Category: Upcoming Events

April 2nd Spring Lecture: SRJC

Nonviolence and Human Destiny by Michael Nagler
This will be a presentation of the “State of the Art” of nonviolence today, and its significance for the cultural, economic, and political shifts that are underway. We will consider Gandhi’s contributions…

April 2nd Spring Lecture: SRJC

Nonviolence and Human Destiny by Michael Nagler
This will be a presentation of the “State of the Art” of nonviolence today, and its significance for the cultural, economic, and political shifts that are underway. We will consider Gandhi’s contributions…

Workshop: Constructive Dialogue

How do we create constructive dialogue across differences that seem insurmountable? Join Lou Zweier for a workshop to learn practices and tools to connect and build empathy across personal and political divides. March 31, 1-5 PM The Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa $30 dollars suggested “love offering” Contact: Lou (@) Mettacenter.org

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Workshop: Constructive Dialogue

How do we create constructive dialogue across differences that seem insurmountable?
Join Lou Zweier for a workshop to learn practices and tools to connect and build empathy across personal and political divides.
March 31, 1-5 PM
The Center for Spiritu…

Unconditional Nonviolence: Mini-Retreat

  Nonviolence can sometimes be a source of worry–what if it doesn’t work? as well as contention–It’s fine for some things but it just wouldn’t work in THIS situation.    In this three hour session, we will take a deep look at nonviolence and allow ourselves to explore with curiosity and open-heartedness the nature of the limitations we place on this power taking effect in our lives and society. Where do we need healing? Where do we need greater understanding? What can we learn from the successes and “failures” of nonviolence? And what can we learn from one another? Participants will leave with practical insights, tools, and resources for their daily journey of self-discovery.   March 10, 2018 2-5 PM $25 suggested Love Offering.  2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa   Facilitated by: Michael Nagler, Founder, the Metta Center for Nonviolence Stephanie Van Hook, Executive Director, the Metta Center for Nonviolence   Co-sponsors: Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa, and the Interfaith Council of Sonoma County

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OPEN HOUSE- PETALUMA PEACE NETWORK

Come network at the Petaluma Peace Network’s headquarters at 205 Keller Street. We’ll meet in Suites 202D and 203. Bring a friend and your business card! Silent Auction items will be on display in 202B. “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”  -Margaret Wheatly-

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International Yoga Festival: March 2018

Journey to the Himalayas. Connect with Paradigm-Shifters. Discover a New You. If you find yourself seeking a spiritual adventure (not to mention some awakening), the International Yoga Festival is the place to be, from March 1 – March 7, 2018. Yoga is an ancient science that improves health in the body, increases peace in the mind, expands joy in the heart, and accelerates liberation for the soul. The International Yoga Festival will be held at the Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh, India. During the 7-day festival, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in over 70 hours of Yoga classes, from every major style. Festival goers can learn from master yoga teachers, evolutionary thought leaders, and wellness specialists from around the globe. Info and registration: www.internationalyogafestival.org

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Combatants for Peace – A Reason for Hope

A Reason for Hope: There is Another Way! COMBATANTS FOR PEACE SPEAKING TOUR with Israeli Steering Committee member Galia Galili Palestinian Coordinator Mohamed Owedah plus clips from the film “Disturbing the Peace” November 8, 7-8:30 p.m. B’nai Israel Jewish Center 740 Western Avenue, Petaluma In 2006, Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace. The egalitarian, bi-national, grassroots organization was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. Combatants for Peace is the only organization, worldwide, in which former fighters on both sides of an active conflict have laid down their weapons, choosing to work together for peace and justice. Co-sponsors: Metta Center for Nonviolence B’nai Israel Jewish Center Combatants for Peace J-Street  

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Petaluma Training: Restorative Justice and Nonviolence

Are you interested in helping create a more compassionate and connected community? Would like like specific training to help you engage in conflict with positive outcomes? Are you worried about crime, bigotry, and/or bullying in our community and want to do something about it? The Metta Center, a Petaluma Nonprofit,  is partnering with Restorative Resources to host a workshop exploring the foundations and tools of restorative justice and  nonviolence. Todd Harper, the training manager at Restorative Resources for secondary schools, and Stephanie Van Hook, the Executive Director of Metta Center for Nonviolence, will lead this workshop, which will present community members with the tools they need to engage in conflict constructively and compassionately; in schools, families, the justice system, and more.  Location: Metta Center Office, 202 Keller Street Suite 205D, Petaluma Time: Saturday, October 7th from 10-1pm Cost: $20-40, sliding scale. Please RSVP here.  Email soneile@mettacenter.org with any questions or if you need financial assistance. Learning these tools of conflict resolution, community building, and justice can go a long way in our work towards a more connected and compassionate world.   

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Mill Valley Seniors for Peace: Michael Nagler a Guest

Mill Valley Seniors for Peace are residents of the Redwoods Retirement Community in Mill Valley, California. The residents’ average age is 86, and each person is committed to the search for world peace, social justice, and genuine democracy. On September 25, Michael Nagler will be a speaking guest at Mill Valley. The subject of his talk: “Nonviolence Now: What’s Going Well, and How Can We Help?” Details: When: 3:00 – 4:30pm PST Where: Auditorium, The Redwoods Retirement Community, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941 RSVP: please email your RSVP to angeladawnparker@gmail.com

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