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Advanced GZL Course 2019 – Recordings Archive

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Week 1 – Oct 17, 2019

Welcome to the course community.

Meditation on Natural Communication System (Awake Body, Tender Heart, Open Mind)

Talk topic: “The Green Light”

  • Green Light and Self-Trust
  • Green Light and Genuine Pleasure

Also: overview of Green Zones, the Book, Online Discussion Groups, Attendance

Week 2 – Oct 24, 2019

Special Session with Susan Chapman on “Collective Trauma and the Five Keys.”

Susan’s helpful lecture notes can be found here.

Week 3 – Oct 31, 2019

Opening Circle – Why did we go beyond the basics and take the advanced course?

  • The Creation of Duality
  • Creating “Realms”
  • Feedback – when we put out Red Light energy, we get it back
  • “Stop When the Light is Red”

Still Face Video

Week 4 – Nov 5, 2019

  • Yellow Light
  • Liminal States (“between this and that”)
  • The Raw Energy of Anxiety
    • don’t have a story to channel energy into
  • The Roots of Self-Attack
    • no container for the experience
    • first storyline reflexively includes (attacks) ourselves
  • bringing Green Zone to Yellow Light to return our confidence/agency
    • allowing the Yellow Light to really speak and be held
    • the way back to self-connection and self-confidence
Yellow Light Exercise/Meditation – feeling conversational disconnection
Four Stages of Exclusion
  • refusal – experience should never be this strong
  • stillness-bias – calmness is always the goal/ disruption is ‘problem’
  • irritation – solidifying the ‘source’ of unwelcome experience
  • shutting down – suppressing awareness

Week 5 – Nov 14, 2019

  • Practice – 5min Nat Comm Sys
  • Yellow Light conversation
    • what is the Yellow Light really
  • Mindfulness and Awareness
    • Masculine/Feminine Principles
    • Three Places to Bring our Mindfulness (Outer, Inner, Secret)
  • Discussion of Green Zone Schedule

Week 6 – Nov 21, 2019

Awareness of Awake Body
  • What Do We Know That’s Not From the Body?
  • “Psychosomatic body”
  • Going Beyond Hesitation with the Body
Interruptions to Stages of Exclusion
  • “Refusal” – experience should never be this strong
    • Interruption: Spacious Body
  • Stillness Bias – calmness is always the goal, disruption is ‘problem’
    • Interruption: Spacious Heart
  • Irritation: solidifying the ‘source’ of unwelcome experience
    • Interruption: Spacious Mind
  • Shutting Down: Suppressing Awareness
    • Interruption: Atmosphere of Awareness

Week 7 – Nov 28, 2019

  • Meditation
  • Discussion of Innocence and Bravery
  • Awareness of Tender Heart
    • Some skeptical of tender heart
    • Natural flicker between parts of nat comm sys
    • The Green/Yellow/Red Lights of Naming Our Emotions
    • Listening with the Heart: story of Colleen

Week 8 – Dec 5, 2019

  • guided meditation on mental contents
  • duality between “concept” and “non-concept”
  • “mudra” – Finger pointing to the moon
    • Concept that points to non-concept
  • even “breath” is a concept

Week 9 – Dec 12, 2019

  • Mindful Listening – “bringing out the gold”
    • The “Pure Gold” of Basic Goodness
  • Like a Mountain
  • Unapologetic Living
  • opera of experience (Pagliacci video)
  • mindfulness of life
  • 360 circle??
  • Total Gratitude
    • guided meditation on total gratitude

Week 10 – Jan 2, 2020

  • Dualistic concepts of worth
    • vs. unconditional worth
  • Four Stages of Contempt (Red Light pattern)
    • exercise where Greg demonstrates arrogance/contempt
    • overview of Four Stages

Week 11 – Jan 9, 2020

  • Leadership: Lids vs. Flowers approach to mentoring
  • “Encouragement” as remedy for Yellow Light crisis

Week 12 – Jan 16, 2020

  • Positive Interruptions
  • Interruptions to Four Stages of Contempt
  • News about Green Zone Institute (“Healing the Inner Climate Crisis”)

Week 13 (no class previous week) – Jan 30, 2020

clarifying the Three Lights in group conversation

Week 14 – Feb 6, 2020

The Three Lights, moment by moment.

