Welcome to the Ahimsa Center!

Ahimsa is nonviolence rooted in courage and compassion, fearlessness and forgiveness. It connotes reverence for all life. It evokes civility and trust, and promotes lasting peace in society.

The Ahimsa Center was established in 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

Upcoming Conference

November 7-9, 2014. Care, Compassion, and Mindfulness Conference