How to Communicate Like a Buddhist
Live with Cynthia
Maybe you've read my books (How to Communicate like a Buddhist, Talk to Yourself like a Buddhist, or How to Meditate like a Buddhist), read an article, saw an interview, taken one of my courses on DailyOM or heard me on a podcast, or maybe you are simply interested in learning how to communicate in a more kind, honest, and helpful way at home, at work, with your family and friends.
Well ... no matter how you got here, I'm happy you are.
We've got something really exciting to share with you, and it's something that we've been working on for a while.
See, I used to lie awake at night and worry about work, family, friends and boyfriends. I would obsess about all of it. And while all these thoughts and emotions were going on inside I rarely expressed any of them. Instead, a colleague would knock on my cubicle while I was in the middle of something and I'd roll my eyes and say in a passive aggressive tone, "what can I do for you now." Or my boyfriend would ask me to empty the water out of the tea kettle, and I'd argue about why leaving it there made sense. Sometimes someone even asking me a simple question like what do you want for lunch would be difficult to answer. There was so much clutter in my head that I couldn't focus or slow down to express myself accurately. Everything irritated me and had me reacting impulsively, damaging my relationships. Of course I wanted to interact differently, but I just didn't know how.
So I went out and learned everything I could about how to communicate and express myself in a clear, direct and accurate way. And after years of reading, going to lectures, attending seminars and retreats, I came up with a practice grounded in the Buddhist elements of right speech that takes away the clutter, cultivates kind and calm conversations, and shifts the mind out of the internal chatter and into the present moment.
Most everyone I've connected with lately is craving calm and relaxed interactions, and wanting to communicate confidently and compassionately.
The real want is for life to be easy, light, simple, and accessible.
The real want is to be seen, heard, valued, and appreciated.
The real want is to be kind, honest, and helpful, no matter the interaction.
The real want is to embody a sense of calm and peace in our day-to-day lives and interactions.
These past years have been difficult. They've created a lot more stress and overwhelm in our interactions and we see it firsthand in our relationships with our kids, partners, colleagues, and employees. Life doesn't feel anything like what we want it to.
And that's where this new offering comes in!
WELCOME TO HOW TO COMMUNICATE LIKE A BUDDHIST LIVE WITH ME, CYNTHIA!
Make Difficult Conversations Easy
Course #1: Communicate Like a Buddhist 101
This is an introductory course to understanding what Communicating like a Buddhist is.
In this course you'll learn:
- what is communicating like a Buddhist
- what are the guidelines of communication
- what is the practice to communicate like a Buddhist
This is a three-week online group course. You will receive Cynthia's book How to Communicate like a Buddhist + workbook. And have access to the private community group for the course. Calls with Cynthia meet weekly over Zoom and if you aren't able to make the calls, not a problem, each one is recorded and sent out afterwards. Group calls are held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST. You will have a 1:1 call with Cynthia at the end of the three-weeks to reflect on how to best implement what you’ve learned into your own personal relationships and see if course #2 is a good fit for you.
Price = $333
* To participate in Course #2 you must complete Course #1. There is no obligation to move into Course #2 after you've completed Course #1.
Course #2: How to Communicate Like Buddhist
This is an implementation course, with group coaching and private instruction where you learn how to communicate like a Buddhist in your real life interactions.
In this course you'll learn how to
- have the conversation with your partner that you’ve been too afraid of having
- stand in front of a room full of people and express yourself easily without anxiety
know when to speak to something that is on your mind and when to wait for a better time
finally make the decision you have been on the fence about for months
- not let your emotion dictate your interactions
set clear boundaries with your family
calm yourself down during confrontation or before that big meeting
speak to your teenagers vs arguing with them
stop having the same anxious thought over and over again
say what you want and need without fearing another person or group reaction
- stop having daily misunderstandings
have more energy during the day
This is a 12 week online group training. You will receive Cynthia's books Talk to Yourself like a Buddhist and How to Meditate like a Buddhist + workbook. There are 25 + meditations specific for communication included. Calls with Cynthia meet weekly over Zoom, and if you aren't able to make the calls, not a problem, each one is recorded and sent out afterwards. Group calls are held at 3 p.m. EST. on Wednesday. You also receive four 1:1 calls with a private instructor. You also have access to the private community group for the course.You will have a 1:1 call with Cynthia at the end of the twelve weeks to reflect on the program. For those who complete the training, we do a four month check in after the training to see how things are going.
Price = $888
*If you already know you'd like to join us for both courses, you can purchase them together for $1,000 (you save $221 with this option)
What People Are Saying
"I struggled with over-reactivity and over-sensitivity in my closest relationships which made me feel like I had no control over myself. Using the tools and coaching from this practice helped me shift from feeling like a petulant child to feeling like a wise adult in my most challenging personal relationships." - Mickey
“My friends and family and kids share that I am so much calmer and centered. Definitely taking the time to respond is the biggest takeaway for me – be it written or oral communication. Also, even if I slip up and have a reactionary moment – it is a moment or a short time of upset versus hours and days of bad communication.” - Reshmi
"Working with Cynthia with this program helped reset the way that I think about communication. It gave me a system to increase mindfulness in the everyday and gave me tools to analyze, understand, and combat communication pitfalls I thought to be almost insurmountable." -Ingrid
"This powerful practice has uprooted my negative self-talk. I am no longer trapped by judgment and toxic shame. The work has taught me how to tame my mind with self-compassion and honesty. I have stopped lying about my needs and have developed the courage to ask for help." - Franzie
“The practice has helped me begin to notice how my thoughts are often my saboteurs, undermining my self-confidence. I have been able to slow myself down before losing my patience and temper. An enormous shift in my interactions has been my relinquishing my need to control how the other person receives and processes my words, my intentions.”- Kevin
""I am more confident in my interactions. I swear less. I have less judgment if any at all. I am more present in my conversations. I am more patient and tolerant of others. I think more before I speak. I am more silent in conversations and allow others to finish speaking before I talk. I am in a better mood when I speak to people." –Michelle
"I've been sleeping better at night and the other day I woke up wondering where my anxiety went." - Alan
About Cynthia Kane
Cynthia Kane is the CEO and Founder of the Kane Intentional Communication Institute, LLC. She is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor and author of How to Communicate like a Buddhist, Talk to Yourself like a Buddhist, and How to Meditate like a Buddhist. She received her BA from Bard College and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Yoga Journal, Self Magazine, and Women's Day Magazine. She has helped thousands of people learn to speak to themselves, others and the world in a kind, honest, and helpful way. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two kids.
How Does It Work?
Starting today, you will receive access to the welcome material and first video lesson in Course #1.
Content is released on a weekly basis.
You'll be welcomed into the private community group.
You'll check your inbox and find the details about your group call, and you'll be all set to go. If you aren't able to get to lesson 01 before the group call with Cynthia, we still want you to show up!
Each video lesson is yours to keep and you'll be able to refer back to it whenever you want. And if you miss a lesson or are too busy to get to it that day, each lesson will conveniently remain in your account so you won't have to search for it when you're ready to get back to it.
Along with Cynthia's Amazon bestselling book (How to Communicate like a Buddhist), you will receive a special gift from us in the mail when you sign up for this course.
Get Started Now
You have two options!
You can purchase Course #1 Communicate like a Buddhist 101 on its own.
To participate in Course #2 you must complete Course #1. There is no obligation to move into Course #2 after you've completed Course #1.
You can purchase Course #1 Communicate like a Buddhist 101 and Course #2 How to Communicate like a Buddhist together at a special price.
Choose from the options below.
Feel free to reach out to us. You can e-mail Sensational Cheyenne at [email protected] with any questions!