The Montrose Peace Pole proudly stands in Ute Indian Park (see location in the sidebar). It is one of over 200,000 Peace Poles world-wide. It was erected in 2007 by the Spiritual Awareness Center. Since that time the Peace Pole has been the site of many gatherings to pray for world peace, for the healing of Mother Earth, and to bless the Uncompahgre River which flows nearby. Prayer Gatherings are scheduled for the Summer and Winter Solstice and the Spring and Autumn Equinox. Other Prayer Gatherings are held for special days such as World Peace and Meditation Day, the International Day of Peace, World Diversity Day, World Religions Day, and at other special times. Since the Peace Pole stands on the sacred grounds of the Ute Indians, each prayer gathering begins with prayers to the Four Directions.
"May Peace Prevail on Earth" is written in 8 different languages reflecting the people who came to this area and the people of the Four Directions of the earth. It was hand painted by Montose artist Linda Guy.
Peace Pole Events are posted on the Spiritual Awareness Center's main calendar. Special notices will also be posted here.
The next Peace Pole event will be held on Saturday, June 21, at noon to celebrate the Summer Solstice. The Grandmothers of the Shining Valley will bless the River Uncompahgre. All grandmothers are invited to join in the blessing. Bring your drums and your prayers.
Everyone is invited to participate in these Prayer Gatherings or to meditate and pray individually at the Peace Pole.