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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Meditation evening at Mon Choisy

On Friday 11 March 2011, we invited a group of like-minded people to get together at Mon Choisy Beach, Mauritius to meditate on the theme of International Women Day. More than 20 people joined us at sunset and we shared our thoughts and feelings around themes of love, hope, peace and tolerance


It surprised many of us that this year marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. It was born out of labour movement activities at the turn of the 20th Century in North America and across Europe. The first International Women's Day was observed in the USA on the 28th of February 1909.
While there has been tremendous strides made in women's rights over the past century, there is still a long way to go before women across the globe have equal access  to education and opportunities. The role of women in the socio-political revolutions across the Arab world and the wider Middle East in the past weeks augurs well. Let us hope it will be a catalyst of change which will get us men to view the women around us not only as wives, daughters, sisters, aunts and mothers but also as individuals who impact our society through their contribution as citizens, workers and leaders.

Hugh Stanley

After the event, some of us stayed back under the pale moonlight with the gentle sounds of the waves lapping the sand...


  1. I was there and I absolutely loved every minute of it. Sylvie was terrific and not only captured our attention but also made us think what tolerance, love and peace really meant and how we should become the change we wanted to see in the world.

    Merci Sylvie.

  2. Hi Sylvie
    Thanks so much for this great initiative.
    Those of us that were there surely felt the intensity of the energy chain as we stood there, holding hands...
    The poem,the meditation,the constellations shining brightly in the clear sky above all contributed to the magic of the evening.
    Why not make this type of activity more of a regular event?

  3. Magic peaceful evening!
    Thanks Sylvie and Hugh,
    Ariane & Jo