53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:September 16th, 2017.
Time:9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Category/Categories:Spiritual Enrichment


Listening is not a natural function that everyone was born with, nor a rare, God-given talent. It is, in fact, an artful skill that must be learned by committed practice.

Listening has also become an endangered experience in the world today. Without earnest, faithful listening practiced by the individual and the collective, there can be no penetrating understanding of self, other, and everything that flows between the two: no meaningful progress, no true healing, no balance, no peace. Listening is a transformational medicine and a useful tool, and it is available for use in personal and professional life, creative pursuits and spiritual practice.

How would our world change if we all listened first? What does it take to become a trustworthy listener?

In this workshop, we will labor together to listen our way into a new world built by trust and true connection, using a combination of storytelling, discussion, dyad and group exercises, and guided meditation.

9:30am 3:30pm Fee: $75 with lunch, $65 without. Pre-registration is required.

Leader: Andrew Forsthoefel

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It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
- Mahatma Gandhi