Lista in ordine cronologico della presentazione nazionale e internazionale
del Forum Spirituale delle Nazioni Unite per la Pace nel Mondo

1. Santiago, Chile, 8th of June 1995 at ECLAC, (the Latin American Headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission).
T.Y.S. Lama Gangchen presented his proposal for a United Nations Spiritual Forum for World Peace to an audience of 150 United Nations officials and special guests.

2. Dorset England, June 15th to 19th 1995.
First Solstice World Peace Prayers in Stonehenge’s Inner Circle Temple and Festival of Healing with Lama Gangchen at Gaunts House. Historical event at Stonehenge, which marked the re-opening of this sacred site to the ancient pagan traditions.

3. Ulan Baator, Mongolia on the 7th of August 1995 at the Peace Committee.
Organized by J. Choinkhor, Deputy Foreign Minister and President of the Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO and attended by: Dr. G. Lubsantsern, Secretary General of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace; B. Wangchindorj, former Foreign Minister of Mongolia; Sheringdeva, former Deputy Prime Minister; and several important representatives of monasteries and peace organisations.

4. Kathmandu, Nepal on the 1st of September 1995 at the Russian Cultural Centre.
Attended by: Chief Guest, the Rt. Hon. Beni Bahadur Karki, Chairman, National Council; HMG of Nepal. Guests: four members of Raj Sabha Standing Committe; three former Ministers; six representatives of associations and organisations, and seven representatives of societies.

5. Munich, Germany, at Haus International, 15th to the 17th of September 1995.

6. Montignac - Dordogne, France at the Salle des Fêtes, 14th of October 1995.
The annual Forum was attended by over 1.500 people among whom Anne and Daniel Meurois-Givaudan; Emile Moatti, vice-president of the “Fraternité d’Abraham” and member of the administration of the “World Conference on Religion and Peace” for France; as well as various religious representatives and scientists. Lama Gangchen presented the Proposal and gave a lecture on the importance of Inner Peace Education. A portrait gallery was dedicated to great spiritual personalities of various religion, such as Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Bahai. Each participant received a copy of the Proposal by Lama Gangchen personally.

7. Perugia, Italy, 20th to the 24th of September 1995.
Commemoration Celebration of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the United Nations, and Peace Walk from Perugia to Assisi. Lama Gangchen presented the Proposal to the Assembly of the UN representatives and participated in the Peace Walk, attended by representatives of over 175 different countries, including important personalities, such as Betty William, Nobel Peace Laureat in 1975 (Ireland); Maria Pia Fanfani (Together for Peace Foundation); Nadia Younes, Director of UNIC Rome, Italy.

8. New York, USA, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the United Nations, 17th to the 23rd of October 1995.
Lama Gangchen attended an NGO briefing held at the Dag Hammerskjold Auditorium on the 19th of October, followed by a prayer which he held outside the United Nations Meditation Hall with a small delegation. On this occasion Lama Gangchen talked to and personally handed out the Proposal to all present. On the 21st and 22nd, he took part in the “Visions for the 21st Century” symposium organized by the Temple of Understanding and the Council of Religious and Interfaith Organizations.
Saturday the 21st of October, at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, attended by: Rev. James Parks Morton, Dean, Cathedral of St John the Divine and President: Temple of Understanding; Dr Karan Singh, Chair: Temple of Understanding; Ambassador Douglas Roche, Chair: UN 50th Anniversary Committee, Canada, and Advisor to the Holy See Mission to the UN; President Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Prize; and many spiritual leaders and representatives of the various religious denominations. Lama Gangchen talked to and personally handed out the Proposal to everyone present at the symposium.
He took part in the Inter religious Procession in the Cathedral as the representative for Tibetan Buddhism. On this occasion Lama Gangchen twice offered a dedication to World Peace with a prayer and a song. Sunday the 22nd of October, at the St Vartan Armenian Cathedral Auditorium, attended by Rev. Khajag Barsamian Primate, Diocese of the Armenian Church in North America; Rev. Kyotaro Deguchi, leader Oomoto (Japan) delegation; Sir Sigmund Sternberg, Chair: International Council of Christians and Jews, London UK; Preminder N. Jain (Bawa), Vice Chair of NGOs at the United Nations & UN Representative International Mahavir Jain Mission; Rev. Dr Joan Campbel, Gen. Sec., National Council of churches; Dr Alwi Shilab, Religious Affairs, Agama Dept, Indonesia; Dr Arthur Herzberg, Rabbi Emeritus, Professor of the Humanities, New York University; as well as spiritual leaders and representatives from the various religious denominations. Lama Gangchen presented his Proposal and gave a speech on the need for Inner Peace Education.

9. London, England: Westminster Abbey, on the 24th of October 1995. On the occasion of the United Nations 50th Anniversary celebrations.
The service, led by the Very Rev. Michael Mayne, Dean of Westminster, was attended by participating representatives of various faiths communities such as the Rev. Rabbi Edward Jackson; Bruce Ginsberg; Hugh Adamson; the Most Rev. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and other worldwide visiting spiritual and political representatives and personalities; Alexander Borg Oliver, director, UN office in London. Lama Gangchen personally handed out the Proposal on this occasion and attended a reception where he met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and several other worldwide spiritual representatives and personalities.

10. Chicago, USA 19th & 20th of November 1995: The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions and the Millennium Institute at North Shore Congregation Israel.
Lama Gangchen presented the Proposal and took part in the Millennium Moment Roundtable, making a gift of the “United Nations Spiritual Forum for World Peace” proposal to the Projects 2000 for the Third Millennium. The two day meeting was hosted by Rabbi Herbert Bronstein and chaired by Rabbi Herman Schaalman, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Emanuel, Chicago, and by P.N. Bawa Jain, vice-Chair, NGO Committee, United Nations. The roundtable was attended by about one hundred persons, including Dr Daniel Gomez-Ibanez, Executive Director, 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Director, International Committee for the Peace Council; Dr Howard Sulkin, President, Spertus Institute of Judaica, Chicago, Chair, Board of Trustees, CPWR; Dr Hamid Hai, Chair, International Inter-religious Committee, CPWR; Dr Gerald O. Barney, President, Millennium Institute; Dr Shahid Ahter, M.D., Chair, Indianapolis Interfaith Council; Sr Jayanti, Director, International Centre, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.

