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As you know, at the meeting of the International Organizing Committee of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture (WFSC), held in Astana in October 2015, it was decided to hold the Second Forum at the premises of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University in New Delhi, India, in October 2016.
Today Astana celebrates the World Day of Spiritual Harmony. As part of this momentous day the capital held a meeting of the Presidium of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture on preparation for the Second Forum, which will take place in New Delhi (India) from 16-18 October 2016.
Agenda of the meeting of the International Organizing Committee for the Second World Forum of Spiritual Culture (WFSC)
For those who don’t need to apply for Kazakhstan visa we are extending the submission deadline for participation in a meeting of the International Organizing Committee of the WFSC to September 27, 2015.
As you know, the International Organizing Committee for the preparation of the Second World Forum of Spiritual Culture and the International Association “Peace through culture”
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen! The World Forum of Spiritual Culture (WFSC) Presidium starts preparing for the regular Conference to be held on 17 -18 October 2015 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Topic of the Conference: "Spiritual Culture: a strategy of life and peace".
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree of awarding the President of the International Association "Peace through Culture" Tolegen Mukhamejanov by Order of Friendship.
Recently in Bangalore (India), the delegation of the International Association "Peace through Culture", headed by its President Tolegen Muhamejanov met with the founder of the International Association "Human Values" and the organization "Art of Living" Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Dear Sesto I congratulate you and our dear colleagues a Happy New Year according to the Orthodox calendar. Thank you very much for the offer.
Dear Sesto... dear brothers-sisters... Thank you for your pic and words here. My regards and love to all in this New Year... Hoping you all be well, healthly with good inspiration...! Susana
Dear friends, enjoy the holiday season in silence and memories for all who died this year... May peace prevail on earth... Warm regards Sesto Giovanni Castagnoli
Dear friends, colleagues and fellow-thinkers, I am a creative person by vocation; that is why I have always had a desire to realize my potential as an artist and as a person committed to spirituality. In this regard, I appealed to President Nursultan Nazarbayev to relieve me of the post of Director of the Astana Opera House.
This is a call to all who love the planet and all its inhabitants. Let us together bring love into action. This is a call to bring that love that has no borders, that emerges from the heart and soul, into personal, local, national and global action.
WFSC Organizing Committee Meeting in Astana Oct. 17 and 18th, 2014 Building PEACE Structures From Crises Politics to PEACE Politics
WFSC Organizing Committee Meeting in Astana Oct. 17 and 18th, 2014 Esteemed hosts, dear guests, co-workers and friends, ...within our great common global project:
[adapted from letter to Tolegen Mukhamedjanov 11/11/11] Dear Tolegen: As we seek to plan the next gathering of the World Forum of
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons United Nations, New York City, New York September 26, 2014 Presentation at High Level Meeting by Jonathan Granoff,
Inspirational words in preparation for the meeting of the International Organizing Committee Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan October 17-19, 2014
Academician of Honor - International Academy of Sciences, Technology, Education and Humanities (AICTEH) - Spain 1st Vice President - World Academy of Arts and Culture
of the International Research and Practice Conference “Culture of Peace, Concord and Spirituality” 17 October, Friday Arrival day. Accommodation at the Astana Marriott Hotel
On September, 8 under the chairmanship of T. Mukhamejanov the working group meeting on the preparation for the International Organizing Committee Meeting of the Second World Forum of Spiritual Culture was held in Astana. Ye. Tugzhanov, the Deputy Chairman - Head of the Secretariat of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan
Dear Tolegen, The first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weaponsis almost here – already this Friday, September 26. To raise awareness for the day, we’ve launched a global
Dear Tolegen, No doubt, we greatly welcome your continued initiative for Spiritual Concord – a most necessary step to counter the terrible war shouting
Dear friends! We are glad to inform that preparation for the Second World Forum of Spiritual Culture is entered in active phase.
The mankind faces terrible challenges again and again. Peace on Earth is again threatened. We can see that number of local conflicts grows bringing a risk to develop into the global scale. Some ambitions of politicians prevail over a sense of responsibility and cause the split of the world into opposite sides and blocks.
