The Lost Art of Good Conversation ~ Community Conversations ~ Connecting with the Sakyong's New Book

with Sandra Harper

January 11th—February 22nd (2018)

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    Room: Main Shrineroom

    Join us for weekly Shrine-side conversations

    as we explore the Sakyong's new book and learn

    the "Art" of "Good Conversation" together!

    What better way to explore a book on conversation than with good gatherings for lots of conversation. We will base our meetings on short readings and small group discussions, inspired by:

    The Lost Art of Good Conversation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

    Prerequisites: None, everyone welcome!

    Dates and Times: 6 consecutive Thursday evenings (with a break during Shambhala Day week) begining January 11th, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

    ~ No cost and no registration necessary ~

    Just come and be ready to appreciate and converse!

    In the era of cell phones, social media, and the internet--why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends?  Let's investigate, and reconnect together!

    The Lost Art of Good Conversation isn't just a book--it's a movement toward establishing good communication and openness. The forging of stronger relationships with our friends, family, and fellow citizens begins by developing the relationship we have with ourselves.

    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.

    ~ Appreciating the Third Jewel ~

    The community of practitioners is known as the Third Jewel in Buddhism. The practice of community is known as jewel-like because it is a necessary aspect in "Waking Up", because we simply need the relationship of others as a mirror to ourselves. This book study is hosted by Local Leadership and is an invitation to gather and practice as the Third Jewel. 

    NOTE:  The book is available for purchase in the Center Bookstore