mindful communication

Apr
26

Deep Training at Shambhala Mountain Center

  In March 2017, Susan Chapman and Greg Heffron led a deep 5-day training at the magical Shambhala Mountain Center. This intimate group went deep into the material of the Mindful Heart Method, in talks, group exercises, journaling, time in the powerful natural environment, and much more. Susan and Greg were delighted to meet Buddhist […]

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Feb
23

Silence is Communication

“The process of communication can be beautiful, if we see it in terms of simplicity and precision. Every pause made in the process of speaking becomes a kind of punctuation. Speak, allow space, speak, allow space. It does not have to be a formal and solemn occasion, but it is beautiful that you are not […]

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Feb
12

The Importance of Empathy in Everyday Life

“Trying to understand other people’s experiences and perspectives is what we call empathy. There are, of course, the subconscious empathetic reflexes that we all experience without thinking—e.g., you might wince when you see someone get hurt—but to be truly empathetic, you need actively think about the concerns of others. This video by Devin Clark explores […]

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Feb
09
Jan
18

The Power of Peacemaking: Interrupting Aggression in Challenging Times

Many of us today are paying close attention to the aggression that’s arising in our world. Beyond US politics, we see similar fires breaking out in other nations. Scanning the news sets off alarm bells of anxiety. A return to various forms of fundamentalism and “tribalism” (in the negative sense) are gaining fuel and momentum. The Us […]

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Jan
12

Vulnerability = Strength

As Susan Piver says here, strength and vulnerability do not pull us in opposite directions. They are the same. They have always been the same. To be vulnerable is to be in touch with a situation. To be in touch allows us agency and perspective. It is truly when we lose touch with our tender […]

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Discovering What is Right Here

What hidden talents have we overlooked? Direct perception (mindfulness) opens our senses to the ‘ordinary magic’ of ourselves and our world. 0

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Jan
12

The Distraction Economy

Do you want or need to be a player in “The Distraction Economy?” If not, what are other options that lead you back to “The Green Light” of natural presence, creativity and passionate engagement? 0

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Dec
07

Training Staff at a Buddhist Retreat Center in France

In 2015, Greg Heffron trained the staff at Dechen Choling Buddhist Retreat Center near Limoges, France. This one-day version of “The Power of Peacemaking” explored Susan Gillis Chapman’s teachings on The Four Stages of Heartless Conversation and how to unlock each frozen stage. The training was met with genuine enthusiasm, leading to an invite back for […]

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