The Newark Peace Education Summit sparkled with panelists including activists, celebrities, youth, academics, Nobel Prize Laureates and the shining star, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
I attended both to gain on-the-ground knowledge of best practice to assist in making my legacy leadership work and the future projects of Ambassadors for World Peace relevant, and also to share the work of Ambassadors for World Peace with kindred souls. I was able to deliver Walk for Tibet wristbands to activist Russell Simmons, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, and Tibetan scholar Prof. Bob Thurman, and many interested others.
We had confirmation that Jigme is still working ‘behind the scenes’, when it was arranged that I sit right next to Tina Rongers, who had assisted Jigme behind the scenes from afar. We’d never met before, but discovered what was a shared journey in many ways over the past year. We will continue the discussion as to how best to carry on Jigme’s vision….through Ambassadors for World Peace and our own work.
We gained a range of practical ideas and inspiration to press for ‘making the impossible possible’.
I was delighted to hear of the emphasis on ‘training your brain’, as that has been my main field for several decades. I have programs to develop skills, tools and strategies for better thinking, learning & creativity at work, school and in life. More details to come soon. When you leave your name and email in the box on this site, you will receive notification when the various projects and courses launch.
Two distinctions made at the Summit were between ‘anger’ & ‘moral outrage’ and ‘wimpy peacenik’ & ‘fierce compassion’. Peace is a tough ‘game’. Think about that, and find your own small ways to gain inner peace and share your brand of ‘peace’ with others.