Programs

Whether you’d like to take your Nonviolence education to the next level or are just ready to dip your toes in the water, we have a wide range of programs available for you to explore.

Would you like the Metta Center to give a talk, offer a training, webinar, or workshop? We’re happy to help. Please be in touch. 


The Third Harmony: A Multimedia Campaign

An award-winning documentary on the power of nonviolence, a cooperative board game for adults, and a book that can change lives.


2021 Certificate Program in Nonviolence Studies (Currently in Progress. Please contact us to apply for our 2022 Offering)

Our popular certificate program will take place between June 13 and December of 2021. This year’s program will combine three stand-alone courses, The Path of Nonviolence; Alternate Cosmologies: NV, Feminism, and (self)Transformation; and Nonviolent Peace Teams and Skills (a short seminar and workshop); in addition to the requirement of a final project to integrate the material. Registration is limited to 30 participants.



Nonviolence Radio:

Join us for a live radio program that covers nonviolence from all angles, including the Nonviolence Report with Michael Nagler, every other Friday at 9 am PST out of KWMR, Point Reyes Station. Sign up for our newsletter to receive the podcast and transcript of the show a few days after it is broadcast. Find us on iTunes, Spotify, and Pacifica’s Audioport (for syndication purposes). Hosted by Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler.


Nonviolence Daily:

Nonviolence Daily brings insights and inspiration for nonviolence into your inbox. Each day highlights a quote by Mahatma Gandhi with a short commentary by the Metta Center’s Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook illustrating how today’s “practical idealists” can draw support for their practice of nonviolence from Gandhi’s wisdom. Sign up today and make Nonviolence Daily a part of your daily ritual.

Cosmic Peaceforce-Mission Harmony 3:

This is a cooperative board game. In this game, we are members of a Cosmic Peaceforce and our goal is to reach Harmony 3 together. If you’re new to nonviolence, this game will serve as a way into some key nonviolence ideals; and for others, this is a tool for community and skill-building! Ideal for people who have already taken one of Metta’s courses, but that’s not required to have a lot of fun.

Nonviolence Lifeline: Nonviolence Direct to Text or WhatsApp

A Daily (or so) text or SMS with a short inspiration, resource, news item, info, fact, new finding, and more about nonviolence.

Science of Nonviolence

An ongoing research project keeping track of breakthroughs in science that tell a new story of human nature. In addition to this website, we are planning a course.



Our Sacred Humanity, A Self-Paced Nonviolence Retreat

These are volatile times. Each and every one of us is a vital part of this shift into a more peaceful world. Want to amplify your contribution to this process? Add these philosophical tools to your toolkit so that you can deepen your understanding of nonviolence and effectively apply it to your everyday life.

Register here!

30 Days of Nonviolence

Feeling overwhelmed with your busy life and unsure of how to fit deepening your nonviolence practice into your day-to-day? Explore a new nonviolence principle every day through this practical course. You’ll find that when it’s broken down it can be a little more manageable, and you’ll be amazed by how many opportunities arise every day to practice!

Register here!

Nonviolence 101: Crash Course for Educators

This course is crafted specifically for educators who want to give their students the tools they need to grow into active peacebuilders. We include downloadable lesson plans so that you can easily dive into the Nonviolence learning journey with your students in the near future!

Register here!

Nonviolence & the New Humanity: a Training Course in 5 Animations

This training shows you a world that’s possible and how to get there through fun and engaging videos. You’ll see how big of a role nonviolence plays in creating harmony in your life and around the globe.

Register here!

Peacemaker Family

Crafted with care to empower families, this flexible course will invite your whole family to explore nonviolence together in a relaxed, creative, and fun way so that you can start building a more peaceful world. This program is suitable for children as young as 3.

Register here!


New Publications:

The Third Harmony- Nonviolence and the New Story: A new book by Michael Nagler (Berrett-Koehler, March, 2020).

The Third Harmony-Film: A documentary film on the power of nonviolence.

Nonviolence Daily: 356 Days of Inspiration from Gandhi: A new book by Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler (Person Power Press, February, 2020)


Internships available: Please contact us at info@mettacenter.org for more information.