I am working on putting together a Festival of Meditational Cultures in Rishikesh, India( December 2011)and a key part of this is focused on how meditation can be part of mediation and bringing peace to the world, nation, family and individual. Looking for people to help bring festival to fruition. Also seeking out the deep meditators, elders and those who go within the within who will share their experiences of life.
Listed below is the mission statement and goals for the Festival.
Swami Veda Bharati disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayan Tradition has spoken at the United Nations and he has asked me to head up this project .
International Festival of Meditational Cultures
Meditation in action
An on going yearly symposium of the worlds meditative cultures gathered together for intercultural relationship building, to be held at different international locations each year. Experience meditation and mediation through expressions of “TRUTH” in action, through colloquium gatherings, cross-cultural exchange and artistic presentations/expression. This will bring awareness on how meditation has influenced the course of cultures through out the world. During and after the symposium there will be an exploration of the mediational and medicinal qualities of meditation, which will aid in resolving the inner and outer conflicts of humankind. Leading to calmness of the mind, understanding, knowledge and ultimately “WISDOM” to be shared amongst the cultures. During this process it is hoped that there will be an evolution of the peacemakers and hence forth bringing to the peoples of this planet a lasting “PEACEFUL SPIRIT”.