Yesterday was a turning point in our world's history when tens of thousands of people came together online- via Google hangout and on youtube to share their questions and ideas about how to create a stress-free violence free community. Topics ranged from children and bullying to school shootings to corrupt governments and disenfranchised populations and economic development. Peace ambassadors came together to discuss their ideas.
The effectiveness of such campaigns can only be sustained when we, at the grassroots, come together and form local groups to identify what our local issues are that need addressing and then work towards solutions. I invite all of us here, on these blogs and on this website who already are peace ambassadors to get connected further with our neighbors and local communities and see how we can reverse the trend of violent actions that shake our communities and cause unwarranted pain.
As part of this initiative, I would like to invite US residents to join any of the many free, guided meditation groups we have at various centers across the country here. Let us all join our hearts and minds to counter the seemingly powerful forces of violence.