Mindful Communication in Challenging Times Half-Day

Bill Mies Online Retreat

Bill Mies

4/17/2021 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET/U.S. and Canada)  at  Online Retreat (Virtual) (Map It)

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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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 be given the Zoom link in the registration confirmation email and again via email the week before the course begins.

How do I get on a Zoom class?

Mindfulness Online: What it is Like to Participate in Retreats, Workshops, Courses and Classes via Video Conference, by Stan Eisenstein

Registration

The base offering covers direct expenses for this event, including support for the teacher. Your payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW).

Scholarships

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 $10 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. 

Late Registration

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.

IMCW aspires to create a safe, supportive community. We welcome everyone with an interest in meditation, regardless of identity, orientation or background. 

Fees:

Fee:$40.00

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