Book Talk: Oren Jay Sofer & Roxy Manning In Conversation (Online)

April 17, 2024
April 17: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, April 17th 7:00-8:00pm PT

Online Via Banyen Books & Sound

What does the contemplative path have to offer our aching hearts in a rapidly changing world beset with challenge? What can our practice offer beyond personal benefits?

Join Oren Jay Sofer and Roxy Manning online for a conversation about their new books:

This online event is offered free of charge. All are welcome, no prior experience or registration necessary. 


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About the Speakers

Oren Jay Sofer teaches meditation and communication retreats and workshops nationally. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, a Course Trainer at Mindful Schools, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma. Oren also holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University and is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication and Your Heart Was Made for This.

Roxy Manning, a clinical psychologist and social justice advocate, specializes in building resilience and equity. Her experience as a Black Caribbean immigrant informs her work with diverse groups globally, focusing on healing internalized oppression and empowering transformative dialogue. She is an assessor and certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication. Roxy is the author of How to Have Antiracist Conversations and co-author of The Antiracist Heart. She also co-hosts the Fierce Compassion podcast.