Events


The Season for Peace and Nonviolence runs Jan. 30 to April 4 of each year.

To include selected activities in Greater Dallas-Fort Worth and elsewhere
related to Peace and Nonviolence, please send us a note.

January 30, 2008
SNV 2008 Opening Ceremony
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CST )
Location: Center for Spiritual Living
International Place
4801 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 115
Dallas, TX 75244

A Wednesday Gathering--SNV Opening Ceremony

A rich and powerful midweek experience of music and message for today, with multimedia, silent meditation and community dialogue to deepen and enliven your spiritual and personal growth. Tonight's event is dedicated to the opening of the Season for Nonviolence.

Led by Rev. Dr. Petra Weldes, Senior Minister, Michael Gott, RScP, Music & Fine Arts Director
For further information contact Veronica Valles at veronica@csldallas.org or go to www.csldallas.org 

Ongoing…

Light a Candle for Peace at www.gratefulness.org and share your message of peace with this international community of gratitude

Dallas Peace Center events

Arlington Peace Center events

February 2, 2008
Day of Mindfulness
9:00 am - 5:00 pm ( CST )
Location: Center for Spiritual Living
International Place
4801 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 115
Dallas, TX 75244
972-866-9988
A unique Retreat of Meditation, Inspiration and Transformation, open to people of all faiths, ethnicities, orientations and levels of experience. Beginner-Friendly! ~ Register Now

Treat yourself and your friends to a heart-opening day of peace, joy, wisdom and community through:
- Sitting Meditation
- Eating Meditation
- Teachings / Q&A
- Silence & Music
- Walking Meditation
- Mindful Movement
- Journal-Writing
- Sharing & Discussion

Facilitated by Br. ChiSing, M.Div., M.A. (an ordained disciple of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh)
$60 ~ Limited to 30 Participants

Intermindful Ministries is a patron of A Season for Nonviolence
For further information contact the Center for Spiritual Living at
972-866-9988 or go to www.csldallas.org  

February 8, 2008
Studio B Coffehouse presents Lisa Ferrero
Friday 7:00pm
Location: Studio B – Highland Village
One Nelson Parkway at 2400 FM 402 - Highlands Village, TX  

February 9, 2008
Sacred Sounds Concert
Saturday 7:00pm
Location:  MoveStudio – Dallas
17062 Preston Rd, Ste 108 - Dallas, TX 75248

Paul Hubbert (Crystal Bowls & Vocal Toning)
Cornell Kinderknecht (World Flutes)
Jodi Roberts (Tibetan Bowls & Wind Gong)

Join us for an amazing musical experience.  New and ancient instruments combine with human voice for a magical evening of beautiful sound.

Tickets: $20 in advance / $30 at the door (if available)
Purchase tickets from MoveStudio:
Online: www.MoveStudio.com
Or call: 972-732-0206

February 10, 2008
Celebration of Joy
Sunday 5:00 pm
Location:  Unity Church of Dallas
6525 Forest Lane  Dallas, TX  75230

MUSICIANS & ARTISTS --
Gary Floyd (voice & piano),  Robin Hackett (voice & guitar),
Lainey Bernstein & Charity Lankford (vocals),
Monica Lecrone (dance),  Cornell Kinderknecht (world flutes),
Michael Kenney, Cynthia Stuart & Frank Lunsford (percussion),
Amy "Moon Lady" Martin
and more...

Facilitated by Br. ChiSing, M.Div., M.A.
(an ordained disciple of Zen master THICH NHAT HANH)
“BREATH OF LIFE” Interfaith Mindfulness Fellowship

$5 - $20  donation requested
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for the deaf available,
Childcare available upon request in advance by noon on Wednesday


Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 11-17

February 15, 2008 and
March 21, 2008
Spirit Moon Drum Circle
7:30 – 9:30 pm (CST)
Location: Community Unitarian Universalist Church
2875 E. Parker Rd, Plano TX 75074. 
Cost: Love Offering 
Contact: Dorayne Breedlove rainbo3000@yahoo.com or 972-423-5030

Celebrate the Season for Nonviolence as we join together in a community of love and support to drum in PEACE.  Facilitated by Dorayne Breedlove, sacred space is created to reconnect to yourself, find oneness with others, and send healing energy through the rhythm of the drums and other percussions.  Celebrate the Season for Nonviolence by coming to these events to drum in PEACE.  Plenty of drums and percussions will be provided. 

February 16 – 29, 2008
American Indian Arts Council, Inc. presents ...
“Traditional Masters” Art Exhibit
Location:  Native Arts Center & Gallery
732 Preston Forest Shopping Center
(SE Corner Preston Rd. & Forest Ln.)
Dallas, TX   75230
Contact: 214-265-0071  Email: nativeartsgallery@sbcglobal.net

A first of its kind for Dallas!  An extensive collection of paintings by early 21st century Native American Artists which exemplify and capture the neat, clean, simplicity of native life in a creative style that parallels the simplistic beauty of the subject matter.  Curated by Edward Hummingbird (Cherokee) of Blue Deer Gallery of Dallas.

