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Roberta Wall & Barbara Bash

Roberta Wall, CNVC Certified Trainer based in Asheville, North Carolina, USA,  has offered NVC trainings with Buddhist teachers, retreat centers and monasteries around the world. She received lay ordination from Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1997, was a founding member of the Zen Peacemaker Order and has studied and trained with many Buddhist teachers and practice centers.

Roberta is an activist, parent, and facilitator. She offers her work in service of healing and transforming our world . Her forthcoming book, Dancing at the Intersection, is inspired by her integration of NVC with activism, contemplation  and training in Buddhist, Yogic and Jewish traditions. 

Visit Roberta's blog - Website: www.steps2peace.com

Barbara Bash is a calligraphic artist deeply involved in communication in many forms. She was a student of Chogyam Trungpa and has been a meditation instructor in the Shambhala tradition for many years. She has been a student and teacher of NVC for the past 15 years, completing the Bay NVC Leadership program in 2009. Barbara teaches NVC in buddhist centers and the prison system. She has written and illustrated a number of books about the natural world, most recently True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude where she combined sitting meditation with nature journaling to explore the inner and outer landscape. Barbara offers big brush workshops widely and creative process mentoring sessions online. She is currently hosting circle practice gatherings in the Hudson Valley where she lives. Her visual blog is True Nature. Her website is barbarabash.com.

  • Easier and steadier access to presence, awareness and self-connection in relationships and challenging situations 
  • Illumination of basic Buddhist and NVC principles 
  • A deeper understanding of how to live the Buddhist precepts of non-harming, mindful speech and deep listening 
  • An introduction to useful tools for families and communities to create a culture of Nonviolent Communication