Our ability to communicate openly, honestly and kindly is a core part of the contemplative path affecting our mind, our relationships and the quality of our lives. Join Oren for a unique daylong workshop focused on developing more skill and flexibility in communicating authentically. Together, we’ll explore a range of methods to draw on the wisdom and strength of our body as a tool for more authentic self-expression. You will learn to sense and maintain personal boundaries, to discern what is authentic and to express that in clear and creative ways.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators, as well as anyone interested in cultivating the capacity for honest connection. The day will include a combination of guided meditation, journaling and interactive exercises. Everyone is welcome.
Oren Jay Sofer, a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, teaches meditation and communication retreats and workshops nationally. He is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma. Oren also holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University and is the founder of Next Step Dharma. He is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, and co-author of Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents.