This is an ongoing drop in meditation and practice group, weaving teachings of Buddhist right speech with Non Violent Communication. We begin with 30 minutes of meditation. Then there is time for check ins and practice where those attending can get empathy, practice giving empathy, do role plays of a possible difficult conversation or there are other possibilities, all with coaching and bringing in teaching points. I bring into my work emphasis on the beauty of the needs and the Buddhist teachings of Metta or loving kindness. Payment is by dana which is the Buddhist tradition of making the teachings available to all as well as the tradition of supporting the teachers with the generosity of our donations.