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FAU and Peaceful Mind/Peaceful Life Offer Workshops on Seeking Inner Peace

BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 19, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s Peace Studies Program and Peaceful Mind/Peaceful Life will present two workshops titled “Cultivating Patience, Managing Stress and Finding Meaning in our Daily Lives.” The sessions will be offered on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of FAU’s Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. All seminars will be facilitated by FAU benefactor Barbara Schmidt and coffee and beverages will be served. The cost is $20 per session and registration is required at or by calling 561-297-2337.

Now in its ninth year, the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life series offers workshops and lectures to help calm the mind and lift the spirit. The workshops are built around “The Practice,” a set of practical tools developed by Schmidt that can be used daily. These tools are intended to help cultivate a peaceful mind to lead a happier, more loving, more mindful and more peaceful life.

The Peaceful Mind/Peaceful Life Series is presented by FAU’s Peace Studies Program in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, in partnership with the Schmidt Family Foundation. For more information about peace studies at FAU, call 561-297-2337 or visit


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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