Peace In Peace Out Europe Tour

Peace In Peace Out Europe Tour is a number of inspiring workshops and lectures in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Latvia. The speaker is Venerable Teaching Monk John Paramai.

Peace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World PeacePeace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World Peace.

Agenda:

BELGIUM

16/10 – Leuven – Sancta Maria High School “The meaning of life” (closed event)

16/10 – Gent – Nest “In pursuit of happiness” https://goo.gl/aYBYX4

17/10 – Leuven – Ricolto “Stress-management” (closed event)

17/10 – Brussels – Diving clubs Le Ceap, Le RWPC, Happy Freediver “Peace Culture”

18/10 – Brussels – Centre for European Policy Studies “Increase Productivity and Focus”

19/10 – Brussels – UNICEF

NETHERLANDS

20/10 – Amsterdam – Jellinek Addiction Care Clinic “Finding peace”

21/10 – Amsterdam – FREE SPOT for event! / to be confirmed (Contact us to host the event)

21/10 – Amsterdam – Studio 191 “Finding Happiness through Inner Peace” https://goo.gl/ank77T

22/10 – Amsterdam – FREE SPOT for event! / to be confirmed (Contact us to host the event)

22/10 – Amsterdam – New Yoga School “City Enlightenment Project: Meditation and discussion”

23/10 – Nijmegen – Beleef Yoga Studio “Self-Development. Dhammakaya meditation technique” https://goo.gl/yZMvzf

23/10 – Nijmegen – Beleef Yoga Studio “Meditation Clinic”

23/10 – Nijmegen – De Kleine Wiel “Creativity and meditation” -https://goo.gl/MJEmCn

24/10 – Nijmegen – Radboud University Student Chapel “Time and Stress-Management” – https://goo.gl/9Y9QFM

24/10 – Nijmegen – De Klinker “Non-violent resistance: case of Buddhists in Thailand”

25/10 – Nijmegen – FREE SPOT for event! / to be confirmed (Contact us to host the event)

GERMANY

26/10 – Kleve – CONFERENCE in Hochschule Rhein-Waal “Inner peace and sustainability”

27/10 to 29/10 – Kleve – RETREAT in Vlierhof https://goo.gl/mpa6NP

30/10 – Cologne – Pauenhof Meditation Centre “Mindfulness Teacher Training”

30/10 – Cologne – Allerwelts House “Benefits of meditation for stress-management”

30/10 – Bonn – Alanus University “Stress-free in university”

31/10 – Iserlohn – Naturheilpraxis Yoga Centre “Loving Kindness”

31/10 – Cologne – University of Cologne “Benefits of meditation”

31/10 – Cologne – University of Cologne “Stress-free in University”

1/11 – Cologne – Sansorio Centre “Resilience and loving kindness”

LATVIA

2/11 – Riga – How to Detox Your Mind? – Digital Freedom Festival

2/11 – 5/11 – Liepupe Manor – meditation retreat “Into the East: meditation holidays near the Baltic Sea”

7/11 – Riga – LU Indijas studiju un kulturas centrs(LU India study and cultural centre) – “Peace Energy”

7/11 – Riga – Laima Chocolate Museum – “daily discipline” and “how to be happy here and now”

8/11 – Riga – Latvian National Library – “The Art of Stillness”

8/11 – Riga – knowledge space “Zikurāts”- “Mindfulness practice”

9/11 – Riga – Latvian National Library – “Work-Life Balance”

9/11- Riga – BITE telecmmunications

10/11 – Riga – University of Latvia/Faculty of Humanitarian Sciences – Theravada Buddhism in Thailand: a story of Monk John Paramai

… Our acts are the consequences of our thoughts. Our thought is powerful. It can be the source of innovation, prosperity, and peace. Yet, equally likely, it can also be the source of human misery, corruption, and tragedy.

Those who can change their thoughts for the better are the ones moving forward to a better future.The right thoughts arise from clarity of the mind. Clear mind comes in the moments of stillness…

Come and get inspired at these Peace In Peace Out Tour talks. Info and registration via individual Facebook events.

Do come!

Support us by inviting your friends. Donate with remark “PIPO EU Tour” at Anna Ovchinnikova NL30 ABNA 0616 8766 61All received funds will be divided equally to provide for transportation and food costs of the tour.
Host event last-minute requests: +3164 586 6563 or PM Anna van Hulst-Ovchinnikova.

Who are we?

Volunteers at Peace Revolution project

What do we believe in?

We believe in importance and power of peace inside and out. Peace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World Peace.

More information:

Peace In Peace Out Europe Tour Facebook 

Peace Revolution Europe Facebook page

We are looking forward to sharing the peace with you.

All the best,

(in order of cities)

Philou, Tom, Gea, Bruna, Anna, Santosh, Dinah, Raul and Agnija

Peace Revolution Brings Peace To Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

“Each of you are a factor and actor to make a change,” says Martine Reicherts, Director-General for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport at the European Commission, quoting Dalai Lama on her opening speech on the 3rd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum in Warsaw, Poland. The Forum gathered about 300 participants, including youth leaders, youth workers and youth policy makers from both Eastern Partnership and 33 European countries from June 22 to 23.

The speech of Martine Reicherts was perceived as probably the most emotional and motivational one, noticing her sincerity especially when encouraging young people to put their heart in what they are doing, in building their own future. “Because we failed. We used brain, and we forgot about the heart,” she is honest.

