Philly Fresh Dharma: The Strength of Feedback

with Margaret Ervin

March 15th

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  • $5 Regular
  • $10 Patron price
Room: Main Shrine Room

The Philly Fresh Dharma series is an exploration of fresh perspectives on the Shambhala dharma led by emerging teachers. The program is open to all with no prerequisites required.

Many of us are in positions in daily life that require us to give feedback to others. We are teachers, supervisors, team members in various settings. All of us have received feedback in formal settings whether it be school, work, or some other setting. Giving and getting feedback is one of the most crucial aspects of our progress on any path or in any area in which we seek to learn. Learning to give good feedback is a useful skill. On the other hand, feedback does not have to be formal. It is a natural part of life. Tripping over something while distracted could be called feedback. Learning to take feedback is at least as important as learning to give it.

This dharma discussion will engage participants in dialogue and exercises related to giving and taking feedback.

The topic for this week is inspired by Sakyong Mipham’s book, The Lost Art of Good Conversation. You don’t have to have read the book in order to enjoy the evening. But if you are inspired to do so, check out p. 134.

 A $5.00 donation is suggested and may be paid when you register or paid at the door.