Finding peace did not turn me into a vegetable
By Jean-Paul Peretz and Robin Loving
This is just one of the thought-provoking statements you are likely to hear from Charan Anand, a tireless traveler for peace, who is ending his tour of Latin America with an event in San Miguel. This extraordinary man has dedicated his entire life to spreading the message of his teacher, Prem Rawat. At 82, he keeps crisscrossing the world, traveling an average of 170,000 kilometers a year to offer hope and clarity in a simple language that touches the heart.
“Finding Peace did not
Turn Me into a Vegetable”
By Charan Anand
Sat, Jun 28, 4:30pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Free – Donations accepted
Charan Anand was born in a simple village in India. In Delhi, he met Prem Rawat’s father, himself a master – a charismatic man who had dedicated his life to spreading peace.
At only four years old Prem Rawat, started speaking to large groups about the importance of peace, eventually succeeding his father at the age of six.
Charan Anand began following him all around India, accompanying Prem to the west when he left India at the age of 13.
Since that time, Charan Anand, a most gentle and unassuming man, has traveled to every continent talking to all types of audiences about the possibility of peace in a human being’s life.
His inspired presentations are charming, filled with storytelling, laughter and song.
But make no mistake, this is a very powerful man; and his strength comes from his dedication.
Several years ago, already in his 70’s, when his advancing age prevented him from playing tennis, Charan Anand turned to golf. But he also found a way to use this new hobby to further his passion for spreading peace. Teaming up with Tim Gallwey, founder of the Inner Game Institute, Charan Anand launched a series of golf tournaments benefiting the Prem Rawat Foundation. These events, held all around the world, have funded many of the foundation’s humanitarian initiatives. (More details at www.tprf.org)
In San Miguel the foundation’s Peace Education Program has been held for patients at a drug rehabilitation clinic, the municipal police force and inmates at the local prison.
There will be a chance to find out more about local initiatives at the event.
Charan Anand’s current visit to Mexico follows a recent tour of South America. There, he spoke to thousands of people – college students at Universities in Peru and Ecuador, youth at risk in Columbia, entrepreneurs, senior citizens, politicians, religious leaders such as the Archbishop of Salvador in Brazil.
During these events he presents inspired videos of Prem Rawat speaking about his message of peace and, afterwards, shares the impact this message has had in his life.
The message? Peace is already inside of each human being. Accessing is very possible and it is the right of every individual.
He will speak at the Teatro Santa Ana in the Biblioteca on Saturday, June 28. Doors open 4:30pm, talk starts at 5pm. Entrance is free but donations benefiting Camino de la Paz who is sponsoring this event, and The Prem Rawat Foundation will be accepted.
Charan Anand’s YouTube excerpt:
Short interview: The Riddle of Here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=26qdn1pWF6g
TV Curico Chile: Abril 2014 www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqyNa-X4nGI
Costa del Sol TV 21 de octubre de 2013: www.youtube.com/watch?v=92_fhynEGoo