Eastern Partnership is a joint policy initiative launched in 2009 to deepen relations between the European Union and the six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Hence, the Forum (first one organized in Lithuania in 2013 and the second one in Latvia in 2015) is a platform for many organizations to come together, share experience and exchange contacts for cooperation.

This year the Forum focused on discussing participation and active citizenship of young people and their involvement in decision making process. This is also what the Commissioner Martine Reicherts added to her speech. “Politics is not about sitting at a table; it’s about having a conversation together, sharing knowledge and experience.”

World Peace Initiative Foundation (WPI) and Peace Revolution project were represented in the Forum by Agnija Kazuša, who is Communication Manager for Europe and comes from Latvia. Hence, the Forum gave a space for the Peace Revolution project to present its most recent opportunities, like SEE Peace Fellowship that is open for youth workers and youth activists from South East Europe to come together in Fruška Gora, Serbia and learn meditation and mindfulness as tools for peace-building that can be used in youth work and better decision making.

Agnija Kazuša is representing World Peace Initiative (WPI) and Peace Revolution project a Eastern Partnership Youth Forum in Warsaw, Poland.
People are interested in Peace Revolution project during Open Space where organizations could present themselves.

Apart from presenting new opportunities and spreading the PIPO mission through conversations about peace, benefits of meditation, mindful living, law of attraction and other topics, it was also a space to connect with people who had cooperated with Peace Revolution already before, like Giorgi Kikalishvili from youth association DRONI that hosted a workshop about meditation and creativity in March 2017. This served as a great occasion to continue cooperating with DRONI. We also established new contacts with Peace Corps Armenia, as well as other organizations in Armenia which will allow to spread the PIPO mission in Caucasus countries and foster Eastern Partnership in the field of peace-building.

During the workshop “Connected Recognition” with Giorgi from DRONI youth organization.

Participants had opportunity to discuss more concrete action plans in thematic workshops about active participation, responsible citizenship, social entrepreneurship, formal and non-formal education and others. In the workshop “Connected Recognition” where different ideas were gathered on how to recognize non-formal education and youth work, also meditation and mindfulness were proposed as tools for personal and societal development.

No matter which country, culture, background or organization we people from, the Eastern Partnership is based on shared values of fundamental freedoms, democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, as well as shared commitment to market economy and sustainable development. Just like Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, said in his speech on the second day of the Forum: “We are all on the same boat, we have to take care of what the future looks like.”

The 3rd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum had the Honorary Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, and thanks to him, the participants were invited to a Banquet at the  Presidential Palace “Belweder” to enjoy a delicious dinner.

Banquet at the  Presidential Palace “Belweder”

 

 

Peace Revolution Meditation Tour “Peace In Peace Out” in Latvia

From cultural centres to medieval castles, from remote villages to vibrant cities, Peace Revolution for the first time will stop in Latvia to spread the mission of PIPO through a meditation tour Peace In Peace Out (Miers Tevī, Miers Apkārt) organized from December 1 to 11 with the Teaching Monk Luang Phi John Paramai from Thailand. The tour will gather around 500 people in all sessions together introducing them to a variety of topics, such as mindfulness, creativity, self-development and others, as well as allowing everyone to experience meditation.

The tour will start in Riga with a session Mind Your Mind at MANSARDS, the centre for the creative initiative and spiritual development. Then, the tour will move to the West part of Latvia – Zaļenieki Manor with a session about meditation and self-development, as well as Jaunpils Castle with a session about how to be here and now. On December 4, the tour will continue to Lielvārde with a morning session in the museum of Andrejs Pumpurs, and then to Ogre Cultural centre with a title session Peace In Peace Out. After visiting different parts of Latvia, the PIPO mission will be carried further to several venues in Riga, offering sessions about creativity (MANSARDS), daily discipline and achieving goals (ATMA centre), as well as loving kindness meditation (Goethe Instituteand finally PIPO Night at I-DEJAS MĀJA, the closing event organized as a candle light ceremony.

There will also be sessions offering an opportunity to learn more about the Monk’s Life and living in harmony with nature (Kaņepe Cultural Centre), as well as a session Google with Monk, where participants will be allowed to ask to the Teaching Monk any questions that they may have.

Luang Phi John will also give some private sessions, for instance, a session about improving concentration at Riga Jugla Secondary School, a session about mindfulness at BITE telecommunications company, as well as a session about creativity to the Tour Friend social community portal Draugiem.lv.

Apart from exploring a certain topic, each session will offer an opportunity to learn about the basic Dhammakaya meditation and its techniques, to realize the importance of the inner peace, as well as experience a 30 minutes long guided meditation session.

No previous experience in meditation is required to participate in the sessions. Everyone is welcome to explore the art of meditation. The sessions are free of charge (or for donations to help us cover the tour expenses).

It is recommended to register for each session, which can be done by filling a registration form in Peace Revolution Latvia Events on Facebook. To register, once can also send an email to agnija.kazusha@gmail.com.

Peace Revolution’s slogan Peace In, Peace Out (PIPO), stands for each individual’s choice to be the change that they want to see in the world. We believe that world peace is achievable if each individual works on developing his inner peace first. Hence, when improving our inner peace, we are contributing to a peaceful environment around us.

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