An Introduction to Compassionate Communication
Sunday 16 April 10am – 4pm
An Introduction to NVC (Non-Violent Communication) with Taravandana
This is a special Day Retreat led by Taravandana introducing Non-Violent Communication (NVC). This is a skilful and effective means of communicating with others in kind and connected ways. The day is open to everyone over 18, whether Buddhist or not.
“Compassionate communication offers a way to connect with ourselves and others so that compassionate giving is natural"
“NVC aims to create the quality of connection for everyone’s needs to be met” Marshall Rosenberg, Founder of NVC
During the day we will be introduced to:
- The 4 steps of NVC
- Trying out these 4 steps with each other
- Beginning to apply NVC in an area of our lives
- Sharing our experience and learning
- Identifying a precept for bringing more compassionate communication into our lives
The day will include:
- Input on NVC
- Practice in small groups
- Personal practice on NVC steps
- Information about where to find out more about NVC
If you wish to know more, you can find a short introduction to NVC here
And here is another video about self-empathy
Please bring Vegan lunch to share.
Places are limited so booking is essential. Click the link below.
There is a booking fee of £5 for the day. York Buddhist Centre has no outside income or support and no one is paid. So these classes are given freely in a spirit of friendship. However we do have rent to pay and utilities and other running costs and we could not meet these without the generous support of those who use our centre. So, if you can, we ask you to also make a donation of £15-£20 (or whatever you can afford) either when you book or when you attend. This donation is entirely optional but it will help us enormously so please be as generous as you can.
Taravandana who is based in Manchester, joined the Order in 2000 having met the Dharma at Taraloka on a Newcomer’s Weekend. She enjoys meditation especially Mindfulness and Metta practices and connecting with Green Tara through walking in woods. She is a Breathworks Trainer and takes her Dharma practice out into the world through supporting others to be their best through mindfulness and leadership training. She really enjoys spiritual friendship and teaching the Dharma and is a Kalyana Mitra or Spiritual Friend to all of us at York Buddhist Centre
We would also appreciate a donation of £15-£20 on the day as York Buddhist Centre has no outside income and relies on donations from classes to keep going