What does peace do?
– Sri Chinmoy
To all those who joined with others around the world this year in seven minutes of simultaneous meditation, prayer or simply a heartfelt yearning for peace – thank you!
Seven Minutes of World Peace is a soulful prelude to the United Nations Peace Bell Ceremony, which itself “rings in” the International Day of Peace on September 21. It is an outgrowth of Sri Chinmoy’s vision that: “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.”
Inaugurated in 1984 by Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations, numerous individuals and groups from around the world have participated in this programme, and letters and proclamations have been offered by Heads of State, governors and mayors.
To see and listen to 15 minutes of this year’s virtual opening ceremony, including archival footage of third United Nations Secretary-General U Thant and Sri Chinmoy
Seven minutes of Sri Chinmoy’s music and chanting
You are invited to devote an extra seven minutes daily to peace.
The date and time of the global Seven Minutes of World Peace for 2021 will be announced when the schedule for the United Nations Peace Bell ceremony for the International Day of Peace (September 21) has been fixed.
Until then, you are encouraged to immerse yourself in the fragrance of peace, an extra seven minutes a day.