An Introduction to Living Compassion – The Embodied Spirituality of Nonviolent Communication (with R. Gonzales) - Sun, Dec 7 - Sat, Dec 13, 2014

An Introduction to Living Compassion – The Embodied Spirituality of Nonviolent Communication (with R. Gonzales),


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Additional Info

**Aurovilians!! Please contact Dariya ( for more information…!!

Afsanah Guest House – 26 beds: double (some queen), triple (some queen plus single), quadra (all with private bathroom)
Verite Guest House – 14 beds: single (with shared bathroom), double and triple (with private bathroom)

Afsanah and Verite Guest Houses
Kottakarai Community
Auroville 605101
Tamil Nadu

Dates, Arrival & Departure:
Please arrive on Sun, Dec 7 (preferably after 12noon), so that we can begin on the morning of Mon, Dec 8. You may leave any time after lunch on Sat, Dec 13 (room check-out before 11am). If you want to spend extra days in Auroville (before or after), please book your accommodation separately (click here).

Workshop Schedule:
Check-In: Sun, Dec 7, between 2-5pm
Evening: Dinner & Welcome Reception

Morning Session: 9am-12.30pm
Afternoon Session: 2-6pm
Participant-Based Evening Gatherings (optional)

Check-Out: Sat, Dec 13, closing with lunch

Intermediate Training – Prerequisite Required:
Please note that this is an intense intermediate training and requires formal prior NVC training.

Fee and Payment:
The fee is Rs.33,600 (30,000 + 12% Service Tax). Your seat will only be confirmed once you have made your payment.

If paying from the US: $600
If paying from Europe: €450

We’ll be receiving payments starting April 1, 2014 and closing Oct 15, 2014. (You may pay in 2 installments if you like, as long as your total is received by Oct 15, 2014.)

No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Oct 15, 2014, and 10% Administration Charges will be deducted for cancellations before Oct 15, 2014.

We’ll contact you via email with our banking details (in early April for early registrations, and thereafter, once you’ve registered).

Meals and Tea Breaks:
Your meals (vegetarian) and tea breaks are included in the workshop fee, starting with dinner on Sun, Dec 7 and ending with lunch on Sat, Dec 13.

Accommodation/Commitment and Rooming Arrangements:
This is a retreat-style training, and living at the retreat venue is a required condition for participating.

Our accommodation is beautiful and comfortable, although mostly shared. We have a few single rooms (with shared bathrooms), and otherwise mostly double (some queen), triple (some queen plus single) and quadra rooms (with private bathrooms).

Please bear with us as we do our best to accommodate your rooming preferences. If you’re able/wanting to share a queen bed with your partner or close friend and/or willing to have a 3rd friend in your room, please let us know.

Airports: The closest international airport is Chennai (MAA), a 3-hour ride from Auroville. (Pondicherry airport, domestic and just a 20-min ride to Auroville, is presently not open, although this may change…)
Trains Stations: Pondicherry (20-min away), Villipuram (1-hour away), Chennai (3-hours away)
Taxis: For airport/train station pick-up, please contact
Auroville Transport Service: (+91) (0)413 2622400,, or
Unity Transport Service (+91) (0)413 2623587,

Facebook Group:
In order to stay connected before and after our retreat, and to receive updates, etc, please join the following FB group:

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