Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. is delighted to announce the
20th annual Deep Listening Retreats!
Celebrating 20 years of Deep Transformation!

July 6- 11, 2010

Nau Côclea Art Center - Camallera, Alt Empordà, Girona, Spain

August 2-6 2010
IONS Retreat Center – Petaluma, Sonoma County, California, USA

**Registration is closed.  Thank you.

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Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. fosters a unique approach to music, literature, art and meditation, and promotes innovation among artists and audiences in creating, performing, recording and educating with a global perspective.

Deep Listening Retreats founded in 1991 by Pauline Oliveros are for ear minded people. Deep Listening is a form of meditation based on experiencing heightened awareness of sound, silence and sounding. Deep Listening practice evolved and developed from Sonic Meditations (Smith Publications, 1971) an earlier body of work by Oliveros now performed in many parts of the world.

Daily Retreat activities with instructors Pauline Oliveros, Heloise Gold and Ione include seven hours of daily ritual, attention to breath, listening/sounding meditations, T’ai Chi and Chi Kung movement practices, practicing silence, journeying for expanded creative resources, listening through dreams, tracking listening with sound journals, interaction, discoveries, exploration strategies for creating and performing, scoring, writing, drawing, creative movement sessions in the open air, listening for creative opportunities, free time, exchange and lively conversation.

Among those who attend Deep Listening Retreats are musicians and artists interested in expanding their understanding of sound and its effects on the body, meditators interested in enhancing their depth of practice through listening, teachers who want to encourage appreciation for listening in their students, and people interested in creativity, well being, relaxation, excitement and connection with others and the environment..

Instructor profiles:

Pauline Oliveros is a composer, improviser, accordionist, educator and consultant. She is founder and president of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd., Distinguished Professor of Music at Rensselaer in Troy NY and Darius Milhaud Artist in residence at Mills College in Oakland CA.

Ione is the Dream Keeper for the Deep Listening Retreats. A counselor specializing in dream and memory, she is also a noted author, playwright and poet whose works include the critically acclaimed memoir, Pride of Family Four Generations of American Women of Color, Listening in Dreams & This is a Dream! and Nile Night; Remembered Texts from the Deep.  Ione is an improvisational spoken word artist and a playwright and director. Her works include Njinga the Queen King, the Lunar Opera; Deep Listening ForTunes, Io and Her and the Trouble with Him and Dreams of the Jungfrau, a 20 minute experimental narrative film.

Heloise Gold is a performing artist, choreographer, dancer, T'ai Chi/Qi Gong instructor and co-founder of ART FROM THE STREETS (a project for homeless artists). She has been teaching T'ai Chi since 1978 and runs a movement/arts studio in Austin Texas. She has been co-leading Deep Listening Retreats with Pauline Oliveros and Ione since their inception in 1991 and also runs week-long T'ai Chi Retreats annually in New Mexico. Her book Deeply Listening Body was published in 2008.


Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
Tomie Hahn Director
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