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The Nonviolent Heart: Personal Transformation
On this weekend, when we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we will explore our own complicity in violence and the call to live from a non-violent heart. Join us to learn how deep listening offers awareness of the subtle forms of violence that arise in us, preoccupy our thinking, permeate our speech and taint our actions. Come discover “inner wisdom” that can offer hope for ourselves and our communities.
This workshop is designed to provide participants with potentially transformative communication skills, emphasizing both self-reflective and other-centered listening. In addition to explorations of the role of perception and empathy in meaningful dialogue, three listening ‘filters’ will be examined: internal monologue, socio-cultural bias and assumptions, and ego. Empowering ways of asking questions will also be discussed. The workshop will conclude with a reflection on how to move from reactivity to meaningful dialogue.
Cost includes lunch. Some scholarship assistance available.