramento, California-USA

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Thank YOU for being a Peace Troubadour, Robin!  I think that the Peace Packages are going to sell quickly as they make a lovely stocking stuffer for Christmas or gifting for other traditions & celebrations such as:

Three King’s Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festival Of Makar Sankranti, Lunar New Year, 12-Step Acknowledgements, Martin Luther King Day, Office Gift Exchanges, Promotions, farewells, etc.

I am thrilled that you have embraced the gift that radiates the universal peace  message “ May Peace Prevail On Earth” as authored by  Mr. Masahisa Goi.

Submitted by:
Renee Marie, WPPS Peace Representative of Sacramento California-USA
& Founder, Salute Integrity and
Peace Poles for Schools

Girl Scout World Thinking Day, Yorktown Heights, NY-USA

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

On February 22nd, 2017, Girl Scout World Thinking Day was held at the Jefferson Valley Mall in
Yorktown Heights, NY.

Jim Dugan, WPPS led a traditional World Peace Flag Ceremony.

Then each Girl Scout chose a flag to carry and parade around the entire mall.

 

CT Valley Hospital IDP Keynote Address, Hartford, CT-USA

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

On September 19th, 2017, Jim Dugan, WPPS was the keynote speaker at the Connecticut Valley Hospital in the Whiting Maximum Security Wing and at the Yurba Chapel.

Jim Dugan gave the Keynote Address at both venues,  based on the 2017 UN Theme for the International Day of Peace.

CT Valley Hospital Peace Pole Re-dedication held after Jim’s two speaking engagements. L to r: Felix Rivera, Rev. Dr. Rafael Torres, Lou Sorrentino, Jay Valentin, Jim Dugan, Carol Knight

May Peace Prevail on Earth,
Jim

Fulton – Montgomery Community College extended WPFC-USA

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

November 13, 2017
Johnstown, NY

Jim Dugan led an extended World Peace Flag Ceremony that took over two hours where he delivered an important and timely fact about every Nation in the Inclusive Ceremony. Students signed out to carry specific country flags in advance.

Gwendolyn Ossenkop, Coordinator of Student Activities at Fulton-Montgomery CC wrote:

“The World Peace Flag Ceremony was an eye opening experience for me and our students on the struggles that others in the world face. What a beautiful representation of the diverse student body we have here on campus. It truly reminds us that we are together in this world! MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH!”

One World Bearing Witness 24 Vigil for Humanity

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

WPPS took part in the One World Bearing Witness 24 vigil for humanity.  The online global/local, live, participatory, healing ritual for humanity hosted programs bearing witness to a diverse array of topics including climate change, equality, reconciliation and other timely themes highlighting our unity in diversity.


Program hosts, Dr. Thomas Steininger and Dr. Elizabeth Diebold, held space for the wisdom keepers and presenters throughout the 24 hour 7 ritual cycles.  WPPS participated in the Closing Ritual to close the powerful and significant vigil event.

WPPS Peace Representatives from 7 Regions of the world gathered online to present the World Peace Prayer Ceremony in celebration of the Oneness of Humanity to strike a unifying note at the close of the for One World Bearing Witness.  Each representative gave a short peace message from their respective regions followed by prayers for each country of the world and all the indigenous nations.

Andrea Solano – Argentina

Caroline Uchima – Scotland

Mojima Etokudo – Nigeria

Deb Musgrove – Australia

The powerful message of peace, May Peace Prevail On Earth, radiated through the internet to global participants and we truly became ONE WORLD BEARING WITNESS.

May Peace Prevail On Earth

Infinite Gratitude to our Peace Reps who represented the regions of the regions of the world!

“ World Peace Prayer Ceremony” held in Art Gallery in Potenza, ITALY

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Happy Holidays from ITALY!

We held a World Peace Prayer Ceremony in the Galleria Idearte De Lo Re Grazia in Potenza, Italy.

Submitted by:
VITO PALLADINO

Peace Pole at the Amenia Strawberry Festival 2017-Amenia, NY-USA

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017