Listen
Generously to Live
Together and Flourish

Generous Listening: where understanding begins, connections deepen, and bridges to empathy are built.

Generous listening is the skill that goes beyond hearing words—it is listening with both the heart and mind, with the intention to embrace openness, courage, curiosity, and responsiveness.

In a rapidly changing and polarized world, creating genuine connections has become a complex task. In the age of constant broadcasting and social media, our voices are louder than ever, but a crucial element of meaningful dialogue is often overlooked.

Why do we need generous listening? Because amidst these challenges, fostering understanding, empathy, and authentic connection has become more important than ever. Generous listening involves stepping out of comfort zones, exiting echo chambers, and engaging with diverse opinions, ideas, and experiences. Through this skill, we discover common ground and experience a profound sense of reunion—vuslat—with ourselves, each other, and nature.

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.”

the Listening Library

Explore our library of listening resources from around the
web where we compile the work of other experts.

Book Communication Family Relationship Workplace

How To Listen: Discover the Hidden Key to Better Communication by Oscar Trimboli

Oscar Trimboli shows readers how to unlock listening superpowers to have more impactful conversations at work and home. 

Book Relationship

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett champions the art of listening, weaving interviews into a narrative that enlightens and inspires a deeper understanding.

Article Relationship

Bring back conversation… by shutting up and listening by Celeste Headlee

Headlee emphasizes the power of silence and listening in conversations, leading to deeper, more authentic interactions.

Book Communication Family Relationship Workplace

How To Listen: Discover the Hidden Key to Better Communication by Oscar Trimboli

Oscar Trimboli shows readers how to unlock listening superpowers to have more impactful conversations at work and home. 

Book Relationship

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett champions the art of listening, weaving interviews into a narrative that enlightens and inspires a deeper understanding.

Article Relationship

Bring back conversation… by shutting up and listening by Celeste Headlee

Headlee emphasizes the power of silence and listening in conversations, leading to deeper, more authentic interactions.

About Vuslat Foundation

Vuslat Foundation is a global initiative that champions the profound impact of generous listening as the vital thread in all our connections.

In collaboration with academia, civil society, and the private sector, we're on a mission to cultivate knowledge, research, and practical tools, fostering awareness and inspiration around the art of generous listening.

About Vuslat Foundation

Our Partners

We are delighted to collaborate with a diverse array of partners, spanning, civil society organizations, businesses, academia, and more. Our global network includes:

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