The next Ceasefire weekend is Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4. On Saturday, November 3, the Canton Branch will be hosting Ceasefire Meditation, a free meditation instructional program open to the public from 11:00 am- 12:00 pm. It will take place at the Church on the Square, located right behind the branch. Meditation is a practice open to all that has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and support peaceful living. Reverend Jim Hamilton will be instructing the program, using techniques as taught by Zen Buddhist Thich Naht Hahn. Food and drink will be provided for free.
Immediately following at 12:30, there will be a live performance featuring Enviro Drum of Maryland, a percussion band that performs solely with household items as percussion instruments.
Baltimore Ceasefire 365 is a movement that started last year to bring awareness to the violence epidemic plaguing Baltimore City, and to support its fellow citizens seeking peaceful alternatives to living. The Enoch Pratt Free Library has partnered with Baltimore Ceasefire to sponsor programming that brings awareness to violence while supporting non-violent solutions that affirm life.