We congratulate you on the 25th anniversary of the founding of The International Association “Peace through Culture”! On July 12, 1989 the foundation conference of the All - Union Association “Peace through Culture” took place at the Conference Hall of the Union of Soviet Writers of the USSR in Moscow. For a quarter of a century, being one of the well-known non-governmental organization,
I congratulate you on this wonderful holiday - the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture, which the Greek educators Cyril and Methodius had given us! I am proud that there is the Greek blood in my veins! This holiday is celebrated in Bulgaria and Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, wherever we are - the Slavs! It is the celebration of online writers because wherever we live - in Germany, the USA or Greece - we all communicate and write in our common language.
International exhibition titled “Roerich Pact: History and Modernity” was opened at the L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University.
I wish you a Happy Easter, the great feast of the Resurrection of Christ! May the life win! May all the bad things become the things of the past! May the revival of light, peace and goodness begin! International internet marathon dedicated to the Victory Day begins on the website “Writer in the Internet space”: http://www.pisateli.co.ua/index.php/proizvedenie-mesyatsa/404-internet-marafon-pisatelej-qetot-den-pobedy-porokhom-propakhq-posvyashchennyj-9-maya
Some updates can be obtained from our website http://www.pisateli.co.ua/ photo-report by Natalia Varenik on her trip to the Congress of Ukrainian Greeks. Go to page http://www.pisateli.co.ua/index.php/fotogalerei/227-mariupol-kongress-federatsii-grecheskikh-obshchestv-ukrainy and gain a glimpse into Urzuf, the Greek village on the shore of the Azov Sea, meet interesting people, including the writer and philosopher, Consul General of Greece in Mariupol Dimitris Papandreou.
Dear friends and comrades We wish you the Happy Day of Spiritual Concord! This tradition began in 1992 in Kazakhstan
The Second World Forum of Spiritual Culture planed for October 2013 is almost upon us. Astana was unanimously chosen as its venue. And that choice was predetermined and justified.
Co-chairman of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture President of the International Community Foundation "Congress of Spiritual Concord" Director of Opera and Ballet "Astana Opera" Tolegen Mukhamedjanov
Some updates can be obtained from our website http://www.pisateli.co.ua/ photo-report by Natalia Varenik on her trip to the Congress of Ukrainian Greeks.
The Latin American Cultural Institute presented awards to the winners of the XXXIII International Poetry Competition and Narrative "Letters to the World 2013" The first prize went to Ernesto Kahan, Israel, for Poetry, and Roberto Alfiz, Buenos Aires, for narrative. The ceremony was held in Alsina 27 of Junin, filled with writers from around the country and abroad. May 22, 2013 For more information: http://www.diariodemocracia.com/notas/2013/5/22/entregaron-premios-instituto-cultural-latinoamericano-58222.asp
The First World Forum of Spiritual Culture was held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from October 18 – 20, 2010. The Forum attracted over 500 inspiring and empowered creative change makers from more than 70 countries. Organized by the Kazakhstani government, the Forum called on representatives to combine their efforts and to make Spiritual Culture a priority in human civilization.
Peace to the peoples of Earth! The world is tired of war, violence, destruction, hostility and distrust. However the mankind has never accepted the imperfection and injustice of its existence. The best people on Earth did not give up searching for ways to change the existing unjust order. Indeed, the whole history of our planet is filled with intense search for new ideas that can change and transform the world, fraught with controversy, conflicts, injustice, and ignorance. And such ideas were born! As a fiery trajectory, transpiercing their epoch, they illuminated the path to the future of humanity, and let the humanity rise to a higher level of civilization ascension.
