Retreats

Wise Speech: The Art of Mindful Communication

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
Date(s):
May 6 (Sat)
Time:
9:30am - 3:30pm
Location:
Santa Monica
Description:
Wise Speech: The Art of Mindful Communication

As practitioners we are committed to walking the path of awareness and lovingkindness in a noisy and sometimes seemingly mindless world. Relational mindfulness is such a valuable part of how we can learn to take the teachings into daily life, and yet it can be one of our most challenging places to practice.

If peace begins within our own hearts and ripples out to our communities, what better place and time is there than here and now to look at the power of mindfulness and meditation and its effect on our communication? This will be a day of self-exploration and inquiry in community to deepen our practice both on and off the cushion.

This daylong is suited for beginning and intermediate students.

The first half of the day will be held in silence by the participants with guided meditations by the teachers. Our periods of sitting meditation will be interspersed with walking meditation.

In the afternoon, having cultivated embodied presence in the silence, we will then explore the many facets of mindful communication through relational mindfulness exercises and practices.

We will offer dyads and small group work to explore together some of the Buddha's teachings on wise speech as well as contemporary modalities for cultivating mindful communication.

You will leave this daylong with tools you can take with you into daily life.

Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Directions:
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
Cost:

Sliding scale from $50 to $100 per person.

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to InsightLA.

Please note: There are many ways to attend InsightLA classes and events. If you are unable to pay the suggested registration price, please contact us by emailing programs@insightla.org.

Enrollment Limit:
60 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a brown bag lunch and something to write with.
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821 or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.