The Ongo Book: Everyday Nonviolence
What if "peace, compassion, and wisdom" wasn't just a slogan on a book cover but actually your everyday experience? What if you were able to make a real difference in your family, community, and the world, by embodying those qualities in your words and actions?
The Ongo Book: Everyday Nonviolence is a guide for those who want to be nonviolence in the real world. The book offers a progression of short, simple, and doable practices for readers to incorporate into their daily lives over the course of three months, and a flexible structure that supports couples and groups who wish to practice together.
Practices like mindfulness meditation, Nonviolent Communication, gratitude, and forgiveness are explained in clear, ordinary language, with an emphasis on how they can be applied in everyday life situations. From basic body awareness to making boundaries and speaking truth, The Ongo Book explores both the practical and the profound, with accessible yet deep learning for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
CATHERINE CADDEN is an educator, storyteller, and dancer with over 25 years of experience in bringing innovative programs in nonviolence, mindfulness, and conflict transformation to people of all ages, on six continents.
JESSE WIENS is the founder of ZENVC, an approach to the practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that integrates meditation, mindfulness, and inner work. He has a passion for bringing Eastern and Western wisdom to bear on the problems of today, supporting individuals, couples, and communities to come back into wholeness.
Together, Catherine and Jesse live their practice with each other in Beloved partnership, one day at a time. They support people around the world in the learning and real-world application of spiritual practices in a lively, experiential, and integrated way.