The Middle Way Meditation Institute (Australia)

SDG Action Network

Our SDG Action on September 25th

Inner peace Education

Australia Sydney
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
http://wipc.nethttps://www.facebook.com/wipc2018au/ World Inner Peace Celebration in Australia 2018 22 September 2018   Celebrating the International Day of Peace, promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and Introducing the Inner Peace Education and Practice   Objectives To observe and celebrate the International Day of Peace endorsed by the United Nations in 1981 To promote and raise awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) which Australia as an endorsing member nation is obliged to satisfactorily implement by 2030 To introduce Inner Peace Education and Practice as a practical way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and World Peace To foster the common value “Peace in mind, peace in the world” (World Peace through Inner Peace) To contribute to a peaceful, prosperous and harmonious Australia   Date of World Inner Peace Celebration in  Australia 2018 : 22 September 2018 from 2pm-5pm   Venues : International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia   1.International Day of Peace   The International Day of Peace was established 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” calls for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. A peaceful society is one where there is justice and equality for everyone. Peace will enable a sustainable environment to take shape and a sustainable environment will help promote peace. The theme for the International Day of Peace in 2018 is “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”. The theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 2.Sustainable Development Goals   On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic United Nations General Assembly officially came into force.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. 3.Inner Peace Education and Practice :A Sustainable Solution to Global Challenges   Humans are now living in the world of immense challenges to sustainable development. Billions of world citizens continue to live in poverty and they are denied a life of dignity. These are rising inequalities within and among countries. Unemployment is a major concern. Global health threats, more frequent and intense natural disasters, conflicts and violence in families, societies, nations occur around the world. Moreover, we humans have faced the time of natural resources depletion and adverse impacts of environmental degradation, including desertification, drought, land degradation, freshwater scarcity and loss of biodiversity. Truthfully speaking, we, human beings are at the center of solutions or problems to these global challenges. Lots of intelligent people and geniuses have created many innovations that make lives of mankind better such as modern medicine, computer, transportation, communication devices, clean energy etc. On the other hand, people with the same level of intelligence but have selfish and wicked minds have troubled us with economic crisis, climate change and the worst thing like terrorism. This is a world of paradox. We need a new creative and powerful method to break this morality deadlock.           Through a proper and balanced education that do not only promote academic excellence but also focus on “Selfless Character Building”, we will see a different world in a coming generation. Our children should not only be taught the academic knowledge to make a good living but also a moral knowledge to make a good life which we coin this knowledge “Inner Peace Education (IPE).” Aiming at building selfless character in every child, IPE will touch deeply on the 4 components of life: Body, Heart, Mind and Spirit. With the systematic and proactive way of learning and practicing Inner Peace Education, every child will grow up with the “4 Supreme Qualities of Life”: Healthy Body (PQ), Caring Heart (EQ), Intelligent Mind (IQ) and Enlightened Spirit (SQ).         Four Supreme Qualities of Life   It is  strongly believed that children equipped with life skills to attain 4 supreme qualities of life, will grow up to be “A Decent Global Citizen” who will generate many innovative and powerful solutions to many difficult problems in the world. And it is not only children that should be taught this Inner Peace Education but also adults, because children do not only learn and practice what they learn and see at school. They learn and practice what they see at home also. If we teach children at school about non-violence but they go back home and see their mom and dad fighting everyday, it will not work. To ensure the healthy and supportive environment for children to wholesomely grow up, we need teachers and parents to work hand in hand with love and understanding.   Inner Peace Education towards Sustainable Development Goals             Inner Peace Education or IPE is especially designed to tackle all major concerns of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The main purpose of IPE is to educate and train world citizens to be responsible for their own physical, verbal and mental actions that will have an impact on their own lives, their families, their communities and the world at large. Through IPE, they will be educated and inspired to take meaningful actions towards a better future for all. However, IPE has related directly to 3 main goals of SDGs. They are: SDG Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, IPE has much focused to create a better person who has healthy  body, intelligent mind, caring heart and enlightened spirit, who will live a meaningful life with true happiness and sharing own capacity to create a better world.   SDG Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, IPE has been creatively designed to be the high quality  education, for all people regardless of age, gender, nationality, race, religion and creed. This IPE is the curriculum for lifelong learning, it is the Middle Way of Life to balance body, heart, mind and spirit completely to be the great human being with utmost dignity of life and coexistence with others peacefully and serenely.   SDG Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, IPE has mainly created a person with peace from inside out, we strongly believe that if a person can be educated and equipped with Inner Peace skill, he can be the engine of positive energy who will be peaceful from within and try to share his truly unconditional love, compassion, loving kindness to other people who are surrounded him, this is how peaceful society will be created, it will start from individual and spread to family, society, nation, region and the whole world   A Day of World Inner Peace Celebration in Australia 2018   This year on Saturday, 22 September 2018, we will create a one full day of Inner Peace Program with “3-in-1 Approach”. First of all, we will promote “Sustainable Development Goals” on this special day expecting thousands of people in each city to join and realize the importance of SDGs for their lives, their families, their countries and for our beloved planet. Secondly, we will recognize and celebrate “International Day of Peace” which will fall on 21 September, 2018, just one day before our special event  since we are convinced that a true lasting world peace will only come from inside human mind. And thirdly, we will introduce “Inner Peace Education and Practice” as a practical way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.   The tentative program is as follows: 13.00 hrs-14.00 hrs : Registration and Assembly in International Convention Centre 14.00 hrs  : Opening Ceremony 14.00 hrs-17.00 hrs : Inner Peace Forum, Inner Peace Concert and Inner Peace Light                                                            Inner Peace Forum will feature celebrated neuroscientists, inner peace activists and spiritual teachers from around the world who will spark our mind through the convergence of science and spirituality to better mankind. Inner Peace Concert will open the stage for singers, performers and artists who will inspire our heart to find the path of peace and love through their talents and imaginations. Inner Peace for Physical Well-Being will show us how healthy body is the key part to change the world with well-known yoga teachers and athletes. Inner Peace Light is an activity to touch our spirit on the special occasion of world peace. We will listen to inspiring messages from great leaders and spiritual leaders and find a moment of stillness through the practice of meditation. Last but not least, we will light up the light from “Inner Peace Balls” from 6 continents around the world to celebrate world peace.       Anticipated participants and supporters Religious Leaders Local, state and federal government representatives United Nations Association Australia (UNAA) NGOs The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders  Ethnic communities Yoga Group Meditation Groups Inner Peace Groups Eminent Athletes and celebrities Business people University and school Students Buddha Care Middle way Meditation Institute (MMI) Buddhist Federation of Australia (BFA) Dhammachai International Research Institute (DIRI) 60th Dhammachai Education Foundation Interested people   This event has so far received support from the following organizations; MMI Buddhist Federation of Australia DIRI UNAA Buddha Care Churches, Mosques and Temples ( to be advised)             It is expected to receive more contributions from the NSW government, City of Sydney, religious and community organizations, inter-faith and peace groups, universities, businesses, industries and interested people. Any support and contribution will be welcomed                             Organization Chart of WIPC in Australia 2018                                                                                                         For more information, please contact: Event Secretary and MMI Co-ordinator :  Mr.Sorawit Sangsuwan E-mail: sorawit@mmipeace.org Phone: 0431590942 …………………… ………………………………….. Website of World Inner Peace Celebration in Australia www.wipc.net                    
SDGs
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Organising Partners
UNAA, 60-year Dhammachai, University of Columbia

