“The Lost Art of Good Conversation” Book Discussion, Tuesday, January 30th
Back by popular demand, this program will run through Tuesday, February 13th *
SHAMBHALA BOOK CLASS: Tuesday evenings we offer a class based on Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s newest book entitled THE LOST ART OF GOOD CONVERSATION. Facilitated by Ms. Patti Morgan, with guest conversationalists along the way, each week will consist of reading the short chapter together, followed by guided meditation instruction and self reflection, and an opportunity to interact with a community member and engage one another in conversation.
Please come and join in the conversation! No charge for this class, and you don’t need to have the book. Donations are always appreciated.
Meditation (optional): 5:30-6:30 pm – instruction available
Books discussion: 6:45-8:00 pm
The Sakyong writes: “I have written THE LOST ART OF GOOD CONVERSATION as a guide to help us bring a little light to the current dark age. The point is to reconnect with the sun of goodness in our hearts and use speech to awaken naturally good qualities in ourselves and others. This approach is based on the path of the warrior, someone who is committed to helping others and who uses every day life activity to foster awakening. In this book there are guidelines on how to connect with people genuinely, and how not to be swayed by negative emotions. This will bring dignity to our daily lives. If enough of us practice this, we will have a huge impact on the future of this planet.”
January 30th Chapter 10: Victory Over War
“If we choose the warriorship over cowardice, feeling the kindness in our heart, any battle that might arise in a conversation is simply nullified before it begins.”
February 6 Chapter 11: Discipline Brings Joy
“Joy and happiness are often confused with having fun; we think doing or saying whatever occurs to us is enjoyable. In reality, joy and happiness often come from having discipline. In general, having a positive, generous, and engaged attitude leads to feeling satisfied and content. ”
February 13 Chapter 12: Meditate
“When we practice meditation, we strip away the words and come to an inexpressible experience of our own being that happens only when we let ourselves relax, feel who we are, and be there for it.
*The White River Shambhala Center is located at 158 South Main St., WRJ, above the COVER building. Please visit us on our
website: www.whiteriver.shambhala.org for more information about our programs and also for weather cancellations. Please be aware that our center is on the 2nd floor and is not accessible by elevator.