Prayers for World Peace
We hold this short and beautiful puja every Sunday morning on the advice of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
From Venerable Geshe-la, 2001:
World peace is very important; we cannot ignore this now. Once something happens it will be too late. The world is now, as you know, very delicate, very fragile, and very sensitive. It is almost as delicate as the life of a single person; the world situation is so delicate. This is because there are so many disagreements. Political leaders are ready to fight; everybody is preparing weapons ready to fight, and are challenging each other. So we religious practitioners need to offer prayers because prayers are very powerful. This is because of our pure motivation, the powerful words of the prayers themselves, and especially at such times, enlightened beings will bestow blessings upon us, our environment, and other living beings. So we should pray for world peace. We have had two world wars. If there is a third war, this will almost destroy the world because every country has very powerful weapons, and it is very easy to destroy the world. So I would like to suggest that every Center organizes Prayers for World Peace at a time when local people can gather and pray for world peace.
Everyone is welcome to join this practice! Stay after for refreshments and a chance to connect with others in the gathering space from 9:30-10 AM.