Name: Shantigarbha Warren
Certified Trainer: Yes
Location: Bristol and South West England, England
Shantigarbha is an international NVC trainer, certified with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication. He has taught on CNVC’s International Intensive Trainings (IITs) and coordinated the New Future Process’s Social Change and Peacemaking working group.
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 on the Triratna International Council, is Secretary of the Triratna Trust (the Order charity), and coordinates the Triratna Restorative Pilot Project.
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 book on empathy: I’ll Meet You There and The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency. 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!”
Why I do what I do: read an interview with Shantigarbha from Bristol’s Spark Magazine.
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him