Tolegen Mukhamejanov won INTERNATIONAL AWARD “Man of the Year-2012”. The award was presented on 7 November 2012 and was dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the liberation of the Kremlin from the Polish invaders. Award ceremony was held in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
On October 31 by the decree of Nursultan Nazarbayev, Head of State, Tolegen Mukhamejanov has been appointed Director of the State Opera and Ballet Theater "Astana Opera"
We inform you that our office and e-mail addresses have changed due to the relocation of our office. We ask you to e-mail to email@example.com; The following addresses are no longer valid: firstname.lastname@example.org Mukhamedzhanov@parlam.kz email@example.com We will inform you about our new mailing address and phone number soon. Sincerely, The WFSC organizing committee
Civilization itself depends upon the peaceful co-existence of peoples. The ideal of a world at peace has served as an inspiration for both material and spiritual evolutionary transformation for centuries; indeed, it has always been the fervent prayer of all peace loving people. New global threats, such as hostilities between countries, environmental degradation, and economic turmoil, are increasing faster than the capacity of elites to effectively manage them. The threat of a collapse of the existing social order remains. It is exacerbated by the dangers of military confrontations. This fact emphasizes the critical task of safeguarding and strengthening every dimension of world peace and harmony amongst peoples, nations, and between humanity and the environment.
We are grateful for the gift of life. We are aware that today irresponsible uses of science, technology, and social organization are threatening to destroy the living systems upon which civilization depends. We have placed the health of the oceans, the climate, and even the very lungs of the planet, the rainforests, at risk. In the pursuit of security states still threaten global annihilation with nuclear weapons. We believe that part of the solution is the invigoration of spiritual culture. Spiritual culture is the expression of our highest values. In order to inspire heart and minds to work in harmony we state our basic beliefs.
The Day of Spiritual Concord in Kazakhstan! Dear Friends: 18 October marks the 20th Anniversary of the First World Congress of Spiritual Concord, which for the first time ever took place in Almaty.
International Association PEACE THROUGH CULTURE Europe Contact: Tel: +43-732-610350-0 c/o KGS Service GmbH firstname.lastname@example.org Post Box 337, 4021 Linz (Peace City) – AUSTRIA www.peace-through-culture.org
On September 12, a working session with the participation of E. Balashov , Yu.Ageshin, L. Trunina, T. Mukhamedjanov took place in Moscow. During the working session the following issues were discussed: the theme of the conference, the key report and the number of Russian delegates.
Wishing you a Happy Birthday, Looking for the sublime words, We simply say, as best we can: "We thank you with all our hearts!" For the nobility of your thoughts! For your world so light and large! Having become a little older, Your soul grows young! And in the matters of life You are our conscience, intelligence and honor! Thank you, Iosif Davidovich, That you are with us!
PROMOTING THE SPIRIT OF SIMPLE LIVING AND COMMUNITY FOR OUR SHARED FUTURE As our mother earth approaches the limits she can tolerate of the burdens that we humans have placed upon her, our religions could remind us of our proper relationship to our mother. If we examine our scriptures and the lives of our prophets, we see that all have enjoined us to pay more attention to spiritual treasures than to accumulating worldly goods. They have also encouraged us, by their words and personal examples, to share what we have with each other. By living in spiritual communities, such as Gobind Sadan founded in 1968 by Baba Virsa Singh in New Delhi, or developing other ways of communal sharing, we may be able to follow these universal spiritual teachings, thereby drawing closer to God as well as to each other and also setting a pattern for a sustainable future.
Commitment and Action Jonathan Granoff, President Global Security Institute Presentation to international conference “From a Nuclear Test Ban to a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World”, Astana, Kazakhstan Organized by the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament August 27-29, 2012 There are now five nuclear weapons-free zones with over 112 countries covering Latin America and the Caribbean (the 1969 Treaty of Tlatelolco), the South Pacific (the 1985 Treaty of Rarotonga), Southeast Asia (the 1995 Treaty of Bangkok) Africa (the 1996 Treaty of Pelindaba), and Central Asia (the 2006 Treaty of Semipalatinsk).
We invite you to read the article “Joyous Communication” written by Tony Samara, the author of books on philosophy of zen Buddhism, the spiritual teacher. Joyous Communication “How can I honestly express myself when I fear that others will think less of me? How can I be true to my heart when I fear the reactions of the person that I would like to be able to be truthful to? During the various seasons as we are meeting with many people familiar and unfamiliar this is a perfect time to be conscious of a new way of dealing with old situations that no longer serve a purpose. There is no purpose in creating fear or anger within yourself or in others. There is no purpose in bringing your heart to a space where joy and light fade into the mundane disappointments and disillusionments that are inevitable when we go down a well-trodden path that leads to nowhere.
