“It is important to recognise that if conflicts are created by misuse of human intelligence, we can also utilise our intelligence to find ways and means to overcome these conflicts.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution (TCCR) is a non-profitable, educational organisation dedicated to the non-violent management of conflicts in the Tibetan Community and the world as a whole.

Conflicts are challenges

Conflicts are life’s challenges to us. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama said during a private audience for the TCCR team, “As long as there is human society, there will always be conflicts. I always say that if we do not want conflicts at all we have to make the entire humanity stupid or dull, and then there will be no problems at all.” Therefore conflicts are an inevitable part of any change and potential development. Conflicts can lead to hostility and stagnation or they can lead to social progress and better understanding. It depends entirely on how people manage conflicts.

Conflicts can transform

Conflicts should not be perceived as something negative. If conflicts are managed using the tools of non-violent conflict resolution, they can lead to progress, amity and harmony in relationships and a more comfortable and transparent environment. The axiom of non-violent conflict resolution is to deal with conflicts in ways that lead to personal and social transformation, to transform conflicts into creative energy.