Photo’s compliments of Lee-Anne Erickson
Renee Lindstrom of Inside Awareness became the Vice Chair of the The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature in February, 2014. However her participation began in the fall of 2013 when she was invited to sit on the board and lead the contemplative workshop. While Vice-Chair her focus was on creating a model for connecting to nature using the arts; photography, music & storytelling and contemplation; body, mindfulness & meaning. This involved organizing the lofty ideas and vision and introducing it to the community.
The Contemplative Workshop itself is new to education and a great opportunity for Renee to create a unique and innovative educational experience. She integrated somatic movement, universal values & leadership. The experience demonstrated a way to easily develop skills in understanding values, feelings, inner connection and acceptance of differences. This workshop was not only educational showed how the benefits of contemplation could be integrated with the purpose of focusing upon compassionate leadership.
As a sponsor of the World Children’s Summit Renee Lindstrom developed a Calendar of values and monthly activities for educators to take part from anywhere in the world! She created a template from the Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values Program . Part of the workshop included a class dialogue about universal values. The children created their own class values simply by answering the question, “What is important to you in your classroom?”
The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature became a relevant event held in a local school that was more than the events themselves. It was a whole program that held a container for a focus of peace. The founder of the Summit brought in a Peace Fountain and Peace Pole as a focus and the participating classes ended the day gathering together to share their individual experiences.
Read more about Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values