Program Details

Evening Talk - What is Mindful Communication?

with Greg Heffron
February 15 / 7:00 PM - February 15 / 9:00 PM

Much of our basic experiences of joy and distress come from communication, or the lack of communication. We feel understood, or misunderstood. We feel included, or excluded. Our heart soars when connectivity occurs. Our outlook plummets when we "can't get through." 

This evening talk will introduce Mindful Communication as based on Acharya Susan Chapman's material in "The Five Keys to Mindful Communication." Teacher Greg Heffron will introduce the basic concepts of being Open to communication (Green Light), Closed (Red Light) and the ticklish state of being in-between (Yellow Light).

Cost of the talk is included in registration for the full 1-day program. Details on the full 1-day program can be found at:

As gesture of friendship, the San Diego Shambhala Center is offering this program for free to its members. Members should register for the program but do NOT need to continue to paypal for payment.


"We Create Enlightened Society One Conversation At A Time." ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


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 Chapman 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.

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