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Nonviolence is all about connection. On this page you’ll find lots of ways to connect, including our contact info, events, and newsletter sign-up form.


Have questions about our educational programs, volunteer opportunities, visiting Metta, or something else? Have a powerful nonviolence story to share? Get in touch!

Email: info [at] mettacenter [dot] org

Phone: 707-774-6299

Office: 205 Keller Street Suite 202D, Petaluma, California, 94952

Have a specific inquiry?

Questions about nonviolence: ask [at] mettacenter [dot] org

Invitations for Michael Nagler: michael [at]mettacenter [dot] org

Timely and relevant blog submissions: stephanie [at] mettacenter [dot] org

Donor relations or events: taylor [at] mettacenter [dot] org

Online course offerings: courses [at] mettacenter [dot] org

Major gifts, Programs, Collaborations: stephanie [at] mettacenter [dot] org


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Upcoming Events at the Metta Center for Nonviolence and in Our Community

Metta sponsors and supports a wide range of talks, workshops, and other events to engage our community in an ongoing discussion about nonviolence. Please have a look below for our upcoming events including our ongoing film series, and our archive of past events which often contain video or audio of the event and other resources.

Upcoming Special Events


Past Metta Center 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 to economic theory and social change, duly adjusted tomodern conditions, and place special emphasis on the “paradigm shift”in science regarding the potential of human nature. MONDAY, APRIL 2, 12 NOON – 1 PM NEWMAN AUDITORIUM, EMERITUS… read more



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… read more



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… read more


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Ongoing Events


Monday Meditation & Prayer Gathering

“Wherever people gather for selfless ends, there is a vast augmentation of their individual capacities. Something wonderful, something momentous happens. An irresistible force begins to move, which, though we may not see it, is going to change our world. In this lies the power and the meaning of spiritual companionship.” – Eknath Easwaran Join us at the Metta Center’s Petaluma office to amplify peace and nonviolence around the world through meditation and prayer. Silent practice… read more


Hope Tank

The world has enough think tanks. We need hope tanks! Each month, we gather with local friends to generate ideas for building a nonviolent world. Hope Tanks are nonviolence affinity groups for working out strategies for the Great Turning. Join us for these monthly discussions, which open with a silent meditation and include a potluck (please bring something vegetarian to share). Not in the San Francisco Bay area? See our tips for starting a Hope… read more