Teachings with Anam Thubten

December 6–14, 2018  |  South Korea

Anam Thubten will be giving a series of teachings. Contact Ngawang Ludup​ at seoultibet@gmail.com​ with any questions.

“Right Speech in an Age of Fake News,” A Public Talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 12, 2018 | 7:30–9:30 p.m.  |  Buddhist Library | Singapore

In a time when #fakenews and #alternativefacts seem to be the norm, what is the value of speaking and upholding the truth? Venerable Thubten Chodron discusses how to practice the Buddha’s teachings on beneficial speech and why this matters in modern times.

A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication with Oren Jay Sofer

December 12, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.  |  California Institute of Integral Studies | San Francisco, CA

Communication is hard. But Oren Jay Sofer’s proven method not only makes it considerably easier, but also much more effective for people on both sides of the conversation. His method for effective communication is a unique combination of mindfulness, with the modality called nonviolent communication. This method has been popular since the 1960s and is based on the belief that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and resort to violence or behavior that harms others only when they...

Healing, Communication and Social Change Conversation with Oren Jay Sofer

December 12, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.  |  Online Event

HOW TO BRING COURAGE AND LOVE TO TRANSFORMATION: What is the relationship between inner transformation, communication and interpersonal relationships? Can inner healing and communication practice support each other, and how do these translate into effective action in the world? Can real personal healing be complete without systemic social change, and can social change be sustainable without personal healing? Join Nonviolent Communication trainers Roxy Manning and Oren Jay Sofer for this unique conversation about the different applications of Nonviolent Communication, hosted...

“Who is Amitabha?” A Public Talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 13, 2018 | 8:00–9:30 p.m.  |  Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre | Singapore

Who is Amitabha Buddha? Chinese temples everywhere recite his name, but do we know why? What does it mean to aspire to be reborn in his Pure Land? Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches on the Amitabha practice, sharing the philosophy behind this popular practice and how it transforms our mind.

“How to Fulfill Your Aspirations,” Teachings on Chapter 7 of Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds with Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 14, 2018 | 7:30–9:30 p.m.  |  Pureland Marketing | Singapore

What is the secret to getting things done and having our wishes fulfilled? Believe it or not, the far-reaching practice of joyous effort is a key cause for accomplishing our goals in this life and future lives. Venerable Thubten Chodron shares Shantideva’s wise advice from Chapter 7 of Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds, on the benefits of joyous effort and how to put it into practice.

“Heal Your Own Mind,” Medicine Buddha Workshop with Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 14, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Pureland Marketing | Singapore

Where can we turn in times of pain, sickness, or stress? Venerable Thubten Chodron guides a one-day workshop on the Medicine Buddha meditation practice, showing us how to apply the Buddha’s teachings to find inner peace and healing regardless of the circumstances we encounter around us.

Daylong Retreat and Book Launch with Oren Jay Sofer

December 16, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.  |  Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center | Woodacre, CA

Sliding Scale: $75 – 200. Code OS5D18. 6 CE credits available for $60 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, chiropractors, and acupuncturists. Free copy of Oren’s new book included. There will be an opportunity for book signing. Training ourselves to speak with clarity and kindness is one of the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path. In this workshop, we will explore the how to bring more mindfulness and care to our communication — our listening, speaking, and thinking. Based on Oren’s...

“Building Confidence to Live Your Life to the Fullest,” A Public Talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 18, 2018 | 7:30–9:30 p.m.  |  Buddhist Congress Singapore

We often base our confidence on external things: our appearance, achievements, fame, and wealth. Do these help us to live a full and meaningful life? Venerable Thubten Chodron tells us what we can base our confidence on fulfill our true potential and be of benefit to all beings.

