“We”: A 2-Day Nonresidential Retreat on Mindful Communication
“A statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken. It is blameless and unfaulted by knowledgeable people. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of goodwill.” —The Buddha
When: Saturday, November 9, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday, November 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Our ability to speak wisely is based on our ability to listen fully to ourselves and others. When we take time to look carefully at how we behave toward others, we can see how our words and actions create both workable and unworkable relationships. Mindfulness in communication with others is a process-oriented way of living with a willingness to engage our life just as it is. Speaking mindfully means that we choose how, when, where, and why to express ourselves with consideration for ourselves and others. You will leave feeling clearer, calmer, more confident, and authentic in your communication.
This 2-day residential retreat will consist of noble silence with meditation and periods of interactive exercises with speaking, listening, Dharma talks, and group discussion.
Please bring your own lunch. A microwave and fridge are available; also, consider bringing a snack to share.
Where: TCMC, 1231 E. Edison, Tucson. It is important to the future of TCMC to observe mindful parking by not parking on the same block as the Center and by leaving an empty parking space in front of the homes on the neighboring blocks. Please reserve TCMC driveway parking for people who cannot walk far. Thank you!
Fee: TCMC $40, plus Dana or generosity for the teacher. Dana or generosity is a 2,600-year-old practice derived from the teachings of the Buddha. Please give generously what you can to support Lhasha in offering these priceless teachings. No one will be turned away from inability to pay.
To register, Go to tucsonmeditation.org or register at the door.