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Mindful Communication 2

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Part two of an interview witGreg Heffron about an upcoming program at Karmê Chöling

by Mike de Give

Greg Heffron: In terms of good communication, there are a number of ways to identify within ourselves where to look for that. Like starting with our bodies, our senses, our hearing, our seeing, our feeling. All of these things. You literally cannot listen to somebody if you are not paying attention to your ears. But then there are also our emotional faculties. The heart listens in its own way. It’s like its own sort of ear that listens on a different level, and we’re getting information constantly through our emotions. Are we paying attention to that? Are we mindful of that?

And we pay attention with our mind, as well. We could actually, at a level of thought, be curious about what this person is saying. They’ve just told me something, and I’m thinking about, ‘What does that really mean?,’ or ‘What are the implications of that for them in their life.’ And ‘Why did they choose to tell that to me right now?’ I can be open in that way. Continue…

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Mindful Communication 1

Mindful Communication 1 – HIGHLIGHT

An interview with Greg Heffron about an upcoming program at Karmê Chöling by Mike de Give KCL: Hi Greg. You are a senior instructor at the Green Zone Institute, which aims to bring mindfulness to communication. And the founder of Green Zone is Acharya Susan Gillis Chapman, who wrote ... continue
Posted July 18, 2018 by CGH
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Shambhala Statement on Border Separations – HIGHLIGHT

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Working with Perception 2 – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted June 20, 2018 by CGH
Working with Perception 1

Working with Perception 1 – HIGHLIGHT

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Farewell Richard Arthure – HIGHLIGHT

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Embodying Earth Energy – HIGHLIGHT

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Right Speech in Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT

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King Zero Is Not Retired – HIGHLIGHT

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A Monk Called King Zero

A Monk Called King Zero – HIGHLIGHT

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Earth Day 2018 – HIGHLIGHT

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Unproblematic Togetherness – HIGHLIGHT

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Eye-Witness Report, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT

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Eye-Witness Report, Part One – HIGHLIGHT

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