ANNUAL PEACE FESTIVAL

SAVE THE DATE SEPT 17, 2017 10AM-7PM
The 13th Annual Festival of Peace 
An Interfaith Dialogue: The Sacred Sound of Prayer
10 cultures will come together to share prayers from each spiritual tradition as chanting, singing, praying, and supplicating featuring leaders and performers from the cultures of Tibetan Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Native American, Bali, Sufi, and more! With musical performances by The Drum Brothers, The Josh Farmer Band, Joan Zen, and more! With food vendors, arts and crafts, and info booths. This donation based, family-friendly festival is open to all and begins with the 6th Annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace. Registration open Aug 1 to get sponsors, walk, and help raise funds and awareness for the Garden and the immeasurable qualities of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity. 

“We are all gathered annually to celebrate the Peace Garden’s creation. In the future, the Garden will remain open to all to come to pray with expanded minds. Ultimately our collective hope and prayer is that all sentient beings’ happiness is increased, that their sufferings are reduced, and that all the obstacles are removed and that everyone finds a path towards liberation. So let us all join in this effort!” -Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche

HISTORY

Since 2005, The Ewam Sangha and the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas hosts a Festival of Peace. A FREE event, this special gathering invites thousands of visitors to enjoy a day on the grounds together. People gather to sing, to dance, to share stories, and to pray for peace in our troubled times. Join us for the 12th Annual Festival on Sept 17, 2016 kicked off with the 6th Annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace! Registration will be open July 1, 2016 for the Peace Walk. Become a Vendor by filling out an application today!

2011

For the 7th Annual Festival of Peace on September 10, 2011, peace lovers engaged in Ewam’s 1st Annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace, a one-mile walk, to raise funds for the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. Families with children of all ages were welcomed. The walk was designed as a Meditative Peace walk. At each quarter mile, walkers were encouraged to pause and reflect at the ¼ mile markers on one of THE FOUR IMMEASURABLES: Compassion, Love, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity. Each participant was given a handout with these traditional Buddhist concepts, which helped everyone turn their minds toward peace through cultivating inner-peace and thereby peace in our world.

Click the links below to view the 2011 Peace Festival as filmed by Ron Scholl and MCAT:

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2012

The 8th Annual festival on September 8 , 2012, began with the 2nd Annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace. Speakers addressed indigenous people and land, the health of the planet, human health and ethics, and how we can create a more peaceful world in turbulent times. Keynote speaker was Simon Ortiz.

Click the links below to view the 2012 Peace Festival as filmed by Ron Scholl and MCAT:

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The 9th Annual Festival of Peace and 3rd Annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace began with the 3rd Annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace. 2013’s theme was Healing That Which Cannot Be Healed and speakers included Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, Lama Tsomo, Julie Cajune, Terry Tanner, Bonnie Tarsus, Shakti Johnson, and Stephen Small Salmon. Live music performances included Drum Brothers, Joan Zen, Naked Soul, Tara J. King, Ani Tsering Wangmo and Tsering Lodoe.

2013

Click the links below to view 2013’s 9th Annual Peace Festival as filmed by Ron Scholl and MCAT:

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2014

Click the links below to view the 2014’s 10th Annual Peace Festival as filmed by Ron Scholl and MCAT:

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2015

Click the links below to view the 2015’s 11th Annual Peace Festival as filmed by Ron Scholl and MCAT:

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Peace festival friends relax at The Garden during the event.