Posts in the ‘Nakashima Foundation of Peace’ Category

Miracles of May and Onward

Here in the northeast of America it has been varied weather: with rain, cooler temps and then a sunny spring day with the flowers and trees blooming.  It certainly has kept us on our toes which indeed is one of the lessons of global climate change: to always be in the moment by being aware

CNN’s Hero of the Year and Other Blossoms

April was blooming with goodness – some planned and some surprises! It began and ended with 2 powerful workshops given at BIG gatherings. The 1st one was in Short Hills about “Integral Passion, Integrity and Purpose”. The 2nd was in South Orange about “Keep Calm and Chakra On”. I am so very grateful that both were

Adventures with My Daughter in Auroville

It was far far away –to a corner in south India brewing with the future – that my daughter, Maddye,  and I had a girls’ night out for a few weeks across the world. Maddye was excused from high school since she was on an educational trip to Auroville, the international township recognized by UNESCO

February is the auspicious month of love

February is the auspicious month of love: both red & golden. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day on the 14th as we send love to all those who touch our lives. From human love to Divine love, we are surrounded by Love.  For this February is also special since it is a Leap Year and has

HCUND and Nakashima Studio

The day that Mrs. Ban, spouse of the Secretary General of the United Nations, and other ambassadorial spouses and delegates from various missions visited the Nakashima Studio, was delightful. The beginning of November in the Northeast was mild and sunny, truly an Indian Summer. Everyone enjoyed being outside and walking around the grounds to see

Nakashima: National Historic Landmark Plaque Dedication/110th Birth Year

Celebrating the 110th birth year of George Nakashima and the dedication of the National Historic Landmark plaque deserved cake and champagne. And that is exactly what everyone got who joined us for this festive day! Over 100 people gathered in the Arts Building on June 14th to participate in the Nakashima Foundation for Peace fundraiser. Those who

Mrs. Ban, Mira Nakashima and Miriam

Mrs. Ban Soon-taek and the Nakashima Foundation

A step on the path of beauty occurred for me on January 8th.  For on that day, a long cherished idea of introducing Mrs. Ban, the spouse of the Secretary General of the United Nations, to colleagues of mine from the Nakashima Foundation for Peace happened. And it happened in a place of great beauty,

2015 = Green & Beauty

This New Year greeting is filled with images to inspire You as you walk in beauty in 2015. Regardless of where you were born and which lineage you are descended from, beauty speaks to you.  It clearly manifests in the world of physical form. As Sri Aurobindo says, “Beauty is the special divine manifestation in

World Monuments Fund Watch Day

Greetings to all. I would like to put into perspective today for Mira chose this very good day months ago to hold the World Monuments Fund Watch Day.  Just yesterday was the UN’s 69th birthday and I had the privilege of being in the General Assembly for its birthday as Lang Lang and Sting played. 

The Monastery of Christ in the Desert Church Abiquiu, New Mexico

Although Georgia O’Keeffe lived in Abiquiu, the artist who truly mesmerized me there is George Nakashima! He told me that he had often visited O’Keeffe while working on an integrated design project which included both architecture and furnishings. This is the Monastery of Christ in the Desert which he worked on in 1972. The communal

All USA Meeting: Taos, New Mexico

Taos is in the southwest of America. It is wonderful and wild and so very open. Outside of the the small town, there truly are large open spaces and blue sky that goes on forever. The green of the sage brush in the high desert is a wonderful color. Against the beige of the sand

Nakashima Foundation Honors the Very Reverend James Morton

Nakashima Foundation for Peace Honors The Very Reverend James Morton with the Inaugural Nakashima Foundation Award for Peace The Nakashima Foundation for Peace honored The Very Reverend James Parks Morton, Dean Emeritus of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (NYC), Founder of The Interfaith Center of New York, and Honorary Chairman of the Nakashima

Mira Nakashima and Miriam

George Nakashima Woodworker “1941-2014: The Process”

Having moved from downtown to Soho to the slice of land near the Hudson River, the center of the NYC art world is now in Chelsea. Large raw spaces are transformed into white clean exhibition halls. The area pulsates with the exciting works of art that pass through. April 9th was a clear day but

UN Women For Peace Celebrating International Women’s Day

Being at the United Nations’ Headquarters in NYC on March 7th for the UN Women for Peace event felt a bit differently than being in Auroville in South India just a month earlier for the Nakashima Sacred Peace Table Dedication.  The formidable surroundings of the UN building, the view over the East River, the Delegates’

Nakashima Sacred Peace Table Dedication

Nakashima Sacred Peace Table for the Peoples of Asia Dedication & The Inauguration of the Hall of Peace in the Unity Pavilion: This was a beautiful and creative event which took place in Auroville on February 11th. People from the community were joined by diplomats from Delhi and participants from the United States. Infact the

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