Welcome to the Ahimsa Center!

Ahimsa connotes reverence for all life. It is nonviolence rooted in courage and compassion, fearlessness, and forgiveness. It evokes civility and trust and promotes among all a sense of oneness and amity leading to social justice, lasting peace, and ecological sustainability.

The Ahimsa Center was established in 2003-2004 in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The Center is focused on interdisciplinary teaching and learning about nonviolence and its practical applications at various levels: personal, interpersonal, societal, national and international. Educational and outreach initiatives of the Center facilitate an understanding of ahimsa as a positive force informing the ways of thinking as well as living.

Through its educational programs and outreach activities, the Ahimsa Center fosters synergistic interactions among students, scholars, educators and the community at large.

Ahimsa Center Story in Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2004

Ahimsa Center Celebration, February 19, 2021

Upcoming Program

November 17, 2021: A Recipe for Nonviolence by Nico Slate