Photo Galleries 2011

Tasmania, Australia

The Wind Song retreat centre hosted its second SOPP, with some participants arriving the day before, lighting the Peace Flame that evening. The ceremony began with a ‘welcome’ on behalf of the world’s indigenous peoples, followed by ceremonious drumming. The Peace Flame was relit, and participants prayed in silence the prayers of different faiths, then joined in offering a special multi-faith prayer. After a musical performance, a flag ceremony was held to pray for peace in each country, followed by a Global Peace Meditation, a prayer for harmony with nature, and the peace song “One Day.”

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