Non-Residential Weekend in Sebastopol, Open Sky Retreat Space
Join Ellen in a weekend of exploration of our essential nature, bringing a gentle focus on our felt and tactile experience in the tradition of non-duality and Kashmir Shaivism.
This ancient approach is an invitation to simply welcome and experience our body as it truly is in the moment: a flow of sensation, energy and vibration arising out of and unfolding within the open field of Awareness.
In our daily lives, the body is seldom tasted as it is. We rarely listen to its language or allow it to simply unfold and blossom in its natural original intelligence.
In fact we have deeply disconnected from this level of experience and even when we turn back towards the body, we come with agendas and ideas that we project upon it, forcing the body into a new mode, only to perpetuate a felt identification with a body, that may seem improved, but in fact remains a mere projection for the separate self that seems to live in its center.
Using guided meditation, simple postures and asanas, free movements, breathing exploration, and tactile visualizations, we will reestablish our true identity as ever-present and unlocated Awareness. We will reawaken the body's organic and natural resonnance with this Awareness as its source and substance.
In this contemplation, resistances and chains of bodily contractions, the habits that create the illusion that our identity is limited, located and separate are allowed to surface and to be revealed for what they are; feelings and sensations that come and go in Awareness.
Gently and effortlessly, the body is slowly realigned with our understanding. We come to feel that our true identity is an open field of tactile openness, limitless, vibrating and and ever-present. The body flows as a living substance with more and more ease and transparency and reflects and expresses the ever-present freedom and silence that is its invisible source.
The weekend will be punctuated by moments of conversation in the form of questions and answers.
Please bring a yoga mat and/or a cushion and a packed lunch. There will be time to go somewhere offsite for lunch if you prefer.
|Date||7th Mar 2020 - 8th Mar 2020|
|Time||10:30AM to 5PM|
|Location||Open Sky Retreat Space.|
75% of balance refundable if canceled before January 22nd 2020