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Empathy is the glue of society.  It builds everything we cherish: trust, honesty, compassion, and cooperation.  Although hard-wired in our brains, practicing empathic listening, increases our skills.

I started these weekly zoom calls when the pandemic arrived in 2020 and they have been a life-line to many over the past four years.

             Join us!

Whole-Hearted Empathy Circle 

Saturdays, 9am to 10:30am CST using ZOOM.

  When you register, a welcome letter and instructions of offering and receiving empathic responses will be sent to you.

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Ongo: Everyday Nonviolence  

 Using this award-winning book, every year or so, we organize a on-line journey with 12-14 people so that together we can experience the wisdom, compassion, and courage contained within.   There are mindfulness practices, Nonviolent Communication practices, gratitude and forgiveness practices to grow our spirits. 


"This book brims with useful advice. You will be encouraged to prioritize the values of meditative life, like compassion and clarity, in the midst of your ordinary situation.” --Susan Salzberg, in praise of this set of mindfulness, meditation, nonviolent communication, gratitude and forgiveness practices to share with a group!   

    The only cost is to purchase your own copy of the Ongo 2.0 book.  It is designed to be used solo, with one other person or with a community of other seekers.

To see where this is offered in other parts of the world or time-zones, check out


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Two Ongo cohorts started in January 2024, one organized by Bryte Gordon in NYC and the other organized by Bren Hardt.  Both were advertised by   Join the mailing list of to be notified of future offerings.

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