Compassionate Listening Project

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

ABOUT US

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. 

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JOURNEYS

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

  • White-Bodied Inner Work: Uncovering Our Racial Conditioning Using Compassionate Listening
    Oct 02, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    Online 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.
  • Intro to Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out with Elizabeth Vander Kamp
    Oct 04, 4:30 PM – 6:45 PM PDT
    Online 8-Session Workshop Series
    Humanity is waking up to our interconnectedness as never before - to one another and to the Earth. We believe that learning to listen 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.
  • Compassionate Listening in Polarizing Times
    Thu, Oct 07
    Online 4-Session Workshop Series
    Oct 07, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
    Online 4-Session Workshop Series
    Practicing Challenging Political Conversations with our Hearts Open and our Wisdom Intact
  • Intro to Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out with Amalia Phillips & Liz Spitzer
    Oct 09, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
    Online 4-Session Workshop Series
    Humanity is waking up to our interconnectedness as never before - to one another and to the Earth. We believe that learning to listen 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.
  • Opening to Belonging: A Compassionate Listening & Movement Series with Kathleen Coyne & Eda Ertan
    Oct 10, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    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.
  • Enhancing Balance and Clarity: Respecting Self and Other with Sharon Gubbay Helfer
    Oct 24, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    Online 4-Session Workshop Series
    Learning to build healthy boundaries, align with your integrity, and speak with discernment and clarity—even in upsetting and difficult situations.
  • 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 as never before - to one another and to the Earth. We believe that learning to listen 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.
  • 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
  • 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