For more than a year and a half now, the pandemic has affected all of humanity irrespective of race, culture, religion, geographical location, or economic background. It has devastated the world on multiple levels — socially, economically, politically, and further taken a toll on individuals’ physical, mental and emotional well-being. However, even beyond the pandemic, if one analyses all the problems that humanity faces today — from global unrest, inequality, and violence to the divisiveness and strife amongst communities, to anxiety and depression at the individual level — it is obvious that any solution can only stand on the solid foundation of ‘peace.’
It is in this regard, Ekam World Peace Festival was conceptualised by enlightened sages Sri Preethaji and Sri Krishnajito shift human consciousness away from division and conflict and to help create a mass movement for humanity to return to oneness and peace— a serene place where one is at peace with oneself, with life and with the world at large. The fourth annual edition of the Ekam World Peace Festival will be held this year from 17th to 19th September 2021from Ekam
Headquarters, Chennai. The event’s highlight is that over 20 million peace enthusiasts will come together online from more than 100 nations for 3 days in the biggest virtual congregation to shift global human consciousness towards attaining peace.
This year the Ekam World Peace Festival, the online meditation event will be graced by our honoured guests Dr. Joe Dispenza – New York Times best-selling author, Researcher of epigenetics, quantum physics and neuroscience, Golriz Ghahraman, an Iranian-born New Zealand politician, the first-ever refugee to be elected to New Zealand Parliament and Satya S Tripathi – UN Secretary-General, Global Alliance for a sustainable planet. Sri Preethaji and Sri Krishnaji, the co-creators of Ekam, will be inaugurating the fourth annual Ekam World Peace Festival. Sri Preethaji and Sri Krishnaji, the co-creators of Ekam, will be inaugurating the fourth annual Ekam World Peace Festival.
Speaking about the idea of the event, Sri Preethaji and Sri Krishnaji, the Peace Festival’s visionaries, said, “Ekam World Peace Festival is a global meditation event that breaks the primitive division-driven mind in millions and awakens the vast human collective to oneness. Peace happens when you realise that our differences are superficial; beyond these differences is the one field of consciousness that animates us and all life. Ekam sat viprahabahuduhaavadhanthi means that we are a part of one cosmic reality beyond all the forms, appearances, races, religious beliefs, biological and emotional inclinations; the one – ‘Ekam.’ The Ekam World Peace festival opens you up to this intelligence. We are hopeful that this year’s peace festival will inspire millions across the globe to realize the significance of peace amid chaotic and tough times.”
The festival is free for all and will run for 55 minutes each day from 17th September to 19th September 2021, 6.00 PM onwards IST. The daily live stream of the online event will be done on PK Consciousness’ YouTube Channels and Facebook Pages. Anybody from novice to experienced meditation practitioners can join the peace festival by joining in the live stream at the scheduled time.
The Ekam Peace Festival 2021 truly stands out as a one-of-its-kind global event, as during each day of the festival, thousands of individuals, families, business organizations, institutions, and notable personalities will join the event to meditate for one specific cause, i.e., to cultivate peace for themselves and the world. The event will additionally witness the participation of thousands of peace partners (organisations who have partnered and will share the peace festival with their employees/students), as well as many media partners (satellite channels, local cable channels and streaming platforms) and peace villages (community viewing in community centres, temples, etc. where the festival will be streamed).
The event will be streamed in a total of19 languages, including English. Some of the Indian languages in which it will be streamed are: Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada, and the international languages including Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Swedish, Chinese, and Korean, to name a few. This year the festival will be launched in 43 cities around the world. There are also a few peace ambassadors and influencers contributing to Ekam’s noble mission of global peace by inviting their community and the world to join hands in the effort for peace.
Each day, the festival will start with a special peace message from the visionaries Sri Preethaji and Sri Krishnaji, a conversation with a special guest of honour, a special meditation for the day, and conclude with live music.
The schedule for the meditations (to be held during the event) are as follows:
- Day 1 (17th September) – Peace for healing economic unrest: The focus and purpose of this meditation would be to end the suffering of economic inequality alleviated by the pandemic; for where there is peace, there is prosperity. The meditation intends to bring economic dignity to all.
- Day 2 (18th September) – Peace for healing division: The purpose of the second day’s mediation would be to put an end to hatred and divisiveness of the society, be it in the name of racial divide, religious divide or communal divide. This meditation intends to bring harmony and peace at a community and social level.
- Day 3 (19th September) – Peace for healing the planet: The final day will conclude with meditation for healing the planet as a whole. This meditation intends to bring peace for humanity and all living beings on this planet and healing Mother Earth.
Notably, over the past 3 years, the EkamWorld Peace Festival has seen participation from over 14 million peacemakers across the globe and thousands of peace partners and peaceful villages. Among some of the eminent guests who have participated in the global event in the past include — Gregg Braden (New York Times best-selling author), Saina Nehwal(badminton champion), KailashSatyarthi(Nobel Peace Prize winner), Mithali Raj (Indian women’s cricket team captain), John L Petersen (leading futurist and Founder of Arlington Institute), MengFoon (Race relations commissioner – New Zealand)and Erik Solheim (Norwegian Diplomat and Politician).