Deep Listening as a Spiritual Practice: A Second Sunday Seminar
Sunday, November 10 from 10:30 to 12:00 $20
Deep Listening is a term used by the modern mindfulness teacher Thich Nhat Hanh to describe a quality of listening that can relieve suffering. We listen in order to understand, rather than to fix or even to respond. Listening is the essence of meditation practice; learning to be still and quiet, to hear and know our own heart and soul, as well as our part in the world around us. The poet Mary Oliver exclaims,This is the first, wildest, and wisest thing I know: that the soul exists, and that it is built entirely out of attentiveness.
In this brief session we will explore 3 forms of deep listening practice and feel how this can extend into our daily lives as well. No meditation experience is necessary, simply an interest in exploring mindful listening and speaking.
Natasha Korshak is a long time teacher and trainer of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness and the Director of the Sol Center. She has worked in the fields of integrative health care her entire professional career, and is an ordained Interfaith Minister with an emphasis on contemplative practice, spiritual direction, and grief processing.
The Second Sunday Seminar is offered as a gathering more than a lecture or teaching. The topics are chosen for their relevance to mind, body, spirit themes that we explore in our classes and programs. We welcome suggestions for future topics and speakers.