February 23, 2008
Dance Jam!
Saturday 8-11:30p
Location: Move Studio
17062 Preston Road, Suite 108
$5 per person

Love to dance but not into the smoky, overcrowded club scene? Come dance with us in the inspiring and energizing community atmosphere of MoveStudio! Three rooms with different dance vibes to get your groove on, including ecstatic and urban club dance with Lori, Nia-inspired freedance with Jule (featuring NEW music from Nia katas yet to be premiered), Latin/Salsa and disco with Sheriff, and a mellow ambient vibe in the Lotus Lounge for moving meditation, relaxing and conversing. Experience a whole new world of music and movement!

March 1, 2008
Voices of Peace Celebration honoring Maya Angelo
Location:  Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Voices of Peace Chorus ~ Dr. Timothy Seeling, Conductor
New Texas Symphony Orchestra ~ Kathryn Brown, Conductor
Male Chorus, First Baptist Church, Hamilton Park ~ John Tatum, Conductor

March 1, 2008
The 2008 International Women's Day of Prayer

March 12 – 16, 2008
Doors Wide Open: Living from the Epicenter
Location: Briarwood Retreat Center in Argyle TX
Contact: Judith Stuart-Coale ~ jstuartcoale@onebox.com

Supporters of Nonviolent Communication around the state of Texas are invited to gather together to explore NVC in ways that open the locks on our protective doors and allow us to LIVE FROM OUR EPICENTER!

March 15, 2008
Drum Extravaganza!
Location: Tenison Park @ Grand Blvd &Tenison; Pkwy
Contact: Suzanna Brown, suzanna@osuzanna.com 214-906-7528

Drums Not Guns is hosting a Drum Extravaganza. Drummers, dancers, children and families are invited to participate. Drums, food and beverages available. Drums Not Guns’ goal is to promote the concept of nonviolence through drumming, believing that when people come together to enjoy and play music, greater communication and understanding are fostered and all are reminded of our common humanity and interdependence. DNG seeks to make drumming accessible, and to create safe place and community in rhythmic expression so that people can experience drumming and dance as powerful forms of self-expression that administer global healing and create a culture of peace.

March 19, 2008
A Stand for Peace
5-7pm
Lincoln Square
Peace and Justice Center - Arlington
Contact: Len Ellis

Many local events discuss five years of U.S. participation in war in Iraq

March 21, 2008
Dances of Universal Peace
7:00pm
Center for Spiritual Living
International Place
4801 Spring Valley Rd., #Ste 115
Dallas, TX 75244
Contact: Tressa Vazquez / Jessica Ford
972-866-9988
www.csldallas.org

From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together – a time of celebration.

March 22, 2008
Concert in the Cave
Cornell Kinderknecht: World Flutes and Jodi Roberts: Tibetan Singing Bowls
Location: Boerne, TX (north of San Antonio)

The venue will match the magical ethereal music... a beautiful cave in the scenic rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country.  The "Cave Without a Name" is "filled with spectacular formations of Stalactites, Stalagmites, delicate Soda Straws, Cave Drapery, magnificent Flowstones, Rimstone Dams."  The cave is 66 degrees year-round and is lit brilliantly.  We expect to have people there from all over Texas (and beyond).  Please join us.

March 27, 2008
Girls Inc. Poetry Jam
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (CST)
Location: The Central Library - downtown Fort Worth
500 W 3rd St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. For more information, contact Becky Balarin, Director of Girls Programming 817-275-2120 bbalarin@girlsinctarrant.org

March 28, 2008
Luna Fest
Location: Center for Spiritual Living
Tickets $25 / $30 at the door
6:00pm Reception ~ (complimentary hors douvres by Zea Woodfire Grill and wine by Parlour Café & Wine Bar)
7:00pm Showtime ~ Short Films by... for... about Women

LUNAFEST™, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Dr. Ronit Mor at the Center for Spiritual Living in Dallas.

This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, sexuality, cultural diversity, and breaking barriers.

Net proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Attitudes & Attire. For more information visit www.lunafestdallas.com.


