Skillful Speech 200

With Doyle Banks - One-Day Retreat March 4th - Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28.

You've heard that Skillful (Wise, or Right) Speech is part of the Noble Eightfold Path but..."how" do you do it?

One of the most effective and powerful ways to apply this part of the Dharma is with a tool called "Nonviolent Communication" (a.k.a Compassionate Communication or NVC).

On March 4th, there will be a one-day Retreat which will cover principles and practices of NVC. On March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, evening clases will be a continuation and deepening of those principals. You may register for the Retreat only, or for the Retreat and classes.

IMPORTANT: Due to the amount of material necessary to provide you with the most effective learning and practice, attendance at the retreat is required in order to attend evening classes. Please honor this limitation so that the participants can have a consistent and complete training.

In this class, you will:

  • learn the principles underlying Skillful Speech and NVC
  • learn the basic steps of NVC and...
  • practice, practice, practice.

"Skillful Speech 200" will be held on the following Tuesdays: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, from 6:30 - 8:30pm, in the Living Room area of at PIMC.

Register for the One-Day Retreat ONLY
Suggest Donation $50

Register for the One-Day Retreat and 4 Classes
Suggested Donation - $150


Note: PIMC policy is that no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. (See registration page for more information.)

Doyle Banks is one of first generation of Dharma Teachers trained and empowered to teach by PIMC's founding teacher, Robert Beatty.

Doyle has practiced vipassana (insight) meditation for eighteen years. He has also trained in, practiced and taught Nonviolent Communication (aka Compassionate Communication) for over seven years with almost 800 hours of training received.

Of the impact of the Dharma on his life, Doyle says, "Life truly and completely changed for me the day I read the Buddha's words, 'For hatred can never put an end to hatred; only love can.' (Dhammapada) In that moment, I realized that the only way for me to find sanity, Peace and Joy, was to walk the Noble Eightfold Path. I've never looked back."

Along with all the Dharma Teachers at PIMC, Doyle leads sits and teaches the Dharma on Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings, in classes, workshops and retreats. He is available for Dharma consultations some Sunday mornings or by appointment. You can contact Doyle directly at