We have placed Informational letter of the Presidium of the International Association “Peace through Culture”. We look forward for your suggestions on this material. Informational letter of the Presidium of the International Association “Peace through Culture” We are absolutely positive that building new world order in the formant of Spiritual Culture must become the main target to consolidate the world community’s all progressive forces. The World Forum of Spiritual Culture, held in October, 2010 in Astana, Kazakhstan has clearly confirmed this common aspiration. The Forum has become a real confirmation of the deep public need to return to original spiritual and moral sources of life on Earth.
The financial crisis unleashed in September 2008 demands deep reflection and a change of attitude from everyone. It contains a deeper crisis affecting our model for civilization. What is desired: a world of consumers or a world of citizens? Governments took action when faced with the fluctuations in the market. The invisible hand was amputated by facts. The chaotic uncontrolled economy required the regulatory action of governments. The market, left on its own, went into a spin, losing sight of ethical values and merely considering monetary values. It was the victim of its own excessive ambition. The crisis today demands paradigms to be changed. What does the strength of the banks mean to us when we are faced with the squalid figure of one billion chronically hungry persons? Why did the G8 governments, early on, designate almost US$1.5 trillion (which have now reached US$18 trillion), towards avoiding the collapse of the capitalist financial system, merely promising (in L’Aquila, but not delivering) US$20 billion to diminish world hunger?
I host my poems inspired by the impressions of the visit Ashrama Shri Shri Ravi Shankara in India
It is impossible to open the door to the past, through sheer memory alone one can look into a keyhole.
He was born a very talented, intelligent and diligent boy, and his parents seeing it have put all their love and care in him. They helped him to get a first-class education, upbringing, and dreamed that he would become a great man, and they would be proud of him.
When observing Earth from above the distant clouds of Olympus, through the eyes of its inhabitants, you can see a usually invisible, unreal, vast ocean. It is not like existing seas and oceans. It breathes and lives as it were a living organism, hourly changing its dimensions and shades, causing both indescribable admiration and anxiety of the unpredictability of its future implications.
God originally created the Universe, galaxies, and star systems, built their orbital motions, and then set the reference time. All this required intensive efforts from Him, and He decided to have a rest. For recreation, He clapped eyes on the Solar system, where the blue planet was, and He named it Earth. To make His recreation fruitful, God gave life to Earth, diverse flora and fauna, and created a living being, whom He gave intelligence to make Earth more beautiful. Thus, Man appeared.
The President of International Association "Peace through Culture" World Forum of Spiritual Culture Presidium
The times we are living now is not just difficult, it is full of unpredictability grimaces, political speculation, world economic crisis, moral degradation of the human society and local wars, which can lead to a global catastrophe.
In Reference to the great and extraordinary AWARD, which has been given to the International Association "PEACE through CULTURE" - represented by our Präsident Tolegen M.Muhamedzhanov - we congrate you, dear friends in Moscow as all over co-workers and supporters in Russia, Ucraine and others!!!
Dear Tolegen, Over 1000 delegates (government and non-governmental) meet in Vienna in December last year at a conference hosted by the Austrian government to discuss the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.
PNND extends you a big thank you for your efforts in 2014 for nuclear disarmament, and a very warm greeting for 2015. We hope that you have had a relaxing break over the holiday period, and are re-invigorated and re-inspired for the new year.
It is a great pleasure to contact you again in order to ask if the next Forum on October 2015 will take place as you told me in Astana last year. This question is because I am receiving invitations and appointments for that date and need to program my agenda. There are also some people that I will invite to the Forum if it take place and you agree.
wonderful to hear from you and thank you so much for your warm wishes for the New Year. Also your idea sounds possible, it would need some talks with the franciscan sisters here in the monastery. We have nice guest rooms in the monastery shelter and also meeting rooms are available. Our nature around is like paradise, see a few pictures enclosed.
after celebrating the solstice on the 21st December and then the 12 rough nights after the celtic tradition, also some quite moments in the monastery chappel and church where we live. I am sending you enclosed my welcome for the New Year 2015, made on the 31st December during wonderful snowing days here in Switzerland...
as we just noted a very important meeting between the leader of Russia, Germany, France and Ucraine will take place in ASTANA on january 15.th! We are totally convinced, that the first stepp within a proper solution to stabilize UCRAINE will be to follow Kasachstans very succesfull "Roundtable-Solution" - which has been initiated by President N. Nasarbajew more than 20 Years ago.
