07/05/2012 12:27 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

On War and Peace -- Yoga and Meditation in Afghanistan

As we struggle with violence in so many of our cities around the world, the real question is: "How can each of us model the behavior of peace in our own lives and in our communities?" As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has said, "Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but the means by which we arrive at that goal."

In the midst of the conflict and bombings in Afghanistan, there is a zone of peace where yoga and meditation is being taught. At the center of this wave of peace is French humanitarian Amandine Roche, who has worked in peacekeeping and conflict resolution around the world with organizations like the United Nations and the European Commission. We met at the Newark Peace Education Summit, which headlined His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and caught up again at the WIE Symposium in New York.

Get inspired by her work with the Amanuddin Foundation in Kabul and her advice for how you can access peace in your own life. Watch the interview now:

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