Maybe you’ve read my books (How to Communicate like a Buddhist, Talk to Yourself like a Buddhist, or How to Meditate like a Buddhist), read an article, saw an interview, taken one of my courses on DailyOM or heard me on a podcast, or maybe you are simply interested in learning how to communicate in a more kind, honest, and helpful way at home, at work, with your family and friends.
Well … no matter how you got here, I’m happy you are.
We’ve got something really exciting to share with you, and it’s something that we’ve been working on for a while.
See, I used to lie awake at night and worry about work, family, friends and boyfriends. I would obsess about all of it. And while all these thoughts and emotions were going on inside I rarely expressed any of them. Instead, a colleague would knock on my cubicle while I was in the middle of something and I’d roll my eyes and say in a passive aggressive tone, “what can I do for you now.” Or my boyfriend would ask me to empty the water out of the tea kettle, and I’d argue about why leaving it there made sense. Sometimes someone even asking me a simple question like what do you want for lunch would be difficult to answer. There was so much clutter in my head that I couldn’t focus or slow down to express myself accurately. Everything irritated me and had me reacting impulsively, damaging my relationships. Of course I wanted to interact differently, but I just didn’t know how.
So I went out and learned everything I could about how to communicate and express myself in a clear, direct and accurate way. And after years of reading, going to lectures, attending seminars and retreats, I came up with a practice grounded in the Buddhist elements of right speech that takes away the clutter, cultivates kind and calm conversations, and shifts the mind out of the internal chatter and into the present moment.
Most everyone I’ve connected with lately is craving calm and relaxed interactions, and wanting to communicate confidently and compassionately.
The real want is for life to be easy, light, simple, and accessible.
The real want is to be seen, heard, valued, and appreciated.
The real want is to be kind, honest, and helpful, no matter the interaction.
The real want is to embody a sense of calm and peace in our day-to-day lives and interactions.
These past years have been difficult. They’ve created a lot more stress and overwhelm in our interactions and we see it firsthand in our relationships with our kids, partners, colleagues, and employees. Life doesn’t feel anything like what we want it to.
And that’s where this new offering comes in!
WELCOME TO HOW TO COMMUNICATE LIKE A BUDDHIST LIVE ONLINE WITH ME, CYNTHIA!
Course #1: Communicate Like a Buddhist 101
This is an introductory course to understanding what Communicating like a Buddhist is.
In this course you’ll learn:
- what is communicating like a Buddhist
- what are the guidelines of communication
- what is the practice to communicate like a Buddhist
This is a three-week online group course. You will receive Cynthia’s book How to Communicate like a Buddhist + workbook. And have access to the private community group for the course. Calls with Cynthia meet weekly over Zoom and if you aren’t able to make the calls, not a problem, each one is recorded and sent out afterwards. Group calls are held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST. You will have a 1:1 call with Cynthia at the end of the three-weeks to reflect on how to best implement what you’ve learned into your own personal relationships and see if course #2 is a good fit for you.
Price = $333
* To participate in Course #2 you must complete Course #1. There is no obligation to move into Course #2 after you’ve completed Course #1.
Course #2: How to Communicate Like Buddhist
This is an implementation course, with group coaching and private instruction where you learn how to communicate like a Buddhist in your real life interactions.
In this course you’ll learn how to
- have the conversation with your partner that you’ve been too afraid of having
- stand in front of a room full of people and express yourself easily without anxiety
- know when to speak to something that is on your mind and when to wait for a better time
- finally make the decision you have been on the fence about for months
- not let your emotion dictate your interactions
- set clear boundaries with your family
- calm yourself down during confrontation or before that big meeting
- speak to your teenagers vs arguing with them
- stop having the same anxious thought over and over again
- say what you want and need without fearing another person or group reaction
- stop having daily misunderstandings
- have more energy during the day
This is a 12 week online group training. You will receive Cynthia’s books Talk to Yourself like a Buddhist and How to Meditate like a Buddhist + workbook. There are 25 + meditations specific for communication included. Calls with Cynthia meet weekly over Zoom, and if you aren’t able to make the calls, not a problem, each one is recorded and sent out afterwards. Group calls are held at 3 p.m. EST. on Wednesday. You also receive four 1:1 calls with a private instructor. You also have access to the private community group for the course.You will have a 1:1 call with Cynthia at the end of the twelve weeks to reflect on the program. For those who complete the training, we do a four month check in after the training to see how things are going.
Price = $888
*If you already know you’d like to join us for both courses, you can purchase them together for $1,000 (you save $221 with this option)