Jesse Wiens Chu 

Jesse Wiens Chu is the founder of ZENVC, an approach to the practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that integrates meditation, mindfulness, and inner work. He has a passion for bringing Eastern and Western wisdom to bear on the problems of today, supporting individuals, couples, and communities to come back into wholeness. In this, he draws from his own Chinese-American heritage, seven years of living and practicing in Zen (禅) Buddhist monasteries (2000 to 2007), training with NVC founder, Dr. Marshall Rosenberg (2003 to 2007), and Center for Understanding in Conflict co-founder, Gary Friedman. Jesse has been a Center for Nonviolent Communication Certified Trainer since 2009 and a former volunteer with BayNVC’s Restorative Justice program at San Quentin State Prison. Together with his spouse, CNVC Certified Trainer Catherine Cadden, he co-authored The Ongo Book: Everyday Nonviolence, a guidebook for daily practice of mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication that has sold thousands of copies worldwide. Jesse is also a contributing author to A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community.