Even if we provide a roof over our own and our family’s heads, and even if we can food sufficient food on the table, for our lives and for society to function we still need peace.
Peace Ambassador Prem Rawat set out to create a simple education program to help people discover their own inner resources—innate tools for living such as inner strength, choice, and hope—and the possibility of personal peace.
Together with a team from TPRF – the Prem Rawat Foundation – they created a curriculum that consists of 10 videos, each focusing on a particular theme. The videos form the main material for customized, interactive workshops that are are non-religious and non-sectarian. The content of each theme is based on excerpts from Prem Rawat’s international talks. The themes are: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment.
Peace Education Programs have been run in many different situations including Civic & Government Groups, Community Groups, Corporations & Foundations, Correctional Facilities, Education, Health & Wellness, Police & Law Enforcement, Seniors, Special Groups and Veterans.
Participants have enjoyed the course and have been overwhelmingly positive. For example, a Peace Education Program run in the UK at London’s Thameside Prison volunteer Tony McLean says; “out of the 140 participants, four didn’t complete the course—less than 3%—so overall, it’s been a huge success”.
In a recent interview Tony went on to say, ” it’s had a wonderful impact. About 140 inmates have participated in all the sessions of the 10-week course. Many inmates have low self-esteem. They come from backgrounds where they have not been respected at all, and a lot of them feel they have never been listened to. Many of them have never really listened to anything either. With the Peace Education Program, they have learned to start listening. It takes less than a minute in any one session for the participants to calm down and pay attention. They are usually more than happy to make comments and many like to express themselves after having studied the materials. Their self-esteem seems to be increasing and many express themselves eloquently.”
The TPRF website lists a wide range of endorsements coming from different parts of the world and people in different situation.
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