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Practicing with Conflict 2
2019-08-28 Practicing with Conflict 2 65:51
Donald Rothberg
We explore further how to connect dharma practice with being skillful with conflict. We look at the various forms of conditioning around conflict, including the prevalent negative connotations of the word, “conflict,” the very common conditioning to either avoid conflicts or “act out” in conflicts (with avoidance being much more prevalent in our group), the tendency to see conflicts dualistically (in terms of winner vs. loser, right vs. wrong), and the tendency to project negative qualities onto one’s opponent. We examine more briefly some of the meditative resources for working with conflict and the importance of empathy, before focusing on the “win-win” or “both-and” model of conflict transformation; we work with several examples of conflicts given by the group.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • Handout on Johan Galtung’s Work by Donald Rothberg (PDF)

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