Richard Reoch

Making Peace Possible:

Inner Strategies for Working With Stress & Conflict

Richard Reoch

Friday, December 5th & Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Lory Student Center, Colorado State University

in collaboration with the Geller Center for Spiritual Development

Friday talk $12, Saturday workshop $35, Both $40

Student rates (with valid ID) Friday talk $7, Saturday Workshop $20, Both $25.

Parking in the Lory Student Center Pay-by-Space lot is free nites & weekends.


Online Registration is closed.  Please register onsite. Cash & check only.

Everyone is trying to cope with the increasing stress of living and working in difficult times. Inner pressure and frustration is rising everywhere. In the world around us, there are constant crises and conflicts.
This weekend program offers practical instruction and exercises for working with the inner turmoil we experience and offering help to others.

Participation in the full program is highly recommended. Participants who wish to attend any of the three segments (Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon) are welcome as well.

Friday, December 5th, Room 230, Lory Student Center, CSU 7 pm

The inner strategies
This evening will be an introduction to inner strategies for working with stress and conflict, with practical exercises in resting the mind and deep listening.

Saturday, December 6th, 2008, Grey Rock Room, Lory Student Center, CSU 10 am to 4 pm (lunch on your own)

Morning: Resting the mind

How do we cope with the many of thoughts and emotions that can flood over us as when we experience stress and find ourselves in conflict? What can we do to sustain our inner reserves when we feel overwhelmed? This morning will offer practice in basic methods for calming the mind, without withdrawing from whatever is happening around us.

Afternoon: Deep listening
How do we respond to urgent problems at home, at work and in the midst of crisis? How can we help without being overwhelmed? This afternoon will focus on the deep listening skills that enable us to assess and respond to others more accurately and effectively.

Richard Reoch is the president of Shambhala. Born into a Buddhist family in Canada, he has devoted his working life to defending human rights, protecting the environment and promoting peace. Formerly global media chief of Amnesty International, Richard is a trustee of the Rainforest Foundation, and he heads the International Working Group on Sri Lanka, dedicated to ending the Buddhist world’s longest running war.

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