What Would the Buddha Say? Practicing Skillful Speech
with Manny Mansbach
4 Fridays, June 4 - 25; 10:30am - 12:00pm ET
Suggested donation: $32-80 registration + teacher donation (we encourage you to consider teacher dana equal to or greater than the amount you gave for registration)*
“It is spoken at the right time. It
is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It
is spoken with a mind of good-will.” -The
From a foundation of loving awareness, this class aims to strengthen our capacity to attune to what is true for us in each moment, and to gain confidence in translating this knowing into skillful, compassionate speech and internalization of the core building blocks of skillful speech.
We will utilize Assertive Nonviolence, a way of communicating grounded in empathy and respect for all beings that draws on the Buddha’s instructions for Wise Speech, the nonviolence teachings of Gandhi, Dr. King and others, as well as contemporary tools like Compassionate Communication, and Manny’s extensive experience as a couples therapist and group leader. Throughout, we will emphasize the primacy of caring sangha in nurturing Skillful Speech.
“Words of love, tenderness, and kindness are urgently needed in a world saturated by so many unwise and divisive words. The realization of peace in our world, our communities, families, and relationships rest upon each of us learning to speak with wisdom.” -Christina Feldman
Dial in by phone for audio only: Call (646) 558-8656. Meeting ID: 943 156 1684. Password: 242.
*In keeping with the Buddhist tradition of dana (generosity), the suggested registration amounts for our classes and retreats do not include any payment for the teacher. The teachers are paid entirely out of the students' generosity. Please consider giving a donation to the teacher in order to support their ability to continue to share the dharma. We encourage you to consider teacher dana equal to or greater than the amount you gave for registration. You may give a donation at the time of registration and give later donations through our teacher dana link. Everyone is welcome to all of our events regardless of ability to donate.
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