11. New York, USA: Interfaith Affairs Department, United Nations.
Meeting with Rabbi Leon Klenicki, Director, Interfaith Affairs Department, United Nations, the Anti-Defamation League.

12. Delhi, India 10 to 13th of January 1996: 4th International World Environment Congress - Eco-Philosophy Summit held at the India International Centre.
Lama Gangchen presented the Proposal to a large and extremely receptive audience of ministers, governors, spiritual masters and special guests, such as Sri K.L. Sharma, Vice Pres. BJP; Swami Om Pooran; Dr Prabhash Singh; Alan Kay, Commissioner, Global Commission to Fund the United Nations; Dr Karan Singh, Chair, Temple of Understanding; Dr Ramjee Singh, Director, Gandhian Institute of Studies; Dr Wilfred Menezes Mesquita, Minister for Environment, Goa.

13. Gobind Sadan, Godaipur, Delhi, India.
Lama Gangchen presented the Proposal to Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios, President, Inter Religious Federation for World Peace and to Baba Virsa Singh, founder of Gobind Sadan during an afternoon tea gathering between the three spiritual masters and some close disciples; to Rajyogini Dadi Prakshmani, Brahma Kumaris.

14. Delhi, India: United Nations Information Centre, on the 16th of January 1996.
A meeting with Feodor Starcevic, Director, during which Lama Gangchen presented the Proposal and the project was discussed with a very positive response.

15. Delhi, India: Italian Embassy, on the 16th of January 1996.
Short reception and presentation of the Proposal.

16. New York, USA: United Nations, on the 21st of March 1996.
Lama Gangchen guided the Spring Equinox meditation for World Peace and presented the Proposal.

17. Amsterdam, Holland, May 1996.
Proposal presented on the occasion of the founding of Lama Gangchen’s Dutch association.

18. Madrid, Spain, May 1996.
On the occasion of the Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation’s 5th International Congress.
A local forum was established, under the direction of Prof. Asdrubal Salsamendi, United Nation.

19. HABITAT II - City Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, 3rd to 14th June 1996.
Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation - UN NGO accredited participant. Proposal offered to the UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali during their formal introduction on the 4th of June 1996.
Presentation and workshop: NGO Conferences on the 5th, 6th and 8th of June.
Proposal further presented to: Mayor of Jerusalem Teddy Kollek; Members of the Wisdom Keepers; Prince Alfred of Luxemburg; Dr Hans Peter Durr, advisor to UN Secretary General, to name but a few.

20. Paris, France - 22-23 June 1996.
Inter-Religious Congress “Unité n’est pas l’uniformité”. Lama Gangchen and the Foundation were represented by Geshe Ngawang Sherab.

21. Westminster - London, England, the 26th of June 1996.
On the occasion of a private meeting and discussion with the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres.

22. Rome, Italy, the 27th of June 1996.
On the occasion of a private reception with Rabbi Elio Toaff, President of the Italian Jewish Community.

23. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2nd Ecological Ecumenical Meeting at Hebraica Club on
the 16th July 1996.

Attended by Rabbi Michel Leipzigner of Lar Golda Meir; Fabio Feldman, Environmental Secretary for Sao Paulo; Roberto Smeraldi, Friends of the Earth International; José Mario Brasiliense Carneiro of the Congregation Emmanuel; Mr Pierre Weil of the Peace University; Luciana Ferraz of the Brahma Kumaris; Father Jose Bizon of the Casa da Reconciliação; Kaká Werá Jecupé, indigenous people’s representative.

24. Santiago Chile, 29th to the 30th July 1996.
Creation and inauguration of a local Spiritual Forum for World Peace, on the 29th July 1996, convening monthly. Coordinated by Geraldo Gonzales Cortes of the UN Population Agency, the forum is composed of:- Rabbi Esteban Vegahazzi and his wife, Anna; Mario Sañartu, Jesuit priest; Mr Figueroa, Jewish-Christian Fraternity; Luis Cárdenas, Catholic, human rights representative; Samuel Palma, Evangelist Church; Ivan Bravo, Focular movement; Raúl Rosales Lay Catholic; Geshe N Sherab of the Varanasi Sanskrit University, Gelugpa Himalayan Buddhism; Moira Lowe, Brahma Kumaris; Mauricio Arrieta, Vicara de la Esperanza jóvenes; Luis Puentes, Ecumenical Churches.
On the 30th of July 1996. Universidad del Pacifico - Meetings of Great Religions for World Peace. The work was initiated by Julio Ortuzar Prado, rector; Lama Gangchen presented the Spiritual Forum for World Peace. Discussions ensued with Rabbi Esteban Verghazi; Professor Antonio Bentue, Vice Deacon of the Faculty of theology at the Catholic University of Chile; Pastor Esteban Schaller, Evangelist.

25. Buenos Aires, Argentina, United Nations Information Centre, on the 9th of August 1996.
Presentation of the Proposal and creation of a local forum for World Peace as a result of an International-Interfaith Roundtable Meeting.
The presentation took place under the patronage of Angel Escudero de Paz, director of the United Nations Information Centre in Buenos Aires, under the auspices of the United Nations. Among those present were: Father Vittorino and Hermanna Bassa, Catholic Church; Rabbi Sergio Bergman, Judaism; Licenciado Abdala Desuque, Islamic Centre; Father Dolan, Catholic Temple; Dr Guruji, Hinduism; Pastor David Calvo, Lutherian; Dick Couch, Presbitairian; Pastor Juan Gatinoni, Methodist; Father Vladimir, Russian Orthodox; Horacio Gadea, Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University; Mozhdem Shoia, Bahai Community; Raul Mamani, Indigenous people’s Representative; Pastor Hans Reitzel, Protestant; Geshe Ngawang Sherab, Buddism.
A local forum was established, with the proposed aim to extend it both to national and international levels.

26. Caracas, Venezuela, on the 19th and 20th of August 1996.
On the 19th of August at SanaArte in the presence of Rabbi Pynchas Brener; Father Mounir Aoun, Maronite Church; Rev. Igazio Castello, Jesuite; Jefe Librado Moraleda, Union of Warao Indigenous Community; Farid Matter, Free Planet Foundation; Dr Enoe Texier, UNESCO - Free Planet coordinator; Belkis Aquino, Pax Kristium Pax; Lama Gangchen illustrated the importance of a permanent Spiritual Forum.
On the 20th of August, at the Monument for Universal Peace, during an inter-religious prayer ceremony for world peace, with great mass media attention. Present were: Pastor Uriel Ramirez, Presbiterian Church of Venezuela; Father Mounir Aoun, Maronite Church; Jefe Librado Moraleda, Union of Warao Indigenous Community; Farid Matter, President - Free Planet Foundation; Dr Enoe Texier, UNESCO - Free Planet coordinator; Father Jose Vergara, Evangelic Church; Juan Sarmiento, Anandamarga Tantric School; Mohamed Dib Ali, Mosque of Caracas; Luiz Yarzabal, director UNESCO-CRESARLC office in Caracas. The Proposal received wide media, (newspapers, radio and television), interest on both local and national levels.

27. Miami, USA, on the 23rd of August 1996. Dade Community College, Inter-American Centre.
The Proposal was officially presented to the Mayor of Miami, Joe Carollo, during a public meeting when Lama Gangchen was presented with an official recognition certificate “for his important contribution to the community”, from the Vice-Mayor Wilfred Gort.

28. New York, September 1996. DPI/NGO 49th Annual Conference, 10 to 12th of September 1996, United Nations.
Lama Gangchen participated and distributed the Spiritual Forum Proposal among the various NGO participants.
United Nations: Vernal Equinox celebration, 17th of September.
To coincide with the opening of the General Assembly, Lama Gangchen was requested to guide the Meditation for World Peace and distributed the proposal.

29. Rome, 10th International Meeting organized by the S. Egidio Community, “Peace is the name of God” on the 7th and 8th of October 1996.
Inauguration Ceremony, 7th of October. Among those present were: the President of the Italian Republic Oscar Luigi Scalfaro; Cardinal Camillo Ruini, President, Italian Episcopal Conference; Jacques Santer, President of European Union Commission; Federico Mayor, Director General UNESCO; Jacques Diouf, Director General FAO; Cornelio Sommaruga, President, International Red Cross Committee; Pierre Sané, Secretary General Amnesty International; Elio Toaff, Head Rabbi of Rome.
Plenary Assembly, 8th of October. Among those present were: Francesco Cossiga, Senator and former President of the Italian Republic; Jean Daniel, Director “Nouvel Observateur” France; Lamberto Dini, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Italy; Mario Soares, Former President of Portugal Republic.

30. Lahore - Pakistan, 1st of December 1996.
The Proposal was distributed on the occasion of the 1st International Holistic Medical Congress, on World AIDS Day.

31. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 29th of December 1996.
The Proposal was read out and distributed on the occasion of the 34th International Congress for Alternative Medicine, on the International Day for Biological Diversity.

32. New Delhi, India, from the 21st to the 25th of January 1997.
The Proposal was presented on the occasion of the First World Polypathy Congress held in Delhi. The meeting dedicated to Global welfare, focused on both medical and social issues. Present at the function were the Honorable Chief Minister of Delhi, Sri Saheb Singh; Heath Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan; Sri M. Arunachlam, Union Minister of Labour and several members of Parliament. The prominent speakers included: Dr Carl Shapley, Chancellor New World Academy, London; Oswald Summerton, Director, Tacet Academy of Social Transformation; Dr Gregory Burglad, University of Provence, France; and many others.

33. Kathmandu, Nepal, on the 8th of February 1997.
The first International Congress on Alternative Medicine, Non-Violence and Peace Education and a proposal for a United Nations Spiritual Forum for World Peace. The meeting was inaugurated by the Rt Hon. Bhim Bahadur Tamang, Minister for Law and Justice (Chief Guest) and by the Rt Hon. Kirti Nidhi Bista, Former Prime Minister (Guest of Honour). Among the distinguished speakers: Dr Bill Piggot, Representative of the World Health Organisation-WHO; Professor P.R. Trivedi, Chairman Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, Delhi, India; Prof Dr Sir Anton Jayasuriya, Chairman Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Dr Maurizio Boaron, “Keyhole” surgeon from Bologna, Italy; Dr Pavel Petrov, Physician to the Russian Embassy; as well as representatives from various embassies, doctors and delegates from over 18 countries. There was a very colourful flag ceremony calling for peace in all the countries of the world, each symbolised by their own national flag, before the formal presentation of the Proposal. The meeting was covered by local newspapers as well as by a local CNN news agency.

34. Villa Carlotta, Lago Maggiore, Italy, on the 28th of February 1997.
The Proposal was presented and distributed on the occasion of the first experimental Congress towards the Third Millennium, organized by Alpha Dimensione Vita. Among the distinguished speakers, was Professor Bernardino Del Boca, founder of the “Villaggio Verde”, with some inspiring “instructions for use” for the Third Millennium. The Proposal received great acclamation and support as the imminent London meeting was announced for the 1st of March 1997.

35. The Friends Meeting House, London, England, on Saturday the 1st of March 1997.
A special inter-religious meeting was held for Lama Gangchen to present the Proposal together with Bishop Swing’s United Religions Initiative-URI proposal. The gathering brought nearly 200 people together and Rev. A.C. Winter introduced the silent meditation dedicated to inner and world peace.
There was a special display of all the United Nations Member States flags and each country was mentioned individually in a brief world peace ceremony held by Lama Gangchen before the proposals were read out.

