Activities

October 2017

Vishwaguruji plants third World Peace Tree in Carinthia, Austria

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.

September 2017

International Day of Peace

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.

September 2016

World Peace Tree in Alexandria, VA, USA

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.

October 2015

Remarkable peace gathering at the United Nations in Vienna

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.