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Breaking the cycles - Transforming violence and oppression into love-in-action

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Looking at the multi-level crisis that we are in as humanity, have you ever wondered why history keeps repeating itself, why we find ourselves facing with social, cultural and ecological collapses again and again, and why it seems we're stuck in noxious cycles?

Come join us in a conversation that unpacks the pattern of beliefs (or disbeliefs) behind our inherited worldviews that keeps us in the cycles of trauma, disconnection and disruption. 

Kai Sawyer - guided by Vinoba Bhave's "moved by love" philosophy - will share with us his journey with the topic and how he has moved from "doing activism" to "being peace".

This is a live webinar within the Cultural Dimension of the REGEN-Nations learning programme - read more about how to join the full dimension here.

About the speaker

Kai Sawyer is a nonviolence activist born in Tokyo in 1983. He was raised in Niigata, Hawaii and Osaka. While attending the University of California, Santa Cruz, he began to engage with the anti-war movement and sustainability. He also co-chaired the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP). 

As the founder of Tokyo Urban Permaculture, an experimental project based on the gift economy, he conducts workshops on permaculture, nonviolent communication, mindfulness, systems thinking and such around the world. He is also the co-founder of the Peace and Permaculture Dojo, a training and experimental center for living nonviolence. 

Co-author of the children's book "Our Earth, Our Home: The Essential Japanese Green Living Handbook for KidsThe Essential Japanese Green Living Handbook for Kids" (Parallax Press, 2022). With his collaborators, he wants to create a world where everyone lives life to the fullest.

→ TEDx talk, An invitation to stop: Kai Sawyer at TEDxTodai


→ Peace and Permaculture Dojo WEBSITE:

  • Regular price: 33 AUD / 18 GBP
  • Low income, students, unemployed: 22 AUD / 12 GBP
  • High income or access: 44 AUD / 25 GBP

We are aware that these fees might still be high for some, and do not want finances to stand in the way of learning. We are happy to offer a discounted scholarship rate – please write to us at to apply.

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