Updates for April 2014 - Trip to United Nations

April 26, 2014

Today I am preparing for my trip to the United Nations on April 29th to participate in a special session on Nuclear Disarmament.  I already know several of the key players who will attend and I am looking forward to meeting and creating relationships with several others.   H.E. Archbishop Francis A. Chullikatt the Permanent Observer for the Holy See (the Pope) will be present and I look forward to meeting him and creating a stronger connection with the Vatican.  I have already made connections with several Cardinals and a number if Bishops and am continuing to have conversations toward partnering to address world peace issues.

On another note, I am also preparing for several online presentations for the Summer of Peace program sponsored by the Shift Network which will start in May.  Watch my postings for further details.

Lastly, I am putting the finishing touches this weekend on the "World Peace Violin" that I created as a symbol of world peace, in order to get it ready for its world debut on the main stage at Central Park in New York for the International Vigil for Peace and Sustainability that kicks off the International Day of Peace worldwide.  The World Peace Violin has already toured a number of other countries and is becoming internationally known, but this event is central to the peace movement and I am honored to be a part of it.  The violin will be played by renowned singer and peace violinist, Jennifer Salima Holt.

I will also attend the International Day of Peace at the UN.

 

Important News For Minority Faiths

March 28, 2014

This week I'm working on something very very important!

The American Correctional Association which sets the standards for all correctional systems in the United States, is currently working on creating a standard for qualifications for Administrators who oversee prison religion programs.  There is strong conversation in their corner, that training in religious pluralism or a background in world religions is not necessary to be hired to oversee religion programs in state and federal p...


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The jungle outside Kollur

February 21, 2014

February 16, 2014

Kerala, India

I'm sitting in a clearing deep in the jungle next to an amazing tree.  

The sound of tropical birds and other animals of the forest can be heard from every direction and it is good to get away from the town and all of the people and just connect with nature.

There are tigers and black leopards here and wild peacocks and chickens too.  Also huge deer-like animals similar to an elk, but slightly smaller.  There were elephants here in the past, but the tow...


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Kollur, India: The sacred mountain.

February 15, 2014


February 15, 2014

Kerala, India

Today here in the jungle was amazing beyond words.  We took a several hour jeep ride high up onto the sacred mountain in the center.  The ride was both rough and dangerous and very very steep.

When we reached the end of the track, we got out and climbed up a steep path for miles, continuously going up until we could see for a hundred miles.  The trail was carved onto the edge of a cliff that dropped off thousands of feet.  It caused me to have vertigo w...


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Last Day at Mahayaga 2014

February 14, 2014


Feb 12, 2014

Mahayaga

Last day

Here we are again and it is the last day of this prestigious event.  Tomorrow we leave for Kohlor to bless a new temple and will stay there for four days.  Then back to London, and finally back home.  It's beginning to feel like a long trip.

As I write, I am sitting in the front row with thousands of people behind me along with my friend Lady Windsor from England and my new Kogi friend, Calixo.  One can feel the intensity of the multitudes of people wait...


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Mahayaga

February 12, 2014


Feb 10, 2014

Several days have passed since my last blog and as you can imagine, quite a bit has happened.  We met with Satya and made a great connection, and then I had the opportunity to connect with a number of the other speakers and spiritual leaders.  All in all, there are about a dozen of us.

I met a Kogi Elder from the high mountains of Columbia.  His tribe is quite unique in that they have no conflict in their society.  They were one of the tribes who were present when the Con...


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February 4, 2014 Palakaad India

February 8, 2014

Mahayaga


Blessings Everyone.


We have arrived in Palakaad safely after a typical Indian road journey. This means we have successfully navigated through all of the challenges of passing trucks on narrow highways around blind curves, playing chicken with ongoing traffic, avoiding livestock on the road, and constant horn honking.


Unfortunately while we all made it to Pakalaad alive and intact, Katrina, our key coordinator, has succumbed to food poisoning or bad water from the journey a...


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The adventure begins - Mahayaga in Kerala February 2014

February 2, 2014

February 2, 2014

Greetings All.

On Wednesday morning  January 29th, we  started another adventure as myself and the first two of my three person support team departed for India.  I will be co-facilitating the Mahayaga in Kerala which is a huge multi-million person spiritually based event, directed toward bringing peace and harmony to all on our planet, and I will also be giving several key speeches and meeting with other peace workers and political and spiritual leaders.

My pea...


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England

January 1, 2014

As many of you know, as a consequence of my work toward world peace & planetary sustainability, I had the distinct honor to be invited to be a guest for the holidays on the Royal Windsor estate on the Welsh-English border with the Earl of Plymouth, the Viscount & Viscountess Windsor, and other members of the Windsor family .  

The Lord & Lady Windsor were wonderful and gracious hosts to me throughout the holidays, and treated me as an honored guest.  They allowed me to have the opport...


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Kumbh Mela- Blog 14

February 20, 2013
February 8, 2013
Kumbh Mela
Allahabad, India

I haven't written for several days now, primarily because of the sheer level of participation in many auspicious events.  There have been too many for me to share fully, but I will touch on just a few to give you a flavor of what it's like to be me at this time and in this place.

I'd like to begin by saying that I have been treated here in India with the upmost respect, and that I have not only been granted the recognition of being a spiritual leader i...
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