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Global Peacemaker Network

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) is proud to create the Global Peacemaker Network, an online platform for students, teachers, conflict resolution and peacebuilding professionals, policy makers and global citizens. This network is an open source virtual space with information about Peacebuilding and Community Building acting as a social network utilizing technology, education, vocational tools , global resource mapping along with security and development topics from around world – from Conflict Resolution Education materials for teachers to the impact of technology and natural resources in global security. We welcome you to view the Resource Library below and contribute a resource.

Meditation Intro Talk

In this video, meditation specialist Gary Gorrow gives an introduction to Vedic meditation and its many benefits. read more

Life Coaching Course at MIT "Living an Extraordinary Life" The Handel Group

"Renowned life coach Lauren Zander, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Handel Group, teaching a groundbreaking course at MIT titled: Living an Extraordinary Life (now called Designing Your Life.) The course provides students an exciting, eye-opening, and thoroughly useful inquiry into what it takes to live an extraordinary life on your own terms." read more

How Vedic Meditation Works

An introduction to Vedic meditation by Light Light. read more

How to Meditate for Beginners

A step by step teaching of basic meditation skills and sitting style and how to develop them. read more

How Does Stress Affect Aging?

Emily Fletcher, founder of Ziva Meditation, discusses the health benefits of aging in this segment from a Q&A session featured on the PEF website. read more

Headspace Animation: Effort

Headspace Animation discusses the basics of beginning to meditate, the simplicity of various techniques, discussion of how to meditate in this creative video. read more

Greeting the World in Peace - Jackie Jenkins

"Conflict and cultural clashes are a part of our global reality, but so is the universal desire for peace. From Bangladesh to Myanmar to Lesotho, discover this inspiring common sentiment in traditional greetings of peace. Lesson by Jackie Jenkins, animation by TED-Ed." read more

Deepak Chopra Guided Meditation Relaxation Training

A step by step vocal guide to meditation relaxation training narrated by Deepak Chopra. read more

Working Towards a Convention : Intangible Cultural Heritage

A brochure prepared by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that outlines the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. read more

What is Intangible Cultural Heritage?

A brochure prepared by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that explores the idea of intangible cultural heritage through oral traditions and expressions, language, performing arts, social practices and rituals, knowledge and practices about nature and universe, as well as traditional craftsmanship. read more