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 President Dwight Eisenhower, Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Musician Pete Seeger and First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. 

During January, we recognized and “sipped tea” with 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.

The Sip for Peace Gallery is one of the powerful tools of this project. In one location you can see the faces and read the powerful words of these great teachers and visionaries of peace in one quick scan. Join us as we continue throughout this year.

Register once to attend all recurring Zoom Sip-Ins.    Sundays, 1 PM, Pacific Time.  Full invitation Below. 

President Dwight D Eisenhower

President & General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. 

The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. . . . This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”   

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St. Hildegarde of Bingen

“Humanity, take a good look at yourself. Inside, you’ve got heaven and earth, and all of creation. You’re a world—everything is hidden in you.”

“We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Musician & Songwriter, Pete Seeger

“The world would never amount to a hill of beans if people didn’t use their imaginations to think of the impossible.”

Songs are funny things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells. I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history.

First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

“The world of the future is in our making. Tomorrow is now.”

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)

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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.