Free and open to the general public, the event will take place worldwide, in almost every city in the world on the same day to promote peace and the end of armed conflicts in the world.
On Sunday, September 21st, more than 20 cities of Nepal will be part of the biggest simultaneous meditation for peace, organized by Volunteer For A Prosperous Nepal, an initiative of The Art of Living-Nepal, here at Nepal and more than 150 Countries.
The World Meditates 2014 is the 6th edition of a yearly event that promotes world peace through the individual and collective action. It will begin at 6 -7:30 am(for general public) and 5:00 pm â€“ 6:30 pm(for Youth NGOS and invitees only) in the Art of Living center, Baneshwor, Kathmandu and will also happen on the same day in most of the main cities around the world. Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Birgunj, Chitwan, Bhairahawa, Butwal, Nepalgunj, Dang, Charikot are some of the cities among the 20 cities of Nepal and New York, MÃ©xico, Buenos Aires, Madrid, New Delhi, Moscow and Cairo are some of the cities from that will gather to promote peace, happiness and the end of armed conflicts . The previous edition brought together more than 150.000 people. Hyperlink the cities of Nepal to – http://vfapn.org/activity-MTQ%3D
This event is a part of theÂ international agendaÂ thatÂ The Art of Living Foundation fosters to achieve its vision: â€œA disease-free body, a stress-free mind and a violence-free societyâ€. The event also supports the â€œInternationalÂ Day of Peaceâ€Â declared by United Nations to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace in all nations.
The attendants ofÂ The WorldÂ MeditatesÂ 2014Â will learn how toÂ calm the mind beyond their problems and circumstances and willÂ connect with their positive emotionsÂ to improveÂ emotional balance and well-being.
Bhawesh Khanal , one of the coordinator of this event, explains that the main goal of this activity is toÂ promote peace in our mindsÂ as a way to achieveÂ peace in society.Â â€œIt is a scientifically proven that theÂ emotions are contagious. If a significant number of people learn to beÂ mentally calmÂ and contentÂ they will certainly make an impact in the community. â€, Khanal comments.
Scientific research shows thatÂ meditation modifies areas of activity in the brain. The activity of the right side of the brain – which controls stress and anger – moves to the left side where calm and joy prevail.
The WorldÂ MeditatesÂ 2014 will be aÂ free meditation open to the publicÂ and doesnâ€™t require any kind of previous experience. Also, all the participants are requested to come in comfortable clothes.