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May
06

(VIDEO) The Model of the Three Lights

At a weekend program in Davis, CA in 2018, Senior Green Zone Institute Teacher Gregory Heffron explains the model of The Three Lights, and how function in the present moment. 0

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May
05

advanced 8-month online training (late-Summer 2018)

Green Zone Institute is proud to announce the upcoming Advanced 8-month Online Certification in Mindful Communication for Green Zone Leaders, launching late-Summer 2018. For those with a deeper interest in Susan Gillis Chapman’s teachings, this special project will go further than we have been able in introductory programs, and will certify graduates to facilitate “Green Zone” […]

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May
05

an excerpt from “the mindful heart” (2018)

“If mindful communication training could be reduced to one phrase, it would be ‘creating space.’ The space we’re longing for is the simple, human experience of opening. Read through this paragraph and then put this book down for a moment and walk to the nearest window. Take a deep breath, relax and look out. There […]

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May
05

rev. angel kyodo williams

“We have weaponized our awareness, our consciousness. We use it to call people out instead of calling people in. (Without meaning to we are) recreating harm and aggression and fear and anxiety. We are weaponizing our capacity for liberation but we want to restore our capacity for liberation by being able to tolerate our own […]

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May
05
May
05

learning how to be

The classic children’s book The Velveteen Rabbit, teaching us how to just be ourselves. 0

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May
05

anxieties keep waking us up

“Whether you are happy or sad, whether you are exuberantly joyful or miserable, it’s still an anxious world we’re living in. …anxieties can be transformed into mindfulness and awareness. Anxiety itself can be a reminder, a nudge that keeps waking us up again and again.” ~ mindfulness master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from “True Perception: The […]

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May
05

cognitive gains from meditation last for seven years, research shows

“The initial study is based on the Shamatha Project, a series of two three-month retreats conducted at the Shambhala Mountain Center in 2007. The study followed sixty volunteers practicing Buddhist mindfulness meditation for six hours a day. The benefits of immediate changes in the meditator’s brains are now well-documented. The UC Davis team wanted to […]

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May
01

dan siegel: me + we = mwe

Author and clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA Dan Siegel presents the view that in Mindful Communication, we call We First (or We Together). Siegel calls this “Mwe.”   0

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Apr
28

letting the mud settle

Mindfulness means training in patience, which leads naturally to insight, and then to useful action. 0

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