Deep Training at Shambhala Mountain Center

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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 teacher Elesa Commerse, trained in Thich Naht Hanh’s tradition, who they empowered to join Green Zone Institute as a teacher.

Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron directs Green Zone Institute. He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique — included in nearly every workshop. In 2007, Greg co-taught with Smith to fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Greg has taught Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness workshops in Holland, France, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine and across North America. In 2003 Greg graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Mountain Center, Dechen Choling Buddhist Retreat Center and others.