We are founded on the belief that “good happens”- that one kind act can inspire a multitude of good deeds. The Orange County Center for Living Peace provides a place where children, families and adults of all ages can connect to self, others and the world and feel inspired to make a difference. We offer a variety of community programs, events and service opportunities.
The Center for Living Peace provides a beautiful and inviting place for people to experience classes and programs dedicated to each of our four program pillars:
- inner work and development
- peace making and effective communication
- safeguarding the environment
- arts and culture
This holistic approach to living peace acknowledges that peace can be lived and experienced in all aspects of our daily lives. The work of uncovering peace is not just through conflict resolution and mediation – it is in the way we care for our environment, appreciate arts and culture, and in every word we speak and every action we take.
Our Living Peace Series is another important facet of the work of the Center. In partnership with the University of California, Irvine, the Center for Living Peace sponsors Living Peace, a series of conversations with international leaders committed to making the world a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate place.
Along with the Center’s own expansion, our founder Kelly Smith’s dream is for the Center to serve as a model that can be replicated by others who are searching for ways to make “good happen” in urban areas around the world.
We invite you to tell us what you’d like to find when you walk through the door. Is it classes for children on volunteerism and peaceful ways to live, a class series on environmental issues, or learning about how to engage in social action? We’re listening.
Learn more about us at www.GoodHappens.org