Training ourselves to speak in a wise and non-harmful way is one of the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path. In this workshop, 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.
This weekend workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators, and is an extended opportunity to engage in this essential teaching and practice. Our days together will include talks, sitting, movement and interactive speech practices as well as time for discussion and questions.
Participants are strongly encouraged to attend both days, however, Saturday-only registration is also available. There is no Sunday-only registration option.
Sliding Scale Saturday Only: $65 - 90
Sliding Scale Weekend: $110 - 165