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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 & 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 program, we will explore 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. 

Continuing Education (CE) credits available for licensed therapists, nurses, and chaplains.

Sliding Scale: $75 - 200
Discount: $45 for Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income)

Earlier Event: April 15
Dharma Talk: Marin Sangha
Later Event: April 22
Dharma Talk: Marin Sangha