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doves peaceIt was really a super day in the tradition of Samui Mala's peace days celebrated on Samui on September 21 since 2007.connect peace 1 connect peace 2 peace connection samui mala peace doves  connect peace 4  connect yogaPeople connected.... reconnected with old friends.... and peace prevailed.
peace connectionIt was a gorgeous sunny day on Koh Samui, there was music, a green market, explorations in yoga and healing.

Dorra Lemanczyk made a speech for peace and released her beautiful homing pigeons, and we planted a tree for peace.

We joined Avaaz and hundreds of thousands of others around the world to dedicate peaceful intentions to each other and to the planet  to mobilize the world to shift to 100% clean energy.
We signed interested people up to create a recycling group that can share resources.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and host we raised over B66,000 of which we will donate a portion to Avaaz, but the lion's share goes towards helping Wat Santiwaram temple school create a healthy eating program for their young students, and we hope to be able to help them set up a vegetable garden to supplement their breakfast club.

Green market:
Khun Benjaphon & Benji of Lamphu Thai Botanicals in Lamai for all the work to arrange the green market logistics
To Khun Gung and Khun Adisorn of The Chaweng Regent for the kind loan of market tablesgreen marketTo all the vendors
Thank you for your kind support
Bio Fizz
Blue Vanilla
Easy Time
Island Organics
Kamalaya Koh Samui
Lamphu Thai Botanicals
Lucky Cow
Peace Resort
Project Juice
Simply Samui
Sweet Sisters Cafe
Suwaree Tailor
Tallulahs Treasures
The Source
Tropicool Popsicles
Vikasa

To the musicians:peace music
Thanks to Gary Pearmain for kind support to make the music possible
Bobby Parrs, Roland & Riz, Rik, Bart, Victor, Gottfried, Paolo, Steve Bray and more

bobby parrs plays for peaceLights: Tony Arman kindly loaned us the amazing energy saving LED lights he has designed. And the fairy lights.
To the photographers:
Gary, Marines and Ana
To the doves:
Dorra Lemanczyk volunteered her homing pigeons from Event Doves and they were spectacular, and so was she with a speech for peace!
To the caterers:
Thank you to Vikasa, Lucky Cow & Sweet Sisters for donating food which was sold on the day
To the tree consultant:
Thank you Shawn for the trees which we planted along with our wishes for peace

To the volunteers:  We can't do this without you:
Healing: Jani Mäkinen for coordinating and to all the volunteers: Craig Procter, Simon Belcher, Ricardo Neuman, William Evans, Abi Pattman and Kerry
Poetry reading: Thank you to Glenn Meisenheimer for volunteering to read his poetry
Poolside massage: Tui & Ya did a brisk trade in foot and neck massage - and donated all their takings to the school.
Recycling: Hillary & Raj were on hand to engage people in the issue of garbage on our island
Door: Paolo and Ana did a great job in welcoming people, and selling raffle tickets
Rod: Rod McCormick ran the silent auction singlehanded and did a great job managing the bids
Sooyeon: Thank you for the face painting

And extra special thanks to our hosts at Vikasa: The whole team was so helpful and kind, but we'd like to especially thank Udon, Kosta, Vadim, Betti and Shannon for their support and encouragement.

See more pictures courtesy of Gary Pearmain here

To all our Samui Mala friends, supporters, volunteers, musicians and hosts who supported our past events to make this traditions so strong and possible.

 

 

See the lineup below of the day's events

Join us at any time for the lineup of the day, learning and exploring yoga and healing, finding out what's good to eat on Samui, or just connecting with other peaceful people listening to great live music.

peace connection samui mala schedule

www.vikasayoga.com/peaceconnection or see the event on Facebook.):

Proceeds from this day of peace were raised towards the Tongkrut School breakfast program - giving kids a healthy start to the day.

2015 update on the funds: Samui Mala contributed to the school breakfast program, bought Ukuleles for the children's musical education and hosted visiting musicians Pablo and Sajona in February to visit the school, but since the volunteers who were running the program at Tongkrut school had to move to another school, we were unable to follow up on this program. The remaining funds were disbursed equally to The Burmese Learning Centre in Kuraburi and to We help Nepal - a fundraiser for the victims of the Nepali earthquake.

This day of peace is generously hosted by Vikasa and run by volunteers.

green market

All teachers and performers give their time freely.
Entry, healing sessions and yoga by donation
We have great prizes by silent auction.
After some minor costs, all proceeds go towards the Tongkrut School breakfast program - giving kids a healthy start to the day.
Support us by joining on the day and please invite your friends.

Location: on the road between Chaweng and Lamai near the Big Rock. Parking is along the main road.

 

Registration is recommended for classes and healing sessions.
We will advise on how you can do that soonish :)
Bring a mat if you like.