Feature Presentation by Chief Joseph
“Namwayut…We are all one”
Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, O.B.C. is a Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation. He will share his work for peace and underlying spiritual approach from the Kwa Kwa Ka Wakw tribes of the Pacific North-West coast used to affirm the oneness and inter-connectedness of all things.
Sharing with Kia Scherr
Kia Scherr is the President of One Life Alliance, which she co-founded after her husband, Alan, and 13-year old daughter, Naomi, were killed in the Mumbai terrorist attack on November 26, 2008. Kia created One Life Alliance to bring a positive outcome to this tragedy by exploring, developing and implementing practical ways to increase peace.
Music by Rabbi David Shneyer
Rabbi David Shneyer is the Founder/Director of Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community of Greater Washington. He is an accomplished musician and a composer of new liturgical music.
Fourteen hundred years ago, a humble merchant who could not read or write changed the face of Arabia. Today, his influence has spread to every corner of the world including the United States. This is the story Muslims have passed down from generation to generation for 1400 years. It is a story about the merchant, husband, father, statesman and warrior whom they consider the final prophet, whose legacy continues to shape their lives today.
Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International, is an acclaimed author as well as a highly respected and beloved teacher to students throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe.
The headquarters for Ligmincha International is located at Serenity Ridge in Shipman, Virginia. Tenzin Rinpoche is renowned for his depth of wisdom; his clear, engaging teaching style; and his ability to make the ancient Tibetan Bon Buddhist teachings highly accessible and relevant to the lives of Westerners.