I congratulate you on the upcoming holidays - Christmas and New Year!
I very much look forward to see and hug you all very soon again in Astana. Let me send you below the email I have send to all my friends, my network, about our upcoming meeting.
I'm going to meet you in Astana with deep feelings of urgency and need. Urgencybecause the global situation of intolerance and violence is alarming and need, because the quality and capacity of our group put us in a leadership position for a
I can bravely say on behalf of all colleagues that we were waiting your address about the destiny of WFSC and exactly about holding of The Second World Forum. You can feel how everybody looks at you as on a core of our international group.
Dear Tolegen - even having many boarders and other limmitations between us - we all from Austria, Germany and Switzerland are sending our BEST THOUGHTS AND WISHES!.
Dear Tolegen, Dear colleagues in WFSC, We cordially congratulate our dear Tolegen, the heart of our forum. Dear colleagues, notice the spiritual bond that brings us together. Once there
Woeful news came from Munich: our friend and colleague Hans-Peter Dürr died. He was an outstanding scientist, an internationally recognized scholar. For years he headed the Max Planck Institute for Physics, was Chairman of the Union of German scientists and Peace-Nobel Prize Laureate (1995).
I send my love to art as a precept that communicates and educates. I believe that thoughts stuck in people's heart are alive with the existence of love as principal event that preserve life. I have faith that new generations
I wish you A Happy New Year - 2014! Year of the Horse, racer, workhorse, devoted to man, marks the end of the heavy series of snake and draconian years. Let them become a thing of the past with the first strike of silver hooves and sonorous horse neighing in 2014!
Oh most wonderful open hearted fellow leaves on the tree of life at this precious moment of a new year and time for our hearts to be receptive to formless infinite love and vibrations that awaken inner contentment.
Dear friends,colleagues and fellow thinkers,
I wish you a Merry Christmas! On this light magic day I wish you peace and tranquility in every home,
Dear friends! Have we happy holidays and a very successful and alive year 2014 full of happiness, love, tolerance, peace and poetry and that the friendship that unites us will continue. Ernesto
We wish you A Very Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings and A Very Happy New Year - 2014! As we overcome the Darkness that sometimes plagues us, Let us seek to illuminate our Inner Light!
Dear Bawa, dear friends! May god bless all of you in this time of great changes. We are a strong team, lets build on this. It does not matter where we are and if we meet, we are committed in our daily work. Warm regards with my daily 3 "L" Love, life and laugh Sesto Giovanni Castagnoli Evolutant
We place the letter of Susana Roberts, the participant of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture Dearest Bawa! Thank you for your great and blessed words Happy to get your Warm Greetings. A lot of Happiness to you and Hana,love, prosperity, Good Health and continues lighting all of us, and all together the same way as you... I remember your words: we are trustees of our planet and "we are one" with a great responsabilty. All the best to all of you, my dear Brothers and sisters from the inner light of my heart to yours. Susana Roberts, Argentina.
Dear Tolegen – dear friend and highly respected Director of the new Astana Opera… Taking into account the decades we know each other - we worked by all means on high-quality spiritual-cultural projects - serving mainly the GLOBAL PROCESS of ETHICS and PEACE, I take the opportunity to send to you my brotherly Love and wishes of JOY to the new cultural process, which will start officially by October 21st.
I have very long-awaited, necessary, essential information for all of us. We have received the first pledge of 500,000 Russian rubles from Svetozar Darnev, member of the WFSC Presidium, to hold the Second World Forum of Spiritual Culture. In this connection, we place the letter I have sent Svetozar Darnev on behalf of all of us.
We place the letter of Susana Roberts, the participant of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture. Dear all! I inform you that I will present my book in the Provincial Book Fair 29 in this region of the Rio Chubut Valley, on March 15th, I hope you join me in the distance, I am happy to meet Lito Cruz again in one of his appearances in the southern place.