Oren Jay Sofer teaches mindfulness, meditation and Nonviolent Communication in both secular and Buddhist contexts. He’s the author of the book Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, a practical guidebook for having more effective, satisfying conversations.

Find Oren’s dharma talk on equanimity here on Soundcloud.

171 My Silent Retreat

Hunter Clarke-Fields with Oren Jay Sofer

I recently went on my first-ever, seven-day silent Lovingkindness meditation retreat with the Insight Meditation Society. Not only was there no talking (which can be hard for a podcaster!), but also no reading, no writing, and no contact with the outside world for seven days. What was it like? In this special episode Oren Sofer, teacher at the retreat and author of Say What You Mean, asks me questions about my first retreat. You’ll learn what it was like, when I cried, the benefits I experienced, and more.

My Silent Retreat - Oren Sofer & Hunter Clarke-Fields [171]

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