The vision of the World Peace Café is to serve nutritious and tasteful vegetarian food in a peaceful, warm, and gracious environment that is reflective of the Buddhist principles of loving kindness and respect for all living beings. The c … show more
The vision of the World Peace Café is to serve nutritious and tasteful vegetarian food in a peaceful, warm, and gracious environment that is reflective of the Buddhist principles of loving kindness and respect for all living beings. The café uses natural food products and organic locally grown whenever possible. The café also serves a variety of specialty and organic teas.
The World Peace Café provides a relaxing, serene environment that is ideal for enjoying a healthy meal, working quietly on a laptop, reading a book, or chatting with friends over tea. It will feel like a true sanctuary in the midst of a busy stressful world.
The bulk majority of the Café's staff are volunteers from the local Buddhist Center located around the corner at 130 Allen Road. These volunteers give their time and their energy because they understand that without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. The volunteers strive to make the Café a place of refuge which will inspire peace and happiness in its customers.
All of the proceeds of the Café support Rameshori's efforts to bring peace to our community through offering meditation classes, meditation retreats, and classes on Buddhist psychology for everyday life. Future projects such as the building of Dharma Centers, a Buddhist Temple for Peace, and a country meditation center -- all in or near Atlanta -- will be made possible through the proceeds of the World Peace Café. Through developing peace in our own minds and within our local community, we are building the necessary foundation for peace in this world.
A World-wide Model:
There are many World Peace Cafés arising swiftly throughout the world, creating an important and beneficial influence for our global society. The first such Café opened in the seaside town of Ulverston, England, in 2002. Since then, other Buddhist Centers around the world have...