The Being Sanctuary podcast was created by Lauren Bailey and The Kerulos Center for Non-violence to provide a common space of gathering and support for like-minded and like-hearted individuals. Being Sanctuary is intended to help guide us to health, dignity and peace for all life, human and nonhumans. The podcast consists of ten sessions led by Lauren Bailey. Each session focuses on one of the 10 Principles of Being Sanctuary which are grounded and inspired by the practice of nonviolence.

In Being Sanctuary we will discuss each of the principles, what they mean in our lives and how you can take what you learn into the world. With each podcast you are invited to take part in online discussions hosted on the Kerulos Constellation Facebook page. You can also join a live webinar group where we gather to reflect and discuss together the ideas introduced in the podcast. Each session includes take-home exercises, readings, links, and practices.

Any contribution in appreciation of the podcasts is welcome. Please consider donating to The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence to support our residents at The Tortoise and the Hare Sanctuary. Thank you for your generosity and care.

Being Sanctuary podcast


Acceptance — Open embrace of difference.
Being Sanctuary podcast


Belonging — Cultivate positive, non-dominating relationships and space that include and connect.

The 10 Principles of Being Sanctuary:

  • Understanding — Develop ways of knowing and experiencing the world through the eyes of another.
  • Safety — Create and sustain physical, psychological, social and ethical safety.
  • Listening — Being present, without an agenda, to hear and respect others’ emotional and physical needs and perspectives.
  • Acceptance — Open embrace of difference.
  • Parity — Respect the needs and aspirations of others with balance, equality, and reciprocity.
  • Belonging — Cultivate positive, non-dominating relationships and space that include and connect.
  • Trust — Provide consistent confidence and care.
  • Self Determination — Support self-efficacy, empowerment, and confidence.
  • Assurance — Provide lifelong care and security.
  • Beauty — Deeply appreciating nature’s inherent value and wholeness, aligning with Nature,‘walk in beauty,’ or hozho in Navajo Dineh