Embodied Listening with Rosamund Oliver, 13-14 July - Rigpa UK

Rigpa UK

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre

Embodied Listening with Rosamund Oliver, 13-14 July


Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019

Embodied Listening is a way of compassionate listening that enhances and benefits any communication. This weekend training is interactive and experiential. Meditation and compassion methods are combined with specially designed exercises to help develop greater listening skills. Described as enjoyable and transformative by our participants, this method harnesses the power of being present while listening so we can truly hear and respond to what is being communicated.

Many of us have experienced what it is like not to be listened to. Also many of us have struggled when listening to another. Perhaps wishing to say the right thing, to give advice or feeling stressed when the conversation becomes difficult. Listening can then become exhausting and stressful. This course will show you how change any stresses of listening so that listening is enjoyable for you and beneficial for the other person.

There are two basic skills explored and learnt in Embodied Listening.

These are quietening the mind and following the speaker. Quietening the mind happens when fully present. We find the peaceful silence within ourselves and truly hear what the other is saying.  Following the speaker is following the flow of communication, staying right there with the other person, without pre-empting their journey or rescuing them from crossing difficult terrain. As the Listener we also refrain from interposing our own destination.

Who is it for?

If you are looking for an introduction to the skill of Deep Listening then this course is for you. Participants completing this course are eligible to attend further courses with our Deep Listening Training.

The course is for anyone who wishes to develop their listening skills and apply these to develop communication in relationships at home or in work. It will be of particular interest to those offering care as well as those who are interested in developing more compassionate exchanges in their lives.

To register online please click here: Booking Form

Course fee: £110.00 for the weekend, which includes course materials, vegetarian lunch on both days, hot drinks and snacks. Gluten and dairy free diets can be accommodated, please request when booking.  Please note that accommodation is not included in the course fee.

For further information about travel, accommodation and the venue please click here: Event details

The programme starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm each day.

This training is hosted by Pema Lhakhang in the inspiring setting of Tarset, Northumberland.