36. Milan, Italy, on the 13th of March 1997, at the F.A.C.S. – Federazione delle Associazioni Culturali e Scientifiche.
The meeting was organized by the F.A.C.S. Federation to present Lama Gangchen’s Proposal. The presentation was followed by a very interesting dialogue towards a closer collaboration between the individual and such a proposal towards world peace.

37. New York, USA, on the 20th of March 1997, at the United Nations Headquarters, on the occasion of the Spring Equinox meditation for world peace.
The proposal was distributed to those present at the meditation, now traditionally held by the Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation, and lead by Professor Ngawang Sherap, from the Foundation.

38. Catholic University Nijmegen, Netherlands, on the 29th of April 1997.
The Proposal was presented by Lama Gangchen during a conference on self-healing and non-formal education, held before a university audience of 400 students, professors and members of the general public. A solid basis for interfaith dialogue with the university was established between Lama Gangchen and Prof. Hol Hogema for the Catholic University.

39. European Parliament, Bruxelles, Belgium, on the 29th of May 1997.
During an official invitation to the European Parliament Lama Gangchen presented the Proposal to several EEC representatives.

40. Villa Ada, Global Village - Bagni di Lucca, Italy, on the 6th of June 1997.
On the occasion of a peace celebration with the World Peace Prayer Society Flag ceremony and the placing of a Peace Pole at Villa Ada – official inauguration of the “Global Village”- the Proposal was presented to the Mayor of Bagni di Lucca.

41. Dorset, England, from the 12th to the 17th 1997.
On occasion of the second Solstice World Peace Prayer Celebration at Stonehenge and Summer Festival at Gaunts House.

42. San Francisco, Stanford University, USA, from the 22nd to the 27th of June 1997.
Participation of L.G.W.P.F. at United Religions Initiative-URI.

43. Ulaan Baator, Mongolia, from the 27th to the 29th of August 1997.
First International Congress for a United Nations Spiritual Forum for World Peace, Alternative Medicines and Non-Formal Education. Presented to His Excellency the President of Mongolia, and later, to a large audience at the newly rebuilt 27m high Open Eye Chenrezig statue at Ganden Teckchenling Monastery.

44. United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA, on the 16th of September 1997.
Presented on the occasion of the International Peace Day celebrations and the Equinox peace meditation held at the Dag Hammerskjod Meditation hall.

45. ISER, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the 24th of September 1997.
Presented at ISER (Instituto de Estudos da Religião - Institute for Religious Studies) during a lecture entitled “Religions United for World Peace”.

46. Sao Paulo, Brazil, Hebraica, on the 5th of October 1997.
On the occasion of the Third International Ecological and Ecumenical Encounter for Word Peace, the Round Table discussion for the United Nations Spiritual Forum for World Peace was attended by over 50 participants representing over 30 organizations, among which the Jewish Community, Brasilian Catholic Church, Jewish-Christian Fraternity, Muslim Benefit Society of Sao Paulo, Paz Gaia, Hare Krishna, A.C.I. Ananda Marga, Theosophic Society, Condomblé, Nossa Senhora do Sion, Projeto Salúde Alegria (Amazon), Mãe Beata De Iemanjá, Centro de Alquimia Interior, Nova Tribo Cultural (Indigenous representative), Brahma Kumaris, Himalayan Amazon Andes Healing Arts Association, Himalayan Healing Center (Nepal), Rosa Cruz Fraternity, Anthroprosophic Society, Shamanism, Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centre Shide Choe Tsog, Brazilian Association for Anthroprosophic medicine, House of Reconciliation - Catholic, International Buddhist Progress Society, Gnose, Israelitan Paulistian Congregation, Catholic Franciscans, Unification of the Planet, Culto Afro-Brasiliero.

47. Presidential Palace, Santiago, Chile, on the 10th of October 1997.
Presented to Minister J.J. Brunner, Secretary General of the Chilean Government, during a private meeting, who subsequently brought the proposal to the attention of His Excellency the President of Chile.

48. Local Forum, Santiago, Chile, on the 12th of October 1997.
Twenty-seven representatives of religious/spiritual organisations were present. Several projects have been initiated by the local forum, such as: the proposal for a peace television for Chile; the introduction of non-formal education into the existing educational system; and bringing the importance of the local spiritual forum to the attention of the Chilean Government.

49. UNIC, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the 14th of October 1997.
The second reunion for the United Nations Spiritual Forum for World Peace Proposal organized by the L.G.W.P.F. was chaired by Mr Angel Escudero de Paz, Director of UNIC-Argentina and Uruguay, in the presence of Lama Gangchen and representatives of Brahma Kumari; Orden Sufi Nagshlandi; Temple Chong Kuan (Buddhist); Jewish Community; Community of studies of the first Nations of America (Indigenous People); “Groupo de Contactos Alejandria” Humanistic Movement; Centro Sri Sathya, NGO Sanitaria (Spain).

50. Caracas, Venezuela, on the 29th of October 1997.
Lama Gangchen was invited by the Catedra UNESCO for a Peace Culture’ to present the Proposal during an inter-religious meeting at the Peace Monument to inaugurate the activities in preparation of the inter-religious and inter-cultural conference which is to be held in Caracas in April 1998

51. Himalayan Healing Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal, from the 26th to the 28th
of February 1998.

On the occasion of the second International Congress on Alternative Medicines and Non-Formal Education, organised by the L.G.W.P.F - in honour of Nepal’s Year for Tourism O98 - with the high patronage of the Ministry for Tourism and Civil Aviation and the Baneswor Lions Club, Nepal.

