Meditation for World Peace
Open to everyone, this drop-in class includes a relaxing guided meditation, short teaching and inspiring chanted prayers. Discover how we can achieve a peaceful world by establishing peace within our own mind and learning to cherish others. Each session we will cover a small section from the book, Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness, through which we can develop authentic love and compassion that will change our own and others’ lives. This uplifting class is a way to make a positive contribution to our world. Meditation for World Peace is held once a month, at 7.30pm on Sundays, usually the first Sunday of the month but please check the calendar as there are exceptions.
“With compassion, we make dedications and pray to develop and maintain inner and outer peace and harmony. We know there are so many dangers and problems arising right now, war and terrible things. We try to repair, to pacify, to cause all dangers and obstacles to cease through our prayers. With compassion, we pray every day for world peace, that the people of this world will experience peaceful and happy minds and meaningful lives. Through our pure intention, the power of our prayers and particularly through receiving blessings from enlightened beings, results will come, definitely.”
– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, teaching at the opening of the US Kadampa World Peace Temple, October 2006