Listening Partnerships for climate activists: tools for sustaining and renewing ourselves

Come learn one of the most effective, free, readily-available skills you can develop for ongoing mental and emotional health. Building “listening partnerships” into your life can help you:

  • Roll constructively with the emotional challenges of climate activism (e.g., fear, despair, overwhelm)

  • Gain energy to act from a more grounded place

  • Become a better listener in all the relationships in your life
  • Heal from personal and societal hurts
  • Connect to a worldwide network of people who practice listening partnerships

In the introductory session you'll be introduced to the basic theory and be invited to experience the method with several of the people present. If you're drawn to it, you can sign up for a 6-week class that will start mid-January. (Coming to the intro session does not obligate you to sign up for the class.)

Led by John Bell, a leader in the Buddhist climate justice community, whose joy has been fueled for decades by the practice of listening partnerships. Questions? Contact

Note: another introductory session be held Tues. Nov. 19th, 7-9pm, at the same location


5 min. walk from the Harvard Square MBTA stop on the Red Line. Up a narrow flight of stairs. We acknowledge and regret the lack of wheelchair accessibility.