The Power of Peacemaking: Cutting Aggression in a Challenging World

February 24th—February 25th

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Coming from core teachings by Chögyam Trungpa as adapted into Acharya Susan Chapman's Five Keys to MindfuI Communication, “The Power of Peacemaking” weekend will explore the four ways that aggressive speech escalates into conflict: 1) complaint, 2) divisiveness, 3) blame and 4) retaliation. Using the teachings and training of Mindful Communication we can interrupt our own shut down patterns at each step to bring greater openness and gentleness to our relationships and communities. The workshop wiII include short taIks, small group dialogues, Mudra Space Awareness exercises and mindfulness meditation to help us rediscover our authentic heart in the midst of challenging and painful communication.

Presenter Gregory Heffron was the fi­rst certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by author and Buddhist teacher Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Warren Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique. In 2007, Greg co-taught with Smith to fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Greg returned recently from a tour teaching Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness in Holland, Poland and Ukraine. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Center and others.