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Creating a world culture of peace.
One person and community at a time.

In Memory of Deb Koffman

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Deb Koffman, our Creative Director, and our dear friend. Deb always said "Yes" to any request that would bring depth with humor, compassion, and of course, color and polka dots to our work. She was a woman who lived in integrity with herself, with her community, and with nature. She asked the big questions and her answers informed an open-hearted life that transforms our deep suffering into gems of wisdom, bringing comfort to all of us. She has left her body of work, her art from the heart, in our care to uplift all of us for years to come. Our hearts are with her beloved mother, Sara, her brothers Joby and Marty, and her loving extended family. Farewell Deb.

FREE to be ME!

Virtual Child & Family Yoga Series with Julie Pellerin-Herrera. Join Center for Peace through Culture Facebook LIVE for child-centered MINDFULNESS.

Coaching for Educators Program

In response to COVID-19, we are offering a free series of individual or group coaching sessions to Berkshire PreK - 12 teachers, staff and administrators.


LifeSchool is a comprehensive, science-based program that supports skillful and creative living. The program provides experiential education that fosters self-awareness, self-expression, and self-regulation, resulting in the development of the whole person. Designed for schools and education systems as well as companies and nonprofits, LifeSchool is focused on developing peaceful, creative, productive environments.  Berkshire United Way funds LifeSchool.

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.”

Dalai Lama
Our Commitment to Black Lives Matter

An awakening is happening and we find ourselves on an historic threshold of meaningful change in America, change that is long overdue and which has been paid for by the lives of countless people of color and other marginalized groups.

Our Work

The Center for Peace through Culture is dedicated to creating a culture of peace from the inside out. We offer experiential programs that allow individuals the opportunity to experience more beauty and peace in their lives. Through engagement in our programs, we support the growth and well-being of the individual and cultivate the integration of mind, body and spirit.

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