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
Prem Rawat recently visited Zimbabwe for the first time, meeting with incarcerated people who have participated in the Peace Education Program and supportive officials from the Prisons and Correctional Service.
In part 2 of this video series, volunteers share more of their perspectives on why they volunteer for the Peace Education Program.
Thank you to the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) for welcoming Peace Education Program representatives to the Winter Training Institute, one of the premiere gatherings of community supervision professionals in the U.S.
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.