The Lost Art of Good Conversation Drop-In Book Discussion

April 25th—June 20th (2018)

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    Room: Secondary Shrine Room/Classroom

    About the Book

    In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche 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. 

    About the Salons

    In this ongoing series of drop-in standalone workshops we will discuss one chapter per week from The Lost Art of Good Conversation. The salons will include guided meditation, a brief talk on that week’s chapter, and discussion that incorporates contemplations from the Sakyong’s book.  The Lost Art of Good Conversation is available for purchase at the Baltimore Shambhala Center.

    This series is open to all. No previous meditation experience needed!

    Topic Schedule

    April 25 - Find Common Ground

    May 9 - Choose the Right Time and Place

    May 23 - Posture and Dress

    June 6 - Consider Your Partner

    June 20 - Choose a Topic


    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 five books including the bestselling Turning the Mind into an Ally. 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. To learn more, visit