Who is the founder of Deep Listening?
Pauline Oliveros, the composer, performer and teacher who developed a theory called “deep listening,” died in her sleep Thursday. She was 84.
What is deep listening?
Deep listening is a process of listening to learn. It requires the temporary suspension of judgment, and a willingness to receive new information – whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral.
What is sonic meditation?
Sonic Meditations are an attempt to return the control of sound to the individual alone, and within groups especially for humanitarian purposes; specifically healing.
What does Buddha say about listening?
“We surely have not cultivated the arts of listening and speaking. We do not know how to listen to each other. We have little ability to hold an intelligent or meaningful conversation. The universal door of communication has to be opened again.”
How can I practice deep listening?
How to Practice Deep Listening
- Welcome yourself. Pause to welcome yourself, in whatever state you’re in.
- Get grounded. Consciously allow your body to land on the earth so that you feel the support underneath you holding you up.
- Breathe freely.
- Listen inward.
Where was ensemble based?
They had been held down, musically, so long.” Eventually calling themselves the ♀ Ensemble, these women began to practice the proto-“Sonic Meditations.” The group gathered weekly at Oliveros’s home, in Leucadia, where their meetings included a mix of text scores, journaling, discussion, and Kinetic Awareness exercises.
Why are Buddhists quiet?
Silence here represents – in addition to being, as we have seen, a quality per se for Buddhists – the means to quieting the mind, to acquiring insights and to coming to understand the true nature of things (and of oneself).
How can I listen to silence?
Listening to the Sound of Silence
- Find a spot to be alone for three minutes.
- Sit or lie comfortably (or as comfortably as you can) and close your eyes.
- Notice points of contact and support (for example: hands on knees, feet on floor, torso on chair, tongue resting against roof of mouth).
What stops us from listening deeply?
Priorities or personal “baggage” that people carry with them, affecting the communication process. This may include preformed solutions in the mind of the listener which occupy their mind when the speaker talks about a problem. The compulsion to solution find is great and can effectively stop us from listening.
How do you do noble silence?
Noble Silence – All students must observe Noble Silence from the beginning of the course until the morning of the last full day. Noble Silence means silence of body, speech, and mind. Any form of communication with fellow students, whether by gestures, sign language, written notes, etc., is prohibited.
How can I improve my deep listening skills?
Here are some tips for becoming a better listener:
- Put yourself inside the mind of the speaker.
- Listen for meaning.
- Pay attention to body language.
- Cultivate empathy.
- Avoid making judgments.
- Look into others’ eyes when they’re speaking.
- Pay attention to the feelings associated with the words.
What is Buddha’s silence?
Noble Silence is a term attributed to the Gautama Buddha, for his reported responses to certain questions about reality. One such instance is when he was asked the fourteen unanswerable questions.