Amongst all the fear that surrounded the 11th September anniversary of terror, this year there were groups coming together in loving and positive thought, creating explosions of light around the world.
One of these was at the Royal Geographical Society in London where ‘Climb For Tibet’ held our World Peace Evening bringing together a powerful energy of hope for the future of our planet in a state of harmony.
The ‘Climb For Tibet’ team headed by Pete Hammond and Tess Burrows displayed slides of our ‘journey for peace’ across western Tibet. Through the pain of this long oppressed land pictures of staggering beauty were shown as we told how the strength of the Tibetan spirit highlights the freedom that is to be found within each and every individual soul. Perhaps there is no finer example than that of His Holiness the Dalai Lama who in spite of the attempted genocide of his people, and the rape of his land, always says we must love and respect all beings especially our enemies.
Illustrating His ideals of compassion for all life, universal responsibility and non violence, we told how peace messages were expressed from sacred mountain sites on Mount Kailash, Mount Shishapangma and Mount Everest where special peace stupas were built.
At the end of the evening nearly 400 hundred people, holding on to their neighbours hands, as well as the highest ideals of peace for humanity, carried out a silent vigil…..the light was upheld…..