Thinking Nonviolently

4th January 2021 - 3rd February 2021


‘Many people are aware of the world’s suffering; their hearts are filled with compassion. They know what needs to be done, and they engage in political, social and environmental work to try to change things. But after a period of intense involvement they may become discouraged if they lack the strength needed to sustain a life of action. Real strength is not in power, money or weapons, but in deep inner peace. With clarity, determination and patience – the fruits of meditation – we can sustain a life of action and be real instruments of peace.’-Thich Nat Hanh: Peace in Every Step.

This course is for anyone who wants to be part of a more peaceful world. Most of us try to avoid violent actions and language, but are still conscious of the seeds of violence in some of our thoughts and attitudes. This course will guide you through gentle and practical ways to think, speak and act in a more peaceful spirit; gain insight into the personal roots of violence; and learn ways to function more peacefully and develop relationships free from destructive thoughts.

Diana and John Lampen have lived in and visited conflict situations including Northern Ireland, former Yugoslavia and apartheid South Africa,teaching the creative handling of conflict there and in Britain.

Live sessions are on Wednesday at 19:30-21:30 with an additional introductory session on Monday 4 January at 19:30-21:30.

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This course will involve:

Individual reflectionLive discussionPrivate discussionWritten and visual

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Unfortunately, we cannot offer closed captions on any live sessions for this course.

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