An 'Art of Good Conversation' Workshop: Consider Your Partner

with Debbie Johnson

February 11th

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  • £12 Full Price
Room: London meditation hall

Based on "The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with others and Enrich Everyday Life", the latest book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

These workshops will explore through discussion, reflection and practice, the techniques presented in the book for deepening our connection with others, and initiating a more confident and positive way of relating with the people in our lives and everyone we encounter. 

This workshop examines Chapter 20 - Consider your Partner:

The nature of your conversation will vary according to who you are conversing with, and what your relationship with them is. The more intimate the relationship, the more deeply we can communicate. Intimacy is about giving as well as getting. 


Debbie Johnson, one of London's experienced Shambhala Meditation Instructors, will lead this workshop which includes guided meditation, a talk, and discussion using one of the contemplations from the Sakyong’s book.  Open to all — no previous meditation experience needed. Arrival from 6pm, Good Conversation begins at 6.30pm.

About the Book

In a world of iPhones and 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 from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong 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 to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves.

About the Sakyong

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche 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 five books including the bestselling Turning the Mind Into an Ally, and The Lost Art of Good Conversation, coming October 17, 2017 from Harmony Books. He is a husband, father of three daughters, and avid runner. Through the Sakyong Foundation, he engages in supporting organizations and projects whose activities exemplify the Shambhala vision in Asia and the West. To learn more, visit