Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author, communication trainer and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this introduction to Mindful Communication in an online weekend retreat. We will explore how our contemplative practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Based on teachings from his book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, this weekend retreat will explore the foundations of an integrated approach to skillful communication.
This weekend retreat offers an innovative approach to communication and relationship, drawing on the tools of contemplative practice and Nonviolent Communication. Learn to speak your truth in a kind and caring way, build healthier relationships and have more meaningful conversations.
The weekend will include a combination of guided meditation, discussion, and interactive practices. This program is an introductory level; all are welcome to attend.
Retreat Schedule (All times listed are ET):
Friday, August 28: 7pm-8:30pm ET
Saturday, August 29: 10am-12pm; 2-4pm; 7-8:30pm ET
Sunday, August 30; 10am-12pm ET
Cost: $200 (reduced rate of $100 and scholarships available)
Questions? This event is sponsored by the Garrison Institute. For questions or inquiries, please contact them here.
Oren Jay Sofer is a nationally recognized teacher of meditation, mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, and co-author of Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents. Oren is co-founder of Mindful Healthcare and the founder of Next Step Dharma, an innovative online program that helps meditators integrate their retreat experiences into daily life.