June 19, 20, 21, 22 2014 – World Peace & Prayer Days will take place in The Hudson Valley, New York.
All nations around the world honor sacred sites as places holding unique geographical, spiritual, historical and often mythological significance. These places of worship—intended to unite people in peace, can all too easily become a source of power struggle, greed and environmental abuse. It is by no coincidence that places where the Earth vibrates with magnified energy, also commonly align with rich pockets of Earth’s greatest natural resources. Therefore, the importance of protecting sacred sites and educating people about the value of restoring them to balance, reaches beyond the realm of spiritual ideals and directly into the impact their restoration has, on the health of the environment. Chief Looking Horse will be visiting some of the sacred sites of the area on Sunday the 23rd, performing ceremony to cleanse the lands.
The Sacred Fire is the heart of World Peace and Prayer Day. It will be lit on June 19th, upon the arrival of the Sage Boy riders and their horses, the Buddhist walkers and the Peace Pole carried from the World Peace Prayer Society in Wassaic, NY to be placed in the park by Chief Arvol Looking Horse. The Unify Network is also hosting another globally synchronized meditation so that you can participate wherever you are. Click here to participate with Unify Network.
The celebrations will continue with Earth and animal awareness activities, talking circles, storytelling, and shared feasts. All activities and events are offered at no cost to all. Please bring food to cook and share!
The Sacred Fire is honored over four days, with a special ceremonial emphasis – following traditional Lakota Sioux ways, on Summer Solstice, Saturday June 21. As the sacred fire burns there will be a time when everyone is invited to offer tobacco and prayers to the fire. This prayerful Summer Solstice Day will be followed by the sharing of wisdom keepers and speakers, joining us from far and wide. The notable list of speakers includes, Tom Goldtooth, Betsy Stang, Chief Phil Lane Jr, Rebecca Tobias, Shri Natha Devi Premananda, Polly Higgins, Faith Spotted Eagle, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and many others. Please visit World Peace and Prayer Day online to learn more! http://worldpeaceandprayerday.com/