Hybrid Event

United Nations International Day of Peace

Join Rigpa and the Institute for Economics and Peace for a seminar on how to build outer and inner peace to celebrate International Peace Day.

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Hybrid Seminar

United Nations International Day of Peace

  • Hosted by

    Rigpa and the IEP

  • Location

    Online and in Newtown, Sydney, Australia

  • Date

    16 September 2023

  • Time

    12:45 AEST

Individuals create societies. Our society shapes us as individuals. There is a defining relationship between how we are and the world we live in.

At this free community event, you will cultivate inner peace through the practice of meditation and reflect on how to engage peacefully with family, colleagues, community and society.

  • Outer Peace - A keynote address and Q+A with the Institute for Economics and Peace’s founder, Steve Killelea
  • Inner Peace - A talk and guided meditation by Rigpa Teacher Marianne Gizycki
  • Building Peace - An interactive Pillars of Peace workshop facilitated by the IEP’s Lea Perekrests. Experience how to create ‘Positive Peace’ and strengthen peace in your own family and community

You can join this event in person at Rigpa’s National Centre in Newtown, Sydney or online.


  • Steve Killelea established the Global Peace Index - the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness – and the independent think tank the Institute for Economics and Peace.
  • Marianne Gizycki is a Teacher with Rigpa. She has been studying meditation and Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years.
  • Lea Perekrests is the Director of Partnerships at the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) specialising in forging strategic alliances and driving global collaboration.