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 educational workshops, multi-media communications, strategic partnerships with humanitarian, social justice and peace-building groups, and training delegations to conflict and post-conflict zones.

Upcoming Events

  • Self Compassion: The Jewel at the Center of Being
    Thu, Aug 25
    Online 2-Session Workshop Series
    Aug 25, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM 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.
  • Intro to Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out with Susan Partnow
    Sep 08, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM PDT
    Online 5-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
  • Listening With the Heart in Alabama: A Compassionate Listening Journey
    Oct 10, 5:00 PM PDT – Oct 18, 5:00 PM PDT
    Montgomery, AL, USA
    Journey to the heart of Alabama to engage in deep self-reflection, learn, and bring the healing gift of Compassionate Listening
  • ​​The Heart is Our Compass:  An Advanced Compassionate Listening and Embodiment Journey
    Oct 20, 11:00 AM PDT – Dec 15, 1:30 PM PST
    8-Session Online Workshop Series
    With Susan Partnow, Leah Green, Yael Petretti, Andrea Cohen, Debby Haase, Amalia Phillips, Glenn Dickter, Sharon Gubbay-Helfer and Julia Halaby
  • White-Bodied Inner Work: Uncovering Our Racial Conditioning Using Compassionate Listening
    Oct 22, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    Online 5-Session Workshop Series
    This 5-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.

"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


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.