To cut a long story short that is the scale, reach and vision of ‘Ekam World Peace Festival 2021’, the world’s biggest online meditation festival attended by who’s who from the world of politics, science, sports, literature, and culture for one noble cause: achieving world peace and solidarity.
New Delhi: Over 100 nations, millions of partakers. 19 languages and 3 days. To cut a long story short that is the scale, reach and vision of ‘Ekam World Peace Festival 2021’, the world’s biggest online meditation festival attended by who’s who from the world of politics, science, sports, literature, and culture for one noble cause: achieving world peace and solidarity.
Build by the enlightened sages Sri Preethaji & Sri Krishnaji, the three-day event started with a “Peace for Healing Economic Unrest” meditation on September 17 at EKAM Headquarters. The meditation focussed on ameliorating the economic inequality and suffering ushered in by the pandemic, around the world. This was the fourth edition of the festival, and with each edition, its legion of peace meditators & peacemakers is only growing by leaps and bounds.
On the second day of the World Peace Festival (September 18, Saturday), the event focussed on bringing an end to hatredness and divisiveness through meditation. The program is titled ‘Peace for Healing Division.’ The sessions have been well-grounded in Ekam’s philosophy of “Peace for All”, including the planet we inhabit. Explaining the significance of meditation, Sri Krishnaji said: “As we connect to Ekam – The Oneness field of consciousness and meditate for peace, Ekam will amplify the Peace energy generated by our collective meditation and radiate it back into our families, workplaces communities and to all living beings.”
The peace festival, which began its voyage three years ago, has witnessed overwhelming response and participation from world leaders and celebrities including, Erik Solheim- Norwegian diplomat and politician, Kailash Satyarthi- Nobel peace prize winner, Mithali Raj- cricketer, John L Petersen- futurist and founder Arlington Institute, Gregg Braden- best-selling author, MengFoon- New Zealand’s race relations commissioner and Saina Nehwal, badminton champion.
Some of the notable names who attended the event this year include New York Times best-selling author, physicist, and neuroscientist Dr. Joe Dispenza, the first-ever refugee to be elected to New Zealand parliament, Gloriz Ghahraman, and Secretary-General of Global Alliance for A Sustainable Planet Satya S Tripathi.
Earlier inaugurating the event along with Sri Krishnaji, Sri Preethaji, the co-creators of the peace festival said: “The purpose of Ekam festival is to break the primitive division driven mind in millions and awaken them to collective oneness. Peace happens when you realize that our differences are superficial. Peace is either for all of us or none of us,” Sri Preethaji said.
Echoing his words Sri Krishnaji explained the concept and philosophy behind “Ekam sat viprahabahuduhaavadhanthi”.
“This means that we are a part of one cosmic reality beyond all forms, appearances, races, religious beliefs, biological and emotional inclinations, the one or Ekam. Beyond these differences is the one field of consciousness that animates us all,” said Krishnaji.“The Ekam World Peace Festival opens you up to this intelligence. We are hopeful that this year’s festival will inspire millions across the globe to realize the significance of peace in these chaotic and tough times, ”Sri Krishnaji said. “An awakened wealth creator is driven by purpose, one that is larger than oneself,” Krishnaji added.
Dr. Joe Dispenza, author, physicist, and neuroscientist said knowledge is for the mind and experience for the body. “Only when it becomes a part of our being and biology and flows into our way of living, we embody the truth of that philosophy.” During one of the mind-calming sessions when asked how to create a glorious state of peace, Dr. Joe explained, “If we focus on this consciously that we are all connected, that there’s a oneness or there’s indivisibility about us, then that experience is peace.” He further added that peace needs to be integrated into the ‘Nervous System’. “It’s not enough for us to think but focus on peace, we have to study it, integrate it into our nervous system and learning, making new connections in the brain on Peace.”
The meditation session, open to all, lasted for 55 minutes each and beginning from 6 pm onwards (IST). The event was live-streamed on YouTube channels (covered by PK Consciousness’, the official YouTube channel of Sri Preethaji & Sri Krishnaji and Ekam, official YouTube channel for Ekam & the Ekam FB channel, founded by Sri Preethaji &Sri Krishnaji) and Facebook pages and is accessible to people in 19 different languages, including Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Swedish, Chinese, and Korean, to name a few.
One of the key objectives of the festival was to build a community of peace partners comprising media houses, local cable channels, streaming platforms, and peace villages, from around the world, where the sessions are live-streamed so that people can unite for world peace. To align with this vision, Ekam World Peace Festival was officially launched in 43 cities around the world this year. The idea is to create a mass movement so that humanity can return to the path of oneness and peace.
The three-day festival concluded on September 19th(Sunday) with meditation for healing the planet. Anyone, from a meditation veteran to a yoga greenhorn everyone joined the event at the designated time from all parts of the globe.