Teachings with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

December 19, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.  |  Odsal Ling | São Paulo, Brazil

2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Teaching about the practice “Rangjung Pemé Nyingtik” (The Essence of Siddhi) 7:00 p.m. Teaching about “Devotion of the Guru—commitment to the student”

Teachings with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

December 21–22, 2018  |  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Topic: The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Rice Seedling” When: December 21, evening In this sūtra, at the request of venerable Śāriputra, the bodhisattva mahāsattva Maitreya elucidates a very brief teaching on dependent arising that the Buddha had given earlier that day while gazing at a rice seedling. The text discusses outer and inner causation and its conditions, describes in detail the twelvefold cycle by which inner dependent arising gives rise to successive lives, and explains how understanding the very nature...

Khandro Sangdu Drubchen with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

December 27, 2018–January 4, 2019  |  Chagdud Gonpa Khadro Ling | Três Coroas, Brazil

At the age of 13, the female terton Jomo Menmo, an incarnation of Yeshe Tsogyal, discovered the hidden treasure teaching of the Khandro Sangwa Kündü, the Gathering of the Dākinī’s Secrets. Through its practice, in the year 1283, she achieved the rainbow body at the age of 36. Then, as recounted by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche in his History of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: “This great secret which is so amazing, remained in the possession of the ḍākinīs...

Medicine for the Monkey Mind Meditation and Book Signing with Ralph De La Rosa

December 28 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.  |  Rubin Museum, New York

It’s tempting to think of our distracted and ruminating minds as enemies of the quietude and inspiration we seek in meditation. Same goes for our troublesome emotions and compulsive behaviors. Yet the paradoxical key to resolving the various tempests in our lives is actually right in front of us, staring us in the face. Join author, meditation teacher, and psychotherapist Ralph De La Rosa, part of “the next generation of meditation teachers,” for an insightful evening of learning simple and...

Teachings with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

January 8–9, 2019  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina

Topics: Is it possible to attain happiness? Meditation and devotion in the teacher-disciple relationship and Guru Rinpoche empowerment The reading transmission and explanation of the “7-Line Prayers to Guru Rinpoche.”

Say What You Mean: Dharma Talk and Book Signing with Oren Jay Sofer

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.  |  Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists | Napa, CA

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our contemplative practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. The evening will include a guided meditation, lecture, and time for questions and answers. A book signing...

Say What You Mean: Living our Values with Oren Jay Sofer

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.  |  First Congregational Church | Montclair, NJ

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and Dharma teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our spiritual practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. The evening will include a guided meditation, Dharma talk, time for discussion and a book-signing. Event is...

The Art of Mindful Communication: Right Speech in a Post-Truth World with Oren Jay Sofer

Friday, January 11, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.  |  New York Insight Meditation Center | New York City, NY

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our contemplative practice provides a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. In these polarized times, how can we speak and listen in a way that is aligned with our values? How can we hear others with divergent views? Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say...

What Your Busy Mind Is Trying to Tell You: Spiritual Practice and Meditation with Ralph De La Rosa

January 11—13, 2019 | 2 Nights  |  Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health | Stockbridge, MA

For everyone. Embark on a deep and enlightening journey into self-love that offers new clarity and tools for becoming your own healer. In this program, Ralph De La Rosa introduces insights and evidence-based processes for engaging with your whole self and uncovering the wisdom that lies behind all neurosis. Blending meditation, neuroscience, Tibetan Buddhism, evolutionary psychology, psychoanalysis, and Internal Family Systems therapy, he teaches you how to Settle the mind and go deeper in meditation with somatic mindfulness and easy...

Teaching with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

January 12, 2019  |  Epuyen, Argentina

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse will give a talk entitled “The Power of Stupas.”

The Art of Mindful Communication: Finding Clarity and Poise in Life Daylong Workshop

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 9:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.  |  Philadelphia, PA

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our spiritual practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. This daylong program will explore the foundations of an integrated approach to skillful communication. Drawing on mindfulness...

Mindful Communication for Educators with Oren Jay Sofer

Sunday, January 13, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.  |  First Congregational Church | Montclair, NJ

CREATING TRUST AND PARTNERSHIP IN THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY How can our conversations with students, faculty and families reflect our greatest aspirations for education? How do we navigate tense moments with other adults in the education system while staying connected to our deepest values? During this interactive workshop, you will learn practical skills to communicate with faculty, parents and administrators during your work day and in challenging moments. Mindful Schools’ program staff Oren Jay Sofer will share tools to increase your...

