• Compassionate Listening in Polarizing Times
    Mon, Feb 01
    Online 4-Session Workshop Series
    Feb 01, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST
    Online 4-Session Workshop Series
    Practicing Challenging Political Conversations with our Hearts Open and our Wisdom Intact
  • Compassionate Listening Practice Group: Saturday, Feb 6
    Sat, Feb 06
    Online Session
    Feb 06, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Session
    Join with kindred spirits to deepen your skills for connection in these increasingly divisive times.
  • Compassionate Listening Practice Group: Wednesday, Feb 10
    Wed, Feb 10
    Online Session
    Feb 10, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST
    Online Session
    Join with kindred spirits to deepen your skills for connection in these increasingly divisive times.
  • Healing Our World from the Inside Out: Intro to Compassionate Listening with Susan Partnow and Gayle Johnson
    Thu, Feb 11
    Online 5-Session Workshop Series
    Feb 11, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM PST
    Online 5-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 Practice Group: Saturday, Feb 20
    Sat, Feb 20
    Online Session
    Feb 20, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Session
    Join with kindred spirits to deepen your skills for connection in these increasingly divisive times.
  • Cultivating A Forgiving Heart with Amalia Phillips
    Mon, Mar 01
    Online 4-Session Workshop Series
    Mar 01, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Online 4-Session Workshop Series
    Join us for a journey on the path of letting go and forgiving.
  • White-Bodied Inner Work: Uncovering Our Racial Conditioning Using Compassionate Listening
    Sun, Mar 14
    Online Workshop Series
    Mar 14, 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.
  • Cultivating Compassion for Ourselves and Our Planet: 4-Day Nature Retreat at Lake Umbagog
    Tue, Aug 24
    Umbagog Lake, New Hampshire
    Aug 24, 2:00 PM EDT
    Umbagog Lake, New Hampshire, Umbagog Lake, United States
    Staying grounded and compassionately connected to ourselves, each other, and this planet we call home is an essential practice of our time.

The intelligence of the heart is confirmed in research in the field of Neurocardiology. In Compassionate Listening, our emphasis is on strengthening the influence of the heart through cultivating compassion for ourselves and others, and learning to listen and speak from the heart – even in the heat of conflict. In Compassionate Listening workshops, we learn how to reach through layers of defensiveness and reactivity to our essential core. From there, harnessing the power of our heart, we can shift communication and relationships into compassionate interaction. We are truly learning to be the peace we wish to see in the world, as Gandhi so eloquently challenged us to do. 


Our highly experiential workshops are designed around five core practices:

  • Cultivating Compassion for ourselves and others;

  • Developing the Fair Witness by remaining open and working with triggers in conflict situations;

  • Respecting Self and Others by developing boundaries which protect yet include;

  • Listening with the Heart – allow divergence and find a deeper point of connection;

  • Speaking from the Heart with language that reflects a healing intention.

We believe that these skills are essential for our evolution as a human species. As the Dalai Lama says, compassion is no longer a luxury, it is essential for our human survival. Learning how to navigate conflict, work with our judgments and triggers, and humanize those we think of as "other" live at the heart of our trainings. These are life-long practices that will serve you in all relationships - as friend, parent, child, sibling, neighbor, co-worker, lover and leader. They will guide you to heal troubled or broken relationships, and strengthen your peace-making skills in daily life. 

We offer three types of workshops; Introductory workshops, Advanced Training workshops, and Enhancement workshops. The type of workshop is listed in our course descriptions on the calendar below. Please note that an Introductory workshop is a prerequisite to attend our Advanced trainings, but not our Enhancement trainings. 

For more information on hosting a workshop and bringing Compassionate Listening to your community, please see below and contact us for further questions.

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