SEATTLE PEACE PROJECT

A 1993 meditation for peace experiment in Washington, D.C., led to a 23% reduction in violent crime.  This project involved some 4,000 meditation experts, and obtained statistically significant results. This amazing discovery was not followed up with any further large-scale experimentation, until now.

The Seattle Peace Project is enlisting volunteers to spend time each day meditating or praying for peace and harmony in Seattle from June through September 2017.  A free, downloadable app will be available soon to allow everyone who wishes to participate to do so from wherever they are, logging in times of prayer or meditation (anonymously if  they wish).  Those who want the camaraderie of a community meditation or prayer event are welcome to attend one, but there is no requirement; a person can also be a part of this project from the privacy of their own home, for a part of their daily commute, or in their favorite coffee shop.   The violent crime records will be examined to see if there is a clear reduction, and statistical analysis used to calculate the possibility that any reduction is due to chance alone.  (Click here to see the crime statistics: select one or more recent years, for the drop-down menu labelled “group,” select “person crime,” then scroll down to the chart below)

If we can prove that prayer and meditation can effect an entire city, it would have enormous implications for the future.  Our project could make people everywhere re-prioritize their lives, and start setting aside a daily time for prayer and meditation.  This could lead to a blossoming of further holistic experimentation, deeper understanding of our true potential, and a true cultural shift in the direction of wisdom and peace.

This experiment will rely entirely on volunteer effort; it is our intent not to use a penny of donated funds.  We are asking for everyone to join in this project, regardless of a person’s particular religious affiliation, or lack of any religious affiliation.  You do not have to be in Seattle proper to participate.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

1. Share the idea with all your friends.

2.Volunteer to help plan and organize.

3.Promote the idea on social media – like us on Facebook.

4.Post fliers (ask at local businesses, coffee places, markets, on community bulletin boards, restaurants, libraries, parks, etc.) – available for download below.

5.If you belong to a religious group, spread the word with other members, and ask your leader(s) to get involved

6.Consider organizing group prayer/meditation events, or join those held by others.

7.Ask local papers, magazines, and news organizations to cover the story.

LINKS TO MEDIA NEWS TIP SITES:

KOMO NEWS

KIRO – 7

KING -5

Q13

KIRO RADIO

KUOW

SEATTLE TIMES

8. E-mail us your name or the name of your business and pledge your support/participation:

We would be happy to add your name or the name of your business to our honor roll.

9. Download our app to record your prayer/meditation times.

10. Send your loving, calming, harmonious thoughts to the entire city.  Watch this site for upcoming events and try to show up for our group prayer/meditation events this summer.  Let’s make history together and set a better tone for the New Age, shall we?

HOW A CHURCH, TEMPLE, OR OTHER ORGANIZATION CAN JOIN:

1. Support our cause and encourage all your members to participate

2. Contact us and let us know you are on board with the project

IT’S THAT SIMPLE!

If you think this project is a good idea, please take the initiative yourself and spread the word among others.  Sometimes if you want something done, you have to take the lead yourself.  If Holistic Health Research waited for someone else to take the lead, there wouldn’t even be a Seattle Peace Project.  Notice that Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men,” not “Don’t get involved; wait for someone else to do it first.”  Life is not a spectator sport.  Ask yourself: what part of “pray for peace” don’t you agree with?  He who hesitates is lost!  World peace starts right here, right now.

CLICK BELOW FOR FREE DOWNLOAD OF SEATTLE PEACE PROJECT APP

STAY TUNED –

APPLE APP COMING SOON

Seattle Peace Project App

Seattle Peace Project Mobile App on Android

PLEASE NOTE WHEN USING THE APP:

  1. “Time” means total amount of time spent in one part of the day praying or meditating.  This is recorded in the space “hh:mm” – whih stands for total amount of hours and minutes (not minutes and seconds).  One hour is entered as 01:00, half an hour as 00:30, fifteen minutes as 00:15, etc.  It is not an entry of the clock reading at the time of day the activity was performed.

2. If you select “other – please specify” for devotion or task, you can share the details (if you wish) in the “activities” box (in which it says “detailed description of activities”).  You can also submit your entry without filling this out.

DOWNLOAD FLIERS BELOW TO PRINT AND POST:

Seattle Peace Project
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A few minutes of your time can make a huge difference; it doesn’t have to be a major commitment.  If many people do a little bit every day, the cumulative effect will be tremendous.

For those without religious affiliation, and with no idea how to meditate or pray for peace and harmony, here is a simple, non-denominational instruction.

IF YOU HAVE FAITH AS SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED YOU CAN SAY TO THIS MOUNTAIN "MOVE FROM HERE TO THERE" AND IT WILL MOVE. NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU. - JESUS (MATTHEW 17:20) WE ARE WHAT WE THINK. ALL THAT WE ARE ARISES WITH OUR THOUGHTS. WITH OUR THOUGHTS, WE MAKE THE WORLD. - THE BUDDHA (DHAMMAPADA) . . . WHOEVER BELIEVES IN ME WILL DO THE WORKS I HAVE BEEN DOING, AND THEY WILL DO EVEN GREATER THINGS THAN THESE . . . - JESUS (JOHN 14:12)