• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

  • 1,000,000 Participants

    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

  • Schools And Kids

    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

  • New York, USA

    New York

  • London, Great Britain

    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

  • Wanaka, New Zealand

    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

  • Belgrade, Serbia


  • Lake Biwa, Japan

    Lake Biwa

  • Kapsait, Ethiopia


  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    Pangkor Island

  • Bali, Indonesia


  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

USA 27 June: 2nd Day Off in Seattle

Our second day off here in Seattle was even busier than our first day off yesterday. Some of us had to go to a pier to get Norpar, the liquid paraffin fuel for our torches. We went through about 50 gallons on the way out here and now had to replenish our supply. Even though it is very expensive, it is much cleaner and less dangerous than other forms of petroleum fuels. We spent hours getting a huge drum of it and then pumping it into five gallon containers that fit into our vehicles. Now our torches will burn all the way back home.

We also had two more ceremonies to conduct today. The first one was at the Ballard Boys and Girls Club. Mark Hendricks, the Branch Executive Director, and Sahara Anthony, the Program Director, both very enthusiastically organized and attended this event along with about 100 children and staff members.

The children really seemed to enjoy meeting our team of over 12 now, representing 11 different countries. They all had a chance to hold the Torch as well, offering their goodwill and wishes for a better world and a more harmonious future.

Sahara entertained us with his witty humor as we passed the Torch to the staff members. We are very grateful to him for his kind hearted humor and concern that seems to be very popular with children and adults alike.

After this very inspiring ceremony, we ran to the Ballard Community Center where Sean O’Ferry had organized about 50 children for us to share out thoughts and experiences on spreading harmony. We are grateful to Sean and the staff and especially the children who were very attentive and inquisitive. They also shared their wishes for harmony in the world by holding the Torch.

We feel that giving children a chance to think about this very important aspect of their lives and the lives of others around the world will give us more inspiration to work harder to achieving more harmony for them to inherit as they grow and mature.

We have so much to learn from them and we are glad that we have the opportunity to meet so many children along the way, even on our ‘days off.’

Just as yesterday, again today we were treated to the delicious food of the Silence Heart- Nest Restaurant. We are also very grateful to Daulot and Stota for arranging the events and even doing some of our laundry at their spotless laundromat called ‘Transformation Surprise’.

Many other things had to get done today that we usually do not have much time for on a busy running day. Fixing torches, cleaning cars, shopping, etc. would be easier to do when we do not have to run. Needless to say, not everything did get done. But the guys did get to play a game of Ultimate Frisbee. Unfortunately, some of us who do not play regularly may suffer a bit tomorrow from today’s intense game. But we will be back on the road again nevertheless.

The girls team would also like to thank the Jewel of India for providing them with a very nice Indian dinner.

Arpan and Team Harmony

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