The Power of Peacemaking: Transmuting Aggression in a Challenging World

with Greg Heffron

February 23rd—February 24th

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  • $175.00 General
  • $155.00 Early Bird
  • $195.00 Patron
Room: Main Shrine Room

The Power of Peacemaking: Transmuting Aggression in a Challenging World

Coming from Acharya Susan Gillis Chapman’s The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, this weekend program will explore the four ways that aggressive speech escalates into conflict: 1) complaint, 2) divisiveness, 3) blame and 4) retaliation. Using the teachings and training of Mindful Communication we can interrupt our own shut down patterns at each step to bring greater openness and gentleness to our relationships and communities. The workshop will include short talks, small group dialogues, Mudra Space Awareness exercises and mindfulness meditation to help us rediscover our authentic heart in the midst of challenging and painful communication.

This program is open to all.



About the instructor

Gregory Heffron, MFA, Senior Mindful Communication Instructor

Greg owns and manages Green Zone Institute. He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique — included in nearly every workshop. In 2007, Greg co-taught with Smith to fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Greg teaches Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness primarily in North America and Europe. In 2003 Greg graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Mountain Center, Dechen Choling Buddhist Retreat Center and others.

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