The Lost Art of Good Conversation: Engaging with the World (Eagle Rock)

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

November 18th

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    Price:
  • $40.00 Program Price
  • $60.00 Patron Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041

The Lost Art of Good Conversation isn't just a book and retreat tour. It's a movement toward establishing good communication and openness.

Our communities have been forever changed by the effects of social media, computer technology and globalization in a way that has reduced the amount of time we have to spend with family and friends and changed the way we communicate with them. We are often communicating in sound bites and photo captions that do not create a sense of real connection with the people we care about. In fact, some feel we have lost the art of communication.

Sakyong Mipham shows us a way to do better.

Watch as the Sakyong teaches from his book from the Toronto retreat with material focused on how good conversation is the backbone of building society. When we are armed with a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom and compassion of others, we can take our first steps towards being helpful to the world as a whole.

The Sakyong highlights the importance of good conversation in these challenging times—exploring how we can awaken to our lives through the simple act of conversing with others. The underlying message is that our world is in dire need of kindness and compassion. Simply by shifting the focus of our life away from our own agenda, we can connect with others and the greater world.

This day-long program will include watching the Friday night panel discussion between Sakyong Mipham and other guests, along with exclusive teachings, practice and discussion from the Cushion Tour led by Acharya Fleet Maull and Lodro Rinzler. We end the day with the Sakyong’s concluding talk from Toronto.

For more information on The Lost Art of Good Conversation book and retreat tour visit the website at GoodConversationBook.com.

Open to all — no previous meditation experience needed.

About the Sakyong
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage and the global network of more than 200 Shambhala Meditation Centers. With a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, his teachings focus on living a courageous life based on wisdom, kindness and compassion. He also holds the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the author of five books including the bestselling Turning the Mind Into an Ally, and The Lost Art of Good Conversation, coming October 17, 2017 from Harmony Books. He is a husband, father of three daughters, and avid runner. Through the Sakyong Foundation, he engages in supporting organizations and projects whose activities exemplify the Shambhala vision in Asia and the West. To learn more, visit www.Sakyong.com.

About the Book
In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition—meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings—to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves. 

Prerequisites: none, open to all

Location: Eagle Rock Meditation Center, 963 Colorado Blvd, CA 90041

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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