Active Peace Training for Shamhala Community (Online)

October 13th—December 8th

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  • $240 Full Price
  • $100 Subsidized
Room: Main Shrine Room

Active Peace Training for Shambhala Community Members

Community Peacemaking Using Active Peace Circles

Facilitated by Scott Brown and Catherine Cooley       

Eight Wednesdays / Oct. 13 – Dec. 8, 2021 (no session Thanksgiving week)

4:30-6:30PM MT / 3:30-5:30PM PT / 6:30-8:30PM ET


Offered on a Donation/Pay from the heart basis:

Suggested Donation Range, depending on financial abundance and need: $100– $240.

Average Donations of $160 support the sustainability of Active Peace and Peaceabl

Questions? Contact Scott Brown: [email protected]



The Boulder Shambhala Center has been working with Scott Brown, the creator of the Active Peace Circle process which aids in restorative justice, harm repair, and community restoration. Scott has generously created training for the Shambhala community to learn peacemaking skills, strengthening relationships by releasing judgments that create division, addressing conflict at the root and breaking cycles of disrespect and violence, and channeling fear, anger, and despair into loving action. We encourage Shambhala leadership, members, practitioners, either solo or with your center's sangha. 

If you have any questions please email Azia Abrahan-May, liaison with the Active Peace Circle team, with any questions at: [email protected]



We invite you to learn the Active Peace Circle process to help heal divisions and conflict in your community, with skillful conversations that create deeper understanding, heartfelt connection, strengthened relationships, and new agreements for moving forward.

Please join us in this special offer for the Shambhala Community to become a stronger force for:

  • Strengthening relationships by releasing judgments that create division,
  • Addressing conflict at the root and break cycles of disrespect and violence, and
  • Channeling fear, anger, and despair into loving action.

Takeaways from the series include:

  • Learn core principles and practices that support personal, interpersonal, and collective healing; community justice; and societal transformation;
  • Upgrade your consciousness through the 5 foundations of restorative justice, the four capacities for Active Peacemaking, and the two core values of nonviolence;
  • Root yourself in a paradigm-shifting worldview that helps you hold the big picture and stay grounded;
  • Practice new skills and capacities you can apply to all your relationships and groups;
  • Receive many inspiring resources for ongoing growth; and
  • Become part of a growing network of active peacemakers supporting each other in a variety of ways.

The Boulder Shambhala community recently used the Active Peace Circle process to fully understand and repair the harm from a conflict that impacted their community. Here is some of the feedback we received at the end of the process:

  • “A huge amount of benefit can come from a process like this … in terms of relationship building, learning, and harm repair – naming the harm, naming the needs and naming what can and should be done for accountability.”
  • “I appreciate the constant willingness to continue to communicate and remain caring of one another.”
  • “It was extremely important and moving to hear each of the individual accounts of their experience of the incident. It showed how the incident impacted such a range of people on such a deep level.”
  • “Amazingly thorough exploration of the event/issues, disciplined but with tremendous kindness.”
  • “Thank you for this rich opportunity to learn with dignity.”
  • “This was a profound experience for me personally and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to explore the process.”
  • “I have found the APC process to be extraordinary in its thoroughness and impact. The APC process brings together and enables heartfelt and transformative communication between people with very distinct perspectives on a situation of conflict and harm. It is a process especially well-suited for spiritual communities.”                                               



Scott Brown is a peacemaker, transpersonal psychologist, and life and relationship coach who guides individuals and groups into the deepest levels of personal and collective healing and resilience. His integrated approach brings together psychology, spirituality, nature-based healing, and transformational activism. He is a leading advocate for bringing the principles and practices of restorative justice to bear on the full range of social issues and is the author of Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World.

Scott has worked as a restorative justice program coordinator, a mediator, a wilderness rites of passage guide, a workshop leader, and as a mentor to youth both in and out of the criminal justice system. He holds a Master’s degree from Naropa University in transpersonal psychology and ecopsychology and has comprehensive training in nonviolent communication and body-centered psychotherapy.

Catherine Cooley is a communication coach, conflict mediator, speaker and founder of Peaceabl. She helps people repair both business team and family relationships, applying and teaching Nonviolent or Compassionate Communication (NVC), used worldwide for conflict resolution, emotional self care, relationship transformation and community building.

She facilitates Restorative Justice Circles and Council Circles for women, couples, and organizations, facilitates NYCNVC’s Compassion Course practice groups, and leads workshops in prison for the Alternative to Violence Project.

Catherine is a certification candidate with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and is a member of Rotary International’s E-Club of World Peace. More information at Peaceabl.