In this retreat, Vishvapani Blomfield, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, explores the concept of "right communication." The Buddha, Vishvapani says, emphasized the importance of practicing Right Speech on the Eight Fold Path. But then again, the Buddha wasn't on Twitter. In this day and age, we're constantly communicating, not only through face-to-face interactions but also through writing in all its forms, including texting, emailing, Skyping, Tweeting, and Facebooking. During this election cycle, as the American public collectively engages in heated political discussions, practicing Right Speech takes on an even greater importance.