11/15/2020 1:00 PM -
(ET/US & Canada) at
Online via Zoom (Virtual) (
Mindful Communication in Challenging Times
(Reducing stress and anxiety in everyday conversations)
How many times have we entered into conversation with the desire to increase the level of wisdom or to deepen intimacy only to have come up disappointed?
Reaching out to another has eluded us in so many ways. It would seem simple but turns out to be quite complicated. So many pitfalls, misunderstandings, suffering, stress, and anxiety, find their source in conversations that lack mindfulness and heartfulness. Not a pretty picture!
What happens to the pure intentions, inner peace, or honest sorrow, felt during silent meditation?
Toward a Solution
In this communications workshop we will explore and experiment with finding a wise path through difficult conversations. We will cultivate the qualities and insights inherent in human nature that encourage mutual understanding, empathy, intimacy, and meaningful communication.
We will use mindfulness practices, teaching, and dialogue to integrate the basic principles of mindful listening and speaking into daily life.
Learn to bring the honesty, peacefulness, and openness of introspective reflection into the interpersonal world of relationships. This is a key to reducing suffering and minimizing the chaos caused by interactions that are not rooted in the present.
Honesty and intimacy with ourselves and shared with others is at the core of meaningful interaction.
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One of the things I take away is the cultivation of space to feel and connect to my body through difficult emotions and uncertainty. I feel like I have gained access to a core, central voice of wisdom that is just waiting for me to access at any moment.
~ Raisa G.
Registration, Scholarships, Cancellations
Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the retreat manager before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.
IMCW Refund Policy
If you cancel more than two weeks before the start of the event, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 2 weeks before the beginning of the event. It may take 5-7 days for the refund to show in your account.
Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings.
Participating through Zoom: Notes
Note: Because this is an online retreat, participants are encouraged to find space of relative quiet, limiting the amount of interaction with others in the environment as much as possible. Participants may join by internet or via phone.
Participants will find a link to Zoom in their registration confirmation email. If the email does not arrive quickly, please check your spam folder.