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International Day of Peace
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on September 21st. Established in 1981, by a unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared day for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace for current and future generations.
Chanting Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu allows us to feel a greater sense of connection to peace within ourselves and for our world. In these unsettled times, we may find ourselves feeling sad, confused, frustrated or even angry. Chanting this mantra takes us from our personal self to a prayer of love for the world around us and creates a deeper remembrance of our connection to others and all creation.
We encourage you to come practice with us on September 21st and experience the peace and tranquility of being on your mat, surrounded by other community members, as we send out a united intention for peace and compassion in our world.