Venue and time: Sunday May 1, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Moksha Yoga, London Ontario, Canada.
Schedule: Meditation 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Break for chat and tea 7:30 – 7:45 pm roughly; 7:45 – 9:00 pm; Discussion on the topic Mindful Dance of Communication. Participants are welcome to either or both of these events.
We communicate through voice, books, media, emails, skype, tweets, facebook, … In this blur, mindfulness strengthens our inner peace and compassion, so we’re not overwhelmed. Mindfulness approaches to communication are anchored in present moment awareness of reality. They are enhanced by meditation practice. Mindfulness and Buddhist practice regards truth as primary in communication. But truth, is not enough in itself. We can be truthful, but brutal in the way we deliver our communication. Mindful communication is compassionate communication. Mindfulness encourages a gentle compassionate dance with our communication partners; so that our ability to bring our attention to them, and what they are saying, is enhanced. Some of the evenings discussion will be unstructured. This is a wonderfully big topic!
Preparation for the evening: I suggest you read the material at the link below, from Catriona Rogers, and try the mindful communication exercise.