Each week we honor and celebrate one of the philosophers, songwriters, teachers, religious leaders, or thought leaders who left behind inspiring work to support the world’s path toward ending war and violence. During our Sip-Ins this month we, remembered John Lennon, Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thicht Nhat Hahn. We invite you to use these resources for your own meditative practice with tea to imagine how different the world will be when it, ” . . . as it was meant to be.” (Jill and Sy Miller). Read more about Sip for Peace.
Register once to attend all recurring Zoom Sip-Ins. Sundays, 1 PM, Pacific Time. Full invitation Below.
Livin’ life in peace
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Jill Jackson Miller & Sy Miller
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on Earth
The peace that was meant to be
… From their song, “Let There Be Peace On Earth”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of nuclear annihilation . . . I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow.”
Acceptance of Nobel Peace Prize, December 10, 1964
Thicht Nhat Hahn
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
… from his book, “Being Peace”
Your Personal Sip-In
Your daily cup of tea can easily become your personal Sip-In; your moment of meditation to recall the people who shared their own beliefs in world peace. As you sip your tea, remember and consider what this means to you. Does finding your own personal peace give you additional hope for the future?
Consider Hosting a Group Sip-In
Who might enjoy Sipping-In?
Everyone! Anyone! Even though we suggest tea as the beverage of choice and awareness of tea. Don’t limit your plan to engage only tea lovers. Your book group, yoga studio, spiritual congregation, senior center or school may want to plan a Sip-In. This is for anyone interested in the connection between a personal tea practice and the possibility of a world without war and violence of any kind.
What will you do?
A Sip-In is a gathering of tea drinkers sharing a cup of glass of tea, awareness of tea cultures around the world, connecting the inner peace to create a vision of how the world will be changed when there are no more wars.
A Sip-In can be as small or as large as your space permits. It is just a choice between Sip for Peace as a personal practice or sharing it with others. Feel free to use the resource materials we will be providing weekly.
Join Weekly Virtual Sip-Ins on Zoom
Registering one time allows you to attend any of the weekly meetings.
Starting: Feb 6, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Ending: December 18, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You will receive automatic reminders and we also post Sip for Peace resources in the Tea Sippers Weekly Digest.