Sunday, April 7
Cost: $45 pre-registration / $50 day of
Location: Hari NYC - 140 W 30th st, #3
Listening is the subtle super power at the root of human communication and connection. Mastery of listening endows the listener with a capacity to navigate and elevate with grace. Learning to deeply listen opens the doorway to self knowledge and better relationships in love, life, and work.
When Guru Nanak, founder of Sikh Dharma, came out of samadhi, he spoke 36 stanzas of which four were about listening. Each stanza concludes with: “Deeply listening, sorrows and errors depart”. The implication is that when we listen deeply enough we cultivate an understanding of all things based on the interrelatedness of life - thus all sorrows and errors depart.
The Subtle Superpower is a course in awareness based communication inspired by yogic wisdom and research from MIT and Harvard. We explore listening as a relational practice involving awareness of the body’s full sensory system.
Much like meditation, listening is a practice that can be refined and studied. This workshop offers simple techniques to better understand and improve the quality of your listening.
You will learn:
- How to listen to the other person using your mirror neurons and the sensory system
- The building blocks of a listening process that will help you become a better listener
- To observe your internal experience during a conversation in a way that will expand your ability to communicate and be present
- Simple daily practices that will help you improve your listening
Raj Gopal and Raj Gobinde (Natasha and Lorenz Sell) have been guiding and facilitating small group interactions since 2012. They are co-founders of sutra.co, a software platform designed around small group, collaborative learning with an emphasis on deep communication and conversational intelligence. Sutra supports the online learning component of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma as well as numerous mindfulness oriented courses. They are both certified Kundalini Yoga teachers and have worked closely with Hari Kaur Khalsa to produce several online courses.
Their work integrates a masters study from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with Theory U work from MIT professor Otto Scharmer and Immunity To Change methodologies from Harvard professors Robert Keegan and Lisa Lahey.