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Cultivating Ahimsa: The Spirit of Love and Kindness

Posted by Erin Bechtol

Members of the Oneida, NY community came together with Lotus Heart Zen to chant, meditate and discuss the teaching of Ahimsä (non-harm ) for a service titled: Cultivating Ahimsä: the spirit of love and kindness on September 24th from 10am to Noon. The purpose of the gathering was to explore the inter-spiritual dimensions of nonviolence, including the application of a spiritual practice of nonviolence through Jainism, Hindu, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Shamanism, and Paganism. At the end of the service, participants helped each other to tie blue strings to each other’s wrists. The strings are meant to serve as a reminder of the concepts and teachings that were explored and inspire each to develop a practice of nonviolence in daily life.

Part of the 2017 Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions

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