Mission: We sponsor educational programs, fund charitable activities and support practices which nurture love, wisdom, wellness, and peace within individuals and families, and which promote understanding and connectedness among communities.
Programs: During 2014 pref continued to sponsor programs related to its mission of nurturing peace within individuals and relationships, as well as promoting connectedness among groups in the larger community on hawaii island. In addition to continuing to sponsor a weekly program providing education on contemplative prayer, pref commenced an interfaith meditation program which meets monthly. Other activities included programs teaching about the hawaiian-originated worldwide voyager sail (using ancient navigation techniques to sail the world), about the dynamics of healthy, functional families (for example programs on the principles and practices of a harmonious marriage, and on "grandparenting from the heart"), and programs on health and healing ("vegan spirituality," 'a mother's journey," "crystal bowl healing"). Recognizing that music is among the most peaceful of human activities, pref also sponsored several concerts in the course of 2014. In addition, pref continued to sponsor at its hawaiian queen coffee garden venue performances intended as fund-raisers for other community- service-oriented non-profit organizations. These included the fukashima kids foundation, the kona hospital foundation and innovations public charter school. In addition, during july and early august pref sponsored the "aloha 2014" workshop which brought young people from around the world for a multi-faceted intercultural educational encounter. The participants heard from a variety of speakers and were exposed to a range of web-based programs, all on such topics as mind-body unity, building harmony in relationships, protecting the environment, and leading a life of high purpose.