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Mindful Communication: Buddhism and NVC

October 1, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

buddha-lakeIn this daylong workshop we will explore the how to bring more mindfulness and care to our communication: our listening, our speaking, and even our thinking.

The tools offered 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.

The day will include talks, sitting, movement and interactive speech practices. All are welcome. Please bring your lunch!

Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Sponsored by San Francisco Insight

Sliding Scale: This event is offered on a sliding scale basis $35-$100. Please register here with SFI.

2016.Oren.J.Sofer-headshotAbout Oren: Oren J. Sofer is a teacher and practitioner of mindfulness meditation, Nonviolent Communication and somatics. He began practicing meditation in 1997, and soon developed a deep interest in the relationship between mindfulness, embodied presence, and communication. A graduate of the BayNVC North American Leadership Training, he began teaching NVC in 2006 and has taught classes and workshops to individuals and organizations nationally. His teaching places particular emphasis how awareness practice and communication training can inform and deepen one another in a synergistic manner. Oren also holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is trained in Somatic Experiencing for healing trauma, and is a graduate of the IMS – Spirit Rock Vipassana Teachers’ Training Program.



October 1, 2016
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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First Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, 94109 United States
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