Its been ongoing last year, in 2013 and this year during Africa month over 20 Africa nations are to join enlightened minds in South Africa to lead peace meditations.
Orchestrated by “I Meditate Africa”, a campaign which aims to promote peace across Africa through using meditation as the backbone of mainstream peace building, is set to host this public peace initiative May 23rd in Johannesburg, Cape Town and KwaZulu Natal in South Africa under leadership of humanitarian and peace ambassador Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
With over 100 000 participants from last years peace meditation, this year participants from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania, Tunisia, Nigeria, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Namibia, Mauritius, Morocco, DRC, Malawi, Ethiopia, Togo, & Lesotho will be the frontiers of this years event.
Meditating for peace isn’t an obscure culture alienated to us, for even our own leaders were well known for meditation. Former Mozambican president Joachim Chissano, learnt of meditation in 1992, post civil war in his country, and stands by the notion that it can bring peace into the country. Nelson Mandela stated in his Autobiography that in prison, with so much solitude “Regular meditation, say of about 15 minutes a day before you turn in, can be fruitful in this regard. You may find it difficult at first to pinpoint the negative factors in your life, but the tenth attempt may reap rich rewards. Never forget that a saint is a sinner that keeps on trying.”