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The Path of Wise Speech: Living the Teachings
Dates: Oct 21, 2016 - Oct 24, 2016
Days: Fri - Mon (3 Nights)

Instructor(s): Oren J. Sofer

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This course will explore the Buddha’s teachings on Wise Speech, a powerful vehicle for bringing the Dharma fully into our daily lives.  We will study and discuss select passages from the suttas; then practice this material in interactive exercises that also draw upon the contemporary discipline of Nonviolent Communication. We will give particular emphasis to understanding Wise Speech as an integral part of the Eight-Fold Path, as well as develop practical tools for integrating speech practice into our daily lives. Interactive sessions will alternate with periods of silent mindfulness and kindness meditation. Participants are requested to have experience or training with vipassanā or secular mindfulness practice.