Welcome to PPI

The mission of the Padmasambhava Peace Institute is to create a sacred space for human and environmental restoration, open to all sectors of the community

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PPI is a volunteer community

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Dreaming of a new truck
Environmental StewardshipEvents

Truck Fundraiser 2021

Update June 8th — with the help of a loan, we got a new truck — a Ram 2500 long-bed! We raised about $30,000 so far, of the $49,870 final cost (incl. tax) and are deeply grateful to everyone who has helped. Please support us in raising the final $19,000. We adore this new team […]

Environmental Stewardship

Fire Ecology and Forestry

“We need acts of restoration, not only for polluted waters and degraded lands, but also for our relationship to the world. We need to restore honor to the way we live, so that when we walk through the world we don’t have to avert our eyes with shame, so that we can hold our heads up high and receive the respectful acknowledgment of the rest of the earth’s beings.” — Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Building Community

High-speed Internet At PPI

During COVID, we have really appreciated being able to rely on high-speed internet. Our Airbnb guests were amazed to find multi-user streaming capability here! In 2018, PPI set up high-speed internet via radio link to our local ISP (internet service provider), a massive increase over old speeds. We are extremely grateful to all who helped […]

Education & Spiritual Practice

Online catalog for PPI library

We are pleased to announce that the PPI library now has an online catalog, courtesy of libib.com. Anyone is welcome to browse the catalog, and locals can create a patron account, place holds online, and either come to collect a book, or arrange to meet a member of staff in town to collect.

Building Community

Grassroots peace-making initiatives

When local activists around the world find effective ways to make peace, minimize conflict and protect human rights, it is crucial that their approaches be shared more widely, since some strategies may also transcend local issues to be universally applicable.

Environmental Stewardship

Solar power at PPI

Since 2016, there are panels stretching out along most of the south of east-facing roof of one large building, and for many months these panels generate enough power to run everything, plus earn enough credits with PG&E to carry us through the darker winter months. We feel very fortunate that conditions came together to make […]

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