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Deepak Chopra and family to host live streamed conversation on meditation and personal growth

Do whatever you need to do to have YouTube handy this Monday, July 16, at 10:30 AM PST/1:30 PM EST. To kick off the launch of the premium YouTube channel, The Chopra Well, and the Chopra Center’s 21-Day Meditation, Deepak, Gotham, and Mallika Chopra will host a live conversation on meditation, personal growth, and global transformation. You can watch the event directly on The Chopra Well!

Their guests in this landmark event include author Paulo Coelho, journalist Lisa Ling, Mexico’s former president Vicente Fox, actress Fran Drescher, and Eric Handler of Positively Positive. Joining them will be yoga instructor Eddie Stern and a group of children from New York City’s Ashtanga Yoga – the next generation of yogis and meditators.

It is an interesting bunch of people to come together under one roof (or one Google + Livestream.) They have navigated life from different backgrounds and worldviews. Each person brings a distinct perspective to the table. On the agenda to discuss are current world challenges, ways to foster critical mass, and the role of personal transformation for global transformation. Think tanks beware, the Chopra family and friends dream big and aim for no less than positive global change.

The conversation will close with a group meditation lead by Deepak, himself. Feel free to close your eyes and join the fun!

Through conversation, personal wellness, and social connectedness we have the tools to begin crafting the world we imagine, the world that is possible. For ourselves, for our children, and for all time.

Don’t miss out! Tune in on Monday, July 16, at 10:30 AM PST/1:30 PM EST.

Subscribe to The Chopra Well and the Chopra Center’s 21-Day Meditation, and keep the conversation alive wherever you go.

The Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations

Dear Peace Friends,

On Sunday night, November 1, 2009, a unique and unprecedented event took place in Washington, DC. Ambassadors of the most peaceful nations from every continent in the world were assembled together – to honor their achievements, to learn from them, and to help lead all peoples and nations toward peace. It was, and is, an historic moment, and one which alters the course of peacebuilding in every region, at every level.

The Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations was developed in partnership with the JWH Fullbright Center and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and builds upon the blueprint of the Global Peace Index, conceived by Australian businessman and philanthropist Steve Killelea, co-founder of the Institute of Economics and Peace. Rather than focus predominately on conflict and violence, these thought-leaders and organizations have chosen to explore a new question:

Who are the most peaceful countries on the planet, and what can we learn from them? IS peace possible? Can we actually make the world a peaceful place?

The answer, as demonstrated by the eighteen countries being honored this week, is yes. It CAN be done.

Over the coming weeks, The Peace Company’s Peace Leadership Institute will share highlights and updates of this ground-breaking work in the field of peacebuilding. The Symposium continues today and tomorrow with a closing plenary and press event that is open to the public this Tuesday afternoon. (see details at www.peacefulnations.org)

Today, we celebrate this message of promise and hope: Peace IS Possible, and the pathway to achieving it is in our hands.
 

Peaceful Nations nations

Chic Dambach, President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Harriet Fullbright, President of the J. William and Harriet Fulbright Center and Ambassador for Botswana Lapologang Caesar Lekoa

Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations Development Group

Cultivating a Culture of Peace every day,

Kimberly King

Kimberly King, President
The Peace Company
The Peace Leadership Institute
Board of Directors
The Alliance for Peacebuilding

Related Links:
www.peacefulnations.org
www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org
www.visionofhumanity.org
www.jwhfulbright.org

 

Changing the Course of History: The Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations

While the challenges facing our world are tremendous, so too is the potential for peace. Though many consider war and acts of violence "inevitable," the truth is, dozens of nations have achieved a remarkable state of peace both with their neighbors and within their borders. The nations that have sustained peace can help the rest of the world learn how to do the same.

With this as the realization and goal, a coalition of thought-leaders and international organizations have come together to establish an unprecedented platform and new direction in the field of global peace-building forming the first-ever Alliance of Peaceful Nations.

On November 1, eighteen nations from around the world will gather in Washington, DC to be honored for their achievement of Peace. They will be studied as models for others to emulate and encouraged to provide leadership in the quest for peace at the inaugural Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations.

The Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations is an historic event that shifts the paradigm from a study of conflict and what is "not working" in our world to a panoptic, whole-systems approach to education, collaboration and peace-building at every level. Through innovative analyses and metrics such as the Global Peace Index, we take a bold step forward toward creating a culture of peace, recognizing that each one of us has an essential role to play.

The Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations will commence with a gala banquet at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on November 1st 2009. 18 most peaceful nations from nine global regions will be honored with commemorative plaques for their peacebuilding accomplishments and successes.

The evening will include an address by The Honourable Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme at 7 pm. President O´scar Arias of Costa Rica, one of the invited nations, will address the audience via video after dinner.

The banquet and symposium will be attended by dignitaries, ambassadors and business and non-profit leaders from around the world. We invite you to join with us in this unprecedented commitment to co-creating a culture of peace.

Kimberly King

Kimberly King, President
The Peace Company
The Peace Leadership Institute

Related Links:
www.peacefulnations.org
www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org
www.visionofhumanity.org
www.jwhfulbright.org

 

 

 

Changing the Course of History: The Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations

While the challenges facing our world are tremendous, so too is the potential for peace. Though many consider war and acts of violence "inevitable," the truth is, dozens of nations have achieved a remarkable state of peace both with their neighbors and within their borders. The nations that have sustained peace can help the rest of the world learn how to do the same.

With this as the realization and goal, a coalition of thought-leaders and international organizations have come together to establish an unprecedented platform and new direction in the field of global peace-building forming the first-ever Alliance of Peaceful Nations.

On November 1, eighteen nations from around the world will gather in Washington, DC to be honored for their achievement of Peace. They will be studied as models for others to emulate and encouraged to provide leadership in the quest for peace at the inaugural Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations.

The Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations is an historic event that shifts the paradigm from a study of conflict and what is "not working" in our world to a panoptic, whole-systems approach to education, collaboration and peace-building at every level. Through innovative analyses and metrics such as the Global Peace Index, we take a bold step forward toward creating a culture of peace, recognizing that each one of us has an essential role to play.

The Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations will commence with a gala banquet at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on November 1st 2009. 18 most peaceful nations from nine global regions will be honored with commemorative plaques for their peacebuilding accomplishments and successes.

The evening will include an address by The Honourable Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme at 7 pm. President O´scar Arias of Costa Rica, one of the invited nations, will address the audience via video after dinner.

The banquet and symposium will be attended by dignitaries, ambassadors and business and non-profit leaders from around the world. We invite you to join with us in this unprecedented commitment to co-creating a culture of peace.

Kimberly King

Kimberly King, President
The Peace Company
The Peace Leadership Institute

Related Links:
www.peacefulnations.org
www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org
www.visionofhumanity.org
www.jwhfulbright.org

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DISCUSSION: The state of the world today, what can we do?





 

global-warming1The current state of the world is deeply saddening. We are dropping bombs on each other, people are starving, we are suffocating the planet; destroying our forests, poisoning our oceans and killing our wildlife. It’s just terrible. At any given moment just take a look at the headlines on cnn.com, it’s like a crazy horror movie. But this is no movie, this is our world, the world we live in.

If you are as concerned about the current state of the world as I am, then this coming weekend tune in to this discussion about what steps have to be taken as a humanity and as individuals, to facilitate positive change:

Interview on national radio in Australia
If you are in Australia, tune your radio to Triple J (find the frequency where you live) or listen live on the internet, as Belzebuub talks with presenter Dave Callan on the state of the world today and what steps have to be taken as a humanity and as individuals, to facilitate positive change.

Location: The Graveyard Shift with Dave Callan on Triple J

Time: Sunday 25 January 2008, 1:30am – 2:15am (Melbourne time)

Find out the time in your timezone

As individuals, we may think we can’t change the state of the world. But we can bring about a positive change in our own life, and in our relationships with the people in our lives. We can lead a more spiritual life, and together we can change the state of the world.

Change begins with the individual. What starts as a life change can lead to a global change. But if we do nothing, then nothing will ever change.

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