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Art of Listening - communication as spiritual practice

  • Mar 19, 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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  • cathy

    I apologize for not making the meeting last night. I was running late and did not want to interrupt or be rude and walk in after meeting started. I look forward to next meet. Cathy

    March 20, 2013

  • paula m.

    Hi! I decided NOT to attend this Meeting night. I am very surprised, that no one else is coming. I always look for a "fair" number of people, to get "it" really rolling. So, I will wait until your next meeting. I will be at the next one. Paula

    March 17, 2013

    • Ron C.

      Hi Paula - I announce this in a few places and there is usually a dozen or two people that show up. My personal meetup site is:­

      March 19, 2013

    • paula m.

      Ron, Thank You! I already booked myelf into another Meet Up for tonight. I will look for your next meeting!*

      March 19, 2013

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