This workshop will be BOTH online through ZOOM and IN-PERSON at Columbus Karma Thegsum Chöling Meditation Center.
We all want better relationships – with our family, friends, and the world at large. But so much of the time, our communication is on “automatic pilot” and we are not truly present with ourselves or others, and our awkward attempts to be genuine fall flat.
We need to develop skills to listen, participate and be present with openness and compassion.
This workshop, led by Teresa Speakman of Full Circle Peace, a training organization that works with the techniques of non-violent communication, will provide practical experience in methods of empathetic listening and conversation that will help people from all walks of life be more present with one another, increasing compassion in community life.
The workshop is part of a larger initiative by Columbus Karma Thegsum Chöling Buddhist Meditation Center to improve communications and respect within the local community. It follows KTC’s recent sangha-wide book club on Oren Jay Sofer’s popular book, “Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Non-Violent Communication.”
Through the workshop we will learn to listen more effectively, stay connected to our values, and find greater closeness in our relationships.
We hope you can join us for this hands-on event, where we will practice techniques for improving communication and empathy.
Teresa Speakman earned her master’s degree in organizational communication from Ohio University with a special focus on Compassionate Communication in the workplace.
She offers a number of events for bringing about personal healing, growth, and positive social change, including Empathy Cafés.
Tickets are by donation; proceeds benefit the Columbus KTC Operations Fund.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE FINANCIAL MEANS, please write to the organizer at email@example.com and you will be registered at no cost.
We look forward to seeing you soon!