Saturday, May 12th
9:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Green Gulch Farm & Zen Center
1601 Shoreline Hwy
Muir Beach, CA 94965
All of our workshops are offered on a Gift Economy model. This means that we do not charge a fee and anyone is welcome regardless of their ability to pay, and that each participant will be offered an opportunity to make a donation to support the teachers.
This is a special one-day offering organized and hosted by Green Gulch Farm & Zen Monastery, part of the San Francisco Zen Center community.
The teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King are as timely as they have ever been. Building a disciplined movement for radical social change that maintains a commitment to compassion and interconnection may feel like they are at odds with each other. But Dr. King taught us that “power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.”
The force of nonviolence combines power and love to bring about the changes we so desperately need. This mini-workshop will provide a brief overview of the theory and the practice of nonviolence and conflict reconciliation as taught by Dr. King. Through role-plays, small group work, mini lectures, and video presentations, we will explore the dynamics of human conflict, definitions of violence, misconceptions of nonviolence, and the principles and steps of Kingian Nonviolence.
You are warmly welcome to join residents of Green Gulch Farm in taking this workshop, as we explore the significance of Dr King’s teachings on nonviolence and vision of “the beloved community.” Whether you are an organizer working for social change, a teacher trying to change the culture of your school or simply an individual trying to deal with the conflicts in your personal life, each person will walk away with new skills and a new perspective.
Fees: This workshop is being offered on a Gift Economics model, which means we do not charge a fee and will be relying on the generosity of the participants to support the workshop leader.
Please click here for the event listing on Green Gulch’s website.