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A Bodhisattva's Path of Nonviolent Action


  • Center for Compassionate Living 803 SW Industrial Drive Way, #200 Bend, OR 97702 (map)
 Photo credit: Barb Troyer

Photo credit: Barb Troyer

Weekend Workshop: Fri, Mar 9; 6 - 8 p.m. Sat, Mar 10; 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sun, Mar 11; 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Do you want to be part of life affirming social change? Do you think you could let go of "right/wrong" thinking if you knew you could create meaningful change through acceptance, understanding, and connection instead? If you are deeply committed to kindness and compassion, and if you believe that peace can prevail moment by moment, then this class may be for you.

A Bodhisattva's Path of Nonviolent Action is a three day seminar that will explore:

  • The process of conflict and the resulting harm caused by judgments, blame, shame, guilt, and demands. 
  • A practice of noticing how and when these cultural strategies arise in our thinking and speaking. 
  • Working with anger.
  • The experience of offering ourselves compassion for the suffering we endure.
  • Offering compassion to our opponents for the suffering they also endure.
  • How to translate judgments and blame into the underlying causes of suffering.
  • Action strategies that enable us to address those causes.
  • Finding balance through empathy, appreciation, kindness, and other life affirming actions. 

This is an interactive program with lots of opportunities to apply these skills to your lives and your work.

Facilitator: Denise Torres.

Cost: $70 per person. Sliding scale available in case of financial hardship.

Registration: Space is limited to 10 participants, so early registration is recommended. Contact Denise for more info or to register: email or call 530-867-3198.

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Communicating for Life