The Heart of Listening: 

A Mindful Inquiry Training Intensive for Facilitators

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

Mindful inquiry is the process of bringing compassionate present-moment investigation to our inner experience. Awareness practice helps us to discover and uncover obstacles and limiting beliefs to living as fully and joyfully as we are here to live. Mindful inquiry offers a simple and profound pathway to assist ourselves and others in becoming more present and compassionate. As facilitators, Mindful inquiry is a vital tool for helping people to go beyond the limitations of the conditioned mind.

In this training you will learn and deepen in skills for inquiry. These include: Deep Listening, Clear Seeing, The Art of the Question, Transparency, Offering Skillful Feedback, and Compassionate Action. You may use these skills for working with people one on one, in groups, and for personal investigation. Mindful inquiry is held in the spirit of learning how to be of service rather than trying to be helpful, fix, or change people. It is a gateway to intimacy, clarity, deeper understanding, and peace.

If you have experienced my work and you are inspired by how I facilitate people through the transformation of compassionate awareness, this training will offer you the needed skills  and quality of presence. This training is intense and will take your practice and what you offer to a whole new depth.

This retreat includes

Intensive training in Mindful Inquiry, involving dyad and triad work

Personal Guidance Sessions and Facilitation Coaching


Relational Mindfulness

Deep Time in Nature

This training is appropriate for people who are already facilitators of mindfulness and meditation, for anyone who has a meditation practice and wants to go much deeper, as well as people who work closely with others and want to become better listeners and facilitators of groups.  This work will meet you where you are and invite into greater embodiment of compassionate presence.

To apply: Please submit a detailed personal statement of intention and experience, as well as your connection to Eden’s teaching, to admin [at], as well as a retreat deposit of $150 (see below). Once your personal statement has been reviewed, you will receive formal confirmation of your acceptance and should return to this page to pay the remaining balance.

Dates: September 11th at 5pm – September 15th, 2019 at 1pm

Location: Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center in Ward, Colorado

Please note: The retreat center is in a rustic wilderness setting and is at high altitude.

Cost: $1550 total pp ($150 deposit + $1400 remaining balance (after application approval) listed in the drop-down menu below; the full price option is only available to those pre-approved by Eden)  Full payment is due April 1, 2019.

The retreat cost covers accommodations for 5 nights, all meals, and Eden’s teaching. Accommodations are in a communal lodge and all meals are healthy and organic. Retreat payment to Mindful Living Revolution is tax-deductible.

The cost also includes a follow-up conference call with Eden to offer support in integrating what you have learned at the retreat into your own work.

Scholarships are available. Please email for details. 

Facilitators’ Retreat