Every heart has a point, Every point a direction,
Which way shall you go?
As for me, I choose the path of love.
-Omani, The Peace Dragon
Welcome to the Peace Dragon, the virtual galleries of “Art with a Heart for Peace.” Here is where artists have picked up their pens and paints, their feet, their beat, their scents and senses to transform the fiery images of the dragon back to its loving origins.
It is the staging grounds for The Peace Master Class, a companion program to education, extending its efforts to include peacemaking skills for the individual, who in turn will model them for the world. The result is a well-educated, well-balanced individual, one who chooses their path to happiness and maps their way to peace and resolution through any conflict.
Stroll through the galleries and be inspired.
Which way shall you post?
5 Year Anniversary
After the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, The Peace Dragon was created in 2009 to honor those who lost their lives and serve to inspire a whole and balanced way to see, speak and act with peace, truth and love as our guides. Join us in our review of the first four years on this loving journey.
Master may seem a daunting title until we look beyond our fears of claiming such a mantle. But what if you could see this word in a way where you could whole-heartedly accept it – actually embrace and model it? It’s easier than you may think! Want to know why?
Click here to learn more.
Over 21,000 Dragons!
We did it! A shout out to Pine Ridge in Grand Rapids, and all the Grand Rapids schools, who helped us shatter our five-year goal at the end of our fourth year! Thanks to all the amazing artists from around the world – Peru, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Canada and China, the US and more countries readying their shores for a visit.
When we draw Peace Dragons, we drop the dark myths of the dragon and come to know what peace is. Peace Dragons drawn with empty hands so the artist can fill them with the gift they wish to bring to the world, and connect with their compassionate self. Here’s to all the Peace Dragons roaming the world, and all the gifts waiting to be delivered!
Do you need a Peace Dragon to visit? Just ask!
Knowing we find peace in our comfort foods, and can create peace within our meals. So feed me your story. Think of your favorite recipe and tell us its tale. What does it nurture in you? Then mingle and muse through the recipes and choose one to make for yourself or friends – because sharing is the sweetness of peace.
What's your Taste of Peace?
How Do You Get a Peace Dragon to appear?
Contact Us About:
Information on all our school programs including Peace Master Class sessions: Drawing Peaceful Conclusions; The Three Peace Code; or individual sessions on View, Voice, and Choice from the Three Peace Code.
Community and keynote events for International speaker and Peace Muse, Linda Ragsdale, founder of The Peace Dragon.
Or ideas and projects you might like to collaborate on! Touch base here:
"Storytelling is the fabric of the universal heart. Within our pain and glory, our folly and fear, we find the fiber of our being – and we find these fibers woven within each other. We are the infinite colors and patterns of this universal heart." –Linda Ragsdale, The Peace Dragon
Stories are an integral part of who we are and who we wish
to be. They offer a safe place to observe models of behavior through the safe
distance of prose. Peace Tales start conversations and explore personal and universal
questions through the anchor concepts of the Peace Master Class’s
Three Peace Code – View, Voice,
and Choice. By helping
our students become the authors of their lives – they can live the stories they
wish to tell!
Want to hear our stories?
Peace Talks. Learn Your Words. After talking to a group of students, a very wise young fourth grader told me, “It’s not peace out – it’s peace in!” As teachers of peace, one of the first things we try to establish is a solid sense of self. Too often you’ll hear people say, “Be who you are,” but we are referring to a “you” kids haven’t defined yet. With a slight change in this phrase we can inspire a whole new adventure – Be who you wish to be! Honest. Authentic. Kind. Caring. Sharing. Passionate. Funny. So help us create a master list of compassionate character traits. How do you define yourself? Please share three traits you wish to be by posting here or sending to: Peace_in@icloud.com And stay tuned to see how words can build a better world. (Hint: It’s app to help out kids of all ages!)