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Greetings to everyone looking to learn with Robert Gonzales and the Center for Living Compassion. Robert passed away on November 19, 2021. We mourn his passing even as we seek ways to continue his legacy,

The Spirituality of Nonviolent Communication:
A Course in Living Compassion
by Robert Gonzales

A year ago, our teacher, mentor, and friend left his physical body. To celebrate his life and honor his outstanding work, some dedicated friends took on the task, to fulfill one of Robert's life dreams of publishing his teachings in book form to provide access and support for an even wider community. Published a year after his death : November 19, 2022.

It is with pure delight we announce the publicationh of the first book in a series: The Spirituality of Nonviolent Communication — A Course in Living Compassion

Jeff Brown, former Executive Director of the Center for Nonviolent Communication, writes about the book: “I have never met another person who was as devoted, divinely guided, and relentless at encouraging us to live in the present moment as Robert Gonzales. He mobilized Nonviolent Communication principles to help us free ourselves from suffering and enter a state of peace and oneness with all of life.”

Ruth Joy, Robert’s wife, writes in the Foreword: “I am deeply grateful to Simone, Filipa, and Lynd for bringing Robert’s own words into book form to be available to greater numbers of people. I have seen how the information presented here has healed and transformed lives. It has mine.”

It is available on Amazon as a soft cover print version as well as a Kindle version.

In Service,
Simone, Filipa, and Lynd


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