The Lost Art of Good Conversation: a mindful way to connect with others and enrich everyday life by Sakyong Mipham

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 2:36pm -- JGranatino

This little guidebook by Sakyong Mipham, son of Tibetan Buddhist Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, points out that although we are living in an age of technological sophistication and relentless connectivity, paradoxically, many of us seem more challenged in being able to sustain a simple conversation. He explores the art of being present and available to one another as an important “practice of nowness,” grounded in careful listening, generosity, appreciation, and graciousness. Adopting this practice helps us to break free of habitual or negative communication patterns and become aware of our connection with others. Good conversation can be viewed as the essence and the ultimate test of our mindfulness and compassion. 

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