Living Peace Foundation sponsors a drive-in screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road” to benefit Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
VARIETY – “The Old Guard” isn’t the only movie on Theron’s mind right now. She’s hosting a drive-in screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road” on July 31 on the top floor of the parking structure at the Grove mall in Los Angeles to benefit the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, which helps fund youth organizations and programs in Theron’s native South Africa.
Sponsors of the benefit include Dior, CITI, Porsche, Icelandic Water and the Living Peace Foundation.
LOS ANGELES TIMES – Humans aren’t all bad, according to UC Irvine‘s Compassion Action Project.
At least that’s the premise of the program, which seeks to teach students the science of compassion and provide them with the tools to make a positive impact in struggling communities.
Kelly Hallman, founder of the Living Peace Foundation honored by Oceana Protecting the World’s Oceans
OCEANA PROTECTING THE WORLD’S OCEANS – In a surprise appearance at Oceana’s New York Gala, former president Bill Clinton presented actor and Oceana board member Ted Danson with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his three decades of ocean advocacy.
Award-winning actor Sam Waterston served as the master of ceremonies. Also honored was Kelly Hallman, founder of the Living Peace Foundation.
THE INDEPENDENT – Two Tibetan monks spent nearly two weeks painstakingly placing grains of coloured sand to create a mandala to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday.
The monks worked from 9am to midnight for 10 days, according to the LA Times, but the mandala is intended to be impermanent and the sand used will eventually be swept away.
LOS ANGELES TIMES – Creating a mandala is as painstaking as it is beautiful.
Grain by grain, two Tibetan monks meticulously placed colored sand during the last two weeks on the campus of UC Irvine, forming a brightly hued pattern that’s said to attract “loving-kindness.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES – Words failed Yangchen Dolkar as she tried to explain why it was so important for her to bring her three young children Sunday to see the 14th Dalai Lama speak in Anaheim.
A Tibetan who grew up in exile in India and now works as a physician in San Francisco, she views the charismatic monk as greater than any sage or leader.
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER – For the last two weeks, in the belly of the Art Institute in Santa Ana, eight pastry chefs and assistants have been working their fingers to the bone crafting hundreds of colorful gum paste sugar flowers.
About 500 of these flowers – roses, sweet peas, sunflowers, hydrangeas, mums and daisies – will adorn a 4 1/2-foot “cake” to mark the 80th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Sunday at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Continuing the celebration, he will lead the Global Compassion Summit Monday and Tuesday at UC Irvine.
THE GO TO MOM BLOG – It was my honor to be invited to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama official world celebration of his 80th birthday this July. I wanted to know who was the spark of light behind the planning of the event and to my surprise I was introduced to Kelly Smith. Kelly is the founder of The Center for Living Peace. It was important to me to meet her in person and see how and why she was inspired to open the center. It’s amazing how one idea that came from wanting to the world to be a better place would unfold into a center for which the Dalia Lama’s team has partnered with.
NEW UNIVERSITY OFFICIAL CAMPUS NEWSLETTER – Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Leymah Gbowee, shared her experience as a peace activist last Tuesday to a sold-out Pacific Ballroom as part of the “Living Peace Speaker Series” hosted by the Center for Living Peace in partnership with UC Irvine.
The Center for Citizen Peacebuilding also co-hosted the event and presented Gbowee with the Citizen Peacebuilding Award for fostering and creating dialogue about peace.
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER – Just when the founder of both a building and a mindset called the Center for Living Peace starts to soar into esoteric territory, Kelly Thornton Smith describes her mission in very down-to-earth terms.
This single mother of two teenagers explains her center – built on a belief that “good happens” – is a place for children and adults to connect with people from different backgrounds. It’s also meant to inspire people to make a difference.