Youth Violence Prevention Series

The Power of Nonviolence in the Classroom

The Power Within: Reaching Our Highest Potential Through the Practice of Nonviolence is a workbook and video series for high school educators and students.

Featuring Metta World Peace, the series was developed by Metta Center for Nonviolence in collaboration with XCEL University. Teachers and students can view and download all course materials for free below.


metta world peaceTeacher’s Guide & Resources

  • The Power Within Teacher’s Guide: A sample curriculum to help you meet national educational standards. Questions about the curriculum? Email us:
  • Support Sessions: Metta Center staff can support you in exploring how to use The Power Within materials in your classroom. Please submit your support request.
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“Nonviolence takes courage.” ~Metta World Peace

The Power Within is a 97-page workbook that covers nonviolence topics in four chapters: Vision, Concentration, Train the Senses and Nonviolence. The workbook provides students the information to help them reach their highest potential on body and mind (provided they put the knowledge into practice!).

Educators and students can download the workbook for free below—simply click the workbook image. When the PDF opens, we recommend clicking the “open .pdf in preview” button so you can view the booklet as a two-page spread.


Power within

 Workbook design by Lynda Banks 



In The Power Within companion videos, Metta Center for Nonviolence talks with XCEL University founder, Metta World Peace, who shares his personal discovery of nonviolence, discusses his commitment to education and talks about how we can bring nonviolence into our communities and daily lives. Each video includes a topic slide, a brief talk by Metta World Peace and a quote—lots of mileage for classroom discussion!

Defining Nonviolence

Why is nonviolence important to you?

Healthy Bodies & Healthy Lifestyles

Strategies for Our Higher Vision

Why is concentration important to you?

Concentration to Reach Our Goals

Improving Our Relationships

Finding Support

Transforming the Competitive Drive to Do Good

Striving to Do Our Best

Nonviolence as a Personal Struggle

Understanding Anger

How has a mentor influenced your life?

What are you thankful for?

What is your vision for a nonviolent world?


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