52. Caracas, Venezuela, Regional Inter-religious and Inter-Cultural Conference, 19th to 23rd of April 1998.
Organized by UNESCO Chair - Planeta Libre for United Religions Initiative (URI), with the participation of 65 representatives from 17 different faiths and religious organizations

53. Gaunts House, England, Interfaith Conversations, 18th to the 23rd of June 1998.
The five day event centered around panel discussions as well as prayers and meditations for World Peace. A Flag and peace pole ceremony with the World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) was held with the participation of Sister Jayanti (Brahma Kumaris), Mrs Rabia Joyce Purcell (Commonwealth Parliament Ass.), Rabbi Cliff Cohen, Swami Saradananda, Rt Rev Christopher Budd (Bishop of Plymouth), Tii Antonio Chiriap (Shaman from the indiginous Shuar community of Pikiur in the Ecuadorian Amazon), Indarajit Singh (Hon Director of the Sikh organisations in UK and rep. at UN Assoc. Religious Advisory Council), Jehangir Sarosh (Zoroastrian co-chairman of the World Conference of Religions for Peace), Rev. Mother Catarina Boyer OSB (Catholic). A special world peace and prayer ceremony was held at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice.

54. House of Lords, London, England, on the 17th of June 1998.
Lama Gangchen was invited to speak about and present the work of the Spiritual Forum for World Peace to the seminar on “Policy, Ethics and Values” organised by the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy, hosted by Lord McNair.

55. Belem, Brazil, Municipal Town Hall, on July 22nd 1998.
Lama Gangchen was personally received by the Mayor of the City, Mr Edmilson Brito Rodrigues, who is very much interested in the project and in a collaboration of the city of Belem with the L.G.W.P.F. for a project on religious tolerance, peace and environmental awareness to be launched by the end of this year. The first public meeting in Belem was attended by approx. 200 participants from various faiths, peace organizations, environmentalist groups, indigenous people’s representatives and religious institutions.

56. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, SESCE conference hall, July 25th 1998.
The meeting was organised in collaboration with ISER and URI (United Religions Initiative). The opening speech was delivered by the United Nations Representative, Dr Aurilio Ruiz Minagorre, who was very appreciative and supportive of this initiative. Representatives of various indigenous tribes from the Amazon, of more than 12 religious faiths and various peace initiatives actively participated.

57. Brasilia, Brazil, July 29th 1998.
In Brasilia Lama Gangchen had private meetings with the Secretary for Human Rights at the Ministery of Justice, Dr Jose Gregori, and with the Governor of the Federal District, Cristovam Buarque, who warmly welcomed all his peace projects and requested him to extend his activities to Brasilia.

58. Floranopolis, Brazil, at the State Bank of the State of St Catarina, July 31st 1998.
The third local forum meeting was held with the participation of 14 religious representatives, environmental associations and the non-violence movement; 150 people participated in the public meeting.

59. Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the Hebraica, August 2nd 1998.
The fourth annual meeting for the Spiritual Forum for World Peace was held at the Hebraica in Sao Paulo dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The organizational meeting was attended by 60 members of 18 different faiths.

60. Sao Paulo, 9th World Congress of IAEWP, August 3rd to the 7th 1998.
The Proposal was warmly received as a contribution towards the development of international peace education for a culture of Peace.

61. Sao Paulo, Legion of Goodwill, Rio de Janeiro August 8th 1998.
Lama Gangchen was invited to the annual celebrations of LGW, attended by over 1500 people. The president of this international UN affiliated NGO, Jose Piava Netto, offered support and active collaboration in the Proposal.

62. Santiago, Chile, ECLAC, August 11th 1998.
Lama Gangchen had a private meeting with the Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Dr Jose Antonio Ocampo for discussing future potential for the realization of the proposal.

63. Santiago, Chile, August, 14th 1998.
Private meeting with the Bishop of Santiago, Francisco Javier Errazuriz, to discuss the Proposal.

64. Santiago, Chile, August 15th 1998.
Lama Gangchen attended the eighteenth meeting of the local spiritual forum in which specific projects for a Chilean Peace Television, peace education projects etc. were concluded.

65. Olinda, Brasil, Society of Artists and Workers, on the 17th and 18th of August 1998.
Meeting with the Abbot of the Benedictine Monastery of Olinda, and the Mayor of Olinda.

66. Paris, France, UNESCO, on the 23rd of September 1998.
Lama Gangchen met with UNESCO’s Director General, Federico Mayor-Zaragoza and presented him with the Proposal.

67. London, England, House of Lords, on the 28th of September 1998.
Lama Gangchen was invited back to a special meeting of the forum on “Policy, Ethics and Values” which saw the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Peace and Reconciliation and the launch in the United Kingdom of a local chapter of the Spiritual Forum for World Peace, working in association with the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy and the Multifaith and Multicultural Mediation Service.

68. Monastery of Saint Giovanni, Parma; and Monastery of Saint Anselmo, Rome, Italy, on the 3rd and 6th of October 1998.
During a Hindu-Christian interfaith conference “People of Peace in a World of War”, Lama Gangchen presented the Proposal and took part in a panel discussion.

69. Vatican, Rome, on the 7th of October 1998.
Lama Gangchen personally presented the Proposal to H.H. Pope John Paul II.

70. New York, USA; 4th of November 1998.
An original copy of the Spiritual Forum Report 1995 to 1998 “A solution for the Third Millennium” in nine languages was presented to Mr Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, Special Representative of the World Bank to the United Nations.

71. United Nations, New York, USA, November 5th 1998.
A Solution for the Third Millennium - a “Golden Book” of the Proposal for the creation of a permanent spiritual forum for world peace at the United Nations translated into nine languages, with a full report of its activities from 1995 -1998, was presented to the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Mrs Sorensen, for the Secretary General Mr Kofi Annan.

72. United Nations, New York November 18th 1998.
(On the occasion of the Unveiling of a lifesize elephant sculpture gifted to the United Nations by three elephant countries, namely: Kenya, Namibia and Nepal, received by Secretary General,) a peace Sand mandala featuring traditional religious and spiritual symbols for global peace and harmony, as emphasised in the “United Nations Spiritual Forum for World Peace”. Was presented to the United Nations, and received by Mrs Sorensen for the Secretary General.

