Oren Jay Sofer
Oren Jay Sofer teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication internationally. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma.
Oren is the author of several books, including Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication (2018) and Your Heart Was Made for This: Contemplative Practices for Meeting a World in Crisis with Courage, Integrity, and Love (2023). He is also the founder of Next Step Dharma, an innovative online program that helps meditators integrate their retreat experiences into daily life. Oren lives in El Cerrito, California. Click here to learn more about Oren Jay Sofer.