Uniting two voluntary projects, aimed at awakening the desire in our younger generations for a world without conflict.
Inner Peace began as Inner Peace Day, an international celebration of 21 March as the World Day for Inner Peace. The idea behind it wasto establish a day in schools dedicated to World Peace, where students could experience inner peace for themselves, through meditation. Meditate to Regenerate was set up to spread the message of peace in some of the most troubled areas around the world: refugee camps, occupied territories and places devastated by war.
The enlightened message of the greats
Leader of the mass nonviolent civil disobedience movement that helped bring independence to India
If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.
M. L. King
Important and charismatic civil rights leader and activist in the United States of America
Be the peace you wish to see in the world!
Youngest Nobel Prize winner and Children’s activist who advocates the pursuit of peace and the right to education
When the whole world is silent,even one voice becomes powerful.
South African antiapartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Peace is not a dream: it can become reality; but you have to be able to dream if you want to keep it.
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Thousands of students, all over the world, simultaneously experiencing peace.
The World Day for Inner Peace has seen success and appreciation in nearly 51 countries, involving more than 3.200.000 students. Every year the countries involved as well as the participating schools have increased in numbers; so much so that the event has marked the start of permanent meditation courses in many of the schools that took part. This widespread diffusion, and the enthusiastic reaction of school heads and students, attracted the attention of the international media. March 21 was declared the World Day of Inner Peace by the national news shows in several European countries (primarily Italy and Romania). Of the hundreds of events around the world, particular mention should be made of the courses in the institute for the deaf in Rome “Istituto Nazionale Sordomuti”, the area of Scampia in Naples, and the peace demonstrations in Kiev, photos of which made it as far as the New York Times.
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Feedback from the participants
Student 16 yrs Rome (Italy)
«I felt really at ease with all of you; it’s been a wonderful experience: it’s lovely to feel your own energy and that of others.»
14, Student - Naples (Italy)
«I felt peace in my heart. This experience is really fantastic. There are no words to discribe it. Right now I feel peace inside me, and just silence.»
Student 12 yrs Genoa (Italy)
«I felt free, light and happy, like a kite in the sky. I hope you come back next year. Kisses»
student 18 yrs Milan (Italy)
«Relaxing. All my stress went away, even though I didn’t believe in it to start with.»
18, Student – Rome (Italy)
«Prehaps the lady in the photo was right. The exercise is very effective at helping you relax, and, if all the people in the world practiced it every day, they would live longer.»
student 18 yrs Florence (Italy)
«I think it’s an experience that everyone should try; everyone should be given this opportunity, because it helps us to understand ourselves with enthusiasm and peace.»
Student 10 yrs Tieste (Italy)
«I felt the energy flowing from the bottom of my body up to the top, and particularly from my hands… I feel like Buddha!»
Speaking of us
Inner Peace and the media
The event’s success attracted the attention of various media outlets, both national and international. All together, the news about the Inner Peace Day reached 5 million people around the world. These are the main outlets that reported the event:
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