The 2020 Living Peace Retreat

  Are you interested in developing skills to keep your heart strong in the face of the immense challenges of our times? The tools of Nonviolent Communication can support us to keep ourselves healthy in turbulent times and to make a difference for everyone whose lives we

Mindful Communication Workshop at CIIS

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and Dharma teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our spiritual practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Oren

The 2019 Living Peace Retreat

  Are you interested in developing skills to keep your heart strong in the face of the immense challenges of our times? The tools of Nonviolent Communication can support us to keep ourselves healthy in turbulent times and to make a difference for everyone whose lives we

A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

Evening Program Cost: $10 Registration: Register Here Location: California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 About the Evening Communication can be hard. Oren Jay Sofer’s proven method makes it easier and more effective for people on both sides of the conversation. His method is a unique combination of mindfulness,

Waking Up with Words: Finding Each Other

Evening Program Cost: By donation Registration: No pre-registration required Location: 108 Birch Street Redwood City, CA  95959 About the Evening Join Oren for the weekly Monday night Dharma meditation at the Insight Meditation Center of Redwood City. This talk will explore the author's personal journey with meditation practice and communication training, and include

2017 San Francisco – Bay Area IIT

Power, Privilege, and the Body: Focused IIT Program This event is a 9-day residential training designed as an "immersion experience" in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for people at all levels of NVC understanding led by a team of experienced CNVC trainers. This particular intensive will include the standard

Mindful Communication: Buddhism and NVC

In 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

Mediating Across Power Differences – Advanced Training

Overview What do you do differently when mediating a landlord-tenant dispute versus one between two neighbors? What if one party is a black woman and the other is a white man? What if the black woman is the landlord? Whenever there’s a significant power gap between

Tools for Change: Free Introduction to NVC

Our ability to connect with those we care about in our personal lives, and to work effectively with others professionally, depends upon our communication. In this free Introductory Evening to Nonviolent Communication, you will learn practical tools and concepts for clear, effective communication at home and in the