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Mass meditation to bring 100 people together in Glasgow for 2018 Peace Day

One-hundred people are expected to turn out at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this Friday (21 September) for a Public Peace Meditation to mark the UN’s International Day of Peace.

They will gather at 12 noon to observe a one-minute silence before joining in a group meditation led by The Wee Retreat, which specialises in wellbeing retreats in the Southside of Glasgow.

The group will hear from Interfaith Scotland Director Maureen Sier, who will set the scene in-keeping with this year’s theme: The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 which, of course, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights (the most translated document in the world).

They will also be entertained by Scottish poet Imogen Stirling and Glasgow-based Samadhi Soundscapes.

The event has been organised by Vicky Kakos – who owns and run The Wee Retreat – with support from Holistic Scotland Magazine, which has provided media coverage and will supply goodie bags in conjunction with Equinox Kombucha, Scottish Blend, and Bio D.

Vicky said: “We wanted to put Glasgow on the map because we believe that people make Glasgow and that the people of Glasgow care about world peace.

“So, we’ve booked a beautiful room at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall overlooking Buchanan Street where 100 people can come together to mark the occasion.

“The theme this year is very fitting and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is as relevant today as it was on the day it was adopted 70 years ago.

“The event is entirely non-profit and everyone involved is doing it for free. We have only asked for a nominal £5 ticket fee to cover the room hire and posters we have been using to help market the event.

“We can’t wait to be part of 100 people meditating together and hope that you can join us!”

The International Day of Peace – otherwise known as Peace Day – is observed around the world every year on 21 September.

It was established in 1981 by unanimous UN resolution and designed to provide a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace, above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

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