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Buddhism and Non-Violent Communication (NVC)

by Jayaraja

Jayaraja's take on the connection between traditional Dharma practice and non-violent communication as taught by Marshall Rosenberg. Watch out for the lovely story by Aniruddha at the end - a real treat!

Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order Convention, 2005

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1. NVC as enhancing one's understanding of the Dharma; personally inspired by the Western Buddhist Order, Marshall Rosenberg and Sangharakshita (9:23) 
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2. Buddhism as method, not belief; quote from Albert Einstein; Marshall Rosenberg adopting the term 'ahimsa'; NVC emphasis on human understanding (5:40) 
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3. Attempting a definition of NVC; connecting with others (4:04) 
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4. The non-verbal content of language - going beyond structuring words; quote from Rosenberg on compassion; aliveness in communication (5:32) 
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5. Sangharakshita on Perfect Speech; awareness of feelings; valuing the form of NVC; connection between word and thought; two quotes from the Dhammapada on anger and ill-will (6:16) 
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6. Observation - distinguishing between fact and value judgement; feeling - distinguishing between stimulus and cause (8:06) 
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7. Needs; manipulative use of NVC; quote from Dostoyevsky; lack of genuineness; needs and chetana (will, volition); struggling to give a talk on NVC (9:31) 
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8. Sangharakshita on the 1st precept, from The Ten Pillars; judging people as right and wrong versus relating to needs; manasakara, where one places one's attention (7:55) 
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9. Requests;giving and other issues in NVC; NVC and the Western Buddhist Order (3:34) 
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10. A story from Aniruddha about NVC practice - getting mugged (11:06) 
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11. Suvajra - closing thanks (2:10) 


Total running time: 1:13:17

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