An 'Art of Good Conversation' Workshop: Share Food and Drink

with Michaela Kirchem

March 16th

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  • £12 Full Price
Room: Main 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 33 - Share Food and Drink:

Food, drink, and conversation are not just flourishes to a meaningful life; they’re the core elements of every civilization. Food and drink nourish the body, while conversation nourishes the heart and mind.


Michaela Kirchem, one of London's experienced Shambhala Guides and coordinators, 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.

Open to all — no previous meditation experience needed

Arrival from 6pm, Good Conversation begins at 6.30pm

£12 (£8 concessions price - please enquire at [email protected] for more details)

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