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Oct
03

Susan’s Gillis Chapman on “An Organic Conversation”

Click here to listen The topic is  listening as love.  To me, this is the magic of mindful communication. Here’s a simple formula for this:  Stop – Look –   Listen. STOP:  The first stage of mindful listening is to work with our speed and distraction.  We need to simply stop, let go, make space.  We spend our […]

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Oct
04

Frozen Conversations – the ways we get stuck

Mindfulness meditation makes us more aware of the inner conversations– those dramas that run over and over again in our minds. We recruit people to play certain roles in these inner conversations, but when we look closely we realize they are dream-masks. They aren’t real people. Our intention is to interrupt these imaginary dramas, giving […]

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Dec
18

Letter to the Killer’s Mother

Dear Nancy, By now the whole world knows who you are, and maybe there are some, like me, who lie awake at night wondering how it was for you, those last few moments.  Or perhaps it had been hours, days, weeks.  You are–were– a single mother with an unusual child, a brilliant boy– but different.  […]

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Dec
18

Making Space for Reactive Emotions

When we work with the reality of The Three Lights, the Red Light of reactive emotions can seem especially challenging. Red indicates that the communication is blocked by any of the five basic patterns (ignoring, blaming, arrogance, grasping/addiction and power games). Of course, our most painful experiences with others generally fall into one or more of […]

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Nov
25

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Sep
12

We’re modifying our name

Green Light Institute is changing its name to Green Zone Institute. The change is subtle, but the meaning is entirely the same. We’ll continue to provide the same material through our workshops and publications. Thanks to all our participants for your effort and support these last few years! Greg Heffron Green Zone Institute 0

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Wisdom of Not Knowing

” He who knows nothing is nearer the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” Thomas Jefferson When I came across this quotation my first thought was: ” how do I know which one is me? ”  When my mind is filled with falsehoods and error I’m usually the last to […]

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Teaching at Shambhala Mountain Center postponed

Due to struggles with major fires in the area this summer, and the challenges that came with that, our program at Shambhala Mountain Center (near Fort Collins Colorado) will be delayed until Mar 8-10th 2013. 0

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Susan named as lead Western teacher in Buddhist tradition

Today, Susan was named as one of the lead western teachers (an Acharya) in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Congratulations Susan! 0

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Physician’s benefit from mindful communication training

http://youtu.be/O8V1ZS1tqOI The Journal of the American Medical Association reports the significant improvement in well-being that physicians experience when they train in mindful communication. 0

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