Our East Coast Peace Tour had a fulminant kick-off in Atlanta, GA.
We made our first stop at Martin Luther King Jr’s National Historic Site. We learned that Dr King was deeply inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings. At the Ebenezer Baptist Church we felt his inspiration and empowerment that ushered America into the Civil Rights Movement. The Atlanta World Peace Rose Garden next to the memorial is themed “Peace through Non-Violence”.
The first Peace Meditation was hosted by Neera Bahl and her husband. A large group of local Yogis gathered for a kirtan. We then meditated together and visualized Light and Peace.
Diligent volunteers organized a screening of The Peace Experience documentary at the SRF Atlanta Center that was very well received. We had a wonderful chance to meet Peace Makers and connect to fellow Meditators.
We are in awe of the generous Southern hospitality, the many, beautiful friendships that emerged and the wonderful souls who opened their hearts and houses to us! A special thanks goes to Abnash and Harinder Nat and their friend Renu who went out of their way to host our group of 10 (!) people in their homes. Thank you so much!
We are also grateful to Lakshmi, who toured us around town, Tamara, who was instrumental to our stay and housing, Brian, Leonora, Neil, Sandra, Marlo, Francesca, and many, many more.