The Zaltho Foundation Promoting Mindfulness and Nonviolence

  • “If we want the world to be a different place, then we as individuals have to live differently. Through mindfulness, we can nurture healing and transformation within ourselves, and this can change the world.”
    — Claude AnShin Thomas

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"We do not need war to stave off our boredom or give us meaning and definition as a people. It is not our human nature but rather our unhealed, unaddressed suffering that propels us to institutionalized killing. Killing at that level is quite simply the consequence of a fear-based philosophy that drives us to seek safety by attempting the impossible: to control everything and everyone around us." Claude AnShin Thomas, "At Hell's Gate", page 87

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About Zaltho / Our Goals

The Zaltho Foundation, a spiritually based non-profit committed to ending violence by promoting mindfulness and positive change within individuals, was founded by Claude AnShin Thomas in 1994.


Upcoming Events

Sat Sep 20, 2014 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
2 Days of Meditation, Wien, Austria
Fri Sep 19, 2014 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Talk in Wien, Austria
Sat Sep 06, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 12:00PM
5-Day Street Retreat, Basel, Switzerland
Sat Sep 06, 2014 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Day of Meditation, Basel, Switzerland
Thu Sep 04, 2014 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Talk in Basel, Switzerland
Sat Aug 30, 2014 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
2 Days of Meditation, Churwalden, Switzerland

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It was through the inspiration, the engagement, and the skill of Zachary Alan Thomas that the Zaltho Foundation began to have, and maintain, an online presence. For his years of dedicated service we remain forever thankful.

In Gratitude: Claude AnShin Thomas, Spiritual Advisor and The Board of Directors,
The Zaltho Foundation, Inc.

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