The Global Alliance Summit is being held in Cape Town, South Africa October 2 - 6. The theme of the Summit is UBUNTU, an African philosophy that connects all people as members of the human family. At the closing ceremony Nelson Mandela will be presented with the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award by Dot Walsh.
Lewis Randa, founder of the Life Experience School and the Peace Abbey was awarded the Champion of Peace Award at Salem State University on September 21st. Lewis gave an eloquent acceptance speech recounting his years at the helm of the Life Experience Program and The Peace Abbey. We invite you to watch the speech on the Peace Abbey website.
2nd Annual Pre-Larz Anderson VW Bus Rally and Camping on Saturday, October 8, at the Peace Abbey in celebration of John Lennon's 71st birthday. Live music, great food, awesome camping experience.
Peace activist Brian Willson will speak at The Peace Abbey Tuesday, Oct . 18, 7:00pm
The 16th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival is now just weeks away! -- Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 & 30, at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston.
Come to the Peace Abbey on Tuesdays at 10:30AM beginning on October 18th for a class in yoga and meditation. All levels are welcome! Led by the new student intern, Rachel Bairstow, these classes will focus on connection to the body and breath, deep relaxation, and self-reflection. Rachel is trained in a variety of yoga styles and has been practicing yoga and mediation in various forms for the last eight years. She welcomes practitioners of all levels to her classes, and feels strongly that everyone - no matter your shape, size, color or creed - can do yoga, and can enjoy its enormous benefits. No experience with yoga or meditation is expected or required; only a willingness to breathe deeply and relax. Please bring your own mat if you have one; the Abbey has a limited number of mats available.
Join us at the Peace Abbey on Sunday, October 2, at 11:30AM for a talk by Dr. Michael Knox, founder of the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation. In his remarks, Dr. Knox will speak about the grassroots effort to shift our cultural focus from war and violence to peacemaking. Dr. Knox will also discuss his work for the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation, which includes documenting the current range of peace activism, honoring individual and organizational efforts toward peace, and advocating for peaceful solutions to global problems. The U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation is dedicated to the cause of peacemaking as an honorable and socially acceptable activity. To raise awareness of the necessity of peace activism, the Foundation awards an annual peace prize to recognize U.S. peace leaders, publishes the U.S. Peace Registry, and is currently /advocating/ for the U.S. Peace Memorial, the nation's first memorial dedicated to peacemakers and their contributions to antiwar movements.
Karen Kuhl, owner of Roots & Wings Yoga and Healing Arts in Natick, is generously offering a benefit for the Peace Abbey on November 6th, Sunday, from 9 am-3 pm. All proceeds of the classes that day will go to the Peace Abbey.
Mare Tomaski will offer a Breathwork class in the morning. In addition, yoga classes, Nia, chair massage and other classes will be offered. From 11-3 will be an Artisan Sale: all artisans will donate an item in which the full proceeds go to the Peace Abbey.
Plan to join us for some bodywork!