Programs

Here you will find information about our mission and how it is expressed through our most current major projects, including links to our online course offerings.

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. 


Metta Mentors: Mentorship for Personal Transformation and Social Action: In this program, we provide 1-1 mentorship for six weeks while mentees dive deep into the study of nonviolence. Featured in this program are three of our brand new materials: The Third Harmony book, film, and board game. Participants are encouraged to explore how they can put what they are learning into practice.

Peacemaker Family: This is 12-week Metta Center-led online program for families with children. Drawing from Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children, we explore how to build peacemaking into the day-to-day life of families. This program is in session.

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.

Hope Tank: Every Friday from 9:30-11 am on Zoom, we host a discussion about nonviolence strategy, principles, and constructive power. This is more than a conversation about “what brings us hope.” It’s about exploring how nonviolence can bring about about the personal and societal changes needed for a world that works for everyone. We invite you to join us!

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.


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. Reaching “locked cut.”

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


Online, Self-Paced Courses:

Please visit our online classroom for all current offerings.

Nonviolence and the New Humanity: Maybe you’ve been wondering what role nonviolence can play in shaping our shared human story, not to mention our social institutions. If so, we’ve created this simple and engaging training especially for you, with special emphasis to help you manage tough conversations.

30 Days of Nonviolence: This self-guided course is to take your nonviolence to a deeper level with reflections and practices for your mind, body, and spirit. No prior study in nonviolence required.

Peacemaker Family:  This course is based on readings and activities that strengthen the bonds between family members. This is for any family who wants to deepen their strength and capacity for becoming a force for goodness in our world today!

Are you an educator? Visit our site Educators for Nonviolence for courses and resources to support your practice of nonviolence in schools.


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