In 2010, the first two Carinthian Peace Trees of Vishwaguruji Swami Maheshwarananda, founder of Yoga in Daily Life, were planted in Klagenfurt and Villach, to mark the occasion of 35 years of Yoga in Daily Life in Carinthia. On 7 October 2017, in the presence of representatives of the city of Villach, another living tree, in the Walther von der Vogelweide Park, became a Peace Tree in the hope of inspiring peace on Earth.
Worldwide, 21 September 2017
The International Day of Peace has been observed by member states of the United Nations since 1981. With the declaration of the observance, the UN’s original aim was to contribute to the ideal of peace and to alleviate the tensions and causes of conflict, both within and between nations and peoples.
Prague, December 5, 2016 - Just a few days after UNESCO inscribed yoga on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the international conference on “Yoga in Daily Life – a Path to Non-Violence and World Peace” was held in Prague, Czech Republic on December 4, 2016.
Sept. 18, 2016
Together with the Alexandria city mayor Allison Silberberg, and former mayor Bill Euille, Vishwaguruji Maheshwarananda planted a red cedar Peace Tree in Four Mile Run Park to symbolize the importance of both peace and preservation of nature.
VIENNA, 2 October 2015 – While world leaders are proclaiming an historical post-2015 Agenda with partnership engagements for the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations in New York, more than 200 delegates and representatives, from NGOs and academia around the world, have gathered in the United Nations in Vienna to commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence.