Montessori School participates in Peace Dome Dedication

Windyville, MO– In the spirit of world peace, the City Montessori School in Luchnow, India will participate in the dedication of the world's first Peace Dome, President of the School of Metaphysics Dr. Pam Blosser announced today. "With 27,000 students, this will be a powerful message to send the world."

"We plan to have a Special Prayer Assembly for our students on October 11 to join (the School of Metaphysics) in spirit," said Principal Jagdish Gandhi. He and his wife Bharti Gandhi, M.Ed., founded the school in 1959. City Montessori School has flourished under his direction being the sole recipient of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.

The two schools were originally brought together through the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1993. “We began corresponding with Dr. Gandhi, who has supported the Universal Hour of Peace since its inception in 1995,” said Dr. Barbara Condron, International Coordinator for the Peace Dome Dedication. Observed from December 31st, 11:30 P.M. through January 1st, 12:30, A.M. each year ,encourages people to initiate the new year with peaceful thoughts and activities. "Dr. Laurel Clark contacted Jagdish through his connection with the World Peace Prayer Society, and he responded immediately."

The Peace Dome is located on the campus of the College of Metaphysics in Windyville, Missouri, USA. Construction began in the fall of 2001 and is due for completion by October 11 when it will be dedicated as a universal site for peace.

Dedication day on campus will be filled with observances and celebration. "There will be the continual reading of the Prayer for Peace and Enlightenment for every country of the world," said Blosser. "Visitors will help inlay a mosaic mandala on the floor of the lower level of the Dome and silently walk the classical labyrinth on the upper level." A fire and water service will also be held in the gardens of the Healing Wall adjacent to the Dome.

Dozens of people are scheduled to participate in the Gifting ceremonies. “We invite people to come share their vision of peace by bringing gifts of all kinds. Songs, poetry, dance, speeches, prayers, blessings and monetary contributions are all welcomed and encouraged.” coordinator Clark said. "We hope many school children take advantage of the Peace Dome being in our country."

For those like the children in Luchnow, participation can come through One Voice. This synchronized reading of the Universal Peace Covenant, a document describing what peace is and how to live it penned in 1997 by over two dozen teachers in the Schools of Metaphysics, will occur at 1 pm (cdt). “We have been inviting organizations, local and national leaders, ambassadors and others all over the world to be a part of this Moment of Peace,” Condron said. "People on six continents are committed to making this happen." The missing continent: Antarctica.

Organizers expect the Peace Dome to become a historical and sacred site in years to come. For further information about the Peace Dome Dedication or to participate in ONE VOICE contact


For more information about the World’s First Peace Dome and the synchronized Moment of Peace, contact Dr. Barbara Condron or Christine Madar at the School of Metaphysics, To view photographs of the peacedome, read the Universal Peace Covenant, and hear people’s stories of the peacedome, view the website


For further information & interviews contact:

Dr. Barbara Condron or Christine Madar at 417-345-8411.

School of Metaphysics, 163 Moon Valley Road, Windyville, MO 65783


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