Posts by Stephanie Steiner

Signing Off (But No Coming, No Going)

Dear Metta Community, In the spirit of what my teacher Thich Nhat Hanh would call “no coming, no going,” as of the end of March, I am taking leave from my work at Metta to prepare for the birth of my first child, who is due in May. I will also be turning my attention… read more

2017 Certificate Registration Is Open!

Metta is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Certificate in Nonviolence Studies program! Click here to apply The six-month in-depth study of nonviolence starts on May 1. Please visit our Certificate in Nonviolence Studies home page for program details. You can contact our Director of Education, Stephanie Knox Steiner, with any questions: We hope… read more

Metta in San Diego: Roadmap Workshop!

Roadmap mandala

  Attention Metta friends in San Diego! Stephanie Steiner, Metta’s Director of Education, will be having a Roadmap-themed workshop at the San Diego Peace Resource Center on Saturday, October 22 from 10am to 1pm. She would love to see you there! Participation is free. Register here! About the workshop: Nonviolence is much more than simply… read more

Nonviolence Education Call #3: Six Steps to Reconcile Conflict

Post by Joseph Gardella This summer, the Metta Center for Nonviolence hosted a conference call series on nonviolence education and building community that focused on how and why nonviolence may be particularly effective for reconciling conflict in schools. Special guest Robin Wildman, a nonviolence educator from Broad Rock Middle School in Rhode Island with 25… read more

Tools for Person Power: Online Workshop with Maja Bengtson

Tools for Person Power is a two-part series (attend one or both) exploring two interrelated concepts about our individual and interpersonal dynamics. Join us for this interactive online workshop! When: June 7 & 14 10:30am-12:00pm PST Where: Google Hangouts (online) Cost: Sliding scale (suggested payment $25-50) Register here! Metta takes a broad spectrum approach to… read more

Nonviolence Education and Building Community: Conference Call Series

Dates: June 9, July 14, August 4 (Thursdays) Time: 5:00-6:00 pm PST Platform: UberConference (via computer or phone) Cost: Free! Click here to register! Join Metta and special guest Robin Wildman, a nonviolence educator from Broad Rock Middle School in Rhode Island, for an inspiring discussion series geared towards educators and anyone who is passionate… read more

Rethinking Earth Day Celebrations

The following piece is and adapted version of a post that originally appeared on the Peace Resource Center of San Diego’s (PRCSD) Facebook page. Stephanie Knox Cubbon, Director of Education at the Metta Center, serves on the PRCSD board.   Every year for Earth Day, San Diego holds Earth Fair, which bills itself as the… read more

Intro to Roadmap: Online Course

What: Introduction to Roadmap Online Course Where: Online (Moodle platform) Cost: Free! (donations always welcome to support our work) Start date: anytime you want, at your own pace At the Metta Center, we strive to help people from all walks of life to discover the power of nonviolence, and to understand how to use nonviolence… read more

Nonviolence Education: The Story of Broad Rock

The following post was written by Carol Bragg, a graduate of the Metta Center’s Certificate in Nonviolence Studies program. Imagine a school where, each morning, the principal recites one of the principles of nonviolence and asks students to think about that principle throughout the day. Picture a school that has monthly assemblies devoted to one… read more

Exploring Gandhi’s Nai Talim

The following post is the second one based on my talk at the India Center in Charleston, WV for Gandhi Day 2015. Please read Part 1 here. What can we learn from Gandhi’s ideas about Nai Talim (new education) and how can we apply them to our context now? How can (must) education be a… read more