73. National Council of Churches in Australia, Sidney, Australia, 25th of November 1998.
This first meeting for the proposal of a United Nations Spiritual Forum for World Peace in Australia, was attended by some fifty religious leaders, representatives of peace organizations, as well as indigenous and environmental care organizations; namely: Bishops of the Armenian Church, Quakers, Bahai, Marthamine Church and United Churches of Australia; the Buddhist Council and the Buddhist Federation of Australia; Muslim Women’s Association; Director of the National Council of Churches of Australia; World Council of Churches, and so forth.

74. World Buddhist Hindu Solidarity Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal, 10th of March 1999.

75. Residence of H.E. The Right Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal, 11th of March 1999.
During a meeting with His Excellency the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Nepal, Mr G.P. Koirala and thirty Ministers and Members of Parliamant, Lama Gangchen presented the Prime Minister with the Millennium Peace Award, and discussed the proposal.

76. Rotary Club of Colli Briantei, Italy, on the 16th of March 1999.
Inter-religious dialogue with representatives of Islamic, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist traditions.

77. United Nations Earth Day Celebrations, New York, USA; 20th of March 1999.
On the occasion of the ringing of the Peace Bell by Lama Gangchen, the proposal was presented to the Canadian and Iranian Ambassadors to the United Nations.

78. Lions Club, Asti, Italy; 15th of April 1999.
”Cultures, Races and Minority Religions” panel discussion to encourage inter-religious dialogue and awareness among cultures, during which the proposal was presented and received unanimous support as a positive solution.

79. Abbey of Chiaravalle, Italy; April 1999.
Christian-Buddhist ecumenical dialogue organised by the Abbott of the ancient Cisterian Monastery of Chiaravalle and a group of Buddhist monks, representing Lama Gangchen, during which the proposal was presented.

80. Unesco Headquarters, Paris, France; 22nd to 24th of April 1999.
The proposal was presented as part of a symposium organised by the International Association of Educators for World Peace and the Council on Human Rights and Religious Freedom under the heading “Mutual Respect and Cultural Dialogue for Peace”.

81. Loano, Italy; 24th of April 1999.
The proposal was presented to the Mayors of Francheville and Loano, Archbishop Monsignor Giuseppe Pittau, on the occasion of the twinning of the two cities. Lama Gangchen was the guest of honour and received Honorary Citizenship in gratitude for his dedicated efforts for peace and reconciliation worldwide.

82. Crespi Japanese Bonsai, Parabiago, Italy; 25th of April 1999.
”Meetings between East and West” conference, during which the prospects of the proposal were discussed by Lama Gangchen and Monsignor Francesco Fumagalli.

83. Université Libre des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France; May 1999.
Public presentation of the proposal to the university board in Madrid, Spain.

84. The Hague, Holland; 11th to 15th of May 1999.
Public presentation of the proposal during the “Hague Appeal for Peace” conference. The proposal was further personally presented to HRH Queen Noor of Jordan and Jose Ramos Horta, Nobel for Peace. A special Interfaith meeting of prayer and meditation was held at the historical synagogue of the Hague, organised by Rabbi Awraham Soendorp, President of the United Nations of Youth Foundation and P.N. Bawa Jain, Director of the Interfaith Centre of New York, USA, with participants from Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Brahma Kumari and Sufi traditions.

85. Crans Montana Forum, Switzerland; 24th to 27th of June 1999.
10th international anniversay meeting, which included a special section dedicated to the “Holy Year 2000” during which the proposal was discussed, including the participation of Mr Shimon Shetreet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Rector dalil Boubakeur, Institute of the Mosque, Paris, France; Monsignor Richard Mathes, Charge of the Holy See in Jerusalem. The Spiritual Forum Report 1995 to 1998 “A solution for the Third Millennium” in nine languages was given to all participants to the Forum.

86. NGO Conference on the “Role of NGOs in the 21st Century”, Seoul, S. Korea, 10 to 14th of October, 1999.
Presentation of a workshop on the creation of Spiritual Forum with the participation of Korean, Theravadan and Mahayana buddhism, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Islam and Brahma Kumaris representatives as well as a group representing youth. Full support for the project was received by H.S. Shah Sufi M.N. Alam, President, World Spiritual Assembly.

87.Tiberis, Israle, October 1999.

88. Rotary Club, Milan, Italy, October 1999.
Interreligious Round Table discussion centred on the Spiritual Forum theme, chaired by Monsignor Fumagalli.

89. United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA; 21st of October 1999.
”The Spiritual work of the United Nations: Building a planetary consciousness” discussion on the evolution of the proposal‘s effective implementation. Keynote presentations were made by Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, World Bank Special Representative to the UN; Rev. Deborah Moldow, Executive Director, World Peace Prayer Society; Luciano Meira, Executive Director, Legion of Goodwill; Dr Nina Meyerhof, Children of the Earth.

90. Comiso, Ragusa, Italy; November 1999; at the former Nato base transformed into a refugee camp for 10.000 Kosovans.
On the occasion of the 10th International Peace Education Congress with the Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation as a representative of spirituality in education.

91. Millennium Celebrations at Borobudur Stupa, Indonesia; December 31 - Space Training 1999.
Lighting of 100.000 peace candles and peace prayers dedicated to the success of a Spiritual Forum at the United Nations in the new millennium, with the participations of international organisations.

92. Lions Club, Milan, Italy; on the 10th of January 2000.
Round Table discussion on inter-religious dialogue, with the participation of Don A. Casolo Diagonsi; Father Fantini, Russian Orthodox Church; Lama Gangchen, Western Tibetan Buddhism; Alu Schuetz, Islamic Union Community; Li Fiano, President, Hebraic Community of Milan. The proposal was well received and seen as a truly positive solution.

93. Milan, Italy; 15th of January 2000.
Discussion with the Representative of “Documentation for Religions” organization, Milan, as to the prospects of the proposal and possible collaboration in Italy.

