Peaceful World Picnic 2018

By Marcus Lorenzo Penn “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”                       -Margaret Mead   On September 8th, the peaceful, natural, connected surroundings of the Anubhuti Retreat Center in Novato supported…

The Art of Listening

Listening begins with a wish By Heidi Majano My earliest memory on active listening was when my family members told stories of their upbringing during times of poverty and war in El Salvador. Being raised in a household full of animated story tellers, I developed a knack towards listening. At bedtime, my aunt played the…

Exploring religion and spirituality

By Helene Szabados We want to be part of something that gives us purpose, guidance and faith but what measures do we take to achieve universal connection? Peaceful World Foundation hosted a conversation with the objective to explore what role religion and spirituality have in our lives. We welcomed guests from around Tides’ Converge including,…

Me, my stuff and I

By Helene Szabados “Actually, this is just a place for my stuff, ya know? That’s all; a little place for my stuff. That’s all I want, that’s all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know?I can see it on your table, everybody’s got a little place for their stuff.…

How do we begin to explore relations?

By Helene Szabados   In our concrete civilization, it can be challenging to find authentic ways to relate to nature. We must practice going beyond our societal walls to see that we are nature and our relationships with the natural world are representations of our self-care. Peaceful World Foundation hosted its first conversation of the…

Mid-year site visits to our 2017 grantees

By Helene Szabados Peaceful World Foundation has finished its first round of mid-year visits to our 2017 grantees. The organizations we have visited so far included Dalai Lama Fellows, The Cultural Conservancy and Holistic Underground. We would like to share our appreciation for the efforts these organizations have contributed to building a more peaceful world.…

The joys of connecting with the Earth

By Helene Szabados “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir,  John of the Mountains (1938) Do you know the medicine that lies within the compounds of a forest? Have you tasted the wealth in eating…