• 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

England 12 May: Bristol Schools

To Bath: first item on the agenda - to Kingswood Preparatory School.

Set in beautiful grounds, Kingswood Preparatory gave the Harmony Runners a lovely welcome into its morning assembly, with the most well-sung song we have heard in a long time. The feeling in the room was very positive and powerful. The song is called "This Day" and the lyrics are as follows:

The days come and go, we learn and we grow,
We turn every stone on the way.
There's good and there's bad, there's joy to be had,
So let's make the most of today.
'Cause this day - there's something to sing about,
This day - there's someone to think about,
This day - there's lots to be glad about, everybody.
This day - we'll care in the little things,
This day - be grateful in everything,
This day, we'll make it a beautiful day.

The seasons go by, we laugh and we cry,
We change as we find our own way.
Our yesterdays done, tomorrows not come,
So let's make the most of today.
'Cause this day - there's something to sing about,
This day - there's someone to think about,
This day - there's lots to be glad about, everybody.
This day - we'll care in the little things,
This day - be grateful in everything,
This day, we'll make it a beautiful day.

The beauty of a smile.

Where can we find harmony?

Headmaster Marcus Cornah receives a certificate of appreciation from the World Harmony Run.

After the presentation the whole school went outside for a group photograph with the Harmony runners, orchestrated by a photographer from the Evening Post who used this neat little trick to get everyone looking at the camera. It was about 9:30 in the morning and the sun, still fairly low in the sky, was shining in the eyes of some pupils so that they had to raise their hands to shield themselves to see what was happening. Unfortunately this covered their faces, so the photographer advised the children to look down and then, on a count, to look up at the camera. The result of all the heads snapping up at the same time produced an unusual energy which caused a great deal of laughter.

Whilst the Harmony Torch was being passed around, one of the pupils asked Stefan if the Harmony Run was going to Asia and another then asked if the Harmony Run was going to the moon.

Whilst we in Park St. preparing for our next engagement, Rosie, the UK co-ordinator's daughter, came across the street from a photo shoot she was co-incidentally working on. Small world.

Suswara leading the Harmony runners down Park St., Bristol.

11 a.m., Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Royston Griffey.

We arrived on time, just to keep things in balance, and were welcomed by the Mayor at the Council House. He took us into the chambers where Ondrej made a short presentation and the Mayor told us that this was his last function as Mayor and that tomorrow would be Mayor-making Day.

Part of an earlier ceremony, a 600-year-old sword was still on display in the chambers.

Councillor Royston Griffey runs with the Harmony Torch near College Green.

Houses in Bristol are not afraid of colour.

At Brandon Hill there is a plaque commemorating the dedication of Bristol as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossom in 1991.

The icon of Bristol is the Clifton Suspension Bridge designed and engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the 1830s and 40s, although not opened till 1864 due to construction and other difficulties. At deck level, the bridge soars 245 feet above high water in the Avon Gorge.

The tide is high - looking toward Bristol city centre.

As can be seen from these shots, the great weather continues unabated, making this a truly memorable spring.

Next function was toward east Bristol.

Expressions beyond words...

Listen to the heart-whispers.

The second school visit of the day was to Ashley Down Junior School, where these beautiful shots were taken. .

Our contact at Ashley Down was Steve Lewis (PE co-ordinator), whose enthusiasm was an inspiration to the whole school.

Cluster around the Torch.

Our final visit of the day: 2:45 p.m. at Torwood House School in Bristol.

Does anybody want Harmony?


Torwood House teachers making wishes for Harmony.

Many thanks to the headteacher, Mrs. Tallis.

The Alchemy of the Torch.

Many thanks to our friends in Bristol who prepared the way and guided the Harmony Run through the Welsh borders and the West of England, taking good care of our nutrition and accommodation. Without this kind of support the World Harmony Run would not be possible. Gratitude.

– Abichal Watkins

Distance: 12 km

Team Members:
Ondrej Vesely (Czech Republic), Stefan Ehrenfellner (Austria), Matthias Frey (Germany), Rosta Vagner (Czech Republic), Suswara Payne (England), Balavan Thomas (England), Mark Collinson (England), Abichal Watkins (Wales), Kamilla Hozlarova (Czech Republic), Ieva Kurzemniece (Latvia), Valentine Grosjean (France)

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