June 18, 2016 10:45 am – 9:30 pm Guru Ram Das Puri, New Mexico
A Day of Music, Dance and Prayer—International Peace Prayer Day is a gathering on the sacred land of Guru Ram Das Puri where we can express our gratitude and hope for the future through yoga, meditation, chanting, and the Sacred Healing Walk. This is a potent time to offer your prayers for the peace, healing, and unity of all humanity, to bless and honor this sacred land, and—for those participating in the Summer Solstice Sadhana, to set ourselves to go through the transformative Solstice journey. All are welcome to attend this free event.
The Sacred Healing Walk
Every year we hold a meditation for healing ourselves and our world by walking the spiral Peace Prayer Path at Guru Ram Das Puri. Come be a part of this solstice ritual at the Annual International Peace Prayer Day.
Yogi Bhajan's Vision of Peace
Yogi Bhajan inspired people to lead healthy, happy, and holy lives. A master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan was committed to helping create a loving world. The founding of International Peace Prayer Day--joining people of all faiths to pray for and celebrate peace—is one of his many legacies to humanity.
"Most beloved of God are those who are peace, at peace, share peace, and bring peace to all." ~ Yogi Bhajan
International Peace Prayer Day History
Since 1986 musicians, entertainers, peace activists, public servants, and interfaith leaders have gathered together to celebrate International Peace Prayer Day. Come and experience the ceremony of the Sacred Healing Walk, live devotional music and dance from around the globe, the power of voices uplifted in prayer, and the sharing of joy and laughter in community.
What to Bring
- Sheepskins or mats for sitting
- A water bottle (fresh and pure water is available on-site)
- Reusable plates, eating utensils, and cloth napkins (in support of our Mother Earth, we do not provide disposable dinnerware/paper products)
- Head covering (hat, scarf, etc.)
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Closed toe shoes for varied high desert terrain
- Three offerings to leave at each Altar during the Sacred Healing Walk
Peace Flame Runners
Every year International Peace Prayer Day runners carry a flame lit in the Santuario De Chamayo to the Jemez Mountains site of International Peace Prayer Day at Guru Ram Das Puri. Be part of this uplifting event, as a Peace Flame Runner or part of the Support Team. Or join the Global Community at Guru Ram Das Puri to welcome the runners and the Peace Flame. Contact Dham Khalsa May we “keep the flame alive” in our hearts. It represents the love of God within us which people of God are called to share with one another and with all of Mother Earth's creatures.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Peace Flame Run:
Is this a race? No, this is not a race; it is a group torch run to promote world peace.
How long is the run? It is 20 miles long.
Do I have to run the whole 20 miles? No, we have a support van that follows us the whole way, which you may ride whenever you please.
How fast is the pace? We generally run a pace of 10-12 min/mile
What has the weather been like in the past? The weather can range from the mid to upper 90’s, with wind and dust. In the last 10 years of this run, it has only rained once.
Can I walk the course? No, because this is such a small event, it is considered a group run.
What kind of support is provided at this event? The following items will be kept in the support van for the participant; water, Gatorade, cola, bananas, oranges, Fig Newtons, first-aid, and sunscreen.
How long does the run take? It usually takes 5-6 hours total. This includes stopping for hydration breaks.
Are showers available at the finish? Yes, there are showers at the finish; only cold water is available.
Is the course difficult? The general consensus is that this particular 20 miles is as difficult as doing a complete marathon.
Is this a timed event? No, this is a group run.
Is there an entry fee? No there is no entry fee. This is a non-profit event.
Do all entrants receive an event T-shirt? Yes, there will be event T-shirts available to all the participants.
How do I register for this event? Contact the event organizer at [email protected]
Will food be available at the finish? Yes, there will be a free meal at the finish.
Where and when will we meet for this event? Contact the event organizer for directions, times, and shuttle possibilities.