International Youth Fellowship in Thailand


Global Peace On The Move 20

Fellowship Date: 3rd to 16th June
Application Deadline: 25th February 2017
Eligibility Deadline: 8th April 2017

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Every single light in our house lit makes it warm and cozy. When we look at all the lights lit in the world from the outer space, they all connect and built a network of light. Same as our mind; a peaceful mind transforms our home into a little kingdom of peace that affects the world around us and has the power to establish world peace at large-starting from a single mind. The tool was discovered over 2600 years ago. MEDITATION is reactivated and has been proofed and spread by our 608 Peace Agents from 120 countries since 2008.

Do you want to give a try to meditation and start a true change from within? Your training starts with the 42 Days online self-development program on our interactive platform providing you the basic theory and practice; develop the tool for inner peace and learn about the concept of PIPO - INNER PEACE + OUTER PEACE = SUSTAINABLE WORLD PEACE. Through the Online Special OPS you have the means to share true peace to friends, family and school at large.

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Last but not least since we need to take this light back to our communities, as your understanding of peace grows together with your commitment to the Peace Revolution Project, you will gain the necessary tools for enforcing your PIPO proposal, which will be editable until the last day and will represent the culmination of your process. Presently, the fellowship will take place at an island at the southern part of Thailand. Participants will enjoy meditating in a serene and peaceful near-forest environment. Well, many people say it's a celestial hideaway on Earth.

Peace and change makers, youth activists, day dreamers or everyone who is really committed to his self development and to everyone else’s self development, this is your call, we need you all on board to make this possible, let’s join the PEACE REVOLUTION.



Objectives

Tools for Inner Peace

Support the fellowship participants with the tools to inner peace and self-development through meditation and mindfulness practice.

Intercultural Exchange

Bring young leaders and activists from around the world and provide them a forum to cultivate inner peace in order to contribute to sustainable peace. Networking, friendship, peace and exchange of experiences and mutual intercultural dialogue.

The Program

The fellowship offers a 14 days of intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight in the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace and enhancing their ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment.

In addition to our intense meditation practice, participants will gain knowledge of various theoretical approaches that include:

Conflict resolution and the role of the basic human self-disciplines

 

The factors that determine our perception to think, act and speak; relation between body and mind

 

Thai-Buddhist Studies

 

The role of our habits in our daily life and how to improve; the 5 Rooms of life

 

Leadership: Eight pillars for a stable peaceful society

 

 


 The Fellowship covers:


  • Free Local Transportation
  • Free Catering & Accommodation
  • Meditation Sessions and Lectures
  • Yoga Classes
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Free Meditation Retreat Fee
  • Partial Airfare Support for Applicants Meeting the Criteria


Partial Air flight sponsorship is available to:


Candidates between 20 - 32 years old  with any of the following criteria may be eligible to partial airfare sponsorship

  • All residents from countries from this list here
  • PR+ (Applicants that participated in any of our regional fellowships)
  • Applicants who belong to a PIPO club 


 The Fellowship DOES NOT Cover:

  • Air ticket to Bangkok, Thailand
  • Visa costs
  • Personal expenses

Eligibility

  • Candidates should be at least 20 years old at the time of submitting the application.

  • Candidates must have completed 42 days of the English version of the online self-development program. Note that in order to submit the application form, candidates do not need to have completed the online self-development program. Deadline to finish the program is 8th April 2017

  • Candidates must have completed at least 2 Special Ops, which are

  • 1 OFFLINE (with 5 or more participants) and

  • 1 ONLINE (with 10 or more participants) OR 1 LIVE (with 15 or more participants).

  • Candidates need to submit a PIPO Proposal (included in the application form).

  • Candidates have good proficiency in written and spoken English language.

  • Candidates should be optimistic, be open-minded, show leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in peace.

  • Candidates must finish all the above requirements (the self-development program as well as the online Special Ops) before the eligibility deadline of a 8th April 2017

The completed Self-Development Program needs to be current. You may refer to the self-development validity according to the date specified by the fellowship you are applying to. If it is more than 1 year since the self-development program completion, you will have to do it again. If it is more than 6 months but less than 1 year, you will have to submit 15 days more of Inner Peace Time journal.

After completing the self-development program with Special Ops (1 OFFLINE + 1 ONLINE) and submission of the PIPO proposal, the Peace Revolution selection committee will make an interview appointment based on your performance, strength of your proposal, available fund as well as group combination in each fellowship. There is no need to write a request for an interview. If you are qualified, we will contact you by ourselves.

Deadline

Application Deadline 
25th February 2017 
(last date to apply online)

Eligibility Deadline 
8th April 2017 
(last date to complete at least 42 days of the online Self-Development Program including 2 Special Ops)

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the self development program?

The free online self-development program is a 42-day challenge teaching the skills and techniques involved in the development of inner peace. It provides guided meditation videos and daily reflections to support personal development and the practice of mindfulness. You can start the first episode here.

2. What am I supposed to write in the proposal question in the application?

A Mini PIPO proposal is a space for you to submit your possible commitment towards World Peace Initiative Foundation. As you may have read, we call PIPO to the series of meditation events a peace agent (someone that has attended the International Fellowship in Thailand) organizes in his/her country once he or she has returned home. Here we are interested in knowing what do you think about if, whether you would be able to do that, which kind of contacts you have, possible venues, estimated amount of people, how you would plan to do that, etc. So, this is a space for you to also add or tell us about different ideas you have to keep engaged with the organization regardless the possibility of organizing PIPO, for example linking your organization with ours, helping us in a specific area of your expertise, organizing periodic online meditation sessions, etc.


3. How long will the GPM20  take and where will it be held?

The GPM20 fellowship will take place from June 3rd to June 16th. You should be available to arrive latest on June 2nd in the morning and depart later than the morning of June 17th.

4. What is the Nationality eligibility criteria?

People from all over the world is welcome to apply, however if you come from one of the countries on the list you are eligible to have partial airfare sponsorship.


5. Who gets partial airfare sponsorship?

If you are a citizen from the countries on this list

  • If you are a PR+ (people that participated in some Regional Fellowship)

  • You belong to a PIPO Club

  • For PR+ and active candidates from PIPO Clubs please contact your regional coordinator, so she/he can write us recommending you.


6. I am 19 years old, can I apply?

If you are under 20 years old, you are not eligible. You can enjoy the Self Development program and hope you keep practicing meditation until you turn to be eligible from one of our Fellowships.

7. How do you select the participants?

After completing your 42 days of the online self-development program, and complete the 2 Special OPS required, World Peace Initiative Foundation selection committee will make an interview appointment based on your performance, available fund as well as group combination in the fellowship. There is no need to write a request for an interview. If you are qualified, we will contact you.




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