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Sunday’s workshop to focus on nonviolent communication, meditation

January 26, 2011


Clear communication is key to deflating conflict, and a workshop hosted by the college’s Spiritual Life Program has made the concept of nonviolent communication and inner disarmament the subject of workshop taking place Sunday.

“Since the Tucson shootings many people including President Obama have spoken about restoring civility in American public life. At Beloit College we have some work to do on the same issue,” says Bill Conover, director of the Spiritual Life Program. “This workshop can help.”

 The Inner Disarmament Workshop will take place on Sunday (Jan. 30) and will be led by Zen Master Robert Althouse of the Zen Life and Meditation Center of Chicago. There is space for 40 participants.  Click here and look for the Inner Disarmament link to get more details, or email Bill Conover at to sign up or ask a question. The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 10 a.m. - Benefits of Mindfulness (meditation workshop) in the President’s Dining Room, Chapin Hall (no fee/registration)
  • 11:30 a.m. - Meet and greet (brunch) / President’s Dining Room, Chapin Hall
  • 1p.m. to 5 p.m. - Inner Disarmament Workshop / Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

To guarantee yourself a spot in the afternoon’s Inner Disarmament Workshop, send your participant fee of $5 (include your name!) to Bill Conover through campus mail, box 53. The $5 includes a light supper at 5 p.m., and can also be paid at the door on Sunday. There is no fee or registration required for the Benefits of Mindfulness workshop in the morning.