Compassionate Listening Project

A non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to transform conflict and strengthen cultures of peace


Gene Knudsen Hoffman, international peacemaker and Quaker, developed the concept of Compassionate Listening. She was influenced by her teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. Leah Green founded the Compassionate Listening Project; we created the curriculum and teach world-wide. 


Join us for profound immersions:

Journey to Alabama in Feb, 2022


Journey to the Heart of Israel and Palestine  (stay tuned for next dates)

"Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty his heart...

Because you know that listening like that, you give that person a chance to suffer less. If you want to help him to correct his perception, you wait for another time...You just listen with compassion and help him to suffer less. One hour like that can bring transformation and healing."

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Upcoming Events

  • Intro to Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out with Amalia Phillips & Liz Spitzer
    Nov 02, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Online 4-Session Workshop Series
    "Humanity is waking up to our interconnectedness—to one another and to Earth. I believe that listening with compassion to ourselves and others is a key to this awakening, and that our evolutionary capacity is directly linked to our ability to navigate conflict." ~ Leah Green, Founder, TCLP
  • White-Bodied Inner Work: Uncovering Our Racial Conditioning Using Compassionate Listening
    Nov 06, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    Online 6-Session Workshop Series
    This 6-week online series will co-create a learning space for exploring our racial conditioning in the framework of Compassionate Listening, a heart-centered practice of deep listening and speaking from the heart. We hope that our inner healing will ripple out into the world through our actions.
  • Listening With the Heart in Alabama: A Compassionate Listening Journey
    Feb 15, 2022, 5:00 PM PST – Feb 23, 2022, 5:00 PM PST
    Montgomery, AL, USA
    Journey to the heart of Alabama to engage in deep self-reflection, to learn, and bring the healing gift of Compassionate Listening
  • Opening to Belonging: A Compassionate Listening & Movement Series with Kathleen Coyne & Eda Ertan
    Time is TBD
    6 Session Online Workshop Series
    Deepen your understanding of compassion, human dignity, and forgiveness in this six-session series, focusing on gentle movement and deep listening as a foundation for belonging.
  • Compassionate Listening Advanced Training: Transforming Relationships & Deepening Healing
    Time is TBD
    8-Session Online Workshop Series
    Integrate and embody the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening with self and others.

Introductory Videos