Program Details

The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, Introductory Evening Talk - What is Mindful Relationship?

with Greg Heffron
January 25 / 7:00 PM - January 25 / 9:00 PM

This is an introductory evening talk to the Five Keys of Mindful Communication weekend retreat.  If you wish to register for the entire weekend retreat, please click here.

Relationships are delightful. Relationships are frustrating. Relationships are comforting. Relationships are baffling. Relationships are inspiring. Come discover how Mindfulness reveals relationship to be our innate human experience. Based on Acharya Susan Chapman's book The Five Keys to Mindful Communication this talk and practice session will introduce the view of Mindful Communication as a method to understand relationships. Particularly the principle of "The Three Lights" will be introduced and explored.

No experience with meditation is necessary. Instruction will be part of the talk itself.

About the teacher: 

Gregory Heffron MFA owns and manages Green Zone Conversations Retreats. He is the only certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by author and Buddhist teacher Susan Champman MA. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops with Susan since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher in the Shambhala Lineage since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and become authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique. In 2007, Smith and Heffron taught this practice in a workshop for fouth-year students in the Dance Division at The Juilliard School in New York City. His background is in creative writing, having earned an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from the University of Iowa in 2003. He is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and lives in Bellingham, WA.

Cost: $10 for non-members, 15% discount for Shambhala Members. See our Generosity Policy. No one turned away!

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