Speaking Out Against Injustice with Deep Listening and Loving Speech

With Kaira Jewel Lingo recorded on June 3, 2018.

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How can we stand up for the values of social justice, inclusion, respect and dignity for all in a way that helps to heal division? How can we reach out to those who are different from us to help bridge the divide?

In this session we explore the power of loving speech and deep listening, the fourth of the five mindfulness trainings as offered by Thich Nhat Hanh. We explore how our words and compassionate listening can both protest harm and promote reconciliation and peace.

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