‘Reconciliation of Opposites’ Topic of Talk Story Series

September 15, 2016, 10:08 AM HST
* Updated September 15, 12:09 PM
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Phillip Jones. Courtesy photo.

Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center will host the Brown Bag Lunch Series “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” on Thursday, Sept. 15, from noon to 1 p.m.

Free of charge and open to the public, the lunch and learn talks are held every third Thursday at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney on Kilauea Avenue in Hilo.

Participants are encouraged to join the informal educational talks and to bring your own lunch.

This month, Phillip Jones, discusses “Reconciliation of Opposites:Finding Harmony With People Who Are Different Than You.” Jones’ talk will focus on how people who are differently “hard-wired” can establish cooperative partnerships, effectively communicate, and learn to work together.

“One of the greatest challenges and ‘secrets’ addressed by most of the thinkers and philosophical systems from ancient to modern times is the ‘reconciliation of opposites,’” says Jones. “Simply put: How do I, who see the world from one angle of vision, truly speak with you, who see it from the opposite angle? The answer to this question speaks to harmony within all relationships—personal, professional, and community.”


Philip Jones is a psychotherapist, rites of passage facilitator, hospice spiritual counselor, and author. Jones has worked as an engineer, studied and lived as a Hindu monk for over a decade, helped countless people through tough transitions in life, and leads sacred sites retreats around the world with his wife.


Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center is a nonprofit organization.

Funding from The Atherton Family Foundation helped make the Brown Bag Lunch Series possible.

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