Heart and Mind Conflict Transformation

with Basia Solarz and Ella Reznikova

November 10 - 12, 2017

What shuts down the awakened self when we’re caught in the strong emotions of conflict?

Learn to respond thoughtfully to conflicts — rather than react — during this weekend program which will explore the forces that derail mindful engagement when it matters most.

Using the lens of the transformative understanding of conflict, we will examine common human reactions to difficult communication, consider what guides our behavior when we’re overcome in the moment, and develop practical strategies for responding deliberately.

This enriching weekend will include time for personal reflection as well as small and large group discussions, and opportunities to put our insights into practice. We will also delve into the connections between the transformative approach to conflict and contemplative practices.

This program is recommended as professional development for social workers, nurses, counselors, clergy and lay leaders, as well as for anyone who wants to have a different relationship with the conflicts in their own lives.

Documentation to support an application for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be provided upon request. Meditation instruction will be available.

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3:00pm and 6:00pm on November 10, 2017. Dinner is at 6:30pm. Orientation is at 7:30pm. The program will end at around 3pm on November 12, 2017.


Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

This is the actual price of the program.

We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Please Note:
Price does not include accommodations, which will be added during the registration process.

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Basia Solarz

Basia Solarz, MAdEd, CAC serves as the inaugural Consultant for Communication and Conflict Competence for the award-winning Workplace Conflict Resolution Program at the Nova Scotia Health Authority (Canada), providing mediation, conflict coaching, and education and training across the province. A Certified Transformative Mediator™ and Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Basia completed a master’s degree in adult education from Saint Francis Xavier University with a research focus on conflict coaching. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute. Basia also co-founded the Pathfinder program in the Shambhala sangha to support individuals and groups in working through their conflicts. 

About Ella Reznikova

Ella Reznikova, originally from Ukraine, is a  teacher in the Shambaha Tradition, a conflict mediator,  a translator, and the Scholarship Manager at Karmê Chöling Shambhala Meditation Center. 

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