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Lions Roar : May 2011
35 SHAMBHALA SUN MAY 2011 when talking about bringing peace and action together, many people look to his holiness the dalai lama for in- spiration. he has become the foremost proponent for the principle that lasting peace in the world results from genu- ine peace within ourselves. while many prefer to focus on inner peace alone, the dalai lama has, like thich nhat hanh, been instrumental in redefining the peace of mindfulness practice as some- thing that must find its way in the world to be genuine. a private peace is a selfish peace, and no peace at all. Mindful peace is not a product of meditation, according to the dalai lama. it’s there all along. it’s just that when we make the conscious effort to pause and leave space, we can discover a natural warmth and openness that helps us see how to cultivate peace in the world. Peace becomes something tangible, applicable to our immedi- ate surroundings. for several decades, the dalai lama has been talking about “secular ethics”—that compassion and affection toward our fellow be- ings is our birthright, not an ideology we adopt from our religious or cultural background. Politics, including polit- ical and social activism, can be a com- passionate act, not just a way to advance an agenda that opposes the other guy’s agenda. with that in mind, robert thurman, cofounder of tibet house u.S., has been wanting for some time to hold a peace- makers conference on the east coast headlined by the dalai lama, similar to one tibet house sponsored on the west coast in 1997. thurman feels the 1997 meeting broke new ground by bring- ing together people who made a direct connection between inner peace and outer peace, and were working to make that manifest in their lives and com- munities. “outer peace,” thurman said, “can only come from inner peace, inner peace can only come through under- standing, and understanding can arise only from realistic, spiritual, and ethical education.” “Peace iS not theoretical,” says robert thurman, founder of tibet house u.S. “it is a very tan- gible, practical process.” the goal of the newark Peace education Summit, he explains, “is to look at programs, policies, and methods that communi- ties have used to establish peace, why and how they work, and how these practices can be replicated in other communities in america and throughout the world.” the summit, which is being convened by tibet house and the drew a. katz foundation, runs May 13 to 15 in newark, hosted by the city’s mayor, cory booker. the dalai lama, awarded the peace prize in 1989 for his com- mitment to nonviolence, will be joined by fellow nobel peace laureates Jody wil- liams and Shirin ebadi. williams won the 1997 prize for her work to ban land- mines. ebadi received the 2003 prize for her efforts to promote human rights, in particular, the rights of women, children, and political prisoners in iran. they will be joined on panel discussions by other national and international figures who are dedicated to fostering peace. other scheduled speakers are author and former child soldier ishmael beah, spiritual leader deepak chopra, actor and mindfulness advocate goldie hawn, former gang member James white, environmental activist Majora carter, and new Jersey congressman donald M. Payne. the first day will focus on peace within and peace at home, because, as the dalai lama has said, “we can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” Presentations and workshops are scheduled to explore ways that individuals can better manage behavior and avoid violence. the second day will focus on improving schools and communities. discussions are to include ways to create better conditions for learning. on the final day, presenters and participants will take a wider view, discussing how tension between nations can be allayed without war and how a better rela- tionship with the natural world can increase interpersonal peace. the summit will place particular emphasis on how newark can become a more peaceful and prosperous city, and the role that education can play. “true peace is the holy grail of urban governance,” booker says. Summit organizers are encouraging civic and religious leaders, school admin- istrators, government officials, and community organizers to participate, and plan to publish the results of the discussions for leaders to use for the benefit of their own communities. —andrea Miller The Power of Nonviolence hiS holineSS the dalai laMa iS a keynote SPeaker at the newark Peace education SuMMit in May. PhotobyMarioanzuoni/reuterS