Throughout history, there have always been individuals who have worked to secure peace in the international community. However, humans, acting as humans do, have more times than not foiled the hard work of these peacemakers. Ilchi Lee has said that peace can be worked on at an individual level, however. For those who seek peace within themselves and the world around them, the International Peace Garden in North Dakota may be an excellent place to begin.
These gardens span the border between the U.S. and Canada. There are many locations within the park where practitioners of meditation can take time to contemplate and reflect upon their own search for peace and how this can be applied to the state of peace in the world. One may enjoy sitting quietly on a gazebo in a secluded area or strolling through the botanical gardens where a multitude of gorgeous flowers grow.
Another attraction that may draw peace-seekers to the park are the multiple peace poles, towers and chapels that dot the garden area. These monuments stand as reminders to everyone that peace is important and can be achieved, as Ilchi Lee says, through work.