In a world of iPhones, social media and e-mail, we are all in constant contact.
Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends?
Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attention span, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us.
In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition—meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings—to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves.
In this accessible and helpful book, the Sakyong provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how we can be more present in the world, helping us enrich our relationships and lives.
Great for families, employees and employers, anyone who spends too much time on Facebook, Instagram, and feels "disconnected" in our "connected" world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.
The Live Events
In Fall 2017, The Lost Art of Good Conversation Book Tour will take the Sakyong to three North American cities for live events: Denver, New York and Toronto.
In each city, he will speak about one of the book topics in both a panel discussion with local leaders and a full-day workshop with host Lodro Rinzler and teachers Susan Piver, Ethan Nichtern and Fleet Maull. Get tickets:
Online 'Cushion Tour'
Can't make it to one of the live events? Participate from the comfort of your own meditation cushion at home via The Cushion Tour: a six-week course that includes livestreams of each tour event.
This interactive online event also features exclusive content such as behind-the-scenes footage and The Lost Art of Good Conversation teachings from the Sakyong, host Lodro Rinzler and all tour guest teachers.
About the Sakyong
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage and the global network of more than 200 Shambhala Meditation Centers. With a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, his teachings focus on living a courageous life based on wisdom, kindness and compassion. He also holds the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
He is the author of four books including the bestselling Turning the Mind Into an Ally and Running with the Mind of Meditation. He is a husband, father of three daughters, and avid runner. Through the Sakyong Foundation, he engages in supporting organizations and projects whose activities exemplify the Shambhala vision in Asia and the West. Visit his website at sakyong.com.