Oren Jay Sofer

Oren Jay Sofer

Oren J. Sofer leads retreats and workshops on mindful communication around the United States, particularly in Insight Meditation venues, including Spirit Rock, Insight Meditation Society, and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, but also in educational settings, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a teacher and practitioner of Insight Meditation, nonviolent communication (NVC), and somatics. He spent two years as an anagarika in the Thai forest tradition. He is a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, a collaborative trainer with Bay Nonviolent Communication, and a graduate of the IMS-Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. Oren is also a member of Senior Program staff for Mindful Schools, one of the world leaders in mindful education.

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EVENTS

Mindful Communication: Creating Real Dialogue Daylong Workshop with Oren Jay Sofer

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. | Santa Monica, CA,

How can we we use our spiritual practice as a resource to address a polarized political climate, divisive speech, and violent acts towards marginalized communities? How do we bring qualities of integrity, truth, and kindness into our relationships and conversations, staying true to our values...

Skillful Speech in Difficult Situations with Oren Jay Sofer

January 25, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Woodacre, ca

How can we draw upon our spiritual practice in challenging moments of stress and tension with others? When things get hard, how do we handle it? Speech practice is one of the main ways to translate contemplative practice into life and relationships. In this day retreat, we’ll explore a range...