Evening Talk - What is Mindful Relationship?
with Acharya Susan Chapman & Greg Heffron
This is an introductory evening talk to the Five Keys of Mindful Communication weekend retreat.
Relationships are delightful. Relationships are frustrating. Relationships are comforting. Relationships are baffling. Relationships are inspiring. Come discover how Mindfulness reveals relationship to be our innate human experience. Based on Acharya Susan Chapman's book The Five Keys to Mindful Communication this talk and practice session will introduce the view of Mindful Communication as a method to understand relationships. Particularly the principle of "The Three Lights" will be introduced and explored.
No experience with meditation is necessary. Instruction will be part of the talk itself.
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About the teachers:
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 in a maximum security prison, and held a private counseling practice. In 2002, after having completed the three year retreat at Gampo Abbey, she spent six years as the leader of the next three-year retreat.
Gregory Heffron MFA
has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops with Susan since 2009. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and become authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique. In 2007, Smith and Heffron taught this practice in a workshop for fouth-year students in the Dance Division at The Juilliard School in New York City. His background is in creative writing, having earned an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from the University of Iowa in 2003.