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Making Peace with Words

  • Mountain View, CA - St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church - Edwards Hall 2094 Grant Road Mountain View, CA, 94040 United States (map)

Where Mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication Meet

Nonviolence is a way of life that goes beyond our physical actions to include a commitment to non harming with our word and even our hearts and minds. Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations, while Nonviolent Communication offers a systematic training of our speech and thought patterns. Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our contemplative practice provides a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. In these polarized times, how can we speak and listen in a way that is aligned with our values? How can we hear others with divergent views?

Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. The evening will include a guided meditation, lecture, time for questions and answer, as well as a book-signing.

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: February 6
Say What You Mean: 12-week Online Course
Later Event: February 14
Dharma Talk