Communicating with Your Beloved

Communicating with Your Beloved
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 5:00pm - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 1:00pm
Schedule: Weekend Retreat
Price: $300 per couple ($240 members, $150 reduced rate) + dana


Sometimes judgment, blame, and anger take hold of you and it is hard to find a way out. It can be disheartening to see yourself speaking and behaving in ways that are not in accord with your values. It is easy to feel frustrated about repetitive conflicts and decide to avoid certain topics hoping they will go away. What's missing is an understanding of how arguments get started, why they persist, and what the options are.

In this weekend retreat we bring together the foundational practices of mindfulness with the practical framework and tools from Nonviolent Communication (NVC). We help you grow your relationship through a series of experiential exercises as well as direct teaching and coaching.

In this retreat you will:

  • Learn the art of giving and receiving empathy and appreciation
  • Begin to transform your inner dialogue from one of judgment and blame to one of understanding and connection.
  • Enjoy a safe space to work with issues in your relationship and see them in a new way through the framework of NVC.
  • Gain insight about how mindfulness practice can support you in creating more peace and connection in your relationship.

And relax in the peaceful space of the monastery and surrounding woods.

Join LaShelle and DT Hull to cultivate a consciousness and clarity that will enable you to create a relationship of greater intimacy, harmony, and joy.

For questions about the course content and structure call or email LaShelle at 503-544-7583,

The price is per couple and includes food and lodging, but not tuition.  Tuition is by donation.  Suggested donation is $200 per couple and can be given at any time. 

$100 non-refundable deposit (per-couple) required to reserve your space - balance due on arrival.

LaShelle Yoan Lowe-Charde

LaShelle Yoan Lowe-Charde

LaShelle worked as a school psychologist for nine years and a trainer for the last fifteen years. She holds a master’s degree in psychology and has been certified as a trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) founded by Marshall Rosenberg. She is a committed Zen practitioner and this shows in the clarity and depth of her work. LaShelle delights in helping others learn to relate from a place of connection, compassion, and integrity. Visit LaShelle's website