The Lost Art of Good Conversation

The Cushion Tour: Live Streams of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and other teachers during The Lost Art of Good Conversation Book Tour

Working with Ourselves
Saturday, October 21, 1:30 – 6 pm
Speakers: Sakyong Mipham, Lodro Rinzler, Susan Piver, Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler
Teachings will focus on how developing the relationship we have with ourselves can help us forge stronger relationships with our friends, family and fellow citizens.
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Enriching Our Relationships (Apologies – this portion of the book tour has been canceled)
Friday, November 3, 6:30 – 9 pm
Saturday, November 4, 1:30 – 5 pm
Speakers: Sakyong Mipham, Lodro Rinzler, Shastri Ethan Nichtern, Seth Godin, Jocelyn Cooper, Dan Harris, Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls
Teachings in this program will explore how mindful conversation can unlock the potential of our relationships and how conversing from a place of authenticity enriches the lives of other.
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Engaging Our World
Friday, November 17, 6:30 – 9 pm
Saturday, November 18, 1:30 – 4 pm
Speakers: Sakyong Mipham, Lodro Rinzler, Acharya Fleet Maull, Tara Slone, Michelle Latimer
Teachings will look at how we relate with our greater communities. Armed with a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom and compassion of others, we can take our first steps toward being helpful to the world as a whole.
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Can’t make these gatherings at the DC Shambhala Center? You can register individually at, and receive access to all of the exclusive materials for a whole year. Use the code GOODTALK when registering to receive a 25% discount.

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

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.