This has given rise to an information-as-entertainment culture that defers to immediacy over depth, sound-bites over full narratives, convenience over quality, novelty over the familiar, shock over nuance and titillation over reflection. This overload makes us feel increasingly alienated from ourselves and disconnected from others, and has not only consequences on our personal health and well-being, but also on that of society at large.
Training our attention and in particular our ability to listen is the prelude to reclaiming our shared sense of humanity, fostering our health and well-being, communicating more compassionately and intelligently, and addressing the growing social and environmental challenges we are facing. Our sense of hearing - by its primacy in our development, higher acuity and resolution in comparison with other senses, and direct connection with our emotional world - has the potential of playing a special role in this quest.
We believe that sound is a naturally easier support to meditation and is as a result accessible to a larger audience. Our mission is to leverage the power of sound to retrain the ear in an effort to re-establish our relationship with listening - both internally and externally - through a range of sound-supported meditative practices.