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Sacred Listening: 4 Workshops on Listening to Each Other and to God

Mondays, June 728, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Listen and LearnOne of the greatest gifts we can give one another is to listen with total attention. One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to listen to God with total attention. Listening deeply is a sacred way to discover the divine in each of God's children, whether they are our neighbors, our family members, or members of national and global communities.

As part of Holy Comforter's mission of becoming a beloved community, we invite you to explore how to deepen your listening skills in a series of four June workshops. Led by Holy Comforter members and clergy, each workshop will center on a different aspect of listening and will offer opportunities to practice listening in various contexts. Register online.

  • June 7: Introduction to Deep Listening
  • June 14: Listening to Loved Ones Who Disagree with Us
  • June 21: Cross-Cultural Listening
  • June 28: Listening to God - Introduction to the Discernment Process

"If a person speaks, and no one listens, is that really communication?" Check out the following Ted Talk:

A Great Listener

  • Decide to listen.
  • Turn off that voice inside your head.
  • Use your best listening skills to invite the other person to tell you more.
  • Acknowledge the feeling or emotion.
  • Identify what is important to that person.