Welcome to the Ahimsa Center Programs and Events!
To facilitate the teaching and learning of nonviolence and nonviolent social change, the Ahimsa Center in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona offers a variety of programs and events.
Nonviolence Studies Minor
Summer Institutes for K-12 Educators
July 13-27, 2015. Journeys of Nonviolence: Gandhi and Mandela
July 29-August 12, 2013. Gandhi, Sustainability and Happiness
July 25-August 8, 2011. Journeys of Nonviolence: Gandhi and Chavez.
July 12-25, 2009. Journeys of Nonviolence: Gandhi and King
July 15-28, 2007: Gandhi, Nonviolence and 21st Century Curriculum
July 18 - 30, 2005: Nonviolence and Social Change
Sample Participant Comments from these institutes
Conferences and Symposia
November 18-20, 2016 Giving & Forgiving
November 7-9, 2014. Care, Compassion and Mindfulness Conference
November 2-4, 2012. Ahimsa and Sustainable Happiness Conference
November 12-13, 2010. Ahimsa and Sustainability.
October 17-19, 2008. Rediscovering Gandhian Wisdom: Building a Peaceful Future
April 28 - 29, 2006: Ahimsa and the Quality of Life Conference
July 3, 2005: Ahimsa and Aparigraha in Contemporary Contexts: International Symposium
May 14-15, 2004: Inaugural Conference: Creating a Culture of Ahimsa
February 14, 2017. Farmers and Wildlife: A Dialogue with Kaavya Varma
November 19, 2015. Living with Consequences: A Dialogue with Tomaž Grušovnik.
July 31, 2011. Cesar Chavez: Immigration and A Culture of Peace. Joseph Orosco
May 11 , 2011. Happiness. A Dialogue with Jaya Row. 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.
April 28 , 2010. Ethics for Excellence: Dialogue with Jaya Row.
November 21, 2009. Service as Leadership: A Dialogue with Roopal Shah
July 25, 2009. Nine Steps to Forgiveness. Frederic Luskin.
May 18, 2009. The Power of One. Jaya Row.
November 3, 2008. Krishnammal Jagannathan
April 27, 2008. Gandhi's Ideal of Trusteeship. Rajashree Birla.
November 8, 2007 From Violence Against Women To Affirming Life: A View on Women and Health in India. Mira Dakin Sadgopal.
September 8, 2007: The Real Purpose of Business. R. Gopalkrishnan.
July 26, 2007: Nonviolence in the Time of Terror. Mark Juergensmeyer
February 2, 2007: New Perspective on Gandhi for a New Century. Rajmohan Gandhi
November 28, 2006: Films, Politics and Social Justice. Shabana Azmi & Javed Akhtar
July 16, 2006: What Makes Life Meaningful: A Contemplative View. Alan Wallace
October 10, 2005: Building a Nonviolent and Cooperative World. A. T. Ariyaratne
April 24, 2005: Three Dimensions of Nonviolence. Satish Kumar and Dwarko Sundrani
July 17, 2004: Nonviolence and Social Change. Dwarko Sundrani
March 5, 2017. Incivility and Political Dysfunction: What Can We Do About It? Ahimsa Center Public Lecture by Carolyn Lukensmeyer
April 23, 2016 Ahimsa for Our Plate and the Planet: A Public Lecture by Gene Baur
July 19, 2015. Nelson Mandela, Reconciliation and Post-Apartheid South Africa. Featuring Nancy Clark and Linda Biehl
May 11, 2014. Inspired Living: A Public Lecture by Jaya Row
November 17, 2013 Introducing Guardian Princesses by Setsu Shigematsu
April 22, 2012. Gandhi and the Politics of Visual Representation by Vinay Lal
October 31, 2011. Hunger in An Age of Plenty by Vandana Shiva
May 15 , 2011. The Power of Partnership by Ocean Robins
May 16, 2010. East Meets West in the Deep South by Jenny Phillips
July 18, 2009. King's Journey to Gandhian Nonviolence. Clayborne Carson
July 19, 2008. Nonviolence and the Art of India. by Sonya Quintanilla
October 27, 2007 The Power of Love. by A. T. Ariyaratne
July 15, 2007: Teaching Truth & Ahimsa: The Gandhian Initiatives by Srimati Kamala
November 12, 2006: Building Global Peace in the Nuclear Age by David Krieger
October 16, 2005: Awakened Intelligence and Nonviolence by Catherine Ingram
November 21 , 2004: Gandhi, Nonviolence & Contemporary Conflicts by Johan Galtung
Special Events and WorkshopsOctober 29, 2015. Pranayama:Exploring the Yogic Way of Breathing with Kalpana Korwar
November 8, 2014. Sitar Concert featuring Dr. Srinivas Reddy
May 5, 2013 Ahimsa Concert featuring Milind Raikar on Violin
November 13, 2010. Ahimsa Concert: Bhajans of Kabir and Other Saint-Poets of India
October 3, 2010. Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, A Torch for Peace. Documentary and Dialogue with Film Producer, Teri McLuhan
July 19, 2009. Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence. Solving Problems in the Community. A Workshop with Bernard LaFayette, Jr.
August 11-12, 2007: Balancing the Heart and Mind: A weekend Retreat with Alan Wallace
July 21, 2007: Gandhi: A Man of Action and Prayer. Public Lecture and Bhajan Recital
April 30, 2006: Soil, Soul, and Society: A Workshop with Satish Kumar
November 23, 2004: Nonviolent Conflict Transformation: Workshop with Johan Galtung