Past Events

Metta at Mill Valley Seniors for Peace

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… read more

Restorative Justice for Petaluma

Photo credit: Restorative Resources A Community Conversation about Justice. Join the Metta Center for Nonviolence and Restorative Resources for a Petaluma community conversation about the practice of restorative justice. What is restorative justice? How does it help us as individuals within our community? How does it help our students perform better in school and in life?… read more

WORKSHOP: Foundations of Nonviolence

“Nonviolence is the greatest power at the disposal of humankind.” -M.K. Gandhi THE PRINCIPLES AND FOUNDATION OF NONVIOLENCE In this fun, interactive workshop hosted by the Metta Center for Nonviolence team, participants will explore key principles of nonviolence, how it works, and how to apply it in our day to day lives as well as… read more

Social Justice Week: Sonoma State University

Sonoma State’s Social Justice Week: April 3 – April 7 Monday, April 3rd: Social Justice Week Kick Off 11 am-1 pm: Sponsors and Organizations Tabling in the Seawolf Plaza Monday Events: Ballroom B 1:00-2:00pm: North Bay Jobs with Justice: Higher wages movement, $15 an hour minimum wage, and Unionization 2:30-3:30pm: Police Brutality Coalition: Sonoma County… read more

Changing Times Spa Meditation Retreat: Mar 29

“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.” ~ Eknath Easwaran Wondering about the oppressive power the political situation is having over our minds… read more

Cultural & Peace Trip to Iran: June 29 – July 9, 2017

Nonviolence International invites you to make history with an affordable travel opportunity: visit Iran. Delegation will include Dr. Mubarak Awad, founder of Nonviolence International, and Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink. Iran is home to 85 million people with an ancient history and culture. Iranians are eager to meet Americans to further mutual understanding and… read more

NONVIOLENCE IN THE HOLY LAND

Metta Center presents an evening with Ali Abu Awwad Ali, a Palestinian peace activist, joins us to speak about the Taghyeer (Change) Palestinian National Nonviolence Movement.  Taghyeer is dedicated to fostering Palestinian national nonviolent identity in action – through which communities, leaders, and organizations come together to address social development needs, and at the same time… read more

Person Power: Yoga Workshop in NC

Tools to Renew Our Spirits & Transform Conflicts Stephanie Steiner of the Metta Center for Nonviolence and Sydney Hughes-McGee of 18 Springs Center for Healing Body and Earth are hosting this 1-day yoga workshop. In addition to practicing rejuvenating asanas and calming meditation, participants will dive into lively discussions about what it means to be… read more

Love in an Age of Anger: Celebrating & Learning Nonviolence

~Exploring Nonviolent Strategy~ Thursday, February 23rd  6-8 PM AQUS CAFÉ   189 H Street, Petaluma A Benefit for Metta Center for Nonviolence In honor of founder Michael Nagler’s 80th birthday! Hosted by Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (ret.) How can we challenge injustice and build a future that rests on the foundation of nonviolence? We will come together… read more

Training in Sonoma County: Jan 22, 2017

The Interfaith Council of Sonoma County’s Of One Soul  project and the Sebastopol Grange are co-sponsoring a day-long nonviolence training. Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017 Time: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Please arrive at 9:30, as the training will begin at 10:00 a.m.) RSVP: Don’t wait: Attendance is limited to 50 people Location: Sebastopol Grange… read more