Mindful Communication Retreat: Creating Real Dialogue

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This daylong program explores the foundations of an integrated approach to Mindful Communication with a focus on how to create dialogue in any situation.

How can we use our spiritual practice as a resource to address a polarized political climate, divisive speech, and violent acts towards marginalized communities? How do we bring qualities of integrity, truth, and kindness into our relationships and conversations, staying true to our values while creating conditions for real dialogue?

Join Buddhist meditation teacher and Nonviolent Communication Trainer Oren Jay Sofer for this unique program in Mindful Communication.

In this daylong workshop, we will explore an integrated approach to bringing mindfulness and care to our communication. The tools shared will be a combination of the core guidelines for Wise Speech offered by the Buddhist tradition, as well as the contemporary discipline of Nonviolent Communication. Together, these practices form a powerful foundation for insight, compassion, and skill so that our conversations can create meaningful change.

This event is co-sponsored by Springboard Meditation Sangha and the Unitarian Society of Germantown, PA.

Space is limited, please register early. Fee is $35, and an additional dana (donation) will be gratefully received at the end of the program.

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  2. You can also register using text messaging. To register for this retreat via text, send “35 Oren” to 215-607-6191. Follow the prompts to enter name, contact and payment info.


Oren Jay Sofer has practiced meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition since 1997 and is a long-time student of Joseph Goldstein, Michele McDonald, and Ven. Ajahn Sucitto. He holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma, a Nonviolent Communication Trainer, and a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers’ Council. Oren is the Founder of Next Step Dharma, and the author of the book, “Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.” www.OrenJaySofer.com

Unitarian Society of Germantown