I was inspired by the idea that there are unlimited possibilities for good deeds, kindness and compassion. And, I was inspired by the idea that when we can find that peaceful, loving place within ourselves, maybe we can bring that peace and love into the world.
Center for Living Peace
In 2010, When we opened the CENTER FOR LIVING PEACE in Irvine, CA, no one understood what we were.
We planted ourselves in a strip mall in Irvine, California, between many fast food restaurants. Initial visitors would wander in and ask if we were a furniture store. But our passionate, young staff would share with them that our goal was to help children of all ages connect to self, others and the world through a wide selection of classes and events based our core initiatives and values.
Living Peace speaker series
In 2010, we began the LIVING PEACE SPEAKER SERIES in partnership with the University of California, Irvine.
Over the next 5 years, we produced a series of conversations with international leaders committed to making the world a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate place. In addition to the speaking event, the Center for Living Peace organized families, students and community members to complete service projects supporting the featured charitable organization. Over those 5 years, we raised millions of dollars and gathered thousands of people to join in making “Good Happen”.
Living Peace Foundation
In 2015, the Center for Living Peace closed its Irvine location to form the LIVING PEACE FOUNDATION.
Since then, we have focused on supporting people and projects that creatively and courageously advance compassion, collaboration, and living peace. Our dedicated partners and grantees passionately provide programming and events that build community and communication of compassion and principles of peace. To learn more about our grant making process or apply for a grant click here and have a link to firstname.lastname@example.org to send an email.
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is comprised of board members, advisors, volunteers, and partner organizations dedicated to unlocking our innate human potential for good.