The Lost Art of Good Conversation Book Tour New York Retreat Weekend

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

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Retreat Hours:

Friday: 7pm - 9pm

Saturday: 9am - 7pm

In a world of 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, Sakyong Mipham 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 listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves.


In celebration of this timely and essential release, The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York invites you to a profound weekend program that will give you insights to the importance of conversation, tools to improve your conversation ability, and a place to practice the lost art of good conversation.

Join Sakyong Mipham, host Lodro Rinzler and esteemed panelists Shastri Ethan Nichtern, Seth Godin, Dan Harris, Jocelyn Cooper, and Dr. Shanté Paradign Smalls, for the live events Friday night where we will hear a variety of perspectives on how good conversation is the backbone of building society.

Return Saturday as Lodro Rinzler hosts a day-long retreat featuring a talk by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and practice in conversing from a place of authenticity. In this timely event weekend, we'll discover how conversation can change our connections to ourselves, each other and our world. 


Sakyong Mipham 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. He is a husband, father of three daughters, and avid runner.


Lodro Rinzler, a senior Shambhala teacher, is the award-winning author of six books including The Buddha Walks into a Bar. He serves as co-founder and Chief Spiritual Officer of MNDFL.


Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri — a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition — and award-winning author of 4 books including his new release The Dharma of the Princess Bride.


Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, a marketer and most of all, a teacher. He’s written 18 bestsellers, and he blogs every day. He does his best work when he’s being mindful.


Dan Harris is the co-anchor of ABC's Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America. Dan is also the author/co-founder/host of 10% Happier book/app/podcast.


Jocelyn Cooper is an entrepreneur, innovator, history maker, and nurturer of the creative process and a savvy business executive.


Dr. Smalls is an artist and scholar and has been a member of Shambhala since 2006, where they are an authorized teacher and Mentor.