Author: Greg Heffron

Sep
15

“we must change the way we communicate”

2018 Advanced Certification graduate Chris Bacon, on the global need for Mindful Communication training: “….I would like to assert that we have reached a point in history where, as boring as it may seem, we must change the way we communicate between differing opinions….” 2+

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Aug
04

closing and opening: a celebration of our sameness and difference

Being human can be tough. Living in social groups — as is part of our primate nature — one of the fundamental experiences we face is being completely confused. Often by someone else. What are they doing? Why are they doing it? Why are they saying these things to me? What could they possibly be […]

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Aug
04

a multi-year green zone community in poland

Thanks to guest blogger Piotr Witkowski — one of our new Green Zone Leaders as of April 2019. Piotr and Klara Galant (another GZL graduate) have kept this circle of kindness going for several years — the longest running Green Zone in the world. We at Green Zone Institute offer our sincere gratitude for their […]

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Mar
28

A Conversation with Elesa Commerse and Susan Gillis Chapman

Listen to this 45min conversation with Green Zone Institute founder and Senior Teacher Susan Gillis Chapman and Green Zone Institute and Buddhist teacher Elesa Commerse about Buddhism, Mindful Communication and their upcoming programs in the Pacific Northwest — conducted by Seattle Shambhala’s Annica Holder. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 0

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Mar
28

Fully Embracing our Life

It’s not quite true that we can do absolutely anything we set our minds to. However, it is true that when we embrace our life fully, with kind support from others, we can discover possibilities that others would never guess. 0

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Feb
12

Everyone Has it Together?

We can think of our anxiety as our personal weakness, or we can understand it as our connection with humans everywhere.   0

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Feb
06

“Immersive Technology”

Reality is the ultimate 3D experience. 0

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Feb
02

Pema Chödron on Working with Pain and Difficulty

“When we’re putting up the barriers and the sense of ‘me’ as separate from ‘you’ gets stronger, right there in the midst of difficulty and pain, the whole thing could turn around simply by not erecting barriers; simply by staying open to the difficulty, to the feelings that you’re going through; simply by not talking […]

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Dec
10

Ideology Can Be Deadly

“Toxic Certainty” can be the deadliest weapon of all. 0

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Aug
21

Thich Naht Hanh – “Don’t Blame the Lettuce”

Mindfulness goes beyond simplistic blame and focuses on real solutions. 0

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