Norway 17 July: Oslo
Oslo-Home of the Nobel Peace Prize
Our day started at the beautiful and delicious "Fragrance of the Heart" Cafe in Oslo. There we had breakfast and welcomed our new team members from the Czech Republic, Neelabha and Martina, who are joining us on the run through Scandinavia.
Then it was time to go on the ferry to a little island. A morning of sightseeing and enjoying the peaceful vibe of Oslo.
We went for a walk and later on also for a swim (of course it started to rain when we got into the water).
We were shown exhibitions about peace from the Islamic view. Peace is a major theme in the Mosque with many active initiatives towards creating awareness of the importance of peace, reconciliation and harmony. Their motto being 'Love for All, Hatred for None.'
Each runner from the Peace Run team was individually handed a beautiful crystal glass monument with a 3D image of the Furuset Moske inside.
A treasured gift to forever remember this very warm and gracious welcome by all the members of the Furuset Moske in Oslo.
After that we had a 24 minute meditation and sung mantric songs for the Lord Buddha. That was really beautiful.
The retreat centre is located in the middle of nature. On this day we really experienced the oneness of all religions and met people who strive to achieve peace by becoming better people and serving humanity selflessly.