Power of Peacemaking

with Greg Heffron

February 8th—February 9th (2020)

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  • $150.00 Program Price
  • $125.00 Member Price
  • $200.00 Patron
Room: Meditation Hall

Coming from core teachings by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche as adapted to Acharya Susan Chapman’s Five Keys to MindfuI Communication, “The Power of Peacemaking” weekend will explore the four ways that aggressive speech escalates into conflict. Using the teachings and trainings of Mindful Communication as shaped with Ani Pema Chödön in the environment of Gampo Abbey, we can interrupt our own shut down patterns at each step to bring greater openness and gentleness to our relationships and communities. This workshop will include short talks, small group dialogues, Mudra Space Awareness exercises and mindfulness meditation to help us work experientially with each of these steps in the midst of challenging and painful communication.


About the Teacher

Green Zone Institute Executive Director Greg Heffron was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by author and Buddhist teacher Susan Gillis Chapman. More information about this work can be found at the Green Zone Institute. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Warren Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique (http://mudrainstitute.org). In 2007, Greg co-taught with Smith to fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Has taught Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness in Holland, Belgium, France, Poland, Ukraine, Canada and across the US. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Mountain Center, Dechen Choling Buddhist Retreat Center and others. 

About Program Fee:

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For those who can pay the patron rate, funds will go towards ensuring everyone has access to the weekend. For more information please see our generosity policy. Questions about program fee or membership, contact Chris Bacon at [email protected]