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Wise Speech Retreat


  • Barre Center for Buddhist Studies 97 Lockwood Road Barre, MA, 01005 United States (map)

Words that Lead to Awakening

During this three-day weekend retreat we will explore the Buddha’s teachings on Wise Speech, a powerful vehicle for bringing the Dharma fully into our daily lives. We will study and discuss select passages from the suttas, then practice this material in interactive exercises that also draw upon the contemporary discipline of Nonviolent Communication.

We will give particular emphasis to understanding Wise Speech as an integral part of the Eight-Fold Path, as well as developing practical tools for integrating speech practice into our daily lives. Interactive sessions will alternate with periods of silent mindfulness and kindness meditation. Participants are requested to have experience or training with vipassanā or secular mindfulness practice.

Sliding Scale: $177-$450 (plus donation)