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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"Ultimately, all responsibility and all action begin with the individual, and so it is here that we must start. In its simplest form, nonviolence is rooted in the knowledge that we have the capacity to act violently and aggressively and that we must make a conscious choice not to. Nonviolence is not succumbing to our conditioning, not succumbing to our sense of helplessness that has us deciding again and again, either actively or passively, to support  the use of violence as an effective form of conflict resolution. Nonviolence means strongly standing up for truth and compassion in the midst of confrontation - and doing so without aggression."  Claude AnShin Thomas, "At Hell's Gate" pg. 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

Fri Oct 17, 2014 @ 3:00PM - 01:45PM
Trauma Conference Workshop and Meditation Omega Institute
Wed Sep 24, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 12:00PM
5-Day Meditation Retreat in Leverkusen, Germany
Thu Sep 18, 2014 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Talk at Zen Group in Bonn, Germany

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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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