The Lost Art of Good Conversation: Online Retreat
One of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders, Sakyong Mipham, offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attention span, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us.
TICKET PURCHASE GRANTS YOU ACCESS TO:
3 Talks from the sakyong
3 DISCUSSIONS from the sakyong & guests
8 Exclusive MODULES
+ Behind the scenes footage of the Sakyong on tour
The Lost Art of Good Conversation: About the Book
This online retreat helps us to unpack the concepts and exercises presented in the book. The Sakyong and featured teachers guide us to create new patterns using basic principles of the Shambhala tradition—meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings.
About Sakyong Mipham
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the holder of the Shambhala lineage, author of four books, husband and father of three daughters.
His teachings focus on living a courageous life based on wisdom, kindness and compassion.
The Sakyong uses everyday life as a means to ripen spiritual potential, so it is not surprising his latest book illuminations the world that becomes possible through the practice of something as simple and profound as good conversation.
about the host
Lodro Rinzler has taught meditation for fifteen years. The award-winning author travels frequently for his books, and has spoken across the world at conferences, universities and businesses as diverse as Google, Harvard University and the White House. Lodro’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, FOX, CBS, and NBC. Lodro is the co-founder and Chief Spiritual Officer of MNDFL, NYC's premier meditation studio and founder of the Institute for Compassionate Leadership.
The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Look at the Online Retreat
Conversation is a simple thing, but not it is easy. Learn to use good conversation can enrich your life by improving relationships, feeling more compassion and connecting with people, human to human.
Section 1 - Working With Ourselves
The first section focuses on the role of conversation in how we relate to ourselves and our own personal life/s journey.
Module 1: How to work with speech and the way we talk to ourselves - talk and guided meditation by Lodro Rinzler
Module 2: Outwardly using speech - the act of becoming inquisitive about our situation on and off the cushion, the ability to see situations and people with fresh eyes as opposed to habitual dynamic - talk and guided meditation by Lodro Rinzler
Panel Discussion: Live stream and recorded from Denver with Sakyong Mipham, featured teacher Susan Piver and special guest Nita Mosby Tyler
Talk: Live stream and recorded from Denver with Sakyong Mipham
Section 2 - Enriching Our Relationships
The second section explores on the role of conversation in how we relate to others in our work, families, and community.
Module 1: How do we communicate with others, using speech in the office and the four gates of speech and points of communication, short practice session - talk and guided meditation by Lodro Rinzler
Module 2: How do we bring speech to social life, romantic, friends, etc. - how our conversations can shift long-standing habitual patterns - talk and guided meditation by Lodro Rinzler
Panel Discussion: Live stream and recorded from New York with Sakyong Mipham and featured teacher Ethan Nichtern and special guests Seth Godin, Dan Harris, Jocelyn Cooper and Dr. Shante Paradigm Smalls
Talk: Live stream and recorded from New York with Sakyong Mipham
Section 3 - Engaging Our WorlD
The third section concentrates on the role of conversation in society and how it shapes media, film and diversity, as well as our international communities and political environments.
Module 1: How do we communicate with society? How do we communicate on social media? (social media exercise) - qualities of being a dharmic person - talk and guided meditation by Lodro Rinzler
Module 2: How does our speech have an effect on society as a whole? Includes the story of Dawa Sangpo/Shambhala and how we can break society down into meaningful components so it does not feel so overwhelming - talk and guided meditation by Lodro Rinzler
Panel Discussion: Live stream and recorded from Toronto with Sakyong Mipham and featured teacher Fleet Maull and special guests Tara Slone and Michelle Latimer
Talk: Live stream and recorded from Toronto with Sakyong Mipham
The Lost Art of Good Conversation: The Complete Package
This unique and timely program suggests that conversation could be our society's doorway to healing and with this unique online retreat you can step into the experience of compassion as conversation.