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Peace in the Park Festival

Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities to unplug and explore activities of peace and happiness in a fun, inspiring and healthy atmosphere. The festival was created in response to the growing concern - we are an overly stimulated, ADD-afflicted and tech-saturated culture. After the success the first time (2013) with over 2,000 people from all over the Bay Area in attendance, and rave reviews from the sponsorsperformers and partners, the community has called for it to become an annual event.

On August 23rd, the 2nd annual festival will feature world music and visual artists; tai chi, hatha yoga; life-changer seminars, arts, crafts, exhibits by local non-profits and meditation experience. At the majestic Bandshell of Golden Gate Park, this event will demonstrate how to nurture peace and happiness even while living in a fast-paced urban environment. You'll be among some of the best artists, scientists, peace makers and policy makers in the Bay Area at this event. The festival is offered free of charge by a coalition including Brahma KumarisYogaTree of SFStanford University CCARE, Institute of Noetic Sciences, United Religions Initiative,  and ServiceSpace. More information at Here's a 2-min video from last year to give you a glimpse into the spirit of the festival.

Confirmed Line-Up:

Dan Siegel, MD, Jim Doty, MD, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, CHP Sergeant John Carman, Christine Carter, PhD, Chhandam School of Kathak, Chinkayare Ensemble, Temple of Poi, Yaocuauhtli Danza Cultural, Ballet Folklórico Compañía Mexico and Lily Cai Dance Company

Calling Volunteers:

If you'd like to be a part of the awesome festival team, please email [masked]. We have from very simple to sophisticated tasks waiting to be filled. All volunteers get meals, T-shirt and great friends you'll remember for a life-time!

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  • Jacqueline R.

    Great speakers, music, and food. I also enjoyed the full-festival pause-great way to unify all the elements!

    1 · August 27, 2014

  • Jay

    Power of Peace was evident. Everyone from a 5 year old to an 80 year old had fun! Thank you all for making it out there.

    1 · August 26, 2014

  • Colin F.

    I agree with AS. That was something really special, and I think we should organize another, on a smaller scale or not, in January. I would love to help organize, and it seems AS might be willing to as well. Yoga, hula hooping, a conversation tent, music. We could totally make that happen.

    2 · August 24, 2014

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  • Brahma Kumaris

    Venue is graciously offered by the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center

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