The Cushion Tour: Working with Ourselves

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

October 21st

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  • $40 Program Price
  • $65 Patron Price
  • Pay what you can afford (enter amount in registration)

The Lost Art of Good Conversation isn't just a book and retreat tour. It's a movement toward establishing good communication and openness.

Watch Sakyong Mipham as he teaches from his book live from the Denver retreat with material focused on forging a stronger relationship with our friends, family and fellow citizens by developing the relationship we have with ourselves.

He highlights the importance of good conversation in these challenging times—exploring how we can awaken to our lives through the simple act of conversing with others. Through mindfully engaging in the relationships in our lives, we can find personal fulfillment.

The underlying message is that our world is in dire need of kindness and compassion. Simply by shifting the focus of our life away from our own agenda, we can connect with others and the greater world.

This event will include watching the Panel Discussion between Sakyong Mipham, Susan Piver, Lodro Rinzler and Rep. Jared Polis from the Friday night live event. This screening will be followed by exclusive teachings, practice and discussion from the Cushion Tour, the online companion to the tour live events. And, we will end the day with the Sakyong’s talk live from Denver.

For more information on The Lost Art of Good Conversation book and retreat tour visit the website at

Open to all — no previous meditation experience needed.

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. 

Prerequisites: none, open to all

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle

Questions? Contact Jill Avey: [email protected]