Center For Living Peace

Good Happens


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.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. please give me all info about you

  2. please let me be informed of all your activities

    • Hi Sudha! Thanks for your interest in the Center for Living Peace and our programming. I am adding your email (found on your website linked from your name on your comment) to our mailing list so that you can receive info and updates from our organization!

  3. Very nice initiative! All the very best!!

    Thanks for following my blog. )

  4. Good morning. I received your information from June Licata. We met on JetBlue yesterday on our way up north! Such a gift! I am working for the week in Walnut Creek and will contact you when I get home to Huntington Beach!
    Please view my website. I KNOW that we are a fit.
    Namaste and SatNam, Lakshmi

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