Peace Education Program
Helping people discover personal peace
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Peace Education Program
The Peace Education Program is an innovative series of video-based workshops that help people discover their own inner strength and personal peace.
The program gives participants the opportunity to focus and reflect on their own humanity, and their inner resources such as choice, hope, and dignity. Rather than describing or defining personal peace, the program empowers individuals to reach their own understanding. Everyone can benefit. The program has proven effective in a variety of settings including community centers, youth groups, schools, adult education programs, veterans’ groups, healthcare settings, senior centers, homeless shelters, drug rehabilitation facilities, and correctional facilities.
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) provides access to the course materials to organizations and volunteers free of charge, making the Peace Education Program readily available to diverse populations in more than 70 countries and in over 30 languages. (countries offering program highlighted in orange)
Each workshop features video excerpts of renowned author
Prem Rawat’s inspiring presentations on one of ten themes: peace, appreciation, inner strength, self-awareness, clarity, understanding, dignity, choice, hope, and contentment.
Facilitated reflection time, participant discussions, workbook activities, and reading materials vary the workshops, making them fun and adaptable.
The role of the facilitator requires no professional qualifications. TPRF is available to provide any support needed to make the program a success for host organizations and participants alike.
Any individual or organization can apply to TPRF for a free license to offer the course to interested groups.
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News About the Peace Education Program
The Drug and Alcohol Services Association’s (DASA) program in Central Australia, Commit2Change, supports parolees and community corrections clients to transition back in the community; the Peace Education Program has been an essential element of its success since 2018, helping clients connect to inner resources and break the cycle of substance abuse.
The Delores Project (TDP) supports homeless women across metro Denver, Colorado. Its impact has grown significantly since it opened its doors 20 years ago. Today TDP is seeing the practical benefits of the Peace Education Program introduced in 2016 that helps people discover hope and recognize their inner strength.
ICPA 2019: Volunteers Present Peace Education Program to International Corrections Leaders in Argentina
The Peace Education Program has benefited thousands of inmates across the world, and it is poised to benefit thousands more after volunteers recently introduced it to leaders at the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) conference.
What People Say About the Program:
“Bringing peace education to five hundred schools in Antioquia is sending a message: there is a new possibility. Those children that stopped dreaming about the future are now building the future.”
— Dr. Néstor David Restrepo Bonnett, Secretary of Education Department of Antioquia, Colombia
“The participants all leave better than before. Some who were known to have coping and behavioral challenges have made 180-degree turnarounds.”
— Terrence Mathews, Counselor at Metro West Detention Center, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
See a variety of perspectives about how the Peace Education Program empowers participants to live more fulfilling lives.
See how the Peace Education Program helps those incarcerated at Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio, Texas embark on a journey of self-discovery.
See how the Peace Education Program is reducing violence and benefiting students at a public school in Elbert, Colorado, USA.
Veteran Alyce Knaflich shares how the Peace Education Program helped her recover from PTSD and homelessness, and inspired her to assist others in Asheville, NC.