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Introductory Community Evening with John in Berkeley

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Rudramandir: A Center for Spirituality and Healing

830 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94710

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The evenings consist of demonstrations, connection and community, and Q&A. Donations for the evening can be given. All are welcome!

John Kinyon’s mission is to help people respond to challenges in their lives in a way that creates empathic connection and collaboration, and to be able to respond to the tremendous challenges humanity now faces. His work grows out of co-developing an international body of work and learning community called Mediate Your Life (MYL), a program based in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that integrates a mediation framework, mindfulness, and neuroscience. The work includes universal distinctions of language and awareness, communication skills, and conversation “maps.” People develop the ability to respond effectively to even the most difficult and painful conflicts with empathy and compassion.

John’s work is a deep inquiry over two decades into the practical applications of how the communication components of Observation, Feeling, Need, and Request (OFNR) are embodied in a three-chair model of difficult conversations — two opposing polarities and a unifying, integrating third perspective — and how this relates to awareness, consciousness, and nonduality.

John’s larger vision is that the skills and practices of empathic communication, and empathic community-building, are recognized in the cultural mainstream as integral to health and wellness, and to working together to create a healthy and sustainable world for everyone. He offers multi-day learning community intensives and advanced MYL coaching and mediation trainings in different parts of the U.S. and internationally, and online. Click here for more information on trainings, and here for more information about John and his work.

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