Say What You Mean: Living the Dharma with Oren Jay Sofer

Monday, January 14, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.  |  Princeton Insight Meditation | Princeton, NJ

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our contemplative practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. The evening will include a guided meditation, lecture, and time for questions and answers. A book signing...

Christine Caldwell Book Talk and Signing for Bodyfulness

January 16, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.  |  Boulder Book Store | Boulder, CO

Christine Caldwell will speak about and sign her new book, Bodyfulness: Somatic Practices for Presence, Empowerment, and Waking Up in This Life. Vouchers to attend will be $5 but are not yet on sale. Vouchers are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance at the store, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event. More info TBA

Mindful Communication: Creating Real Dialogue Workshop with Oren Jay Sofer

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.  |  Insight LA | 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 while creating conditions for real dialogue? In this evening workshop, we will explore an integrated approach to bringing mindfulness and care to our communication. The tools shared will be a combination of the core guidelines...

Love Between Equals: Polly Young-Eisendrath Celebrates Book Launch

January 17, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.  |  Phoenix Books Essex | Essex Junction, VT

Join Polly Young-Eisendrath to celebrate the launch of her new book, Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path. ADMISSION:  Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank. Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist in private practice. She is the clinical supervisor at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, and...

Public Talk & Teaching with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

January 19–21, 2019  |  Chagdud Gonpa Chile | Santiago, Chile

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse will give a public talk entitled “Generating Merit in Our Lives” and a teaching entitled “Be Wise When Following the Guru.”

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

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.  |  Insight LA | 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 while creating conditions for real dialogue? In this daylong workshop, we will explore an integrated approach to bringing mindfulness and care to our communication. The tools shared will be a combination of the core guidelines...

Teachings with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

January 23–24, 2019  |  Bogota, Colombia

Topics: Myths and Truths of the Buddhist Teachings, How Can We Handle Our Emotions So That We Are Not a Violent Country?

When the Past Is Present with David Richo

January 26, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.  |  Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center | Woodacre, CA

Join David Richo, author of When the Past Is Present, at the Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center. A poignant thing about us humans is that we seem hard-wired to replay the past, especially when our past includes emotional pain or disappointment. We tend to go through our lives casting new people in the roles of key people, such as our parents or past partners. This phenomenon, called transference, is unconscious. What we transfer are feelings, needs, expectations, defenses, fantasies, beliefs,...

The Art of Mindful Communication: Bringing the Dharma to Life Weekend Non-residential Retreat with Oren Jay Sofer

Saturday, January 26, 9:00 a.m.—Sunday, January 27, 4:00 p.m.  |  Insight San Diego | San Diego, CA

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and Dharma teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our spiritual practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our lives, our speech and relationships. In this non-residential retreat, we will explore the foundations of an integrated approach to skillful communication. Drawing on Buddhist concepts of Right Speech, mindfulness practice, and the modern discipline of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), the...

Truth to Power in 20th Century Tibet: Donald S. Lopez Jr. on Gendun Chopel

January 30, 2019 | 7:00–8:30 p.m.  |  The Rubin Museum | New York, NY

Renowned philosopher, poet, painter, and author of erotica Gendun Chopel (1903–1951) was arguably the most important, and certainly the most controversial, Tibetan Buddhist thinker of the 20th century. He was a patriot who spoke truth to power—whether Tibetan aristocrats or Indian Brahmins who abused the lower classes—only to be imprisoned and destroyed by that power. Distinguished Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies Donald Lopez will give a talk on the life of Gendun Chopel and his struggles to question power...

Polly Young-Eisendrath Talks about Her New Book, Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path

January 31, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.  |  Phoenix Books | Rutland, VT

Join Polly Young-Eisendrath for a talk on her new book, Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path. ADMISSION:  Free and open to all. ABOUT THE BOOK:  Learn how to successfully negotiate conflicts and deepen our most intimate relationships in this practical and thoughtful guide by an experienced Buddhist teacher, psychotherapist, and couples counselor. A committed relationship, as most people see it today, is a partnership of equals who share values and goals, a team united by love and dedicated to...

