Florida Atlantic University will host an event to celebrate the launch of The Practice, a new book by Barbara Schmidt, on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m., in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. The event, which includes a lecture and book signing, is free and open to the public. Registration is required at fauf.fau.edu/ThePractice.


Schmidt, a businesswoman, philanthropist and spiritual teacher with more than 30 years of experience devoted to spiritual development and research, will present excerpts from her new book which offers simple tools for managing stress, finding inner peace and uncovering happiness.

Schmidt has studied with many notable teachers such as Deepak Chopra, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, James Finley and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Since 2001, Schmidt and the Schmidt Family Foundation have supported FAU’s Peace Studies Program, and in 2005, she helped launch a community outreach series that evolved into her nonprofit, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life. Schmidt remains an integral community partner with FAU and its new Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative. See ad page 5.