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Intentional Meditation In the Media As A Solution To Gun Violence

In This Post:
– Intentional Meditation in the media as a solution to violence!  YES…finally the dot is being connected!
Your Peace & Happiness Week – August 3-9
– How participation during peace week reduces the cost of the Intentional Coherence Athlete course that has profoundly changed lives.
– Quick Facts about Albany Peace Project 2019
– Why Schenectady, NY is supporting Albany Peace Project
– Information about how you can run a peace project in your area with our support
-Learn how to participate in our Happiness research when participating in the Albany Peace Project
– Donations needed
This clip involves the passionate people of Albany’s south end reclaiming back the street where a three-year-old child was shot at daycare while sleeping.  Let’s shower this community with love and light during peace week.  You can see their passion.  Let’s support them.

It was so nice to see the dot connected between how Intentional Coherence Meditation offers legitimate, practical and easily accessible solutions to reducing gun violence in the news.  We see it every day.  It is nice to see others making the connection as well.

Please meditate with us!  Peace Week is almost here!   15 minutes a day August 3-9 .  We will send you the GPCP protocol meditations.   Vote with your heart for peace and have your intentions measured this week.  You can make a BIG difference! We are affirming a 20% or more reduction of violence, an increase in peace, for this amazing community that has already suffered too much from escalated gun violence.

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20-Hi Everyone,

– I have not been able to do social media work to promote Peace Week as much as planned due to excess demands, including schedules getting rocked with our collaborators due to increased demand to tend to the youth during the summer months as violence is escalating.  Please see the video to learn more and understand how your intentions for peace will be greatly appreciated by this amazing community during peace week.

You could help by forwarding this email or sharing our posts on Facebook at Global Peaceful Cities or Albany Peace Project.  Please encourage people to register.

– Understand that this is your “peace week” too!!!  When people participate in this work, their hearts open and people become happier and more creative.  We witnessed this phenomenon each year from our dedicated meditators so we decided to measure it this year!  If you complete our happiness survey emailed out the week of July 29 and complete the closing survey, you will receive the last month free of our four-month Intentional Coherence Athlete program that has profoundly changed lives. ($99 off!)  Please count on meditating for 15 minutes a day.  You will receive the meditation each day by 5:00 AM EST

– The Albany Peace Project Experiment requires only 15 minutes a day during August 3-9, 2019 and can be done from the privacy of your own home to add to this body of historical research.   Let’s demonstrate how intentions of the whole can bypass old systems that have contributed to unrest.

– Great news!  During the week that we meditated last summer in Schenectady, NY there was a corresponding 25% drop in violence, only in the area where we focused!!

– I have been working for years to raise awareness for this work and to cross-pollinate cities while we hacked a process for inspiring cities to meditate.  This year, many of those intentions are being realized.  We will be meditating for peace at the government level, meditating in city hall with prominent city officials.  Also, thanks to the dedicated crew in Schenectady, NY, we are finally starting to cross-pollinate. Mary Clare, the owner of Yoga Bliss studio is taking this work to the streets in Schenectady to support Albany.  This sharing of peaceful intentions between cities has been my dream.  When we have cities cross-pollinate their peaceful intentions, our work will become exponentially more effective.  That is the only way this work will spread.  If you feel called to do the same, or if you have a business you want to co-promote while doing this work, please reach out.

– Let’s not be complacent.  Let’s make a stand for peace for our children.  Why would we leave our children’s future in the hands of others?!?!  Meditate to demonstrate the power of the collective to positively influence the whole.

– Even though you are on our global list, I have included our local event schedule so that you can get a feel for how a Peace Project is run.  Please see our schedule in this newsletter, both online or in person. After the Albany Peace Project 2019, Dr. Reinhold and I will be putting a call out for people who want to do this research in their own home town.  If you are one of those people on our list checking in with us to see how this work is progressing, please reach out to us.  We are open to collaborating with businesses.

– We hope to have preliminary results for the Albany Peace Project in October, and complete results around February.  Stay tuned!

– Donations are greatly needed for this work.  We give of our time and talent free, but there are so many items that need to be funded for peace projects to be successful.  We are behind in our budget.  I have learned that this is a difficult project for people to understand to support.  For instance, if we were feeding young children people would give generously, but because this is a progressive solution that involves the mind, people don’t quite understand the power of our work.  However, if you are on this list then you understand how important this work is.  Please consider donating at:PeacefulCities.org/donate.  We need more funding to continue as our resources are tapped.   Even a $25-40 a month pledge would help us with monthly operating expenses when we are not visible in the public.  Please consider supporting us as we support so many others for no charge.

Thank you for journeying with us.  We can’t do this work without people just like you. Let’s give the world something to talk about!

…Something empowering to talk about!

