Shinnyo-en Participates in 2017 International Day of Peace Observance at the United Nations Headquarters

September 16, 2017
New York, NY

Shinnyo-en joined an array of representatives of global spiritual traditions at the Tillman Chapel of the United Nations Church Center on September 15, 2017 as part of the United Nations’ observances of the International Day of Peace and in anticipation of the convening of the 2017 General Assembly of the UN.

The event, titled “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety & Dignity for All,” was organized by the International Day of Yoga Committee at the United Nations and was open to the full United Nations Headquarters community. A variety of meditations, talks, and yoga experiences were presented by featured participants, all within the theme of “experiencing the dignity of being human, our shared humanity, our interdependence, and our connection to one another and all life through the bonds of fellowship and universal friendship.”

Shinnyo-en Reverend Qalvy Grainzvolt, lead meditation guide at The Shinnyo Center Meditation and Well-being in New York City, was one of the featured participants and led a guided meditation.

Since 2014, Shinnyo-en has sponsored events in New York City and/or participated in United Nations Headquarters events coordinated with the International Day of Peace and the annual convening of the UN General Assembly.