March 29, 2008
Day of Mindfulness
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Location: Unity Church of Dallas
6525 Forest Lane
(between Preston and Hillcrest)
Dallas, Texas 75230
972.233.7106
Space is limited to 30 persons
(please bring your own vegetarian lunch)
Sliding Donation: $50 - $70 / scholarship rate: $30 - $50
Please register by Mar. 24

A Unique Retreat of Meditation, Inspiration and Transformation open to people of all faiths, ethnicities, orientations and levels of experience

Treat yourself and your friends to a heart-opening day of peace, joy, wisdom and community through:
- Walking meditation
- Mindful movement
- Journal-writing
- Sharing & Discussion
- Sitting meditation
- Eating meditation
- Teachings / Q&A;
- Silence & Music
Facilitated by: Br. ChiSing, M.Div., M.A.
(an ordained disciple of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh)
BEGINNER-FRIENDLY

March 29, 2008
Earth Hour
8:00 – 9:00pm
Contact: Mary Grady
Tel: 705-762-3409
mgrady@muskokalales.ca

Have you registered to participate in EARTH HOUR on Sat, March 29th ?
The world is being challenged to turn all lights off for 1 hour between 8 and 9 pm on March 29th, to reduce our impact on climate change.

Earth Hour was started last year in Sydney, Australia. 2.2 million people and 2100 businesses participated. The effort reduced Sydney's energy consumption by 10.2% which is the equivalent of taking 48,000 cars off the road for a year. How incredible! The Township of Muskoka Lakes has signed up and will turn of lights at municipal facilities (sorry can't turn off street lights for safety reasons).

You can also register as a participant at www.earthhour.org Please register and invite your friends and workplace to participate as well. Let's give our world a chance.

At this time, over 68,000 have registered and Canada is leading the world with over 22,000 registrants.

Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sacred Sounds Concert
Tibetan Bowls, Didgeridoos & Drums
with Jodi Roberts & Steve Daniel
8:00 – 10:00pm
$20 in advance
$30 at the door if space available
Contact: www.movestudio.com or call 972.732.0206

Enjoy the healing sounds of sacred music! Not only a beautiful musical experience, this concert is an intuitive meditation with hand-made wisdom teachers. The ancient Tibetan bowls are from the Himalayas and were made with the intent of healing and expanding consciousness.

April 2, 2008
SNV 2008 Closing Ceremony
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CST)
Location: Center for Spiritual Living
International Place
4801 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 115
Dallas, TX 75244

A Wednesday Gathering--SNV Closing Ceremony

A rich and powerful midweek experience of music and message for today, with multimedia, silent meditation and community dialogue to deepen and enliven your spiritual and personal growth. Tonight's event is dedicated to the closing of the Season for Nonviolence with a special dance by Monica Lecrone, Spoken Word piece by Veronica Valles, SNV Greater Dallas Task Force Chair, and world flute music by Cornell Kinderknecht.

Led by Rev. Dr. Petra Weldes, Senior Minister, Michael Gott, RScP, Music & Fine Arts Director. For further information contact Veronica Valles at veronica@csldallas.org or go to www.csldallas.org


April 13, 2008
DFW International Festival - Global Sacred Music Celebration
4pm (CST)
Location: Unity Church of Dallas
6525 Forest, Dallas, Texas 75230

Contact: Cornell Kinderknecht - http://www.cornellk.com/

This will be Cornell's third year to be part of this beautiful event. Join us for musical traditions from around the globe. He'll be playing flutes with Lorenzo Gonzales (harp, Paraguay). Admission: $5.00 at the door, children 10 and under free. See more at www.dfwinternational.org


April 25 – 27, 2008
Creating a Politics of Hope & Possibility
2008 South Central Conference for a U.S. Department of Peace
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

Contact: J Kendel Johnson, Texas State Coordinator
Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace
214-532-3761 jkendel@jkendel.com
www.ThePeaceAlliance.org

Marianne Williamson will be the Keynote Speaker - 7:00 pm • Saturday, April 26

Conference registration and individual events tickets will be available Monday, March 17 at www.TexasDOP.org

Friday, April 25 ~ 7:00 pm Social Mixer & Debate
A Benefit for The Texas Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace Hughes-Trigg Ballroom, SMU Campus

Saturday, April 26 ~ 9:00 am 5:00 pm Conference Sessions
Hughes-Trigg Ballroom, SMU Campus
Opportunities to learn more about: How a U.S. Department of Peace and Nonviolence might reduce and eliminate violence while contributing to a more stable economy and peaceful society.

Featured Speakers:
Lynn McMullen, National Campaign Consultant, The Peace Alliance, Host, Moderator & Facilitator
Kathy Kidd, National Field Director, The Peace Alliance
William Petty, Victim Services Manager, Austin Police Department
Jackie Bonner, TKF Foundation, dedicated to eliminating the epidemic of youth violence.
Lauren Hoofnagle, Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Texas "Programs That Work"
Lucy Mashua, Kenyan torture survivor & human rights activist
Judith Stuart-Coale, Compassionate Communication

Sunday, April 27 ~ 10:00 am-1:30 pm
Fundraising and Local Action Planning

Please visit the Center for Spiritual Living for additional events and activities.

Thank you for visiting, and please stay tuned for news on the 2008 season as it unfolds.