Open Heart, Open Mind, Open Mouth: Engaging the Practice of Skillful Speech

Course Description:

 Join us in exploring the Buddha’s teachings on speech: what kinds of speech are harmful and to be avoided, what kinds of speech are beneficial and to be cultivated, how might one speak or listen, and how do we apply these teachings to our modern-day communication modalities? In addition to engaging both better known and lesser known teachings on speech, we will engage in direct practice with this profound aspect of human relationship and community. The class will include dharmettes, guided meditations, Q&A, and small-group discussion.

Please register here to receive the Zoom link and readings. We will be sending some passages to read before the first class.

Course Material:


Time: Nov 13, 16, 18, 20, 2021 (Sat-Tues-Thurs-Sat) 8:30-10:00am Pacific

Location: This is an online ZOOM class.


Diana Clark, Kim Allen, Ying Chen and David Lorey

Please email if you have any questions.

Sati Center for Buddhist Studies Study and Practice Series

The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies’s Study-and-Practice series combines in-depth exploration of the discourses of the Pali canon with ways of applying Buddhist teachings to meditation and daily life. The Study-and-Practice series aims to make the Pali suttas accessible and useful, connect the study of the ancient textual tradition with practice, and cultivate shared enjoyment along the way. (A knowledge of Pali is not required.) The teaching team is Diana Clark, Kim Allen, Ying Chen, and David Lorey.

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