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The Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence (SNV) commences on January 30, in cities across the globe. The annual 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The purpose of the campaign is to focus educational and media attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action as demonstrated by legendary leaders Mohandas K. Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar E. Chavez, and President Nelson Mandela, as well as living legends such as His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Spiritually guided citizen leaders in 900 cities in 67 countries have participated since the campaign began in 1998.

NEW PROGRAM: The Power of Film to Inspire

mandelaFilms &Tools for Hosting Showings • Program Materials & Resources

Following the October 2014 success of the 1st Awakened World International Film Festival we learned the power of film to inform and inspire, witnessing how audiences were moved in their whole being, and how this led to exciting dialogue and commitments to action. If this can happen in an audience of viewers who then "go home" to places around the nation, think of how a community viewing might bring people together with the opportunity to keep them connected for sustainable Good. We have selected two films from the Awakened World International Film Festival each to serve as a centerpiece for dialogue, workshops inspiring enlightened action.

AGNT's 64 Days of Sharing

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AGNT has beautiful graphics and daily messages in web format to inspire, create discussion, and hold in our thoughts each day during the 64 Days of the Season. Consider having your SNV campaign be to share these on FaceBook or Twitter. Then, be sure to check back in with us to let us know how your social network is growing by sharing these graphics..


Honoring Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

mandelaQuotations • Issues for Dialogue • Ubuntu • Multi-Media & Resources
The Gandhi King Gyatso Season for Nonviolence honors the beloved, courageous Nelson Mandela during the 17th annual season. Please see oursimple resources and discussion materials you can use in celebration the life of one of the most important voices of our era.


64 Ways to Practice Nonviolence

Daily Affirmations • Quotations • Practices • Reflections
The Season for Nonviolence's foundational program, 64 Ways in 64 Days offers many ways for individuals to practice nonviolence throughout the Season. Here you can find materials for teens, children, group activites, public service announcements, formatted booklets, and a mandala meditation tool.

Sunday Service and Study Programs

Programs and SNV web materials found here are free to everyone. PLEASE LET US KNOW if you plan to lead, or be involved in a course so we can keep up with your progress and notify you of updates.

More about the Dalai Lama's participation

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, added his name to the Season for Non Violence in 2013. Read more.

Ethics for the New Millenium Study Course

Book Study • Key Concepts • Discussion Questions • Practice Exercises
• 9 Weeks or Sessions

Based on the revolutionary book by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, this self-organizing group course adapted, from a study guide created by the Dalai Lama Foundation, is perfect for church or community groups of any size. In each session, participants will review two chapters from, Ethics for the New Millennium as the starting point for an in-depth exploration of ethics in our own lives and how these can be applied to transformation in our communities.


RECORDINGS FROM SPECIAL TELECONFERENCE, MARCH 29, 2013: "Beyond Religion: Ethics for a New Millennium and Our Future Vision" with the Dalai Lama Foundation and Association for Global New Thought. This participatory event featured the Dalai Lama Foundation's President, Tenzin Tethong; Board Chair, Tony, Hoeber; and Executive Director, Darlene Markovich. The panel set a foundation for what we mean by "secular ethics" in a new millennium, why the Tibetan culture and wisdom of His Holiness the Dalai Lama are key to this work on a universal level, and what the vision is of the Dalai Lama Foundation in cultivating partnerships with organizations and individuals.

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RECORDINGS FROM SECOND TELECONFERENCE, APRIL 30, 2013: "Educating the Heart Through Training the Mind" moderated by the Dalai Lama Foundation's President, Tenzin Tethong and featuring Joseph Bobrow: Zen master and founder of Deep Streams Institute in San Francisco, and Nipun Mehta: founder of ServiceSpace.org, an incubator of projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy.


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The Bond: Build A Community of Oneness

Minister/Speaker Talk Content Outlines• Weekly Lessons • Working Group Study Guides • 7 Weeks
This program is based on Lynne McTaggart's new book, The Bond, and focuses on the essential bond that unites us all as a means of strengthening our communities and helping us evolve to become a powerful change agents for local and global unity.

Beyond Forgiveness: The Wisdom of Atonement

Study Guide • Practices • Weekly Minister Lessons, Affirmation Cards, and Church Bulletin • 7 Weeks
This program is based on a book by Phil Cousineau called Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement. The course is dedicated to demonstrating that atonement can be the missing key to long-lasting reconciliation in both personal relationships and on the collective level.




SNV Video Campaign

videoTHE THEME for last year's annual Season for Nonviolence event at the United Nations was "Global Peace Through Social Media". The Association for Global New Thought invites peace-builders from all over the world to contribute video messages sharing how they are making nonviolence a part of their lives. Students and youth groups, individuals, church and community groups are invited to create short, simple videos to energize this messaging campaign.

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