Buddhist teachings emphasize how to resolve inner conflict through introspection and awareness of one's own mind, but there are few teachings on how to communicate with others. In this talk, David will draw from his experience as a mental health counselor in sharing communication skills in combination with Buddhist wisdom to approach interpersonal conflict.
We are looking forward to have a fun and practical Dharma talk session with you, as follows:
Timing below is in USA Eastern Time, ET, and is subject to change at teacher's discretion.
- 7:30pm ET: Relaxation, Meditation, Massage
- Followed by: Dharma Talk (length may vary)
- Followed by: Sharing and Q&A (as time permits)
- 9:30pm ET: Forum ends
David Listen has been sharing Chan/Zen meditation and Buddhist teachings for over 15 years, leading intensive meditation retreats, classes, and activities at various monasteries, college campuses, and private institutions throughout North America, Europe, and East Asia. Previously known as Venerable Chang Wen（常聞法師）he was one of the few Western monastic disciples of Chan Master Sheng Yen. He had been a monk for over a decade, and has since returned to lay life to share the insights of the Buddha in his own creative way. David is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and has done extensive work translating the teachings of Chinese Buddhism into English, both on retreat and in published works. He holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies, a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, and is currently a New York State licensed counselor at a clinic for people suffering from severe mental illness. He also has his own life mentoring/coaching practice, guiding people in their cultivation of wisdom and compassion on an individual basis.
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