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March 2019

The BayNVC Immersion Program 2019

with Roxy Manning and Oren Jay Sofer
March 16 @ 9:30 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm

Nonviolent Communication is about more than what you say. It’s about developing internal resources to realize our potential and live in line with our values. It’s about showing up authentically and compassionately in all circumstances, learning to care more fully for ourselves and for others, and transforming…

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June 2019

Finding Balance in Difficult Times

with Oren Jay Sofer
June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Equanimity is balance born of wisdom; it’s our heart and mind’s capacity to roll with the inevitable challenges and changes of life without taking it personally, without falling into despair or hopeless. Rather than a bland state of neutrality, or a cold state of indifference,…

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July 2019

Innate Empathy: Strengthening the Heart

with Oren Jay Sofer
July 20 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

• Build a foundation for healthy relationships • Learn ways to increase access to empathy • Strengthen internal stability and resilience How consistently are we able to use our communication tools, meditation techniques, or psychological frameworks for well-being, balance and connection in our work and daily…

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August 2019

Wise Speech Retreat: Waking Up Together

with Oren Jay Sofer
August 20 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 4:30 pm

with Donald Rothberg and Oren Jay Sofer •  Deepen insight and self-understanding •  Train the heart to find balance when challenged •  Learn practical tools for effective dialogue Non-Residential Retreat Dates: August 20 – 25, 2019, 9am-5pm daily Sliding Scale: $350 Registration fee + donation to…

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October 2019

Somatically Speaking: Cultivating Authentic Communication

with Oren Jay Sofer
October 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our ability to communicate openly, honestly and kindly is a core part of the contemplative path affecting our mind, our relationship, and quality of life. Join us for this unique daylong to develop more skill and flexibility in this area. We’ll explore a range of…

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Mindful Communication: 6-week Series (Mondays, Berkeley)

with Oren Jay Sofer
October 14 @ 6:15 pm - November 18 @ 9:15 pm

MINDFUL COMMUNICATION FOUNDATIONS • Learn core tools for effective dialogue • Reduce stress and conflict • Strengthen resilience and empathy • Grow in self-understanding Communication sits at the center of our lives – personally, socially, and professionally. This six-week course offers in-depth training in the…

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November 2019

Mindful Communication Workshop at CIIS

with Oren Jay Sofer
November 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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…

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