mär. 5, 2024 Live from the road

Palm Harbor - Safety Harbor

Reported by Santiva Morrison

Our first school of the day was Palm Harbor Montessori. They have a beautiful Sri Chinmoy Peace Garden.

Tilvila, our excellent local coordinator, teaching us in sign language a song by Sri Chinmoy, founder of the Peace Run "Your heart is as beautiful as the rainbow".

Here comes the team into ceremony!

Banshidhar leading the way.

Ale Oliva, Associate Head of School, welcoming us to her school.

Students received the Peace Run with beautiful art work expressing their hopes and dreams for a better more peaceful world.

Amanda Boutchia welcoming the peace runners and explaining the wonderful program students do making necklaces.

A student talks about the program of necklaces made by students as a symbol of peace and kindness to give to others. This way we can share our necklaces to someone else and spread this wonderful qualities from our hearts.

Arpan receiving his necklace.

Brahamata showing hers proudly!  We can't wait to share our necklaces with our loved ones.  Thank you and congratulations to the students for such wonderful gestured.

Dave teaching students an exercise to feel peace in our hearts.

David Jr. sharing some clues to students so they can guess where he is from.

Time to learn the World Harmony Run song with actions.

Taren Ponce, Head of School, receives a Certificate of Appreciation. We would like to thank her for having the Peace Run visit her school.

Tilvila offers a beautiful painting by founder of the Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy, for the school.

Students holding the peace torch and making a wish for world peace.

Time for some fun and run with the torch!

Now is the teachers turn! Everyone is having fun.

The team arrives at our second school of the day, Academie Da Vinci.

Students enthusiastically welcomed us playing the World Harmony Run song with their Ukulele ensamble.

After we introduce the Peace Run to students, we invited them to feel peace in their hearts. It's always the best way to start the day, since it's where peace abides in all of us. Once we have peace within, then we can spread peace to people around us.

Two sweet friends sharing peace.

Arpan in action explaining the guessing game so students can find out which countries the peace runners come from.

Brahmata giving clues from her country.

So happy Nancy could join us today.

Students doing actions following the World Harmony Run song. Having fun running in place. Well done!

Showing us their torches with their fingers. So enthusiastic!

During our program, we do skits to show harmony and disharmony between our team members. Students need to let us know if it is harmonious or not. Here they are showing harmony with their thumbs up as the girls help Marina from her fall. Good job!

Whaaaaaat? Arpan refuses to share the torch.

Thumbs down!

Students giggling with our skits.

After our presentation, it is time to share the torch and make a wish for world peace.

Principal Yvette Brown holding the peace torch.

Principal Brown receives a certificate of appreciation from Tilvila, our local coordinator in Tampa Bay.

They also received a beautiful art work by founder of the Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy. We would like to express our gratitude to principal Brown, her staff and students for their heartfelt welcome and enthusiastic participation in the Peace Run.

Our third event of the day was visiting our friends at San Jose Elementary School.

Where they received the Peace Run with art work.

Banshidhar introducing the Peace Run and saying his Aloha to the school.

Love this educator's t-shirt: Be a nice human.

Tilvila offering a certificate of Appreciation to principal Lisa Brown and a beautiful painting by founder of the Peace Run Sri Chinmoy. We would like to thank her for receiving the Peace Run at her school with such enthusiasm.

Our last ceremony of the day was the Mattie Williams Community Family Center in Safety Harbor.  Santiva introducing the Peace Run to students.

It is always nice to have the opportunity to show the Peace Run video as we visit 160 countries around the world. Students and adults always are very inspired by the vision of Sri Chinmoy, the founder of the Peace Run, bringing the wonderful and beautiful message of peace and oneness arriving at their institution.

Feeling peace in our hearts....

David Jr. giving students clues to which city in the USA he comes from.

Arpan doesn't have to say a word to where he comes from.

Banshidhar teaching students the Hula dance. Yes, you guessed right! He is from Hawaii.

Tilvila teaching students in sign language a beautiful song by founder of the Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy, written on the plaque for their peace tree: "Your heart is as beautiful as the rainbow".

Students doing actions with us as we sing the World Harmony Run song.

We would like to thank Tilvila, our local Tampa Bay coordinator, for a fantastic day today visiting 3 schools and and the community center. Thank you for all your hard work!!!

Tilvila giving Educational Director,Stephanie Gidden a certificate of appreciation for their enthusiastic participation in the Peace Run.

Arpan placing plaque on the ground at a designated tree for world peace.

Time to run with the torch!

Thank you to the Mattie Williams Comm. Center for their participation. We will bring your peace wishes with us to share with friends as we continue on our journey through the sunshine state. Thank you!

We would like to thank manager of Mellow Mashroom, Matt White for donating pizza for the team. We are very grateful and appreciate your kindness, in this way, we can continue bringing the Peace Run to students in Tampa Bay. Infinite gratitude to you and your staff!

Torch carried by
Alakananda Lebedev (United States), Antana Locs (Canada), Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Banshidhar Medeiros (United States), Brahmata Michael (Canada), David Helfrich (United States), David Morrison (United States), David Morrison Snr. (United States), Marina Pak (Russia), Nancy Ammiano (United States), Santiva Morrison (United States), Savadhan Steele (United States).  
Alakananda Lebedev

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