Tuesday, September 1st
6:00-7:30 PM (Pacific Time Zone)
Nonviolence is more than a strategy for social change or a communication technique. It is a demanding way of life deeply rooted in an investigation of what it is to be human that calls forth our highest potential. How can our relationship to ourselves—our thoughts, emotions, sensations and history—help or hinder our vision for social transformation? What tools can we call upon to strengthen our commitment to and embodiment of nonviolence in the world?
This session will explore the inner foundations for a nonviolent way of life, drawing connections between contemplative practice, trauma healing, and interpersonal communication. We’ll delve into the role of compassion, anger, grief, and the power of nonviolence, and offer practical suggestions for transforming pain into resilience.
This event will happen virtually using the Zoom online conferencing platform. If you are not familiar with this platform, click here for instructions.
Oren Jay Sofer teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication nationally. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma.
Oren also holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is the founder of Next Step Dharma and co-founder of Mindful Healthcare. He is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, and co-author of Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents. You can find him on social media @Orenjaysofer.
September 01, 2020 at 6pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Video Conferencing
East Point Peace Academy · · (510) 500-7853