Tomorrow, September 21, is the UN designated “International Day of Peace.” There are a few ways to take action in support of this day.
1. The Invocation Vigil
The 24 hours of September 21st are divided into 15 minute periods in every time zone on the planet. Every 15 minutes, in every time zone, groups and individuals from around the world will use an Invocation for Peace and for the values needed to create cultures of peace. Will you or your group commit yourself to spend specific 15 minute periods in prayer or meditation for a culture of peace and goodwill – beginning and ending the period with a sounding of the Great Invocation, or the Peace Invocation ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’, or an invocation or prayer for world peace of your choice? Imagine the rhythmic pulse of invocation flowing from around the globe every 15 minutes. Please add the radiations of your mind and heart to this Global Vigil of Invocation, Meditation and Prayer in support of International Day of Peace, 2012. For more information and to sign up for the International Day of Peace Invocation Vigil, click here.
2. One minute of Silence at Noon
To support this Day on a spiritual level, there will this year be a wide variety of initiatives for silence, meditation and prayer. The UN continues its important focus, inviting the people of the world to observe a minute of silence at 12 noon local time, setting up a wave of silence beginning in New Zealand and flowing around the world to end in Samoa almost 48 hours later. A range of movements are collaborating for the first time with the vision of co-creating the Largest Globally-Synchronized Meditation and Prayer for Peace in human history : Be the Peace. This includes events around the world as well as three global attunements at 4:00 AM and 4:00 PM GMT on the 21st and 4:00 AM GMT on the 22nd.
3. The Walk of Peace
A silent walk from The International Garden of Peace at Meditation Mount to The Ojai Foundation Land Sanctuary, beginning at 4:45pm at Meditation Mount. Details and registration can be found through the Ojai Foundation.
Come experience silent sitting Meditation in a friendly setting with discussion and Q&A time.
First-timers and beginners are encouraged to come and learn beginning Creative Meditation.
This class is led by Ellen Hall.
There is a $10 suggested donation.
Meditation Mount is cleaning out the book shelves!
After organizing a collection of books for our public Reading Room, we still have many books left that are for sale in the breezeway from now through Labor Day weekend. Soft covers: $1.00, hard covers: $2.00, CDs: $2.00, art books: $4.00, and all other items are priced as marked. Come out and find your end of Summer inspiration, while supporting a good cause.
If you haven’t already registered, there is still space available at Kosi’s “Heart of Silence” weekend retreat! August 18-20 at Meditation Mount. This retreat offers the deepest support for resting your mind in the infinite Silence of your Heart, offering you the opportunity to directly discover the peace, freedom, and lasting happiness of your inherent nature.
Click here to learn more and register now.
Also, you can meet Kosi the day before for a Satsang at The Ojai Retreat.
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Meditation Mount is a perfect place to have a non-denominational, sacred wedding ceremony. The International Garden of Peace, Auditorium and Terrace are surrounded by stunning views on all sides. Visit the Mount anytime we are open, Wednesday through Sunday, click here for more information on weddings, or send an information request to Caitlin, email@example.com.
(above) Justin Grant and Ivy Tai were married here on April 7, 2012 with their closest friends and family during a beautiful sunset. Congratulations to these newlyweds! Justin, a Thacher School Alumni, now has another milestone memory in Ojai.
(above) Zachary Kuney and Maisa Fernandez were married on the View Point of the International Garden of Peace on June 30, 2012. A scene from a dream come true for this beautiful couple who knew they would say their vows at Meditation Mount since the first time they came here together.
This just in! The entire collected works of Master Djwhal Khul & Alice A. Bailey are now live online FREE on the updated website! Beautiful new look for a stupendous series of Teachings! Released July Full Moon 2012.
As you stroll through the International Garden of Peace, just past the lily pond, nestled at the edge of the grassy view point you will find the Bench of Dreams. This bench was hand crafted by Ramon Byrne out of 1,200 year old growth Douglas Fir reclaimed from the Ventura-Ojai rail line in honor of one of the Mount’s most beloved visitors, Dr. Robert Muller. Muller is well known for over 40 years of outstanding work with the United Nations in areas such as economics and the environment, world peace and spirituality. He was forever optimistic and a prolific writer, also known for spontaneously playing “Ode to Joy” on the harmonica!
The original Bench of Dreams is located at the base of Mt. Rasur, Costa Rica, which is a place where dreams have a way of simply manifesting into reality. Next to the bench is the small indigenous farmhouse where Robert Muller wrote his “2000 Dreams and Ideas for the Year 2000.” At present, and prior to the year 2000, over one hundred of his dreams have been fulfilled!
Visitors of Meditation Mount are invited to experience our Bench of Dreams. Dr. Muller suggests that you place a pebble or stone in each hand, press the two hands together, and with eyes closed – dream of something good for the world. When opening the eyes, one stone is thrown onto the Earth, so that the sacred Earth will remember the dream, and the other stone is taken home as a reminder of the dream.
Robert Muller passed at the age of 87 in September 2010. In his physical absence, we give attention and gratitude to Robert’s dreams by creating the Bench of Dreams at Meditation Mount.
You can find Muller’s “Most of All They Taught Me Happiness,” first published in 1978, for purchase in the Meditation Mount Tea Room. There are limited copies signed by Muller himself. Meditation Mount also carries “Prophet: The Hatmaker’s Son: The Life of Robert Muller” by Douglas Gillies.
This weekend one of our guests happened to be Dan Hashemi, a professional photographer visiting from Toronto, Canada with his family. He shared this beautiful image of a Summer sunset from the View Point in the International Garden of Peace. Click the image to enlarge.
Global Resource Alliance would like to honor 10 years of your support with dinner at beautiful Meditation Mount on Saturday, June 23 from 7:00-9:30pm. Following dinner, GRA’s directors and special guest Julious Piti will present a slide show of GRA’s latest accomplishments and lessons learned over the last 10 years. Click here for more information.
This is FREE fundraising event open to the community. Please RSVP to ensure we prepare enough food for everyone. Space is limited. To RSVP, call Monica at (805) 272-5645 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 3 – 4, 2012
24 Hour Global Vigil — Using the Great Invocation every 15 Minutes
Every year, since 1952, people in all parts of the world have celebrated World Invocation Day on the day of the Gemini full moon. It is a global day of prayer and meditation when people of different spiritual paths invoke energies of Light, Love and Spiritual Purpose, using the Great Invocation.
You are invited to link in with others around the world in a 24-hour Vigil for World Invocation Day beginning in your own time zone 12 hours before the full moon and ending 12 hours after the full moon. Together may we link with all who love humanity and the Earth to invoke the Light, Love and Power of Divinity and visualize these benificent energies strengthening all being done in the world to build right relations and goodwill. Our work in these Vigils will be to stand with all human beings who, at this time of transition, are actively working to create a more cooperative, compassionate and equitable world.
What to do: Choose a particular period or periods of time when you will hold a meditative focus and sound the Great Invocation on the quarter hour. You can participate in the Vigil as an individual or as a group. Click here for more information.
On the rhythmic pulse of every quarter of an hour imagine the Great Invocation being sounded throughout the world for the 24 hours.
You can choose the times you will take part in the Vigil in your local time and Register By Clicking Here.
When registering please be sure to select, as your first step, the World Invocation Day Vigil – you must click on the Vigil. No times will be displayed if you do not complete this step. All times displayed are in your local time zone.
Bless the world!