March 21st 2020
Gandhi said, “Nonviolence is not the inanity it has been taken for down the ages.” When we grasp the full depth of nonviolence we discover in it the path, embedded in human nature, to our personal growth and the rescue of our world from ecological and social degradation. We discover that it’s no mere collection of techniques but a way of being, a state of mind — that it’s not the province only of scholars or revolutionaries but open to all of us.
Speaker : Michael Nagler, PhD, is professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, where he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and taught upper-division courses on nonviolence, meditation and a seminar on the meaning of life. He is President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence and author of The Search for a Nonviolent Future, The Nonviolence Handbook, and The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature (March, 2020). In 2007 Michael received the Jamnalal Bajaj international award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India. He has spoken for the UN, the US Institute of Peace, and many academic and public venues for over thirty years. He has lived at the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation’s ashram in Northern California since 1970.
- The ‘marriage’ of modern science and ancient wisdom gives us a unique opportunity to change the story of modern civilization.
- The ‘Third Harmony,’ or harmonization of the world within, opens the discovery of nonviolence as an essential endowment of the human being.
- We then gain safe, effective pathway to personal fulfillment and social change.
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in finding his or her svadharma in the modern world!