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Cultivating Presence

Cultivating Presence: Learn three meditative tools to listen with greater presence, caring, and awareness:Presence is a learned skill.  This workshop will include instruction in three meditative-based skills to enhance your caring, awareness, and groundedness in the present moment when listening to others.  The skills are based on Buddhist practices and principles:  

Calm -  Grounding in the present moment (concentration)

Kind -  Cultivating the good heart (compassion/loving kindness)

Clear -  Being aware of experience exactly as it is (mindfulness)

No prior experience with meditation needed

Appropriate for anyone who wants to listen with greater presence, caring and awareness

Also appropriate for teachers, helping professionals, and therapists


Sunday, April 28, 2019, 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Registration required – Space is limited

$35 to $60 sliding scale

To register email or call 401-258-3056

 Participants will learn and practice skills that enhance the ability to:

  •   listen with greater self-awareness;

  •   maintain an open and grounded presence;

  •  more readily access compassion for both self and other;

  •  track and self-regulate one’s own reactivity when it occurs.

  •  listen with less judgment and more curiosity about another’s experience, including when it is different from one’s culture or world view.

The instructor, Shana Lieberman Klinger, M.A. Psychology, brings more than 40 years of experience in integrating meditative techniques and psychology to her classes, workshops, and one-to-one consultation.  She is authorized by Dza Kilung Rinpoche to give instruction in the seven meditations from the meditation manual, The Relaxed Mind.  To learn more visit