Europe 6 July: Garðabær - Snæfellsjökull
To the Land of Fire and Ice
Runners on the international Peace Run team send greetings to Iceland, the country through which they will be running this week.
This week the Peace Run in Iceland will be a combination of virtual running by an international team in different countries and a local Icelandic team who will physically run.
The virtual Peace Run last week ran through Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. This is a photo of the international team who ran from Finland to Sweden via Aland in 2018.
In 2018, Goga and Anita carry the torch along the same west coast of Denmark, south towards Germany.
Running on the virtual team this past week through Scandanavia was Zaya (far right) in Mongolia. She took the torch to the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, Gandan.
Zaya took the torch to the Tov region where children were very excited to hear about the Peace Run and hold the torch.
Zaya: "I am offering my gratitude for being a team member on the Scandinavian Peace Run. I am really inspired and enjoyed this Peace Run".
Florbela is not ready to join the archaelogical ruins yet - she still has 50 more years of running to do!
Padyatra reports: "This photo looks down on the river Danube which was very recently proclaimed a “Peace river” as part of the Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossoms program. This program dedicates places of natural beauty, monuments and even countries to the ideal of peace, to remind us about the importance of peace in our day to day life. The Danube being dedicated to peace is very symbolic. It flows from place to place, from country to country in order to stay “alive”. In the same way, the vision of peace can only stay alive when it is shared, when it is flowing from country to country, from person to person, from heart to heart".
Narmadyuti running with Barbi and Eli, who she believes have a very special place in their hearts for the flame of Peace. AS Sri Chinmoy, the founder of the Peace Run said, "Peace is not something static. Peace is dynamic and energetic; it has infinite, eternal and immortal life-energy."
This is one way to relax after your daily Peace run. It is also a wonderful way to have Oneness with people in Australia!
Pramodhan was running in Dortmund, Germany. He reports: "I ran to the park were we had planted the Sri Chinmoy Rose as part of the Peacerun in 2010. Since then the rose is a part of the worlds third biggest rose collection. In the photo is the Japanese part of the garden".
Kokila (left) is the English runner this week. Here she is at the Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile in Bristol, England.
Uranta is our runner in Scotland this week. He reports: "Here is a pic from my last run for the team this morning. Happy Valley... In Craiglockart... Where Wilfred Owen and Sigfried Sasson met and wrote poetry for peace".
Uranta: "My 10k on the Union Canal... Stretches from Glasgow to Edinburgh... If stretched further would go through Oslo, Malmö, just north of Copenhagen and just south of Helsinki. That's a little bit longer than 10k".