Peace Education Program – An Introduction
Peace Education Program
The Peace Education Program consists of several 10-session courses that explore the meaning of personal peace, each helping participants discover their own inner resources to live more fulfilling lives. The sessions focus on 10 different themes: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment.
The core material for each theme is a selection of video excerpts from Prem Rawat’s talks. Sessions also include facilitated reflection time, participant discussion, and workbook learning. The interactive, multimedia workshops are non-religious and non-sectarian, and have been proven to benefit diverse groups of people in over 80 countries.
In addition to the resources on this website, the Help Desk is available to answer any questions you may have about the program: firstname.lastname@example.org
What People Say About PEP:
“The Peace Education Program tries only to achieve one simple thing: it’s to put you in touch with yourself.” — Prem Rawat, Founder of TPRF
“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, U.S.
“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
“Most of my life I have been involved in battle. PEP has brought peace of mind. Now I don’t want war. When I watch PEP DVDs, I am hopeful that I can lead a peaceful, steady life.” — Ex-combatant, Sri Lanka
PEP Latest Stories
So far this year, Miami’s Everglades Correctional Institution has more inmates participating in the Peace Education Program than any other correctional facility in the U.S. Volunteer facilitator Lucy Collins says, “One inmate has been in prison since he was 18. A counselor told us that until this guy started taking the program he never talked to anyone, he never had a smile on his face. He just kept to himself, for 46 years. And now he is never without a smile!”
The transformative potential of the Peace Education Program was highlighted at a recent screening of “Peace is Inevitable” in Croydon, England. The documentary film shows how the program inspired former members of the Bloods gang in Ibarra, Ecuador to renounce violence in favor of community improvement projects.
Tony Cobb has been incarcerated for 28 years, struggling with the haunting memories of an abusive childhood. Attending the Peace Education Program is giving him a new understanding of life and inspiring him to write: “I have a sweet, beautiful reality waiting to be discovered inside. I now step with knowledge, with the freedom of doing things with clarity.”