The Heart of Listening

Sponsored by The American Jewish Committee - Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Office of International Affairs, University of Washington, Nipponzan Myohoji Temple, The Voices in Wartime Network, Porter's-Place Catering, Town and Country Market and Tully's.Join us for this heart-opening, transformative weekend, blending together a deeply personal and restorative experience with dynamic new skills- development.  This is an experiential workshop in which we explore the intention of our listening to one another and to self, leading to enhanced awareness about responsible choice and action. Beyond the act of listening we can take steps toward a fuller life by examining the place where we are meeting challenge and conflict. We discover that sustainable reconciliation is strengthened through the inclusion of marginalized voices, mutual support and right action at a place where perspectives come together.This course offers a basic introduction to Intentional Listening, a dimensional learning process which supports us to fully listen and self-reflect. We develop the skill to stay present and examine supportive conditions for good listening in the physical, emotional and mental realms. Through this we cultivate insight and skills that enable us to be more effective communicators, change-makers and healers. And most of all, we learn that the gift of listening with fullness to others offers an opportunity of unique significance for each of us.A film and other presentations may be part of the workshop exercise platform.From our participants:" While I have had a lot of training and experience in Rogerian listening over the years (Thomas Gordan called it "active listening"), I believe the workshop helped me to advance an important step further. Perhaps the tools offered might also be called 'skills for challenging listening' as one learns to move beyond being triggered to hearing one's so-called adversary from the heart."“By all measures, Sunday's workshop was a tremendous success. I got a lot out of the day and it has stayed within me these past days. One thing that was very clear to me is how your wonderful use of silence helped to pace the day in a way that we could take in and integrate both what was learned and what was said. Brilliant!"Workshop Fee: $450 includes materials and lunches, scholarships available, see special discount for participating program teachers and sponsors.All proceeds will be donated to the work of Opening of the Heart.Location: American Jewish Committee - Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Joseph Vance Building, Seattle, WA.

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Participants Ended $450
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