The Five Keys to Mindful Communication Weekend Retreat
with Acharya Susan Chapman and Greg Heffron
Sat October 6th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMSun October 7th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Price: $175 Non members $160 Members
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 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.