Latam Peace Summit 2016

November 25 - 27, 2016

Hotel Fiesta Inn Cuernavaca, Mexico

Latam Peace Summit 2016 (Latam Cumbre por la Paz 2016) was a peace gathering where like-minded change-makers and peace activists had the opportunity to talk about their peace building projects, to unify and come up with new ideas on the promotion of Culture of Peace throughout North America, Latin America and Caribbean region.

Over 50 participants came together to not only share experience and be inspired by each other’s works but also to develop themselves and their inner qualities through a variety of workshops, inspiring talks, mindfulness trainings held by renowned meditation and yoga instructors from the region. Apart from these aforementioned activities, the forum also features other interesting programs including concerts, Living Mandala workshop and the private sessions called Meditation Clinic where participants had a chance to consult with the meditation trainer on their mindfulness practice.

The topics including both theoretical and practical approach were: Conflict transformation and non-violence communication Art and meditation: how can both be integrated to boost creativity? Mind-Body relationship Leadership skills through calming our mind Thai-Buddhist studies on peace Mindfulness and yoga practice

Speakers

Anayanci Vargas

Psychologist, Coach and Trainer

Anayanci Vargas

Anayanci is an organizational psychologist, coach and trainer, with nine years of experience as a professional and seven years as a coach. She loves her job and seeks to inspire her coaches, students and clients with her energy and dynamism.She has worked as a university professor in areas such as leadership, organizational behavior, human management and managerial skills. She has lectured on nonviolence, communication, how to change bad habits, and other soft skills.She has been part of the Peace Revolution community since 2012, attending six meditation retreats as a participant or mentor, since she thinks that one should always be in search of inner peace. She believes human beings can achieve everything they set out to do, so she seeks to help other people to transform their lives. She believes that 'Everything is possible, dare to fulfill your dreams!'.

Bridgette B. Barrett, Jamaica

Speaker

Bridgette B. Barrett, Jamaica

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Elisa Laconich

Speaker

Elisa Laconich

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Gaby Velarde

Peacebuilding and Meditation

Gaby Velarde

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Marco Bermudez

Mindfulness and Meditation trainer

Marco Bermudez

Marco was born in Bogota, Colombia. He studied Business Administration and has an MA in Development Studies. He joined the project in 2011 when he came across with the online self-development program and attended the Global Peace on the Move 5. Since then he has been practicing meditation and has been committed to share it with others. He is convinced than real social change can only be achieved by transforming the mind and that meditation is the most powerful tool to do it.

Raul Bravo

Speaker

Raul Bravo

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PHRA PASURA DANTAMANO

Head Teaching Monk, Peace Revolution Project

PHRA PASURA DANTAMANO

Phra Pasura Dantamano, who once was hotel manager, flight attendant and a DJ, has chosen the life of Theravada monk since 2006. Before becoming a monk, he studied humanities at Ramkhamhaeng University. He has traveled extensively both as a monk and a layperson. He organized several dozens of ceremonies and events in many countries such as Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and etc. whereas up to 20,000 people attending. He serves as chief of international relations division of Wat Phra Dhammakaya Temple and Vice President of World Buddhist Sangha Youth (WBSY). He represented his organization and spoke in many Buddhist and non-Buddhist conferences held in many countries. He also conducting more than 1,000 meditation workshops, courses and retreats in more than 50 countries to people with diverse backgrounds of beliefs. He has shared his insights on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist Philosophy for living full, enriched and balance life of happiness in modern era to individuals, NGOs, governmental agencies, universities, and companies (such as Columbia University, Northeastern University, TEC Milenio, Wilbur Wright College, PUC in Minas Gerai, São Paulo, Santiago, University of Illinois, University of Mendoza, Santa Casa Medical School, DHL and etc.)

Facilitators

Ana Laura Lloveras

Movement Facilitator

Ana Laura Lloveras

Ana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied International Trade and worked in an international pharmaceutical company. However, she felt that something was missing from her life. She started her journey and traveled around in order to search for the 'missing puzzle piece'. By learning how to meditate, She has finally founded that the missing piece lies inside herself. She became Hatha yoga Teacher in 2012 and learnt Iyengar yoga with Usha Devi (Rishikesh India) for two years. She became meditation trainer in Thailand in 2014 and keeps training herself there every year. She has taught Yoga and Meditation in Ecuador, Dominica, Guyana, St. Lucia, Thailand, Spain and Argentina.

Arturo Dongo

Muay Thai Workshop Facilitator

Arturo Dongo

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Carolina Bertsch

Dreaming Art Workshop Facilitator

Carolina Bertsch

Carolina is a Venezuelan, currently living in Brazil. She has developed herself working as a conservation biologist and a visual artist. As a painter, she is focused on dedicating her art mostly to the environmental and peace cause. Carolina is a nature lover, a traveler and a mother; she also treasures the opportunity that life gives to us every single day to learn something new. After having been meditating for several years and experienced its many benefits in so many ways in her life, she is committed to share and spread the message that inner peace and happiness is possible and available to everyone: we just have to look inside of us, using the practice of meditation as the vehicle to reach this destination. And by cultivating our own inner peace, we also contribute creating a real sustainable peace in our world.

Candela Marzinotto

Music and Meditation Facilitator

Candela Marzinotto

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Farid Cortez

Sacred Geometry Facilitator

Farid Cortez

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Fiorella Pellecchia

Music and Meditation Facilitator

Fiorella Pellecchia

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Gaby Velarde

Ancient Thai Yoga “Rue Si Dat Ton

Gaby Velarde

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Juan Manuel Rodriguez

Music and Meditation Facilitator

Juan Manuel Rodriguez

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Maria Soledad Rodriguez

Music and Meditation Facilitator

Maria Soledad Rodriguez

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Paul Hoyle

Music and Meditation Facilitator

Paul Hoyle

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Marcela Mata

Thai Massage Workshop Facilitator

Marcela Mata

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Yoga Teachers

David Kohatsu

Vinyasa Style Yoga Teacher

David Kohatsu

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Juani Angulo

Yoga Teacher - Acroyoga Style

Juani Angulo

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Priya Camargo

Yoga Teacher - Hatha Yoga Style

Priya Camargo

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