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August 28, 2020—August 30, 2020

Virtual Retreat: “Say What You Mean” with Oren Jay Sofer

Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author, communication trainer and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this introduction to Mindful Communication in an online weekend retreat. We will explore how our contemplative practice can provide a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. Based on teachings from his book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, this weekend retreat will explore the foundations of an integrated approach to skillful communication. 

This weekend retreat offers an innovative approach to communication and relationship, drawing on the tools of contemplative practice and Nonviolent Communication. Learn to speak your truth in a kind and caring way, build healthier relationships and have more meaningful conversations.

The weekend will include a combination of guided meditation, discussion, and interactive practices. This program is an introductory level; all are welcome to attend.

This Virtual Retreat will be conducted on Zoom on Friday August 28 through Sunday August 30. The virtual retreat link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Registration closes at 4:00 PM EDT on August 27. 

The schedule for this Virtual Retreat will be as follows:
Friday August 28 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Saturday August 29 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT & 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Sunday August 30 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


Oren Jay Sofer teaches meditation and communication retreats and workshops nationally. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma. Oren also holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University and is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available for this program. To apply, please complete this online application.

Registration Options

1 - Standard Registration
2 - Subsidized Registration