A Season for Nonviolence

A Season for Nonviolence (SNV) commenced on January 30, in cities across the globe. The annual 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The purpose of the campaign is to focus educational and media attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action as demonstrated by legendary leaders Mohandas K. Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar E. Chavez, St. Oscar Romero, Malala Yousafzai, and President Nelson Mandela, as well as living legends such as His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama. Spiritually guided citizen leaders in 900 cities in 67 countries have participated since the campaign began in 1998.

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Venerable Pannavati

on practicing nonviolence ~ inside & out

Mindful Nashville Sat, June 22, 2019  10am - 4pm

Unity of Nashville Sun, June 23, 2019 10 - 11am

Venerable Pannavati, Co-Founder & Co-Abbott of Heartwood Refuge & Retreat Center is a former Christian pastor, today a Buddhist teacher ordained across several major lineages of the Dharma. She was a 2008 recipient of the Outstanding Buddhist Women’s Award and currently serves as Vice President of the US Chapter of the Global Buddhist Association. Venerable has long emphasized both contemplation and compassionate action in her teaching. She advocates on behalf of disempowered people worldwide, insisting also on equality and respect in contemplative life for both female monastics and lay practitioners.

 As part of Ghandi-Ji 150 at Unity of Nashville, Venerable Pannavati is the worship service guest speaker at Unity on Sun, June 23rd at 10am.

 The daylong retreat/workshop with the Venerable on Saturday, June 22nd at Mindful Nashville is offered freely on a donation basis. (You may bring your lunch or enjoy one of the nearby restaurants.) Register with christie@mindfulnashvile.com so we’ll be prepared for you. Then arrive at 100 Taylor Street, B-8 between 930-10am to be ready for a day of training, meditation and discussion with this world-renowned yet accessible teacher. You’ll strengthen skills for taking your spiritual practice off the meditation cushion, exercising nonviolence both internally and externally to co-create peace in the world.

FEBRUARY 2ND-3RD – RABBI TED FALCON AND IMAM JAMAL RAHMAN (POSTPONED)
FEBRUARY 9TH –
JOHN MCCUTCHEON IN CONCERT
MARCH 6TH –
KALAI MUGALIN, PHD | "MEN AND #METOO"
MARCH 31ST –
SISTER JENNA ON MEDITATION

Sister Jenna