Inner Peace presents the first school
On 22 March 2018, at the outset of spring, hundreds of volunteers, associations and schools from all cultural, ethical and religious backgrounds will join together to launch the first World Meditation. We are committed to cultivating the seeds of peace and understanding among all people, united under a simple message: there can be no peace in the world until there is peace within ourselves.
The message and the vision of the World Meditation is to inspire a deep sense of unity and empathy with the world at large. In this way the meditation becomes a universal experience. This feeling of oneness reinforces the fundamental values needed for a new, harmonious and respectful relationship with others.
Wherever you are, you can easily participate in this experience by using the map on the website: teachers with their classes, parents from home, politicians, doctors and every person in society can take part and connect with all the children of the world through their smartphones. We will simultaneously try to light up the world with the first "World Meditation".
More than 2000 schools from approximately 40 countries are joining to show that unity is possible: it is stronger than our differences and the illusion of division. You can join us by clicking on your country in the map below to participate and to view the drawings of meditation events in your country and around the world.
Innocence will Save the World
The desire to have a peaceful world for all children and youth brought this event to life. With the experience and support of many international organisations, the realisation came that peace cannot be a mental concept.
Meditation gives us the ability to go beyond our mental capacities, to truly connect with who we are. We believe that through meditation, peace becomes not just an idea or a word, but an experience one can find within oneself; an inner state that can be felt and that binds us to all other living beings.
"In the silence beyond your thoughts you find Inner Peace"Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
For the first time schools all over the world will join together. The event will not only give children the experience of a great international dimension but it will create a bridge of solidarity between young people of different countries. To prepare for this event, the children participating are preparing messages of friendship, drawings, poetry and personal reflections for the students of India. These heartfelt messages act as tangible expressions of solidarity.
Thanks to live-streaming, schools from different parts of the world will be able to link up; students will be able to meet and connect. Through a shared path, this event creates a real bond of peace and friendship among the younger generations.
The project has been designed for students around the world and therefore respects every culture and religion. Our hopes for world peace rest with the youth, and so we trust that their decisions will become more conscious and enlightened in the future. Our desire, our commitment, our goal is to cultivate the seeds of peace and understanding among all people.
“It always seems impossible until it is done”Nelson Mandela