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Shantigarbha Warren

M.A. in Classics, Oxford University | Ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order, 1996
Life-changing communication skills
United Kingdom
Speaks English
Certified Trainer since 2004
"Communication can change the world. I want to connect with people, to create a safe learning environment, to have fun, to mourn and celebrate!"

Shantigarbha is an international Nonviolent Communication (NVC) trainer, certified with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). He has taught on two International Intensive Trainings (IITs) and coordinated the New Future Process’s Social Change and Peacemaking working group.

In 1996, he was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. He was given the name Shantigarbha, which means “seed of peace,” hence the name of his organization, Seed of Peace. He currently serves on the Triratna International Council and as secretary of the Triratna Trust (the Order charity), and coordinates the Triratna Restorative Pilot Project.

Shantigarbha has led NVC workshops and retreats in the U.K., the Middle East, the U.S., India, and Sri Lanka, and offers coaching and counseling for individuals and couples. In 2011, he ran a reconciliation retreat for one hundred Israelis and Palestinians near the Dead Sea.

He is the author of I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication, and The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

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