Mindful Speech & Elocution in Buddhist Tradition.

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The intention behind what you say gets communicated as much as the words that you say. In this short piece, Waylon Lewis reminds us of 6 simple rules that make up Mindful Speech.

1. Speak Slowly

2. Enunciate Clearly

3. Listen to yourself.

4. Listen to Others

5. Regard Silence as a Part of Speech

6. Speak Concisely, or Simply, or something like that.

Growing up in Trungpa Rinpoche’s American Buddhist community, we practiced elocution (speaking precisely, with power and beauty) and studied the six aspects of Mindful Speech.

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Original article written by Waylon Lewis and posted on elephant journal March 15, 2009. 

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