The concept for our recent "Walk in Peace" event, held on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 was to hold a community picnic supper, starting at 5:30 pm, in the garden that is situated close to our labyrinth.
|A perfect evening for a summer picnic!|
We invited speakers to come and present a short talk on “Inner Peace”(Claudia Baker, retired teacher and practicing Buddhist) and “Global Peace”(Peggy Edwards, Grandmothers Advocacy Network).
|Claudia Baker shares some inspiring quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh.|
|Peggy Edwards speaks passionately on behalf of African Grandmothers|
|We are accompanied on our labyrinth walk by the healing vibrations of the crystal singing bowls!|
These were hung with clothes pegs on a line strung between a couple of trees when completed, similarly to the peace/praryer flags seen in Tibet. This was a popular activity and the squares have gone home with one of our committee members to be sewn together into a “quilt top”.
|Event attendees share their thoughts about peace!|
The weather couldn't have been more perfect and the feeling throughout the evening was one of community, unity and peace. Some people that had arrived frazzled and stressed by their day - left feeling renewed and refreshed!