for World Peace, Sept. 26-27 2015
In celebration of the United
Nation’s International Day of
Peace, the Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre is hosting a Meditations
Peace event with the view that cultivating peaceful minds and hearts,
meditation, contributes to peace in the world.
The Dharma Centre is presenting this
event as part of the
Non-Violence Festival’s International Days of Peace and Violence.
International Day of Peace (Sept. 21) and continuing through to
Day of Nonviolence (Oct. 2), events are planned throughout
The opening event is a Human Peace Sign on Sep 21, taking place at Waterloo Town Square.
Other activities held throughout this time are presented by a variety
community groups. They include demonstrations, workshops, game nights
The WRDC event will be held over a
24-hour period at the
Dharma Centre in uptown Waterloo, and will feature a variety of
including a mindfulness meditation workshop and a “peace
flag” making workshop
during the day, and a 12-hour overnight meditation marathon. The
activities are offered free of charge and open to anyone who’d
participate. The overnight meditation marathon is a fund raiser for the
Centre, which is a registered charitable non-profit organization.
support the Centre’s core offerings and other initiatives that
benefits of meditation accessible to more people such as a program
generosity policy, retreat scholarships and community programs.
will acquire pledges to participate in the 12-hour event. Registration
pledge forms will be available soon..
All members of the community are
invited to participate in
any or all of the activities offered by the Dharma Centre throughout
24-hour Meditations for World Peace event.
Starting Saturday morning, the Dharma
Centre will open its
doors to the community for an hour-long meditation. Following a
break, the day’s activities continue with a 3 hour Mindfulness
After lunch, we’ll unleash our
creative juices during a
“Peace Flag” making workshop. Participants will be provided
with the materials
to create their own flags, similar to the prayer flags of Tibet.
will decorate the flags, and write their own messages of peace. This
suitable for children.
Following a dinner break, the 12-hour
will get underway at 7 p.m. It may sound a bit daunting, but as well as
meditation, the event will include walking meditation, Qi-Gong (moving
meditation), and some fun art meditation in the form of T-shirt
Saturday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Sept. 27:
7 a.m.- 8 a.m. – Morning
8 a.m. -9 a.m. – Breakfast Break*
9 a.m.-noon – Mindfulness
Noon-2 p.m. – Lunch Break*
2-4 p.m. – Peace Flag Making
workshop (inspired by Tibetan
4-7 p.m. – Dinner Break*
7 p.m. – 7 a.m. –
however snack and refreshments will be provided throughout the
Also, visit our
information table at the Nonviolence Festival's 10th annual Day in the
Park event, July 11 at the Victoria Park Island.
more information about this wonderful event, please visit www.nonviolencefestival.com