Three Mindful Practices for the International Day of Peace

To celebrate, try these three guided audio meditations to foster awareness, compassion, and loving-kindness.

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The United Nations International Day of Peace was established in 1981. This year’s theme is sustainable development and outlines 17 goals, including eliminating poverty and hunger and making healthcare accessible to all. The UN calls on countries to achieve these goals in the next 15 years. (To read up on all 17 goals, check out this rap rendition courtesy of the UN Department of Public Information.)

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison teamed up with the United Nations to offer three guided audio meditations from Center expert and research scientist Cortland Dahl.

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison teamed up with the United Nations to offer three guided audio meditations from Center expert and research scientist Cortland Dahl.

To begin, click on a mindfulness practice below:

An Awareness Practice

3-Minute Awareness Practice

  • 3:31

The Center for Healthy Minds expert and research scientist Cortland Dahl leads a simple breath practice.

A Kindness Practice

4-Minute Meditation to Strengthen Kindness

  • 4:02

A practice to acknowledge the shared bond we have with one another, by Center for Healthy Minds expert and research scientist Cortland Dahl.

A Compassion Practice

5-Minute Compassion Practice

  • 5:53

A practice to strengthen our capacity to be caring and compassionate towards ourselves and one another, by Center for Healthy Minds expert and research scientist Cortland Dahl.

To learn more about the International Day of Peace, and the Center for Healthy Minds, visit their partner page.

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Unlimited Compassion 

Christina Feldman offers this short, guided meditation on how to embrace all suffering and cultivate loving-kindness and compassion. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • August 23, 2010
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