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An Introduction to Compassionate Communication

An Introduction to Compassionate Communication

Sunday 16 April 2023 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
  • Reflection
  • 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


Book Now: £5

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