Anand (Bliss)

Trees in all traditions have been symbol of peace, community and wisdom. They not only give oxygen but life to everything around them. Inspired by ‘one tree- planting peace’ initiative shared to us by spiritual teacher Annette Kaiser in Europe, we planted a banyan tree in ‘Environmental Sanitation Institute, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad, India. In this land, together with Gandhi thousands of people dedicated their lives for the service of the humanity. Taking that work forward this institute works towards sanitation and removal of untouchability. With an intention that this tree would be live peace pole, where people could gather, to listen to each other, to share, to settle problems and to celebrate life. More: http://pilgrimstoryteller.com/one-tree-planting-peace/