A Zen Buddhist Community in Shelburne, Vermont

World Peace Ceremony

22 sep 2024

The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1981. In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. We hold our ceremony on a Sunday close to that date.

The World Peace Ceremony begins with a chanting service, which is followed by quote about peace and then the recitation of the names of all the world’s countries along with the Peace Prayer—“May Peace Prevail in [name of country].”

All are invited to join us on this special day in person or via Zoom. Members and trial members are welcome in person. The ceremony will be in both English and Spanish.

If you are attending via Zoom, please download the two-page COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD.You will need to refer to this for the ceremony. The list will be given to those who are here in person—no need to print it before coming.

Registration Required

Members and trial members are welcome to attend in person. Please register below on the pop-up form that will appear when you click the button.

Anyone who cannot attend in person is welcome to participate via Zoom. You must register to receive the ceremony link.