2018 Session Description

Deep Listening
Sonic awareness meditation

For adults (teens welcome) • 90 minutes
Category: Tools/Techniques
Maximum Participants: 25
Thursday 1:30pm • Court 16
Time and location subject to change (what isn’t?)

“Deep Listening” is a practice developed by composer and groundbreaking musician Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016). Deep listening is designed to improve your sonic awareness with the potential to increase creativity, connect to your environment, enhance openness and compassion, and expand overall consciousness of being to bring about new perspectives, perceptions, and ways of living.

We will explore several deep listening meditation techniques, including “The Tuning Meditation” and “The Heart Chant.” Through these techniques practitioners can open their field of hearing to listen without hierarchies, experience a deeper connection to the environment, and observe sound as a complex and multi-dimensional experience.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • Improve your sonic awareness
  • Learn to listen to the whole space/time continuum of sound
  • Learn to listen without judgment or goal, break patterns, and expand the realm of possibility.
Paul Groncki
New York NY

An economist and student of consumer behavior, Paul has been a marketing professional for 30 years.

Paul was the principal of a marketing, strategy, and business development group using creative problem solving techniques to help clients identify and prioritize their complex research and marketing needs. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Hudson Guild, facilitates not-for-profits, is on the faculty and a former Trustee of the Creative Problem Solving Institute, and serves on numerous community organizations in New York City.

Paul has helped firms develop marketing strategies targeting the banking and investment management needs of clients in the U.S., Japan, and Europe. He holds an MA and doctorate in economics from SUNY Stony Brook. He also holds honorary degrees in foodism from many of the finest restaurants in Manhattan, which of course he will tell you are also the finest restaurants in the world. He has been married for 34 years to Michelle Tokarczyk.

Paul is a returning presenter. Click to see what they’ve presented in the past.

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