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Compassionate Listening Project

The Compassionate Listening Project empowers individuals and communities to transform conflict and create cultures of peace and healing. We accomplish this through workshops, facilitator training, listening journeys and partnerships with humanitarian, social justice and peace-building groups. Our offerings cultivate practices that hold courageous and generative space to bring people together across differences.

 

Guided by our commitment to listen and speak from the heart, we cultivate a living culture that grounds our vision, principles, practices, and values. This culture embraces human dignity, equity, and inclusivity, as we aspire to expand our ability to authentically see each other as human beings. We humbly believe that this journey is a continual process of learning and unlearning.

"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

(originator of Compassionate Listening as a practice for healing and reconciliation)

Upcoming Events

  • Facilitator Certification Program Registration
    Facilitator Certification Program Registration
    Thu, Jan 25
    Zoom
    Jan 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Zoom
    Jan 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Zoom
    (Accepted Trainees Only)
  • Heart-to-Heart Talks: Navigating Tough Conversations by Speaking from the Heart
    Heart-to-Heart Talks: Navigating Tough Conversations by Speaking from the Heart
    Sat, Apr 27
    Online One-Session Workshop
    Apr 27, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT
    Online One-Session Workshop
    Apr 27, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT
    Online One-Session Workshop
    A Family Focused Compassionate Listening Workshop
  • Heart-to-Heart Talks: Cultivating a Forgiving Heart
    Heart-to-Heart Talks: Cultivating a Forgiving Heart
    Sat, May 11
    Online One-Session Workshop
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT
    Online One-Session Workshop
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT
    Online One-Session Workshop
  • Self Compassion: The Jewel at the Center of Being
    Self Compassion: The Jewel at the Center of Being
    Thu, May 23
    Online 2-Session Workshop Series
    May 23, 2024, 11:00 AM PDT
    Online 2-Session Workshop Series
    May 23, 2024, 11:00 AM PDT
    Online 2-Session Workshop Series
    A 2-session workshop with Susan Partnow featuring powerful practices to enhance our capacity for self-compassion and self-care.
  • The Heart is Our Compass:  An Advanced Compassionate Listening and Embodiment Journey
    The Heart is Our Compass:  An Advanced Compassionate Listening and Embodiment Journey
    Tue, Jun 04
    6-Session Online Workshop Series
    Jun 04, 2024, 11:00 AM PDT
    6-Session Online Workshop Series
    Jun 04, 2024, 11:00 AM PDT
    6-Session Online Workshop Series
    With Susan Partnow & Yael Petretti
  • Heart-to-Heart Talks: The Art of Reflective Listening
    Heart-to-Heart Talks: The Art of Reflective Listening
    Sat, Jun 08
    Online One-Session Workshop
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT
    Online One-Session Workshop
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT
    Online One-Session Workshop
  • Intro to Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out, Facilitated by Laurie Archbold
    Intro to Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out, Facilitated by Laurie Archbold
    Mon, Jun 17
    Online 6-Session Workshop Series
    Jun 17, 2024, 4:00 PM PDT
    Online 6-Session Workshop Series
    Jun 17, 2024, 4:00 PM PDT
    Online 6-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
ABOUT US

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

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