In 1981, the United Nations passed a unanimous resolution to globally declare September 21st as The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”). The intention was set that on this date all humanity would commit to peace above all differences and contribute to building a culture of peace for future generations.
In Yoga, we often chant Om Shanti as a call for peace, a remembrance of our connection to one another, and to create a vibrational tone which resonates peace within ourselves. Peace begins with our own intentions and actions. While world struggles may sometimes feel overwhelming, we can turn to our individual choices to feel a sense of deeper peace. How are you creating a more peaceful home environment? What ways are you offering peaceful communication with others? How do you feel your current choices align with a more peaceful world for yourself and others?
On Friday, September 21st, our community will gather together at 5:30 pm to create what is often referred to as a “Sea of Oms”. It is a lovely, flowing tone of Oms with each person’s breath coming at their unique pace and rhythm and connecting with others’ voices to create a harmonious sound of peace and tranquility. We hope you join us and please bring family and friends to this very special and intentional offering of peace for our community and our world.
Here are pictures from our September 2018 International Day of Peace: