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Finding Balance in Difficult Times

  • Larkspur, CA - YogaWorks Larkspur Landing 2019 Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur, CA, 94939 United States (map)

Equanimity is balance born of wisdom; it’s our heart and mind’s capacity to roll with the inevitable challenges and changes of life without taking it personally, without falling into despair or hopeless. Rather than a bland state of neutrality, or a cold state of indifference, equanimity gives us a wide space to feel the whole range of human experience, and the poise to act with wisdom and care rather than reactivity. Whether it’s personal loss and difficulty, challenges in relationship, or the immense pain our world is facing, equanimity is the indispensable quality that allows us to meet life with grace and balance, and at times to keep going in the face of extraordinary hardship.

Learn to:
o Find balance with difficult emotions
o Understand how we get reactive and what helps us to let go
o Get perspective when challenged overwhelmed

This evening program will include a guided meditation, lecture, and time for Q&A. The evening will be followed by a book signing of Oren’s new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.

Cost: $30

About the Book

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication is a step-by-step guide for meaningful conversations that bring people together. It is the first book to integrate mindfulness with the modern discipline of Nonviolent Communication and somatic healing.

Whether it's managing conflict at work, navigating a political divide with a relative, or strengthening bonds at home—communicating effectively is what makes or breaks our relationships. Rich with simple yet powerful exercises, Say What You Mean offers a clear method and concrete practices for healthier, more effective conversation.

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Earlier Event: May 15
Metta Retreat: Lovingkindness
Later Event: June 26
Say What You Mean: Dharma Talk