Responding to Conflict with Compassion - Online Workshop & Book Club

with Judy Tso & Julie Minde

January 16th—November 19th

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  • $120 Patron
  • $80 Sustaining
  • $50 Subsidized
  • $10 Drop-ins (per session)
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Room: Zoom Online

Responding to Conflict with Compassion Workshop/Book Club

Note: We start at 7:00 PM EST (Eastern US time zone).

In this monthly online workshop and book club, we explore practices that bridge mindfulness, self-awareness, and working with conflict, in a safe and friendly virtual space. We practice the approaches and discuss the framework of Henry Yampolsky's ground-breaking book, Dis-Solving Conflict from Within: An Inner Path for Conflict Transformation.

Each month we engage with a chapter or section, including concepts and practical techniques, led by and working with our own community facilitators who are trained in this work. The outcome is being able to apply these techniques to conflict in our own lives, whether personal or professional, with the confidence of having worked on them together.

The ongoing workshop/book club format will allow us to explore in-depth the nature of conflict, in a safe and facilitated space, and will empower participants to learn to respond to conflict, violence, and division with strength, clarity, and compassion, as opposed to reacting with fear, avoidance, or aggression.

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month, from January 2024 to November 2024, with no meeting in July or August - a total of nine sessions. Drop-ins are welcome, but please try to have read the material. We will post each month's reading here.

Reading for first session, January 16: Chapters 1-2 and mantra I am here now. Suggested daily practice - connected breathing technique from page 46, turning inward - or use your own practice.

Reading for February 20:  Chapter 3 Anatomy of Conflict, using breath and other techniques to manage response – practice reframe and use of emotional intelligence.

March 19 2024: Chapters 4-5

April 16 2024: Chapters 6-7

May 21 2024: Chapter 8

June 18 2024: Chapters 9-10

Break July - August

Sept 17 2024: Chapters 11-12

Oct 15 2024: Chapter 13

Nov 19 2024: Chapters 14 -15

Judy Tso is s certified mindfulness teacher, master facilitator, coach, and consultant. Over the course of her career she has worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant to government agencies, was responsible for senior manager leadership development programming at Lockheed, and is currently in the leadership development and DEI practice at Korn Ferry, the global HR consultancy. She has been involved in the Shambhala community since the early 2000s.
Julie Minde holds a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution from the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University (2020). She is certified as a court-referred mediator in the Virginia General District Court and is a member of both the Virginia Mediation Network and the Association for Conflict Resolution. She serves as a federal employee at the US Forest Service in the Washington office. She has been part of the Shambhala Community for the last 10 years.

Pricing/suggested donation (9 sessions):

Patron (helping others to participate): $120
Regular (paid up front): $80
Subsidized (paid up front): $50
Drop-ins: $10 per session (capped at $80).

For our generosity policy (pay what you can) and payment from countries where ecommerce with U.S. is not enabled: Please contact the registrar to discuss options. We want everyone to be able to attend. 

Please note: Drop-ins are very welcome, but please try to have read the material. 

Please register on this page, so that we can know how many people to expect.