Art of Listening - communication as spiritual practice

  • May 7, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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“An enemy is one whose story we have not heard.” Gene Knudsen Hoffman

This meetup will focus on the practice of listening - to You, to Source, to Others. Learning to listen is perhaps the greatest challenge we face - it is the primary path to understanding, to empathy, and to compassion and love. It is the foundation for conscious relationships, and the key for cultivating peace with all that is.

This practice will primarily borrow from the Compassionate Listening Project. The originator, Gene Knudsen Hoffman, was a Quaker, student of Thich Nhat Hanh, and international peace worker.

We will begin and end our meetings with a meditation exercise designed to listen to your heart and beyond. In the space between, we will practice compassionate listening to each other - along with authentic speaking, and care-full inquiry.

This meetup will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at my home in west Asheville. Tea and water will be available. There is no financial requirement but there will be a request for donation.

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  • paula m.

    Ron, I regret that I, & my best Friend, Ray Gaines are NOT able to attend this evening! We had a "challenge", that required immediate attention, & we could not get to the computer until now!! We were VERY much looking forward to this meeting.
    See you Soon!!
    Paula Murray

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am looking forward to the meeting, Ron. See you soon.
    In Peace,
    Constance

    May 7, 2013

  • Jeanne r.

    Is tues may 7 the next one. I thought it was more than 1 x mo.?

    April 23, 2013

    • Ron C.

      we meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. This month has five so it is three weeks between.

      April 23, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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