Peace Education Program Malaysia

About Prem Rawat

Prem Rawat, Ambassador of Peace

In a lifetime of dedicated service, Prem Rawat has reached hundreds of millions of people in over 100 countries with his message of peace. He speaks to audiences from all walks of life, from intimate gatherings of inmates at correctional facilities to forums with world leaders as well as vast public crowds—sometimes exceeding 400,000 in India.

He has been invited to speak at many important institutions, including the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Italian Senate, and at the parliament buildings of the U.K., Australia, Argentina, and New Zealand, as well as at leading universities and business conferences.

Organizations and audiences across the globe seek out Prem Rawat’s message because his approach to peacemaking is simple, yet runs counter to much of today’s conventional wisdom.

Prem Rawat has received widespread recognition. Proclamations and resolutions that honor his work, keys to cities, letters of appreciation, and invitations from government officials are among the many ways he has been honored through the years.

Ambassador for Peace

  • 2006: Title first conferred by Pierre Weil, rector of the International University of Peace, UNIPAZ Florianopolis, Brazil
  • 2007: Designated Ambassador of Peace for the Basilicata Region of Italy by the governor, and the City of Sondrio, Italy
  • 2011: Appointed by Gianni Pittella MEP, 1st Vice President of the European Parliament, as “Ambassador for Peace” on behalf of the Brussels Declaration Pledge to Peace, signed at the European Parliament in 2011
  • 2012: Acknowledgement as Brussels Declaration Ambassador of Peace, Italian Senate
  • 2013: Acknowledgement as Ambassador of Peace, National Agrarian University, Peru

International Achievement

  • 2006: Distinguished International Humanitarian Achievement Awardby Mary Singletary, President of the National Council of Women, New York, New York
  • 2012: Lifetime Achievement Awardgranted by Asia Pacific Brands Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2013: Bharat Gaurav Award and Certificate awarded by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, India

Keys to Cities, Honorary Citizenship, City Seals

Keys to cities: New York City, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Oakland, California; Kyoto, Japan; Detroit, Michigan; Miami, Florida; Miami Beach, Florida; Tainan, Taiwan; Corleone, Agrigento, Padova, Palermo, Mazara del Vallo, and Segesta, Sicily, Italy. Freedom of the City of London
  • Honorary citizenship of the city of Saõ Paulo, Brazil, 2013
  • The Staffs of Power and Distinguished Guest Diplomas from the cities of Otavalo, Ecuador, and Cusco, Peru, 2013
  • Honorary Diploma and Medal from the University of San Antonio Cusco, Peru, 2013

Videos on his message of personal peace

Environment of The Heart

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“Because you’re alive, you have been given opportunities. You want to go for a walk?!. Then take the walk in the avenue of the heart. And there, all opportunities that exist for you have lined up.” — Prem Rawat

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Hear Yourself

Hear Yourself

Written by: Prem Rawat | New York Times Bestseller

“Rawat’s deep wisdom is a breath of fresh air; Hear Yourself gives the gift of peace and gratitude in a time we sorely need it.”—Ian Morgan Cron, author of The Story of You and co-author of The Road Back to You

Hear Yourself invites us to take a journey from the outside world we live in everyday to the world of peace within us. I highly recommend this inspiring book to anyone ready to take that journey.”—Bill McCarthy, Founder and President of The Unity Foundation

The renowned teacher and author of the internationally bestselling Peace Is Possible shows us how to quiet the noise of our busy lives to hear our own unique authentic voice—the source of peace.

The cacophony of modern life can be deafening, leaving us feeling frazzled and uneasy. In this warm, wise book, Prem Rawat teaches us how to turn down the noise to “hear ourselves”—to listen to the subtle song of peace that sings inside each of us. Once we learn to truly “hear ourselves” and the voice of peace within, then we can hold on to that as we face all the noise of the world.

The culmination of a lifetime of study, Hear Yourself lays out the crucial steps we can use to focus on the voice within. Take a walk in nature and listen for the sounds of harmony, Prem Rawat suggests, or set aside a few minutes each day to feel gratitude, which comes from the core of our being. He challenges us to embrace our thirst for peace and let go of expectations for how it should feel. With one straightforward yet deeply profound question, he helps us to focus—to be present: Am I conscious of where I am today and what I want to experience in this world?” 

If we allow ourselves to listen, what we hear is the extraordinary miracle of existence—an experience that transforms our relationship to life and everything in it. Packed with powerful insights and compelling stories, Hear Yourself introduces readers to an ancient line of practical wisdom that enlightens us to a simple way to listen. By doing so, Prem Rawat reveals, we can “profoundly change our understanding of ourselves, those around us, and our lives.”