“An enemy is one whose story we have not heard.” Gene Knudsen Hoffman
My wife and I host a monthly gathering to practice the “art of listening”. Learning to listen is perhaps the greatest challenge we face – it is the primary path to understanding, to empathy, and to compassion and love. It is the foundation for conscious relationships, and the key for cultivating collaboration and peace.
This practice primarily borrows from the Compassionate Listening Project. The originator, Gene Knudsen Hoffman, was a Quaker, student of Thich Nhat Hanh, and international peace worker.
We begin and end our meetings with a simple meditation designed for shifting energy and becoming heart centered. In the space between, we practice compassionate listening to each other – along with authentic speaking, and care-full inquiry.
This meeting is currently held on the 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at our home in West Asheville. There is no financial requirement but we do request a donation. Please contact me for more information or RSVP at our Meetup site.