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Mindful Communication Daylong

  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center 5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Woodacre, CA, 94973 United States (map)

How to Create Real Dialogue and Healthy Relationships

The path of practice taught by the Buddha is meant to transform our actions, our speech, our thinking and our relationships. How do we put these teachings into practice to make conversations and connections more meaningful? How can we use our spiritual practice to deepen our relationships personally and professionally? What tools do we have inwardly and outwardly to bring about these changes in our lives? 

Training ourselves to speak in a wise and non-harmful way is one of the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path. In this daylong workshop, we will explore the how to bring more mindfulness and care to our communication: our listening, our speaking, and even our thinking. 

The tools shared will be a combination of the core guidelines for Wise Speech offered by the Buddhist tradition, as well as the contemporary discipline of Nonviolent Communication. These practices form a powerful foundation for cultivating insight, awareness, self-understanding, and empathy. Through strengthening our capacity to stay present and to be more skillful in difficult situations, the pain and misunderstandings that come out of unwise and habitual speech can begin to ease, and our conversations and relationships can grow in meaningful, healthy ways.

This course is appropriate for all levels of experience with meditation, as well as any profession.

Space is limited, please register early.

Sliding Scale: $75-$200

CE Credits Available

This course offers 6 CE credits for $60 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors. If you have a different license and are interested in CE credit, please check with your licensing Board to see if credits for programs from APA or BRN approved providers are accepted.

Earlier Event: October 1
The Core Teachings: Part 1 of 4
Later Event: October 8
The Core Teachings: Part 2 of 4