Mindful Communication: A Wise Speech Retreat
Non-residential Program with Donald Rothberg and Oren Jay Sofer
• Reduce stress and interpersonal conflict
• Strengthen resilience and empathy
• Learn practical tools for effective dialogue
Integrating meditation practice with our speech and communication is one of the main ways to bring deeply-held values into our daily lives and actions in the world. In this retreat, we connect mindfulness and lovingkindness practice, the Buddha's teachings on Right Speech, relational awareness practices, and the contemporary discipline of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Collectively, these practices form a powerful foundation for cultivating insight, awareness, and empathy; develop our capacity to listen and speak from the heart; and strengthen our ability to stay present and be more skillful in challenging situations.
This retreat will include periods of silent meditation and interactive speech practices. It is designed for those who want to bring more attention to speech as a spiritual practice, for those who have emphasized communication and want further grounding in meditation, and for those who are helping professionals.
This is a non-residential retreat, 9a-5p daily. NVC will be taught at a basic level; reading Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication before the retreat is strongly recommended.
CEs are available for therapists, psychologists, chaplains and certain other helping professions.
Cost: $350 Registration fee + donation to teachers
Registration fees are set low in order to make this retreat as accessible as possible, regardless of income. Some scholarships available. (Read more about donations).