The Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence (SNV) commences for the 18th consecutive year on January 30, 2015 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.
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.
Quotations • Issues for Dialogue • Ubuntu • Multi-Media & Resources
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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.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, added his name to the Season for Non Violence in 2013. Read more.
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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.
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 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.