Say What You Mean: Exploring Mindful Communication with Oren Jay Sofer

Friday, February 1, 2019 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.  |  Insight Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz, CA

Oren’s new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, synthesizes his nearly two decades of work exploring the intersection between mindfulness, Nonviolent Communication, and trauma healing. In this evening program, Oren will share simple yet powerful tools and perspectives for clear, kind and effective conversations. The evening will include a combination of guided meditation, interactive practice, and Q&A, and will be followed by a daylong with more opportunities for practice.

Say What You Mean: Exploring Mindful Communication Daylong Workshop with Oren Jay Sofer

Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:00 AM 5:00 PM  |  Insight Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz, CA

In this daylong program, we will explore the foundations of an integrated approach to skillful communication. Drawing on Buddhist concepts of Right Speech, mindfulness practice, and the modern discipline of Nonviolent Communication, this day will offer practical tips to bring more clarity and care to your relationships, and to create the conditions for meaningful collaboration. The day will include a combination of guided meditation, discussion, and interactive practice. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience.

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India with H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

February 19, 2019  |  His Holiness Dalai Lama Main Temple | Dharamsala, HP, India

His Holiness will give a short teaching from the Jataka Tales in the morning at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Translator Andrew Shelling Speaks about Some Unquenchable Desire

February 20, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.  |  Boulder Book Store | Boulder, CO

Andrew Schelling will speak about and sign his new book, Some Unquenchable Desire: Sanskrit Poems of the Buddhist Hermit Bhartrihari, on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30pm. More info TBA Vouchers to attend will be $5 but are not yet on sale. Vouchers are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance at the store, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats...

The Art of Mindful Communication with Oren Jay Sofer

Friday, February 22, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.  |  Center for Mindful Living | Omaha, NE

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our contemplative practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. The evening will include a guided meditation, lecture, and time for questions and answer. For those who...

Creating Meaningful Conversations Daylong Workshop with Oren Jay Sofer

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.  |  Center for Mindful Living | Omaha, NE

In this daylong, Oren will share the foundations of an integrated approach to skillful communication. We will explore the how to bring more mindfulness and care to our communication — our listening, speaking, and thinking. Participants will learn the three steps to effective conversations, concrete tools to bring more ease to difficult conversations and to enhance relationships in meaningful, healthy ways. Drawing on mindfulness practice, the modern discipline of Nonviolent Communication, and perspectives of nervous system regulation and trauma healing,...

Waking Up Together: The Practice of Wise Speech Retreat with Oren Jay Sofer

Thursday, April 4 7:00 p.m.—Sunday, April 7, 12:00 p.m.  |  Mid America Dharma | Kansas City, MO

Integrating meditation practice with our speech and communication is one of the main ways to bring deeply-held values into our daily lives and actions in the world. In this retreat, we will connect mindfulness and lovingkindness practice, the Buddha’s teachings on Right Speech, relational awareness practices, and the contemporary discipline of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Collectively, these practices form a powerful foundation for cultivating insight, awareness, and empathy; develop our capacity to listen and speak from the heart; and strengthen our...

A Storytelling, Writing, and Practice Retreat with Wendy Garling

September 6–9, 2019  |  Tara Mandala Retreat Center | Pagosa Springs, CO

STARS AT DAWN: STORIES OF OUR BUDDHIST FOREMOTHERS AS GUIDES AND INSPIRATION As wisdom rises, women seek connection with each other and with inspiring stories of strong women who have gone before. Until recently, Buddhist women—particularly Buddhist laywomen—have had few role models to turn to for inspiration and guidance. This retreat will open a window to our foremothers: the “first” Buddhist women (Maya, Mahaprajapati Gautami, Sujata, Yashodhara, Mrigi, Sundarinanda, Siddhartha’s harem wives), and others, including goddesses or yakshis who embody...