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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Environmental Stewardship

Forestry & Fire Prevention at PPI

As those of you who have visited Ati Ling / PPI know, the property is located in the midst of very dense forest on rolling hills. With the increase in huge wildfires on the West Coast, clearing the land around our buildings has become increasingly vital. In late 2019 we decided to focus on land […]

Building Community

High-speed Internet At PPI

Since 2018, PPI has high-speed internet via radio link to our local ISP (internet service provider). This new connectivity offers a massive increase over our old speeds and allows PPI to more efficiently update and maintain its computers and network, and offer increased connectivity to guests (including rental groups). The local emergency services working out […]

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 […]

Building Community

Finding peace in nature

John Muir wrote: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home. Wilderness is a necessity.”

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