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.

“I'm a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.”

the Listening Library

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

Book Friendship

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

Host of the Apple-award-winning podcast Deep Listening Oscar Trimboli shows readers how to unlock listening superpowers to have more impactful conversations at work and home. 

Book

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

Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist Krista Tippett “listens for a living”, and this book chronicles some of what she has learned in what has become a conversation across time and generations, across disciplines and denominations.

Article

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

Celeste Headlee advocates for the revival of meaningful conversation through the simple yet profound act of remaining silent and listening, suggesting that this approach can lead to more enriching and genuine interactions.

Book Friendship

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

Host of the Apple-award-winning podcast Deep Listening Oscar Trimboli shows readers how to unlock listening superpowers to have more impactful conversations at work and home. 

Book

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

Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist Krista Tippett “listens for a living”, and this book chronicles some of what she has learned in what has become a conversation across time and generations, across disciplines and denominations.

Article

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

Celeste Headlee advocates for the revival of meaningful conversation through the simple yet profound act of remaining silent and listening, suggesting that this approach can lead to more enriching and genuine 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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