There can be no prosperity without peace.
That will be one of the focal points Saturday during the second annual World Peace Day at the Isha Foundation on Harrison Ferry Mountain.
A diverse schedule of events has been planned, including magician Collins Key, up-and-coming band Wild Child, and a roundtable discussion about achieving peace on personal and global levels.
“People usually think of peace as not firing guns, but it’s more than that,” said Isha representative Alison Murry. “Peace is needed for good overall health, not just political peace, but the peace that has to do with human well-being. If you don’t have peace, and that’s personal peace, environmental peace, global peace, there is no way to achieve true prosperity.”
Activities begin at 10 a.m. at the tranquil, 1,400-acre Isha retreat. Admission is $20 for the first adult in a group and $10 for each additional adult. All students are admitted for $10. Children 12-and-under are admitted free.
“It will be a festival-type atmosphere,” said Murry. “People will be given wristbands and they can come and go as they please. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.”
One of the highlights will be thought-provoking discussion with guests that include author, attorney and environmentalist Max Kennedy, New York Times best-selling author and physician Dr. Mark Hyman, and Isha founder, yogi and visionary humanitarian Sadhguru.
Together, they will discuss the vital elements of cultivating an inner and outer atmosphere of peace.
The discussion will be followed by entertainment from magician Collins Key, who has earned fame by appearing on the TV show “America’s Got Talent.” Key, from Los Angeles, Calif., is the youngest magician to ever perform on stage at Radio City Music Hall and the only magician to make it to the finals of “America’s Got Talent.” He has earned praise for his energetic and engaging style and has been called an emerging superstar.
Wild Child will provide musical entertainment after a smashing, side-stage performance at Bonnaroo in June. The Austin, Texas-based band began with a tour van as its practice studio and has grown from just two original members. With the soulful, soaring vocals of Kelsey Wilson, Wild Child is viewed as a band on the rise.
World Peace Day is held in honor of the United Nations annual International Day of Peace. There were approximately 1,000 visitors at last year’s inaugural event.
This year, Murry says 800 tickets have already been sold with visitors converging from around the country. She said a high concentration of tickets have been sold to people from Atlanta and Nashville, although there have been tickets sales throughout the country.
For more information, visit worldpeaceday.org.