The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life by Sakyong Mipham

The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life

Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us. In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and em...

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The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life Reviews

  • Andre
    I really like how this book comes together. "The wisdom behind conversation is that by acknowledging each other’s humanity through open and communal exchange, we are testifying to the vibrancy of human nature."The author Sakyong Mipham is from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and draws on that cu...
  • Tommy
    I could review this book on this website, but I'd rather tell you about it face-to-face. That's a testament to the Sakyong's latest offering, "The Lost Art of Good Conversation", which reminds us of how enlightening and powerful connecting with each other can be in this age of speed, aggression, and...
  • Roxanne
    This is a Goodreads win review. I loved this book because I grew up before all these gadgets came out and people actually talked to one another. This book tells us how to connect with others in a mindful way. We need to not be so addicted to this stuff and enjoy our life and the people around us bet...
  • paulie
    thank you to harmony books and all involved in this goodreads giveaway."beginning a conversation is an act of bravery. when you initiate a conversation, you fearlessly step into the unknown. will the other person respond to favorably or unfavorably? will it be a friendly or hostile exchange? there i...
  • Elyse
    I was looking for a book to help me become a better conversationalist. Instead, this book reminded me of my eighth grade health class, where we had to sit across from each other and "open our ears" and listen to each other, while practicing saying this like, "that must have been horrible," or "how a...
  • Mary Foltz
    I expected to finish reading this book and have a better understanding of conversation and clear goals for how to better connect with others. Instead, I found myself frustrated with the superficial nature of the writing and completely logical advice. Much of the book lacks substance and is written w...
  • Happyreader
    What a beautiful and practical guide to strengthening connections with others through our daily conversations. While social media has its place, it is no replacement for connecting with people in real time in the same space. I love the emphasis on conversations not having a goal beyond being in the ...
  • Glen
    I won an ARC of this book in a goodreads drawing.A great book about how to have actual conversations with people. Most of the tips are really common sense, like get your head out of your phone and pay attention, but there is nothing so rare as common sense in this world of ours.Everyone should read ...
  • Elliott
    “Beginning a conversation is an act of bravery,” writes Sakyong Mipham in his book The Lost Art of Good Conversation, “When you initiate a conversation, you fearlessly step into the unknown. Will the other person respond to favorably or unfavorably? Will it be a friendly or hostile ex...

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