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NVC courses in Bristol and the South-West. Family camps, Year Programmes in the UK. Healing and reconciliation events internationally.
Shantigarbha is an international NVC trainer based in Bristol, UK. He is certified with the International Centre for Nonviolent Communication. He teaches on CNVC’s International Intensive Trainings (IITs), is a CNVC Assessor-in-training, and serves on the Social Change and Peacebuilding working group.
Shantigarbha studied at Oxford University in the UK before embarking on a career in charities and Arts Publishing. He worked for several years for The Karuna Trust, a charity funding health and educational projects among the ‘Dalits’ – some of the poorest people in India. Subsequently he ran a charity producing cassettes on meditation and Buddhism. For ten years he published and co-edited Urthona – the only Buddhist arts magazine.
He has been practising meditation and Buddhism since 1985, and in 1996 he was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. He was given the name Shantigarbha, which means ‘Seed of Peace’, hence the name of our organization. He currently serves as the Coordinator of the UK & Ireland Men’s Regional Convenors and is a trustee of the Triratna Trust (the Order charity).
Shantigarbha has led NVC workshops and retreats in the UK, the Middle East, the US, India and Sri Lanka and offers coaching / counselling for individuals and couples. In 2011 he ran a reconciliation retreat for 100 Israelis and Palestinians near the Dead Sea. He’s author of a forthcoming book on empathy.
He says: “Communication can change the world! I want to connect with people, to create a safe learning environment, to have fun, to mourn and celebrate!”