mindful communication

Sep
14

Researchers ask What is Wisdom?

This helpful article from Prof. Patrick B. Williams of the University of Chicago’s Wisdom Research project on the relationship between mindfulness meditation and wisdom in a modern, secular context is worth considering. What does wisdom mean across different traditions and approaches? And how do we learn it? The Wisdom Research project says about itself: “Wisdom […]

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Aug
31

Why do we Open and how do we Close?

This interview with teacher Greg Heffron from winter 2013 talks about the natural way we open to communication, and how we end up shutting down.  0

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Aug
30

Five Things That Need to Happen to Bring Mindfulness Into Education

A great piece by Patricia Jennings on what needs to happen to bring mindfulness practice into education, from Mindful magazine. “Our kids are going to be facing challenges that we really can’t even imagine today,” Tish Jennings notes at this year’s Bridging the Hearts & Minds of Youth conference. Jennings works at the Prevention Research Center at […]

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Aug
22

A ‘We-first’ Approach that Prevented a Mass School Shooting

“…Tuesday’s gunman incident at an elementary school near Atlanta ended with no injuries or deaths. This is mainly thanks to Antoinette Tuff, a school clerk who spent about an hour calmly persuading the gunman to put his rifle down and surrender.” This is an extraordinary example of a real human being who simply leaned into […]

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Aug
13

Online “Green Zone” Communities Have Launched

We’re proud to announce that our online communities have launched. Greg and Susan have been working the last two years on this project, which we hope will allow the various participants of our in-person workshops (and holders of our online class “Season Pass”) to interact, creating an online “green zone” where we can support each […]

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Aug
10

“The Five Keys of Mindful Communication” published in German

Susan Chapman’s The Five Keys to Mindful Communication has finally been translated into German. Please pass word along to German speakers you know!   Susan Chapman ist Die fünf Schlüssel zur achtsamen Kommunikation endlich ins Deutsche übersetzt worden. Bitte leiten Sie entlang zu Wort Deutsch sprechen Sie wissen! 0

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Aug
09

The Humanity of Pain – Kevin Breel (VIDEO)

In this video, young comedian Kevin Breel speaks frankly about his experience with depression. While depression gets a good amount of public discussion, we mostly hear about brain chemistry and medications, while hearing little about the actual. By speaking the gentle human truth of his struggles, Breel opens space for others to feel their own […]

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Jul
15

Meditation on Sound – Susan’s article in Mindful magazine

In Susan’s recent article in Mindful magazine, she offers ways to meditate on a sense experience that we often “overlook:” sound. Click to read the full article in the online version of Mindful. 0

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Jul
06

The Antidote to McMindfulness is Feeling What We Feel

Zen teachers Ron Purser and David Loy’s recent article in Huffington Post critiques the way in which modern mindfulness teachings, when broken away from their “Buddhist roots,” could be misused. They call this teaching “McMindfulness,” noting that it could help people to engage in more disconnected and even destructive purposes, far from its intended focus on selflessness […]

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Jul
06

We’ve updated our website

Over the last few weeks, we’ve thoroughly reorganized our website to add new content, make it easier to navigate and to prepare for our upcoming launch for our online communities for past participants of our weekend programs. We’ve added a number of new videos and new blog posts. Browse around and let us know if you […]

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