Peace Action

Interfaith Day of Meditation for Peace

On March 20, 2005 The Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Tallahassee organized an Interfaith Day of Meditation for Peace in front of the historic Old Florida Capitol on Monroe St. Members of the greater faith community of Tallahassee joined us in sharing a day of silence, meditation and prayer as we renewed our communal commitment to peace.

The format consisted of short periods of meditation or prayer interspersed with brief meditative walks. At the beginning of each meditation/prayer period we had a brief reading on the subject of peace from various traditions.

March 20th was Palm Sunday, a Christian holy day celebrating the arrival of the Prince of Peace in Jerusalem and this year it was also the first day of spring. Ironically, March 20th, 2005 also marked the second anniversary of the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. Our gathering, however, was not meant to be a protest against anything, but rather an affirmation of the Buddhist commitment to compassion and non-violence.