Prayers for World Peace
Join us on Sundays to feel empowered and hopeful that world peace is possible. These classes include a guided meditation, short teaching and beautiful chanted prayers for world peace.
The focus is on love. Every week we contemplate what Buddha called “cherishing love” and understand its remarkable power to change ourself and change our world.
Gen Kelsang Delek is the Resident Teacher of KMC Fraser Valley. Her extensive experience and excellent example are well appreciated by her students. With her practical approach and clear explanations of even the most profound of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Delek inspires us to put Dharma into practice in our daily lives.
Advice from Venerable Geshe-la
World peace is very important; we cannot ignore this now. Once something happens, it will be too late. This world is now, as you know, very delicate, very fragile, and very sensitive. It is almost as delicate as the life of a single person; the world situation is so delicate. This is because there are so many disagreements. Political leaders are ready to fight; everybody is preparing weapons ready to fight, and are challenging each other.
We religious practitioners need to offer prayers because prayers are very powerful. This is because of our pure motivation, the powerful words of the prayers themselves, and especially at such times enlightened beings will bestow their blessings upon us, our environment and other living beings.
So we should pray for world peace. We have had two world wars. If there is a third world war this will almost destroy the world because every country has very powerful weapons, and it is very easy to destroy the world.
I would like to suggest that every centre organizes prayers for world peace at any time when local people can gather and pray for world peace.