94. Graz City Hall, Austria; 30th of January 2000.
Meeting with Alfred Stingl, Mayor of the City; a dedicated promoter of local interfaith dialogue, has built several temples of different religious traditions in the city.

95. Kathmandu, Nepal, 12th to 13 February 2000.
LGWPF Fourth International Congress on Alternative Medicines, Non-Formal Education and the proposal for the creation of a UNSFWP. Prospects for the development of the proposal were discussed by several representatives of different organizations, such as: Prof Charles Mercieca, President, International Association of Educators for World Peace, USA; Phakk Boosoong, Dhammakaya Foundation, Thailand; Dr Nina Meyerhof, Children of the Earth, USA; Cristina Arismendy, UNFPA, India; Prof. B.R. Thapa, Nepal Institute of United Nations and UNESCO, and others; as well as members of the Nepalese Government and the Royal Committee.

96. Dhammakaya Foundation, Thailand; 21st of February 2000.
Special meeting with the Venerable Abbot and Vice-Abbot of Dhammakaya Foundation with Ben Shalom, Jubillennium; to give active collaboration for the support of the proposal.

97. United Nations, Vienna, Austria; 20th of March 2000.
The proposal was presented to participants and members of the press, on the occasion of the ringing of the Peace Bell, as well as to Austrian Airlines on the occasion of the presentation of the “Peace Messenger 2000” Award to the airline company by the Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation.

98. Dhammakaya Foundation, Thailand; 22nd and 23rd of April 2000.
Earth Day Celebrations and Inauguration of the Dhammakaya Cetiya, with over 200.000 Buddhist participants. A special “International Buddhist Forum” meeting was held for the support of the UNSFWP, joined by Buddhist representatives of all main schools of Buddhism from over ten nations.

99. Riccione, Italy 1st May 2000. Italian Yoga Federation, “Science and Spirituality towards the third millennium”.
UNSPFWP panel discussion, Father Maximilian Mizzi, Intern. Francescan Center for Inter-religious Dialogue, Assisi; Swami Veda Bharati, India, Geshe Phende Tibet, Dr Marco Margnelli, Italy.

100. UNSPFWP Madrid, Spain, 4th May 2000.
Mr Javier Solis, Ambassador of Costa Rica in Spain, accepts the position of Honorary President of the Spanish Forum in support of the proposal.

101. 9th Annual LGWPF Congress, Madrid, Spain, 6th May 2000.
Public appeal for the proposal and the UNESCO program for a Culture of Peace.

102. Albagnano Healing Meditation Center, Italy, 9th May 2000.
Prayer for the realization of such a forum for the benefit of World Peace by representatives from Thailand, Taiwan and Tibet/ China of the three major schools of Buddhism, Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.

103. Vesak Celebration, Florence, Italy, 27/28 May 2000.
Organized by the Italian Buddhist Union (UBI), the proposal was presented to participants.

104. Albagnano Meditation Centre, Italy, 3rd June 2000.
Prayer for the realization of such a forum for the benefit of World Peace by H.H. Trijang Rinpoche, H.E. Gonsar Rinpoche, Rabten Rinpoche, Mr Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, and over 200 participants.

105. Presentation to Hon. Marco Zacchera, Chamber of Deputies, Verbania, Italy, 12th June 2000.

106. IAEWP World Congress, London, England, 14-18 June 2000.
UNSPFWP was discussed as an important contribution to World Peace during the opening celebrations on June 14th.

107. State of the World Forum, 9th September 2000, New York, USA.
Special section of the three day Forum is dedicated to the discussion on the realization of the proposal: “Making the World Spiritual Forum a Reality: a road map for Action”.

108. Rotary Club, Beijing, China, meeting at Kempinski Hotel, 12th September 2000.
The proposal was presented the Club members and diplomats.

109. “Religions for Peace in the Spirit of Assisi”, Appeal for Peace to the
City of Milan, 24th of October 2000.

Organized by the Center for Documentation of Religions, Cardinal Martini, Rabbi Serat from Paris, Lama Denis from France and Shah S. Represented the panel discussion, all different religious representatives of Milan constituted the peace appeal, signed in public and handed over to the Mayor of Milan. The proposal was presented to representatives of different faiths.

110. World Conference for Religions and Peace, Milan, Italy, 25th October 2000.
Held a meeting opening the possibility for creating an office in Milan. The proposal was presented to the representatives.

111. International Federation of Human Rights, National Congress, Caserta, 27/28 October 2000.
The proposal received great interest from a large audience.

112. Chung Hua, Taiwan, 8th November 2000.
Second meeting with the Mayor of the City, who expressed great interest in the proposal.

113. Chiayi, Taiwan, 9th Nov 2000.
Public Peace Cuture event during which the Mayor of the City received the proposal and together with Lama Gangchen light a peace light for World Peace.

114. Taichung, Taiwan, 11th Nov 2000.
Public Peace Culture event in the stadium, attended by all major government officials of the city, including the Mayor of the City. The proposal was read in public.

115. Taipei, Taiwan.
Private meetings with Party spokesman and members, who showed great in interest in the UNSPFWP and some of whom joined.

116. Kaushung, Taiwan.
Private meeting and Public Peace Culture event, 16th Nov. 2000, on both occasions the Mayor of the city and City council members expressed great support for the proposal as contribution towards world peace.

117. Tauyuan, Taiwan, City Council Meeting, 17th November 2000.
City Council Members warmly welcomed the initiative.

118. Paris, UNESCO, France.
Conference on “Unity in Diversity”, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the European Buddhist Union, organized in collaboration with the United Religions Initiative, 18/19 November 2000.

119. Madrid, Spain, First International Conference for a Culture of Peace, 11-13 December 2000.

120. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 11th January 2001.
UNSPFWP meeting with over 40 representatives of different faiths, discussing further development of the project in Brazil.

