Language, Silence and Meaning: Knowing Beyond the World of Words, An Online Retreat
February 20 - 24, 2021
Daily from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
“So much of what it means to be human is related to our use of language. It is for this reason that understanding how language frames experience should be a human priority.“
– Tarthang Tulku in Lotus Language, p xxxiv
Our identities are established through language, and language shapes the way we structure our world. The words we use when thinking or speaking can create the most inspiring feelings, or provoke negativity in ourselves and others. In this retreat, we’ll look more closely at this uniquely creative, yet often overlooked, aspect of being human.
What role does silence play in making meaning? Who thinks when ‘I’ think? How can we open beyond the borders of language to live a more meaningful life?
Bbased on the book Lotus Language by Tarthang Tulku
with Robin Caton, Elske van de Hulst and Jonathan Clewley