Living Peace

The Tibet Center in collaboration with the Center for Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement was proud to sponsor LIVING PEACE: Spiritual Approaches to Achieving Inner Peace, a series of seminars and workshops where teachers and leaders of different faith backgrounds will present their respective techniques for realizing inner peace. The event took place during eight evenings in June 2008.

If each individual accomplishes inner peace, we can then take small steps towards achieving global peace. Cultivating a sense of peace internally, at every level of our social structure — within the community, within the family, within the self — is essential for the achievement of world peace.

Living Peace offered New Yorkers practical exposure to different ways of achieving and maintaining inner peace, and promoting awareness of the importance of this state. Seminar leaders represented a variety of religious traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.

During the third Living Peace event at Columbia University, on the 9th of June 2008, Rev. Nakagaki discussed inner peace from the perspective of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. He also led the group in meditation and chanting exercises.


courtesy New York Times

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