“The Peace Education Program is an innovative series of video-based workshops that help people discover their own inner strength and personal peace.”
This is a quote from The Prem Rawat Foundation's (TPRF) website page about the Programme. To read more please go to Peace Education Program - Offer the Workshops. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate with a support representative.
Peace Partners is partnered with TPRF, so we are pleased to promote their programme and from time to time we also host the course. You may have read in our November bulletin about the Virtual Facilitated Peace Education Programme course that we successfully hosted for members of the UK public.
One participant said “It’s been an odd year, and what do we value? Just be contented with who’s around me and what I do have - so many blessings …. We need to be reminded we have that choice. Sometimes the outside gets overpowering and we forget - we can’t make things disappear but I can choose how I react, I can choose to appreciate.”
After a brief break for the winter holiday, the same team immediately started preparing for the next course. This is now well underway with a full quota of participants!
While we’re still restricted by Covid regulations, virtual courses will continue - usually on Zoom. An important member of each team is the Zoom host, who sets up the meeting and plays the videos. Here is a personal account by a Zoom host about the virtual Peace Education Programme:
"Hello, my name is Peter Cook Jones, and I would like to share with you my experience of being a team member and host.
I was privileged to be asked to help form a team that would run a virtual PEP programme; I had heard that it had been done before by others, this was my first time, although I had some experience of delivering the PEP in prisons.
By calling on previous PEP colleagues a team was put together, roles were discussed, then finalised by utilising the various skills that we each have. Although my IT skills were quite proficient I still had to adapt to working with others, for example, synchronising the videos and the commentary with the various presenters. This took a few practice sessions to ensure that all the right functions were activated but we worked well together and succeeded in completing the 10 sessions with very minor glitches ...