DonorSM Meditation Group Facilitator Training Program TELECOURSE
Pioneering Peace Visionaries
Dr. Margo Ruark and
Training Starts Soon!
Learn how to facilitate transformative peace meditation groups in your community using our approach.
Learn the power of collective meditation! This is our 12-hour #PeaceDonor certification program in telecourse
format - learn from home, over the phone!
Donate Your Peace as a Trained Meditation Group Facilitator
“Teaching others to give of their peace is
the most fulfilling work of all. It is the work the country needs, what the planet needs, what humanity needs.
Let not another year go by without teaching at least one other person how to meditate with you.” – Rev. Dr.
Margo Ruark, President, Peace Centers International, Inc. and co-instructor Peace DonorSM Meditation Group Facilitator Training Program
self-actualized person is a peaceful person. Even for those who have heard and responded to that still small
voice that points to that peaceful nature that we are, finding an authentic, smart, and principled teacher and a
strong community of peace meditators can feel a lot like finding a needle in a haystack.” - Lawrence J. Toliver,
Vice President of Peace Centers International, and co-instructor of the Peace
DonorSM Facilitator Training Program.
advanced teachers who get the challenges of modern life and who understand that peace work needs to apply itself
to the challenges of the world, not provide an
escape from it. Who understand that peace work needs to help people own solutions, not excuses; that peace work
needs to offer support to action, not passivity and mystical puzzles.
Margo Ruark and
Lawrence Toliver are two such rare guides: deep thinkers, articulate teachers, experienced meditators, and
spiritual entrepreneurs. They also show up in a delightfully warm, transparent, and approachable way.
When you are
blessed enough to find two so attuned to their purpose like Margo and Lawrence on your peace journey, the
challenge becomes how do you incorporate the kind of deep, transformative training that they offer and is
necessary for your growth as a force in your community while also handling your busy schedule of work, family
and social life?
So that’s why
we are so thrilled to be offering The Peace
DonorSM Facilitator Training Program that you can
take as a telecourse from home!
your inner peace under the guidance of two attuned peace teachers and spiritual activists in a community of
committed practitioners to bring peace into your life, your community, and our world!
Your Community into Your Peace Practice
seems easier to access peace when we are on retreat or on our meditation cushions or yoga mats than when we are
under the stresses of our everyday life.
What if you
could begin to see that your surroundings are providing exactly the arena for practice that you are called to
give? From communicating with your husband or wife, to raising a child, to walking through your neighborhood,
waiting for a bus, waiting in line, to meetings with your boss – they can all be opportunities to
peace in your life.
For those of us
interested in cultivating peace in our fast-paced, sometimes chaotic world, this is not just a ‘nice thing to
do,’ it is the essential transformative power of our times. It is the new peace paradigm.
Overcoming your own barriers to accessing
telecourse, you will learn how to overcome your own barriers to accessing peace. We stop looking at the outside
oppressors and look inward to what is preventing us from living peaceful lives. This is not therapy. We are not
therapists, but these are powerful processes that when we connect a few dots on the inside, can move mountains on
CONSIDER THESE COMMON
Procrastination. Putting everything else
first. Some people
think that peace will only show up when other matters are addressed. Food to eat, a good husband/wife, prosperity,
good health, equality, justice and a clean environment are just a few of the things people want first. They never
Wanting to help others, but not wanting to be
criticized for it. Many want to help others along the path to
peace, but feel too intimidated to be put through the wringer of public opinion or that their practices are too
private and personal to share with others. They become invisible.
Wanting this to be handled by the
many people believe that nation states are the source of peace; the United Nations states that "the preservation of
the right of peoples to peace and the promotion of its implementation constitute a fundamental obligation of each
State". They remain disenfranchised waiting for others to do something.
telecourse, you will learn about a paradigm shift and the new peace movement it is creating, and the resources you
have at hand to support you in it.
We, like you are tired of grandstanding
diplomats, angry protesters fighting for peace and piecemeal efforts being made by disparate social justice groups.
We know that you know deep down there is a bigger, clearer picture you
want to act from.
This telecourse answers the major questions:
What is the new peace movement? Where is it
going? How do I fit in?
What are my options? What are the workable
solutions today? The
solutions today are not the same formulas the peace activists used in the 60s. We are not agitating disenfranchised
groups, for example. Rather, we are seeking marketplace based solutions that have been tried in the business
economic structure already with great measures of success and plenty of data to support our business model. These
are called licensing and social
What is the Peace Innovation Institute? When we look at available solutions to world
peace and their results, we see that there is plenty of room for innovation. We are establishing a Research
Department, a think tank among our certified Peace DonorsSM who want to contribute original research to a
repository of solutions to world peace. The research will be elicited in the same manner for all through a guided
meditation retreat, online or in person. A thesis will then be generated following our guidelines, and the thesis
will be presented and defended before a panel of experienced Peace Donors. Information about enrollment in the Peace Innovation Institute is available
How can Peace Centers International and the
education offered through its Peace Innovation Institute assist me in my commitment to peace?
Towards the end of this telecourse
we will share with those who are interested in teaching meditation and amplifying peace in more places, for
example, how to become a Peace Assembly leader, or a Peace Center licensee. You will also find out about developing
advanced curriculum and workshop materials and sharing these with others in a colloquium of luminaries as you
become certified as faculty through the Peace Innovation Institute.
to Make Peace Your Highest Priority
If you are one
of those rare individuals who has heard your soul's calling and yearns to make peace the highest priority in
your life, then The Peace
DonorSM Facilitator Training Program is a truly
special opportunity for you. It is the first step to all the other options within PCI's educational
telecourse session will build upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete understanding of the practices,
tools and principles you’ll need to permanently amplify and sustain your peace practice in everyday
will be five sessions, each will last an average of 2 hours with the series running for 5 weeks.
