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How to Hear and be Heard
August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019
As social beings, much of our time is spent with words. Yet words can heal, or it could hurt. This three-week course gives an introduction to Buddhist practice and its application to the way we communicate with others and with ourselves. We will learn about what hinders our ability to deeply hear and understand others and ourselves; how to wear away those hindrances; how to know and express our needs; and how to use words to heal, rather than to hurt.
We will be exploring through exercises the common problems we experience in relationships relating to communication, and ways to overcome these problems so as to learn how to be more skillful, assertive, considerate and clear in our communication with others.
About the speaker: Tina Ng is the Founder and President of the Metta Centre and also the Principal Solicitor of Metta Legal, a law firm that deals with cases relating to family law, child protection, property, civil litigation and guardianship matters. She is an accredited mediator at Metta Resolution, which provides mediation, training and coaching to resolve conflict in the community and within families. Tina has a keen interested in supporting the youth, and has run various mentoring programs through her business and projects. She has organised various events, has played the role of coordinator, emcee, and auctioneer at charity functions. She has shared the Buddha’s teachings in conferences, talks, workshops, and in her writings.