The Tibet Peace Pilgrimage Team was delighted to meet up with Sheila - "the Lady of the Lamp" watching over the World Peace Flame at the Snowdonia Mountain Lodge in North Wales.
This wonderful flame burns eternally as a symbol of Peace across the planet. It was created in 1999 in North Wales by the coming-together of flames lit by peacemakers on 5 continents; each flame had then amazingly been flown in by plane to the UK. Now thousands of candles are regularly lit from it and sent out - to war-torn areas, to politicians making decisions, to individuals in need of harmony, to anything or anyone in need of the essence of Peace... (www.worldpeaceflame.org)
In 2007 Sheila sent candles to every country of the world, which were lit in the firm hope of Peace for all nations.
The Climb For Tibet Team had been the first to carry the World Peace Flame to South America. This was on our Peace Climb to the summit of Aucanquilcha, "The Point Nearest the Sun at the Turn of the Millennium", in the Andes. Since then we have carried it to other far high places - the Himalayas, the Pacific, the North Pole, the South Pole and to Africa - an integral part of our 6-pointed star of peace.
This month we are honoured to be bearing the World Peace Flame on our journey through North West Nepal and on into Tibet round the holiest of mountains - Kailas, traditionally an area associated with the battle between light and darkness
It is like carrying in our hearts the strength of knowing that all is well...
Light up the world...