Fires for Peace ~ Baltimore, Maryland
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in the wake of unrest in Baltimore, Maryland, a group of devoted Homa practitioners came together in Druid Hill Park for sunset Agnihotra. The city was the scene of daily protest following the recent death of Freddie Gray, who had died in police custody on April 19th. The young man's death was the latest of several high-profile cases in the U.S. in which black men were found dead after contact with police. On the 28th Baltimore was placed under curfew for five days.
Several members of the Baltimore Homa Community, along with many friends gathered at sunset for five consecutive nights to create a circle of healing Agnihotra fires., meeting near the heart of Baltimore in beloved Druid Hill Park. With helicopters hovering overhead, convoys of military trucks passing by and streams of police cars in full siren mode, we chanted and meditated as birds nearby offered their evening songs.