The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

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Date:
Saturday, August 18, 2012 (09:00 -17:00)
Sunday, August 19, 2012 (09:00 -17:00)
Location:
Meditation Hall
Teachers : Susan Chapman & Greg Heffron
Program Price : USD185.00
Patron Price : USD160.00
Other Price : USD135.00
This uniques workshop will help participants learn to identify toxic conversation patterns and transform fear-based reactions into opportunities for making friends with ourselves -- as well as each other.

This unique workshop based on Acharya Susan Chapman's new book entitled The Five Keys to Mindful Communication,  will explore the principles of Contemplative Psychology (including the Five Buddha Family principles) and includes a practice known as Mudra Space Awareness, a radical set of body-mind meditations designed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Using simple methods and metaphors, participants learn to identify toxic conversation patterns and transform fear-based reactions into opportunities for making friends with ourselves -- as well as each other. The workshop includes short talks, small group dialogues, Mudra Space Awareness exercises and mindfulness meditation.

"We Create Enlightened Society One Conversation At A Time." ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


Susan Chapman, MA, LMFT
is a family therapist who has been practicing and teaching mindfulness meditation in the Shambhala lineage for over 35 years. She‘s worked with domestic violence prevention, with prisoners, and held a private counseling practice. In 2002, after having completed the three year retreat, she spent six years as the druppon of Gampo Abbey's retreat. Her book The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, from Shambhala Publications, was recently published.

Gregory Heffron MFA
learned the mind-body meditation technique of Mudra Space Awareness from teacher Craig Smith. In 2007, they taught this practice to senior dancers at Julliard College of the Arts in New York City. He is a student of the Sakyong and lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Cost: $185 for non-members, $160 for members.  15% discount for registrations received by August 4th. Scholarships and/or work study positions are available.

For more information please contact Megan Murphy at [email protected]