Information for Witness Bearers

December 2-3, 2017

Thank you for taking part in this 24-hour global ritual!
  

Together, we can create a sacred space to hold the heartbreaking divisions between us in wholehearted unity. Please be mindful that how you are present matters: the space between us is alive and is impacted by every person’s presence. Tune into what is happening so that you enter the space with care.

There are two ways to bear witness during One World Bearing Witness:

  1. In the Meditation Stream: you bear witness through silent contemplation and meditation. You help create a deep field of Oneness to hold the troubles and diverse beauties of this world. For more information about the Meditation Stream, click here:

    Meditation Stream

  2. Or by the Ritual Stream: you are invited by the Ritual Holders to join in their ceremonies and bear witness to their intentions to heal and to celebrate humanity and Earth. For more information about the Ritual Stream, click here:

    Ritual Stream

On Saturday, December 2nd to 3rd, here are the links to access the event:


To access the Meditation Stream, click here: http://zoom.us/j/6643058797
If you have never used Zoom, you will be given a small program to download. Allow it to download, and follow the instructions.

To access the Ritual Stream, click here: https://virtualphotowalks.zoom.us/j/703159106
You will be asked to enter your name and email. This will allow you to participate in the rituals.

****Please enter the streams during the pause IN BETWEEN the Ritual Cycles. This is particularly important in the Meditation Stream so that we can develop deep stillness together.

Click here for access to World Time Buddy to convert the timings into your local time zone.

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE, YOU CAN CONTACT US HERE:
info@oneworldindialogue.com

One World Bearing Witness Schedule

1:45 pm UTC • Join the streams and get settled.

Opening Ritual:

2:00 pm UTC
Elizabeth Debold, host
Thomas Steininger, host
Thomas Mendoza: Message from a Mayan Fire Ceremony
David Nicol: Invocation for Subtle Activism

2:50 pm UTC • Interlude with the Ensemble Noisten

 

~ Enter or Change Streams ~

First Meditation & Ritual Cycle: Bearing Witness to Our Mother, Earth

Meditation Stream

3:00 – 3:45 pm UTC • Meditation
Cynthia Jurs: Earth Treasure Vessel Meditation

Ritual Stream

3:00 – 3:45 pm UTC • Meditation
Cynthia Jurs: Earth Treasure Vessel Meditation

4:00 – 4:45 pm UTC
Silent Meditation

5:00 – 5:45 pm UTC
Message from Grandmother Flordemayo
(followed by silent meditation)

4:00 – 5:45 pm UTC

Terry Patten: Guided Reflection on Bearing Witness & Climate Change
Grandmother Flordemayo on our responsibility as “seed carriers“ for the next generation
Lotan Sapir & Miriam Turmalin, use movement to explore our connection to the “Tired Land“ of Israel/Palestine.
*Bring a prayer in your native language. You may also bring a small plant or seeds to plant.

5:45 pm UTC • Interlude with Sarah Queblatin “Witnessing Trees”

 

~ Enter or Change Streams ~

 

Sharing Room Open for One Hour

Go to: https://zoom.us/j/5445335225

Second Meditation & Ritual Cycle: Bearing Witness to Our Relatedness & Capacity for Transformation

Meditation Stream

6:00 – 6:45 pm UTC • Meditation
The Benedictine Nuns in Prayer

Ritual Stream

6:00 – 6:45 pm UTC • Meditation
The Benedictine Nuns in Prayer

7:00 – 7:45 pm UTC
Silent Meditation

8:00 – 8:45 pm UTC
Message from Shelley Sacks
(followed by silent meditation)

7:00 – 8:45 pm UTC

Abhishek Thapar, “My home at the intersection”
Shelley Sacks and colleagues: “Landing Strip for Souls”
*Please bring pen and paper for this ritual.
Sabine Lichtenfels: a song and welcome to peace builders from around the world

8:45 pm UTC • Interlude of song and prayer with the Sisters of Green Mountain Monastery, Vermont, US

 

~ Enter or Change Streams ~

 

Sharing Room Open for One Hour

Go to: https://zoom.us/j/5445335225

Third Meditation & Ritual Cycle: Bearing Witness to Inequalities of Wealth & Power to bring forth a New Type of Sacred Activism

Meditation Stream

9:00 – 9:45 pm UTC • Meditation
with Aunkh H. Chabalala

Ritual Stream

9:00 – 9:45 pm UTC • Meditation
with Aunkh H. Chabalala

10:00 – 10:45 pm UTC
Silent Meditation

11:00 – 11:45 pm UTC
Message from Alnoor Ladha
(followed by silent meditation)

10:00 – 11:45 pm UTC

Rama Mani & Arjuna Hiffler Mani, “From the Love of Power to the Power of Love”
Alnoor Ladha: on the role of sacred activism in creating a post-capitalist society;
with Chonon Quena, offering Shipibo Icaros (chants) to usher in this new world

