Mindful Communication: A Wise Speech Retreat

Start Date *
Tuesday, August 8, 2019 10:00 am America/Denver -06:00
Number of sessions/meetings
6
Official training hours
25.0 hours
Format
In person
Address

Sacred Streams
2149 Byron Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
United States

Main Topic
General NVC
Short description
Cultivate insight, awareness, and empathy; develop the capacity to listen and speak from the heart; and strengthen your ability to stay present and be more skillful in challenging situations. This is a non-residential retreat, 9am-5pm daily for 6 days. CEs available.
Offered by
English
Contact Email
oren@orenjaysofer.com
Contact Phone Number
978-355-2347
Description

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.

Wise Speech Retreat 2019

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).