It has been described as a piece of heaven on earth, tucked in the foothills of the glacier topped Mission Mountains in northwestern Montana, a place where cows and farmers manicure the green grass. It is not a place you would expect to see a 24-foot-tall Buddhist statue of Yum Chenmo, the Great Mother of Wisdom and Compassion -- certainly not in a land that has been sacred to Native Americans for centuries. Yet on this land, two traditions are coming together to spread peace in the world.


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  • Visit the website for the Buddha Garden and read more articles about how they are planting seeds of peace.
  • Elders spoke about nonviolence.  Read about a study of 323 resistance campaigns from 1900 to 2006, verdict is in: nonviolence: 53%, violence: 26%. 
  • Discuss peace with kids.  Here are 8 Steps to Teach Peace to Kids

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