11:45 pm UTC • Interlude with Ensemble Animato singing “Ave Maria”

 

~ Enter or Change Streams ~

 

Sharing Room Open for One Hour

Go to: https://zoom.us/j/5445335225

Community Ritual:

12:00 am UTC
Bearing Witness to Bearing Witness
Session Weaver: Peter Frank “Earth Ambassador” and artist
Marko Pogacnik, UNESCO Artist for Peace, on our relationship with stone
Jorge Crescente, psychologist and shaman, on our relationship with plants
Moetu Taiha, Maori elder, on our humanity

12:45 am UTC • Interlude with The Awakened Life Project, Portugal, singing “I Rest”

 

~ Enter or Change Streams ~

 

Sharing Room Open for One Hour

Go to: https://zoom.us/j/5445335225

Fourth Meditation & Ritual Cycle: Bearing Witness to Healing the Heart of Humanity

Meditation Stream

1:00 – 1:45 am UTC • Meditation
with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

Ritual Stream

1:00 – 1:45 am UTC • Meditation
with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

2:00 – 2:45 am UTC
Silent Meditation

3:00 – 3:45 am UTC
Message from BINHI and GINHAWA
(followed by silent meditation)

2:00 – 3:45 am UTC

Nagahori Noriko in prayer with survivors of Hiroshima
Community activists from the peace organization BINHI in the Philippines in a ceremony to strengthen their hearts with healers from GINHAWA
*Bring food to share for this ritual.

3:45 am UTC • Interlude via Live Feed from a local community ritual at Spirit House in Fort Bragg, CA

 

~ Enter or Change Streams ~

 

Sharing Room Open for One Hour

Go to: https://zoom.us/j/5445335225

Fifth Meditation & Ritual Cycle: Bearing Witness to Healing the Wounds of History
(Hosted by Annette Loy and Andrew Venezia)

Meditation Stream

4:00 – 4:45 am UTC • Meditation
with Rabbi Sheila Weinberg

Ritual Stream

4:00 – 4:45 am UTC • Meditation
with Rabbi Sheila Weinberg

5:00 – 5:45 am UTC
Silent Meditation

6:00 – 6:45 am UTC
Message from Vivek D’Souza, a young leader from SAYC
(followed by silent meditation)

5:00 – 6:45 am UTC

Young leaders from the South Asian Youth Conference (India, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal) share their experiences and pledge for understanding and peace in their region.
Nayri Naira, a collective of Tasmanian elders, conduct a water purification ceremony to heal the impact of modernity on the waters. *Please have a bowl of water available.

6:45 am UTC • Interlude with Dakha Brakha music video (by Vincent Moon)

 

~ Enter or Change Streams ~

 

Sharing Room Open for One Hour

Go to: https://zoom.us/j/5445335225

Sixth Meditation & Ritual Cycle: Bearing Witness to the De-Colonization of Consciousness

Meditation Stream

7:00 – 7:45 am UTC • Meditation
with Bayo Akomolafe

Ritual Stream

7:00 – 7:45 am UTC • Meditation
with Bayo Akomolafe

8:00 – 8:45 am UTC
Silent Meditation

9:00 – 9:45 am UTC
Message from Andrew Venezia
(followed by silent meditation)

8:00 – 9:45 am UTC

Global Ecovillage Network and Innerdance Global facilitate sharing the transformative experience of liberated consciousness in several locations, from Singapore to Bangalore
Andrew Venezia leads a collective dreaming exercise to work toward the world we are longing for.
Have a candle and matches/lighter handy, and paper and pen/pencil.

9:45 pm UTC • Interlude of prayer songs in Hindi

 

~ Enter or Change Streams ~

 

Sharing Room Open for One Hour

Go to: https://zoom.us/j/5445335225

Seventh Meditation & Ritual Cycle: Bearing Witness to the Poetics of the Innate Unity of Being

Meditation Stream

10:00 – 10:45 am UTC • Meditation
on Emptiness with Tulku Lobsang

Ritual Stream

10:00 – 10:45 am UTC • Meditation
on Emptiness with Tulku Lobsang

11:00 – 11:45 am UTC
Silent Meditation

12noon – 12:45 pm UTC
Message from Rose Sackey-Milligan
(followed by silent meditation)

11:00 – 12:45 am UTC

Lùkùmí priest Rose Sackey-Milligan offers a participatory ceremony to explore how the transcendent self provides a new way to understand identity
Filmmaker Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon of Petites Planètes create a collage of sacred ceremonies from their filming in Brazil

12:45 pm UTC • Interlude: candle lighting with youth peace leaders to offer light across borders

Closing Ceremony:

1:00 pm UTC
Elizabeth and Thomas are joined by:
Fumi Johns Stewart and representatives of the World Peace Prayer Society from around the world
Beloved Brother David Steindl-Rast offers a closing prayer
And we end with an open forum for responses.

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