121. United Nations, ECLAC, Santiago Chile, 23rd January 2001.
Five year commemoration meeting held in the same hall where it was first launched on
June 8th 1995. The meeting as chaired by Jose Antonio Ocampo, Executive Secretary of CEPAL, Heins Petrus, Alfredo Sfeir-Younis representative of the World Bank to the United Nations in Geneva; Gerardo Gonzales, Project Director, Lama Gangchen and representatives of different faiths.

122.Dhammakaya Foundation UN-NGO, Thailand, 9th February 2001.
Lama Gangchen and Alfredo Sfeir-Younis meeting with Ven. Abbot and representatives of DKF for future collaboration on the proposal.

123. 5th International Congress “The Role of Spirituality in the New Millennium”, Kathmandu, Nepal, 25th February 2001.
Presentation of the Proposal.

124. Lumbini Development Trust, Lumbini, Nepal, 28th February 2001.
Presentation of the Proposal for collaboration.

125. International Interfaith Center, Oxford, UK, 16-18 March 2001.
More then seventy people from about 50 organizations gathered mainly focusing on the issues of inter-ethic and inter-religious conflicts, the proposal was presented and considered.

126. World Citizen Assembly 2001, Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan, 30 March - 3 April, 2001.
International meeting of United Nation NGO, Cultural Celebration and ringing and signing of the Peace Bell at the Taipei Stadium.

127. Presidential Palace in Taipei, Taiwan, 3rd April 2001.
Given to Vice President of Taiwan.

128. Beijing, China, 24 August 2001.
Read spf with Lama Nyompa and Chaulin Monk.

129. Conference on Spirituality in Tourism, Assisi, Italy, 13-17 October 2001.
In the footsteps of St. Francis.

130. World Peace Praying Association, Taipei, Taiwan, 17 November 2001.
First Annual Conference towards the creation of a Spiritual Forum for World Peace at the United nations, Charles Mercieca.

131.Villadossola, Italy, 24th January 2002.
Inter-religious forum on “Different roads towards the path of Peace”.

132. World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil, from 30th January to 5th February 2002.
51.300 special guests from every corner of the world to attend the World Social Forum, LGWPF participated in Panel on Inter-religious dialogue presenting the Proposal.

133. Vishwa Shanti Vihar, World Peace Buddhist School, Kathmandu, Nepal, 28
February 2002.

Acknowledges the resolution adopted by the General Assembly, 54/115 of 8 Feb. 2000, with regards to the recognition of the Day of Vesak at the United Nations Headquarters and other United Nations offices and expressed great interest in the proposal.

134. Human Rights Commission 58th Session, UN Geneva, 20th March 2002.
Organized by IAEWP, LGWPF, Global Open University, Tribal Link Foundation with the participation of Nepal Ambassador to UN Shambhu R. Simkhada, Helen Sayers Brahma Kumaris, Alfredo Sfeir-Younis Special Rep. Of the World Bank to the UN and WTO in Geneva, Lama Gangchen.

135. International Peace Prayer Day, New Mexico, USA, 16 June 2002.

136. International Association for Religious Freedom, Budapest, Hungary, 28
July- 2 August, 2002.

31st World Congress bringing together some 700 participants from all over the world for inter-faith dialogue, during which the proposal was presented.

137. Albagnano, Italy 3 May & Tashi Delek Space, Milan, Italy, 4th May 2003.
Exhibition of the Sacred Buddha Relics and Golden Stupa donated to the United Nations by Thailand, Sri Lanka and Myanmar in occasion of the International recognition of the Day of Vesak by the UN. Presentation of the proposal to a large gathering of different Buddhist representatives, Ambassadors, and other religious representatives.

138. Verbania-Pallanza, Italy 16-18 May 2003.
13th World Congress of the International Association of Educators for World Peace.

139. SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 19th June 2003.
Interfaith Celebration and Exhibition of the Sacred Buddha Relics and Golden Stupa donated to the United Nations by Thailand, Sri Lanka and Myanmar in occasion of the International recognition of the Day of Vesak by the UN.

140. United Nations, ECLAC, Santiago, Chile, 26th June 2003.
Interfaith Celebration and Exhibition of the Sacred Buddha Relics and Golden Stupa donated to the United Nations by Thailand, Sri Lanka and Myanmar in occasion of the International recognition of the Day of Vesak by the UN.

141. Presented to H.E. The Ambassador or Royal Kingdom of Thailand, Santiago, Chile 30th June 2003.

142. Athens, Greece, 22nd July 2003.
Event for Culture, Education and Environmental Protection in collaboration with the Hellenic Academy of Science and Research.

143. Brazil, Petropolis, Crystal Palace, 8th October, 2003.
Rotary Club of Imperial City.

144. Milan, Italy, 13th November 2003.
Associazione Etica e Communicazione.

145. Chateau de Bossey,Geneva, Switzerland, 8 to 12th May 2004 Workshop.
Volunteers for a new Partnership Committee, which will steer the project in its coming stages; they had links to 6 world religions and 6 international interfaith organizations, including the LGWPF. They are in the process of drafting a new collective proposal aimed towards the creation of a spiritual forum for world peace at the United Nations.

146. Villa Giulia-Pallanza, Verbania, Italy 28 to 30th of May 2004.
On the occasion of the Second World Congress “Verbania 2004” on Integrated Traditional Medicines for Better Health.

147. Quito, Ecuador, 11 September 2004, City Museum.
On the occasion of the exhibition of the sacred Buddha relics.

148. Caracas, Venezuela, Central University of Caracas, Botanic Garden, 18 September 2004.
On the occasion of the exhibition of the sacred Buddha relics.

149. Caracas, Venezuela, University of Simon Bolivar, 21 September 2004.
On the occasion of the exhibition of the sacred Buddha relics.

150. Porto Seguro, Brazil, 6 October 2004.

Lama Gangchen hopes that the Proposal for a Permanent United Nations Spiritual Forum for World Peace can be a solution both for now and towards creating a culture of peace in the third millennium!