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Welcome to the Global Peaceful Cities Project

This work began with the Albany Peace Project in 2014 and was originally designed to determine if an organized group or trained meditators creating a “coherent state” within their own bodies and then focusing peaceful intentions outward, could measurably reduce violence locally. Dozens of similar prior research studies in other parts of the world have pointed to a positive correlation. Karin Reinhold, PhD, Professor of Mathematics at the  State University of New York at Albany will review data to determine if intentions have made an impact.

Picture: Coherence For A Cause Event – Teaching Individuals How To Become Coherent through EmWave Software by HeartMath Institute

The Peace Project team, lead by founder, Bethany Gonyea, MS and Professor Karin Reinhold, PhD, are drawing inspiration for their research protocol from theMaharishi University and from the impressive research team of Lynn Mctaggert, author of The Intention Experiment. To date, dozens of studies have been performed, many published in peer reviewed journals, that suggests when a relatively small amount of people meditate there appears to be a corresponding calming of the entire population.

Global Peaceful Cities Project has been created with the acknowledgement that not all faiths or political parties can agree on doctrine or political strategies, but they can certainly agree to employ focused healing intentions to reduce human suffering.

Establishing peace is work that needs to be done “by the people for the people,”

During the last 5 years, we have seen significant changes by general populations regarding their acceptance of meditation, and we have explored many approaches of how to make meditation research accessible to various populations including, Interfaith Research, Mindfulness in Schools, Meditation Leadership Training, Corporate Mindfulness Programs which has drawn global attention. We are currently poised to launch many more Peaceful Cities Projects, including Phoenix, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, and Mexico City.

How does it work? We provide brief interviews with leading thought leaders and scientists accompanied by intentional coherence based meditations , featuring a different meditation leader each day, and deliver it right to your inbox, to impart both local impact and collectively global impact as we grow.

Many people report that simply knowing that they are part of a large group of meditators, with a common purpose, helps them feel connected and commit daily to the project.

Your participation is a valuable contribution towards the larger whole!

The meditation protocol designed for the study pulls from a variety of proven techniques, which have shown to improve clarity, enhance decision making, and facilitate optimal functioning in many ways, including lowering blood pressure, and decreasing headaches and pain. Thus it’s a win/win situation with the potential to produce powerful and long lasting effects, both inside and out!!

“ No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein

Together, we CAN change the world! Please join us~

We look forward to hearing from you!


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