Frequently asked questions
What are the 10 themes of PEP?
The themes are:
Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment.
What is the Peace Education Program (PEP)?
The Peace Education Program, developed by The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), is a curriculum of multimedia workshops based on 10 themes designed to explore inner resources. The content of each theme is based on excerpts from the international talks about personal peace of TPRF founder, Prem Rawat.
What are the objectives of PEP?
The objectives are for participants to:
1. Understand the possibility of personal peace,
2. Become aware of their inner resources such as: clarity, hope, and choice
3. Recognize their innate value
Is PEP a course that requires the facilitator to have a particular expertise?
PEP is organized as a course curriculum but does not involve a teacher. There are no tests or “right” answers as the program is about individual self-discovery—something that is unique for each person. The role of the facilitator is to play the DVDs, hand out materials, arrange breaks if needed, and offer time for reflection and/or individual expressions. Participation should be voluntary.
Where is PEP being held?
The program is now being presented in civic centres, colleges and adult education programs, community and cultural centres, corporations and foundations, correctional facilities and parolee programs, hospitals and rehabilitation centres, retiree and senior centres, and veterans groups. What is PEP.
How can I start a PEP in my area?
The steps for setting up a PEP are outlined in the How to start a PEP document.
There are materials on the website that might be helpful to you like the “Introduction to PEP” video and a sample PEP video. Once you have an organization’s approval and someone to facilitate the program, you can request a kit from the online 'Registration form'.
What does the Foundation expect of people who receive the course materials?
Statistics: Statistics are being gathered on participation in the program worldwide. Once you start the program, you will be sent an email with link to an online statistics form to track the attendance for each month.
Support: Please keep in touch so that you can receive coaching and support as needed and share what you have observed and learned with other PEP facilities in Denmark or the local PEP-contact. Also, feedback forms will be sent to you when you start your program. You can also send questions to the PEP help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback: PEP is still in its pilot stage, and your feedback is valuable. TPRF requests stories, interviews, anecdotes, quotes, photos, and information about how the program affected participants. Many of the Foundation’s website news articles come from reports from facilitators. Quotes from participants (name not needed), photos of the class or individual participants with their permission, and observations of the facilitators or facility officials help to tell the story of the program firsthand. It is not necessary to include names. Your help with this effort is much appreciated but not obligatory.
What is The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF)?
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) is a nonprofit public foundation created in 2001. The mission of TPRF is to address the fundamental human needs of food, water, and peace so that people can live with dignity, peace, and prosperity. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, TPRF is dedicated to helping build a world at peace, one person at a time. Learn more about TPRF.