The 2015 Peace On Demand In Peru
Peace Revolution Adventures
Last year I attended one of Peace Revolution’s PIPO event. Kymatica, the musical group that plays relaxing music before the weekly online meditation sessions, asked me to help them direct the musical session along with other musicians before Luang Phi John´s speech and meditation guide. The outcome was beautiful and I enjoyed every moment as this was my first involvement with the Peace Revolution project.
In Lima, I had a reunion with the volunteers, met Luang Phi John, and was amazed to learn more about what the Peace Revolution project offers. One of the guys spoke to me about the upcoming Artistic Meditation Retreat and I immediately knew that it was for me. I started the self-development program, applied for the retreat, and was selected to participate.
The Artistic Meditation retreat was incredibly amazingly deep and beautiful that I’m still processing it…
When I got back to Lima, the 6th Peruvian PIPO was happening. Luang Phi John was conducting sessions in universities, yoga centers, companies and NGOs. I arrived on the same day as Luang Phi Pasura and reunited with the other volunteers. It was everyone’s first time meeting LP Pasura and they had fun learning more about him. It was very beautiful to see my friends again. We ate chinese and local Peruvian food; enjoying every moment
The team and I presented ourselves to both Monks and explained what we were doing as volunteers for Peace Revolution in Lima. Then the monks shared that they were very happy to be here. I played a traditional peruvian song, called "El Condor Pasa" with a traditional instrument called quena. It was beautiful to share this with the group.
The following week Luang Phi Pasura stayed in Lima and Luang Phi John went to Ecuador. I decided to support the PIPO event by helping Gaby and Angie taking care of our Thai guests. Everyday, we woke early to offer breakfast to Luang Phi Pasura. After having breakfast, we would go to the World Mediation Congress. It was amazing to witness Luang Phi Pasura’s approach to resolve conflicts and to achieve peace. It was a spiritual approach which involved looking inside oneself. This differs from the approaches of other speakers who were looking for answers on the outside.
During the PIPO event, the monks conducted a total of 23 sessions reaching 900 participants. With the help of Peace Revolution, Peruvians had the opportunity to connect with their inner peace.
In addition to the PIPO event, I also attended the Peace Revolution house in Lima where online meditation sessions take place every Monday. But this time Luang Phi Pasura was there in person to guide the meditation. Many people came to meditate including a couple of my friends who had never meditated before. After the session, they said that they felt very relaxed, grateful, and happy. In the following week, we had our last meditation session but this time was with Luang Phi John. Like the last time, many people attended the session. Luang Phi John was kind to answer questions and give advices to improve our meditation. Then the taxi arrived and took him to the airport, concluding the PIPO.
During my time volunteering in PIPO Peru, I felt reconnected with the experiences and all of the teachings that I had received at the meditation sanctuary. The memories were coming back, filling me with happiness, and encouraging me to continue this path of peace. It has helped to remember the teachings and to apply it in life.
When everything was finished, the other volunteers and I went out and got to know more about each other. We showed Joe, the Thai cameraman, a part of our culture. We had a wonderful time strengthening the bonds of us volunteers.
It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of this amazing experience. Looking back, I think it's all about the results. When you see people smiling, filled with joy and happiness, you know that what you’re doing is a good thing. It inspires you to continue to be involved in a project that promotes nothing but peace and happiness. Thank you very much Peace Revolution, Gaby, Luang Phi John, Luang Phi Pasura, and all of the volunteers for organizing this PIPO Peru.