The Sacred Art of Listening
This webinar focuses on the power of sacred listening: the art of becoming a listening presence, someone who can truly hear what the other is saying. To become that presence takes practice, not only to listen to others, but also to listen to ourselves and to listen to God. Just as we take time to write, practice, and polish a speech in preparing to talk, there is value in learning how to practice preparing to listen. We will explore three types of practices in this webinar: cultivating silence, slowing down to reflect, and becoming present. The quality of our listening can make a profound difference in any conversation. It is a sacred art and a spiritual practice. As we open our hearts to deep, attentive listening, we find it transforms all our relationships, nurtures our inner voice, and inspires our spiritual growth.
Kay Lindahl is a Certified Listening Professional and the founder of The Listening Center. She is recognized as an inspiring teacher and spiritual guide for people of all religious backgrounds and she conducts workshops and retreats around the world on the sacred art of listening for religious, spiritual, educational, health services, community, and business groups.
Kay is also a dedicated spokesperson for the interfaith movement and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Women of Spirit and Faith and The Immortal Chaplains Foundation. She is a past trustee for the Global Council of the United Religions Initiative, former chair of the North American Interfaith Network and an Ambassador for the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions.