Seven Minutes of World Peace

Seven Minutes of WorldPeaceThursday, September 17 at 9:50 – 9:57 AM (NY time)

What does peace do?
Peace blossoms.
What else?
Peace spreads.
What else?
Peace illumines.
What else?
Peace fulfils.

– Sri Chinmoy

“If we can invoke Peace and then offer it to somebody else, we will see how Peace expands from one to two persons, and gradually to the world at large.”

– Sri Chinmoy

Please join with others around the world in seven minutes of simultaneous prayer, meditation or simply a heartfelt yearning for peace. As Sri Chinmoy once remarked, “Peace will come about in the world from the perfection of individuals…. Collective aspiration has to come about slowly — one person at a time.”

Seven Minutes of World Peace was inaugurated in 1984 by Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations.  Since its inception, numerous individuals and groups from around the world have participated, and letters and proclamations have been received from Heads of State, governors and mayors. It is a soulful prelude to the United Nations Peace Bell Ceremony, which itself “rings in” the International Day of Peace.

This year, International Day of Peace and Peace Bell Ceremonies will take place at UN Headquarters on September 17 beginning at 10 AM.  Thus, Seven Minutes of World Peace will immediately precede these, from 9:50-9:57 AM  (NY time), with individuals and groups participating from locations around the world.

Join with others, all at the same time, during Seven Minutes of World Peace.