- COME TO CHANGE YOUR MIND DAY!
SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2004
- An afternoon of meditation, movement,
and music will take place in more than 40 cities around the globe
on Saturday, June 5, including Washington D.C., where the capital's
first Change Your Mind Day will be held at the Ellipse behind
the White House. In New York the event will take place in Central
Park at the Great Hill.
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- International Day of Peace
- On Sunday, the 21st of September there
are several in which you can honor the International Day of Peace
(see a partial list below).
Please, even if you are not able to make it to the events described
below, remember this day in your own way.
Las Vegas Events
1. The Lotus in the Desert sangha is having it's "Lotus
Day of Mindfulness at Mount Charleston" from 11:00 AM to
3:00 PM. We will be at our traditional site off the Bristlecone
Loop Trail 148 in Lee Canyon, the 1st (fire) road to right past
Lee Canyon Meadows. Will try to have a Tibetan prayer flag marking
the entrance to the parking lot, the trail and the Aspen Grove.
The grove is about a 25 minute hike, mostly along a fire road.
What to bring: water, lunch, blanket or yoga mat for yoga and
recalling. Something long sleeve as there where hints of a cool
breeze. Optional but recommended: your favorite poetry, prose
(or your own work) that relates to nature, peace, life, or the
2. In support of the International Day of
Peace, the Religious Science Church in Las Vegas has scheduled
several activities with visiting Tibetan Monks on Saturday and
Sunday (20th and 21st). The contact information is
5317 Smoke Ranch Road, Las Vegas , Nevada 89108
Phone (702) 648 6181 FAX (702) 648 6001
On Saturday, September 20, a workshop will take place at the
church entitled “Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet”.
It will be presented by the Tibetan Monks of the Institute of
Higher Buddhist Studies; Gaden Shartse Lhopa Khangtsen. . In
the evening starting at 6 p.m., the monks will perform chanting,
the Yak dance and lecture for two hours. This program is $20.00.
Tickets are available at the church.
On Sunday, Sept 21, the Tibetan Monks will
present Special music at the 9:15 a.m. meditation and 10:00
a.m. Sunday Celebration Service. We will have an international
pot luck in honor of our visitors. Bring your International
Dish for the Potluck after service. Have lunch and visit with
the monks from the Temple N Gaden Shartse. After lunch, the
monks will perform group healings. The fee for these healings
There are numerous websites that provide in depth information.
What follows is just a start.
1. The following message about the International
Day of Peace is from the UN website. To read more, go to their
website at: http://www.un.org/events/peaceday/2003/
The General Assembly, in resolution 55/282
(PDF), of 7 September 2001, decided that, beginning in 2002,
the International Day of Peace should be observed on 21 September
each year. The Assembly declared that the Day be observed as
a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to
all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities
during the Day. It invited all Member States, organizations
of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental
organizations and individuals to commemorate the Day in an appropriate
manner, including through education and public awareness, and
to cooperate with the United Nations in establishing a global
"Twenty-four hours: to give relief workers a safe interlude
for the provision of vital services; to offer mediators a building
block towards a wider truce; to allow all those engaged in conflict
to reconsider the wisdom of further violence."
-- Kofi Annan --
United Nations Secretary-General
2. "We the Peoples" Initiative
3. The "International Day of Peace Vigil"
4. The "World Peace Prayer Society"
5. The "International Day of Peace"
6. The "Pathways to Peace" website
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of life, but it is our friend, for it is the knowledge that our
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People so often give up in death and that is
a pity. Death is not a tragedy to be feared, but actually it is
an opportunity for transformation.--Sogyal Rinpoche
Death is the opening of a more subtle life.
In the flower, it sets free the perfume; in the chrysalis, the
butterfly; in man, the soul.--Juliette Adam
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human body, at peace with itself, is more precious then the rarest gem.
Cherish your body, it is yours this one time only. The human form is
won with great difficulty, it is easy to lose. All worldly things are
brief, like lightning in the sky; This life you must know as the tiny
splash of a raindrop; A thing of beauty that disappears even as it comes
into being. Therefore set your goal, make use of every day and night
to achieve it. ~ Tsong Khapa ~