Students will also have outside assignments counting toward the total hours of the class. The final schedule
will be distributed the first session, and posted via email to all registered students.
series begins live on Saturdays, TBD from 10 a.m-12 noon Central time (USA). All sessions are recorded
for those unable to attend the live sessions. Sessions will be archived for 6 weeks.
session will include a different kind of meditation technique from a different tradition: Zen, mindfulness,
yoga pranayama (breathing), guided imagery, etc.
sessions are facilitated by Dr. Margo Ruark and Lawrence J. Toliver
Summary of the Sessions
Each week is a
delightful mix of exposure to meditation, sharing from the group, and teachings from the instructors. Here’s a
summary of what to expect. More information is given at the first class.
I Love Peace - A Self Assessment
I embody peace - The Science behind Collective Meditation
Paradigm shift: life manifests
The 5 Core Tenets of our of our Peace DonorSM practice
I have the resources and capacity to amplify peace everywhere
New Paradigm, New Options
I am an instrument of peace: holding space - Leading your own
Known for her zest for learning and interactive teaching
style, Margo Ruark has been a human potential educator since the 1980s. Margo has a wide and varied liberal
arts education, including ministerial ordination and most recently a PhD in Nonprofit Management. There is a
business to peace that is ours to do! I am thrilled to be here doing it!! Margo is the President of Peace
Centers International, Inc.
Lawrence J. Toliver, Vice President, Peace
Centers International, Inc., invites you to catch the vision for a global demonstration of peace!
With over 26 years in Chamber of Commerce
management and consultant to entrepreneurs, Lawrence brings a wealth of enterprise experience – practical and
mental to PCI, its clients, and meditation students. In January 2013 Lawrence
founded the Peace Assembly at Unity of Charlotte--a dedicated group of Peace Donors who have meditated
collectively every week since then.
a Global Community
DonorSM Facilitator Training Telecourse is not only a
wonderful option for getting the necessary training you desire, it is also an emerging community of learning and
fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls, or in our
custom list serve, to support and learn from each other while you hone your peace skills, uplevel your group
facilitation skills, and magnify your confidence to make a difference right where you
international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to creating
and sustaining cultures of peace. This new peace movement is rooted in the principles of dismantling oppression from the inside out, beginning with
You’ll Receive in this Program
Teaching Sessions with Margo and Lawrence
rare opportunity to learn from two voices of clarity. Two who stand out above the fog of New Age banter about
“non-dual realization of the radical inner beingness” and double-speak about “authentic awakening” and
“evolutionary enlightenment”…. WHAT IS THAT REALLY? Learn about the Power of Peace from the comfort of your own
Recordings of Each Class plus Q&A
After each live
class, the audio will be available to you to download in high quality MP3 format. This way you’ll never have to
worry about missing a session and you can listen anytime and anywhere on your iPod, in your car and at your
Materials for Each Lesson
materials are provided for each lesson to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s
Every participant receives a copy of
Lawrence Toliver's newly released book Here's
Donors receive certificates in special ceremony during Peace Day celebrations at Unity of Charlotte, September
online community or list serve is the perfect place to continue your learning after each class. Here you can ask
additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources. The list serve
is monitored to prevent spammers and advertising of personal businesses.
for Margo Ruark...
"I can say with all honesty that Margo Ruark is one of the most concerned and dedicated educators I have had the
pleasure of meeting and working with...She cared that the students learn not just the materials but lessons about
themselves. That is the mark of a teacher and mentor, a rare commodity indeed." - Bill
"Margo, you are not only a visionary, but also a wonderful blessing to the world!" - Guy
"Margo is a qualified, respectful and committed individual whose assets continue blessing us all. She has a
powerful understanding and love for these subjects, thereby, making her an excellent teacher!" - Harriet
for Lawrence J. Toliver...
, Peace and
more Peace! Lawrence Toliver's passionate, loving and believing spirit of bringing peace to this planet is what
draws me to belong to this Peace Assembly. I find it more than an attraction as a participant but a sacred
Call to Arms for Peace.”
– Denise, Peace Donor
“As soon as I
walked in the room of the Charlotte Peace Assembly, where Lawrence Toliver was leading the meditation, I felt a
palpable and powerful WE that is alive in there.” - Sharon
Q: What is a
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone
line (or an equivalent cell phone voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the
course, you will each need your own line. Upon registration and payment of the course fee, you will be given a US
phone number with an access code. On the given day and time (use this time converter to figure what Central time is in your time zone
call into conference call service, when prompted, enter the access code and wait for the call to start. The
moderator will mute your line typically. However, when it is your turn to speak, do not use a speaker phone
as it usually generates feedback. Do not speak outside with a gale wind blowing. Try to use courtesy and
common sense. Some headsets also give feedback. We will let you know.
Q: Can I get
benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings of all course sessions from the conference call media archive, so
you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our Google
groups list serve.
Q: Can I get a
You can receive a full refund if the series has not yet started. Once the series starts, refunds are not
available since we have the recordings available for those who miss live sessions. If the issue is a technical
one beyond your grasp, e.g., you live in Europe, have a locked cell phone and your service does not allow calls
to the US, and you did not know that and you can’t get through until you try the day of the program, etc., send
us an email, explaining the situation and we will see what we can do. We are not unreasonable people.
Questions: email us at email@example.com