ABOUT US

Gene Knudsen Hoffman, international peacemaker, developed the concept of Compassionate Listening from her deep Quaker roots. She was also influenced by her teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. We created the curriculum and teach world-wide. 

GET INVOLVED
  • Take a workshop

  • Host a workshop

  • Start a practice group in your home or community

  • Become a facilitator

  • Choose one of our facilitators for coaching or mentoring

JOURNEYS

Journey to the Heart of Israel and Palestine for a profound 

immersion through the lens of Compassionate Listening.

Join our 34th Journey,

October 23 - November 3, 2019. 

Upcoming Events
C.L. Intro - Healing Racism From the Inside Out
Tue, Feb 25
West Blakely Avenue Northeast
Feb 25, 6:30 PM PST – Apr 07, 9:00 PM PDT
West Blakely Avenue Northeast, W Blakely Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA
This series merges the learning and application of Compassionate Listening with the experiential engagement of the book White Fragility: Why It's Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Led by Debby Haase
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CL Intro - Healing Our World from the Inside Out
Sat, Mar 07
SpringHouse Ministry Center
Mar 07, 9:00 AM CST – Mar 08, 5:00 PM CDT
SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
We will learn Compassionate Listening practices together, including what it means to listen and speak from the heart. Led by CL Facilitator Tom McSteen
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Advanced Training: Inner Guidance - CL with Self and Others, Seabeck, WA
Fri, Mar 13
Seabeck Conference Center
Mar 13, 1:00 PM PDT – Mar 15, 4:30 PM PDT
Seabeck Conference Center, 13395 Lagoon Dr NW, Seabeck, WA 98380, USA
An advanced Compassionate Listening retreat that focuses on integrating and embodying the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening with self and others.
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C.L. Intro, St. Cloud, MN
Sat, Apr 18
University Library, Miller Center
Apr 18, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
University Library, Miller Center, 400 6th St S, St Cloud, MN 56301, USA
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C.L. Intro, Berkeley, CA
Sat, Apr 18
Foundation of the Sacred Stream
Apr 18, 9:30 AM PDT – Apr 19, 5:30 PM PDT
Foundation of the Sacred Stream, 2149 Byron St, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA
A workshop for change-agents passionate about building bridges and healing relationships in our world. Led by Laurie Archbold and Tom McSteen
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CL Intro - Healing Our World from the Inside Out
Sat, May 30
SpringHouse Ministry Center
May 30, 9:00 AM CDT – May 31, 5:00 PM CDT
SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
We will learn Compassionate Listening practices together, including what it means to listen and speak from the heart. Led by CL Facilitator Tom McSteen
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C.L. Intro, Seattle, WA
Sat, May 30
Queen Anne United Methodist Church
May 30, 9:30 PM PDT – May 31, 6:30 PM PDT
Queen Anne United Methodist Church, 1606 5th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119, USA
Healing the World from the Inside Out
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Cultivating Compassion on the River
Wed, Sep 16
Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Lodge
Sep 16, 5:00 PM PDT – Sep 20, 6:00 PM PDT
Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Lodge, 8500 Galice Rd, Merlin, OR 97532, USA
Cultivate Compassion with yourself and others on one of the original eight National Wild and Scenic Rivers! Join us and deepen your connection to yourself, others, and the natural world.
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Listening With the Heart in Alabama
Thu, Oct 08
Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport South
Oct 08, 7:00 PM CDT – Oct 16, 12:00 PM CDT
Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport South, 4669 Airport Blvd, College Park, GA 30337, USA
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