Week 15 – Feb 13, 2020

  • Truth as Medicine
    • “Speaking Truth, Neither Exaggerating Nor Suppressing”
    • Practice – simple truth of body, heart, mind, world
    • Speaking in a way that can be heard
      • why talk if nobody can understand?
    • Seeing Boundaries = Peaceful
    • Exercise: dyad on something in your life that’s too big to fix, where you there only option is patience, acceptance, sadness
        • esp patterns where truth isn’t being acknowledged

Week 16 – February 20, 2020

Comments on Course Structure

What is a Green Zone vs. Green Light?

Four Stages of Heartless Mind
  • Complaint
    • awkward posture
  • Divisiveness
    • list of derogatory terms
  • Blame
    • dyad – when you’ve used blame to get relief from pain.
  • Retaliation (“Revenge”)
    • Group discussion — brainstorm, what does revenge produce? Positive effects? Less pain?

Week 17 – February 27, 2020

Teacher Training in the Fall

Meditation on Truth of Pain

  • using Yellow Light, Red Light, Green Light narratives

Feedback Loop of Red Lights/Green Lights

Genuineness of Green Light

Mirroring

  • with exercise re: Greg’s complaint about L.A. drivers

Week 18 – March 5, 2020

  • The Interruptions to The Four Stages of Heartlessness
    • Awake Body as antidote for Complaint/Silencing
      • awkward posture with gong
    • Tender Heart as antidote for Divisiveness
      • list of generalizations/categories
    • Open Mind as antidote for Blaming
      • extending/embracing
    • An Awake Attitude Towards “Peace & Reconciliation” (antidote to Retaliation)
      • have human societies healed?

Week 19 – March 12, 2020

Fourth Key: Mindful Relationship/Unconditional Friendliness/Warmth and Celebrating Difference
  • The Living “Mirage” of Relationship
  • The Floating World…
  • Relationship and Discernment
  • Becoming a “Connoisseur” of Connection

Week 20 – March 19, 2020

  • Check in about Coronavirus
  • Pragmatics of Running Green Zones
  • Mandala of the Yellow Lights Fears (“I’m afraid that I’m…”)
  • The Four Stages of Mindless Heart
    • Emotional hunger
    • Disconnect
    • Freezing an Object of Joy
    • Manipulation/Dependent Strategies

Week 21 – March 26, 2020

  • Green Zones
    • checklist for Talking Circles
  • When the Light is Red Stop
    • Role Playing Practice for Mindless Heart with Mary
  • All relationship starts with space
  • Feeling connection vs. manufacturing connection
  • Feeling Closeness Includes Feeling Distance
  • Boundaries vs. Barriers in terms of intimacy

Week 22 – April 2, 2020

  • Healthcare workers
  • Mary’s adapting to my red light – when I escalated further into Red
  • Interruptions to The Four Stages of Mindless Heart
    • Interruption to Emotional hunger
      • Awake Body: experiment with creating pleasure (touching the forearm) with Nina Simone music
    • Interruption to Disconnect
      • Tender Heart – Partner Skit: “I feel so connected to you because…”
    • Freezing an Object of Joy – objectification
      • Open Mind: does securing sources of pleasure produce happiness?
    • Manipulation – must secure resources
      • Falling in Love with Reality

Week 23 – April 9, 2020

Mindful Heart/Heartful Mind diagram
Green Light – The Four Seasons of Relationship
Pragmatics of Running Green Zones
  • when Green Zone is not working, take it back to basics
  • also: reawaken intentions of group
  • Red Light in green zones

Week 24 – April 16, 2020

meditation – compassion for parts of ourselves that are shut down
Green Light Truths of Each Season

The Four Seasons of Mindless Heart
The Four Mindless Heart Misunderstandings