Bethany

Register to participate in this historic research from the privacy of your own home by entering your email on our home page by clicking on this link
What you need to know to participate in the
Albany Peace Project
– Participation from people just like yourself is critical. We can’t do this work without people committing to meditating 15 minutes for seven days.
– Participate online at home or by attending events.
– We are asking people to meditate at 7:00 AM EST, 12:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM EST from anywhere around the globe. Intentions have a more significant measurable effect when offered in group doses.
– Meditations will be in your inbox each day at 5:00 AM EST.
– We have performed this work for years, so we have observed the benefits of participation.  People get happier!!  This year we will measure the increased happiness or our meditation volunteers.  We will be sending out a happiness survey before and after the project to measure how individuals happiness baseline has shifted.
Are You Interested in Starting Your Own Peace Project?Help us make history doing this important work!  

Get your questions answered at this Online Zoom Meeting

Saturday, August 17 at 1:00 PM EST

In this discussion, we will answer questions about the details of what it takes to start a peace project in your area, and how you can partner with our research team of GPCP to have your project run smoothly with integrity and sound research protocol.

This is an especially powerful way for businesses to interface with their communities while providing an amazing service to the community and promoting goodwill.

If you want to start volunteering now, please reach out.  We could use online social media support.

For more information write: Info@PeacefulCities.org

Public Meditations For Peace In Albany

Saturday, August 3: Kickoff events

7:00 am, Lark Street Yoga
10:30 am, City Hall Peace Week Kickoff – Walk to South End to honor those who have lost their lives to violence
12:00 Meditation  – Children’s Cafe, 25 Warren St, (lunch following)
6:45 pm (doors open at 6:15), Music, Meditation, and Movie, Rooted In Peace, Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

Sunday, August 4:
7:00 am, Meditation,  Lark Street Yoga
12:00 pm, Meditation, Unity Church of Albany
6:15 pm, Free Outdoor Yoga with Meditation, Lincoln Park
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Monday, August 5:
7:00 am, Meditation, The Yoga Loft
12:00 pm, Meditation, Albany Mayor’s office for City Employees at City Hall
12:00 pm Meditation, Howe Library
6:15 pm Free Outdoor Zumba
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Tuesday, August 6:
7:00 am, Meditation, The Yoga Loft
12:00 pm, Meditation, SNUG Office, 341 Clinton Ave
12:00 pm Meditation, Howe Library
6:15 pm, Free Outdoor Yoga
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Wednesday, August 7
7:00 am, Meditation, The Yoga Loft
12:00 pm, Meditation, Honest Weight Food Coop
12:00 pm Meditation, Howe Library
6:00 pm, Peace Party MultiCultural Jazz Band, HEARD with West African Dance Teachers leading community dance
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Thursday, August 8: 
7:00 am, The Yoga Loft
12:00 pm Howe Library
6:15 pm, Free Outdoor Yoga
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Friday, August 9:
7:00 am, Meditation, The Yoga Loft
12:00 pm Meditation, Howe Library
6:30 pm, Celebration of Peace Festival, Lincoln Park
7:00 PM Meditation, Lincoln Park

Rain Date for Events Sunday through Thursday: August 4-8 – Albany Recreation Department, 7 Hoffman Ave

Rain date for Friday evening 8/9 – Trinity Alliance
Public Meditations In Schenectady, NY For Peace In Albany

Saturday, August 3:
7:00 am Meditation, Yoga Bliss

Sunday, August 4:
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss

Monday, August 5:
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss
12:00 Pm, Meditation, Schenectady Mayor’s office – outside city hall

Tuesday, August 6:
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss
12:00 pm, Meditation,, Schenectady Mayor’s office

Wednesday, August 7
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss
12:00 pm, Meditation, Schenectady Mayor’s office

Thursday, August 8: 
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss
12:00 pm, Meditation, Schenectady Mayor’s office

Friday, August 9:
7:00 am, Meditation, Yoga Bliss
12:00 pm, Meditation, Schenectady Mayor’s office

Check Website for updates:  PeacefulCities.org

ROOTED in PEACE will be shown at Unity Church of Albany at 6:45 PM on Saturday, August 3 as part of the Albany Peace Project Kickoff

ROOTED in PEACE documentary challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence. The film relies not only on memoir, but also interviews with such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love, and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Noble Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, media mogul Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, green architect William McDonough, neuroscientist Dan Siegel and many others. Reitman learns from all of them, and heeds Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s words, that if the forest is to be green, every tree must be green; if there’s going to be Peace on earth, then everybody needs to experience that quality of Peace within themselves. And so in asking viewers to do the same, Reitman poses the basic question: How do we want to live? Reitman’s journey is an example of transformation — how one person can learn to make the necessary changes to enjoy a better life — and in so doing inspire others to want to improve their own lives, and society as a whole.

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