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Remembering Paula Inexperienced—Peace Builder, Buddhist, and Former IMS Board Member – Perception Meditation Society


Dr. Paula Inexperienced, famend chief in worldwide and home peace-building work and former IMS board member, died on February 21, 2022. She was 84.

Paula was a peace activist, psychotherapist, educator, and a dedicated practitioner of engaged Buddhism.

She based the Karuna Heart for Peacebuilding in Amherst, MA in 1994 with a mission to empower individuals divided by battle to develop mutual understanding and to create sustainable peace. “I discovered myself not prepared to be a passive witness to the struggling attributable to armed battle and the unbridled misuse of energy and privilege,” she mentioned about founding the Heart which labored in additional than 35 conflict-affected nations, together with Rwanda, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Sudan, Ghana, South Africa, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Paula additionally created Battle Transformation Throughout Cultures on the College for Worldwide Coaching in Brattleboro, VT, a graduate program in peace-building and battle transformation, and Palms Throughout the Hills, a undertaking connecting individuals with broadly totally different political opinions within the US to “meet head to head with individuals from a group that voted in a different way, in an try to raised perceive one another.”

She acquired many awards in recognition of her peace-keeping work together with the Unsung Heroes of Compassion award for 2009 from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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