One Minute Silence

Santhosham. Our natural state is bliss and peace, as evident in sleep. Just as little droplets of rain transform into rivers and streams, helping people around, 1 minute of silence for global peace will transform our surroundings, starting from family, community, city, nation, and extending to the globe.

Let’s observe a minute of silence together as a family at 11.11 am or convenient time – either in the morning, evening, or before bedtime.

Parents, let us encourage our children to observe a minute for global peace.

Observing a minute of silence empowers children to contemplate the value of peace, nurturing empathy, and understanding global challenges. It instills social responsibility and harmony, encouraging a proactive approach to global peace. Engaging in family meditation fosters stronger bonds, communication, and teaches valuable emotional skills.

How to do it: 

Sit comfortably and guide clock breathing/Samaseer Pranayama for 4 rounds, ending with the peacekeeper slogan. Either a parent or children can conduct the breathing and slogan to guide the family.


Step 1: Close your eyes.

Step 2: Inhale for 3 counts.

Hold your breath for 3 counts.

Exhale for 3 counts.

Maintain silence for 3 counts.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 for 4 times.

Step 4: Mentally repeat or verbally say as a family/group: (Peacekeeper Slogan)

“I am a Peacekeeper.”

“I am a Family Peacekeeper.”

“I am a National Peacekeeper.”

“I am a Global Peacekeeper.”

Please practice and share your feedback or experience with us by Nov 11th. You will receive a small token of appreciation from our UPFNA. Please join our Global Peace Day celebration on November 11th, 10:30 am at the social hall in the Hindu Temple.