Expanding the Conversation of Peace

fauPeaceful Mind Peaceful Life proudly partners with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) to promote dialogue and guidance for individuals seeking peace within themselves and their communities.

FAU’s Peace Studies program brings together students, faculty, and community members to explore pathways to peace and the processes of peace building. The academic program offers an undergraduate certificate, a Master of Arts concentration, and a Doctor of Philosophy concentration.

In association with FAU, Barb helped launch Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World in 2006 as the community outreach arm of the Peace Studies program. Along with workshops and events, Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World features presentations by spiritual leaders, bestselling authors, and other prominent peacemakers.

Some of Our Notable Guest Speakers

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered his lecture, “Compassion as a Pillar of World Peace,” to a packed auditorium
  • U.N. Ambassador Dr. Jane Goodall gave a lecture, “Reason For Hope: A Spiritual Journey” and signed books
  • James Finley, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and former student of Catholic monk Thomas Merton, discussed “contemplation and meditation as means to find and sustain inner peace”
  • Dan Millman, author of 13 self-help books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, taught practical ways to live with a peaceful heart and warrior spirit while living a more meaningful and purposeful life in the real world
  • New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Myss discussed her latest book Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason, which explores the mystical qualities involved in the experience of healing
  • Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, one of few Western women ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, graciously offered practical advice on cultivating a peaceful mind amidst the chaos and stress of everyday life
    For more information on Peace Studies at Florida Atlantic University, visit www.fau.edu/peacestudies.

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Editors Pick

The Practice by Barb Schmidt

Barb offers readers life-changing spiritual guidance in an easy to follow format, and what makes this book so magnificent is that she has infused her own stories and struggles to help readers connect and learn.
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles