Prosperity of Equanimity and Attunement through Cooperative Enterprise
PEACE Institute International integrates three realms of cooperative enterprise development:
Thriving Self: Dynamic SHIFT Solutions
Thriving Community: Say Yes! Enterprises
Thriving Planet: Practitioners of PEACE
Our practical cooperative enterprise process transforms frustration and burnout into deep inner peace and profound well-being while unleashing creativity and limitless potential for new levels of inspiration, impact, and income in service of the greater good.
At the core of PEACE Institute International's cooperative business enterprise model is a unique self generating and sustaining cooperative time exchange service.
How We Do It
Say Yes! TimeXchange
A Time Exchange for Cooperative Enterprise Development
Time exchange is an ancient social system and, at its most basic level, is simply about people helping one another.
Our monetary currency does not disappear with time exchanging; it simply becomes a servant of the greater good as needs are met through this ancient core economy of sharing skills and talents.
Peace, real peace, is that which dwells deep within us as a realization of our relationship - our interbeing - with one another and all that is.
This deep inner peace, this unity, is available to us in each moment of our lives regardless of our situation or the circumstances in the world. It serves as the only sustainable pathway of peace within ourselves, with one another, and between communities, cultures, and nations.
Costa Nzaramba Ndayisabye and Laura Kay Greiner
We unite, inspire, and equip young entrepreneurs for a lifetime of cooperative enterprise: regenerating thriving life systems; repairing harm; restoring harmony; revitalizing reciprocity.
Starting from within, our work is rooted in restorative practices of deep peace and regenerative social, economic, and environmental prosperity.
Our current Say Yes! Enterprises initiatives include:
"We unite and play a core role cultivating a prosperity of equanimity and attunement in our families, communities, and the world through cooperative enterprise."
Youth CORE is a peer led cooperative enterprise incubator empowered through time exchange. Participation develops self-mastery, transformational relationship skills, and leadership skills which serve to unleash creativity and full potential for a thriving world.
* CORE: Compassion Optimizing Reciprocity and Equanimity
Helping Hands, Healing Hearts
"We unite with compassion, cooperatively share skills and talents, and grow unity within community through time exchange."
Helping Hands, Healing Hearts is a "neighbors helping neighbors" community development initiative. It is designed to unleash inherent creativity and potential for restorative practices of deep peace and regenerative, self-organizing and sustaining social transformation.
Growing Power's National-International
Urban & Small Farm Conference
Growing Food and Justice for All Track
Pathways of PEACE and a New Prosperity
Facilitated by Costa N. Ndayisabye and Laura K. Greiner
Sept 10, 2010