About The Middle Way Meditation Institute (Australia)

The Middle Way Meditation Institute or MMI is committed to organizing “World Inner Peace Conference 2017” in 6 continents to celebrate World Peace: USA for North America, Brazil for South America, Spain for Europe, Mozambique for Africa, Australia for Oceania and The Philippines for Asia. The Philippines, a pioneering country for “World Peace through Inner Peace” will also take another important role as a central stage of the event to be broadcasted globally to 6 continents on 5 September 2017. We are deeply convinced that 2017 is a great year for world peace starting from the ordinary people like us to move society towards an extraordinary dream of “World Peace through Inner Peace.” All people from all walks of life both youth and adults and all organizations who love peace are more than welcome to work with MMI towards a better and happier world for us all.

Countries We Work in
Australia Brazil Mozambique Philippines Portugal United States of America
Languages We Work in
English Thai
SDGs We Tackle
1 No Poverty 2 Zero Hunger 3 Good Health & Well-Being 4 Quality Education 5 Gender Equality 6 Clean Water & Sanitation 7 Affordable & Clean Energy 8 Decent work and economic growth 9 Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure 10 Reduced Inequalities 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities 12 Responsible Consumption & Production 13 Climate Action 14 Life Below Water 15 Life on Land 16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions ALL SDGs
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