Program Details

The Five Keys to Mindful Communication: The Power and Art of Gentle Conversation


with Susan Chapman
March 5 / 7:00 PM - March 5 / 9:00 PM

Please join us for a public talk and book signing by Shambhala senior teacher, Acharya Susan Chapman.  Her new book entitled The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, explores the principles of Contemplative Psychology, including the Five Buddha Family principles.


Mindful communication moves us from a 'me-first' to a 'we-first' model of relationship, building an enlightened society one conversation at a time. This program introduces the Green Light communication model to explore patterns of conversation: the open, Green Light of awake body, tender heart and open mind; the closed Red Light of heartless-mind and mindless-heart; the in-between, Yellow Light in which we compassionately welcome vulnerable feelings. We evoke the power of deep listening and gentle speech as ways of touching in with the goodness of others and the clarity of our truth.


Using simple methods and metaphors, participants learn to identify toxic conversation patterns and transform fear-based reactions into opportunities for making friends with ourselves -- as well as each other. 



Susan will be presenting a weekend workshop the following weekend at Shambhala Mountain Center on March 8-10. For information on that program, click HERE.


Acharya Susan Chapman, MA, author of The Five Keys To Mindful Communication, is a family therapist, contemplative psychologist and meditation teacher. She has a masters degree in Buddhist and Western psychology from Naropa University, studied with Pema Chodron and was recently appointed Acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.


Books will be available for purchase.  Everyone welcome to attend!


To see a video of Acharya Susan introduce her book, Click HERE




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