The question, “Why Meditate?” seems to be a growing topic in conversation, and the simplest explanation might be to just be. The simplicity of this particular explanation also presents a paradoxical complication, for our lives, as we experience them, are a constant flow of ideas, exchanges and relationships. Therefore, the intention to meditate holds the space to pause, breathe and notice that we are both being and becoming. The great tantric traditions do present our existence as a pulsing, creative, never-ending unfolding of consciousness as everything and everyone. During our time together we will experiment with a variety of meditation techniques as learned by Elizabeth from her primary meditation and philosophy teacher, master Sally Kempton. Sally’s much celebrated book, Meditation for the Love of It: enjoying your own deepest experience will be our primary resource.
In this module we will learn and practice a number of subtle and powerful contemplative and meditative techniques, all designed to help us open ourselves to the sacred and equip us with tools we can use to nurture, cultivate, and expand our awareness through every cell of the body/mind. The techniques will include: finding the space or madhya between breaths; mantra chanting; tonglen (a Tibetan esoteric breathing and visualization practice designed to cultivate altruism and universal compassion); grounding and centering methods; and pranayama. There will also be time for contemplative questions and self-inquiry/conscious conversation.
Please purchase a copy of Meditation for the Love of It: enjoying your own deepest experience at www.sallykempton.com/products/
$350 or $315 for Sonic TT Grad
Students may take the training (cost above) or just the morning Master Classes:
The Meditation of Moving: Saturday, March 21st | 9:00 – 11:00am
The Meditation of Moving II: Sunday, March 22nd | 9:00 – 11:00am
Each class is $30 ($25 for Sonic TT Grad)
These contemplative and challenging practices will explore the internal forms of yoga through a sequence of poses based in the exquisite Ashtanga tradition as taught by the wildly intelligent, Richard Freeman. These classes will also creatively explore inversions and the finishing asanas. Very often, these postures can be ignored or rushed in a typical yoga class. Therefore, this will be a great opportunity to unpack and relish some of the most grounding and healing poses of the practice.
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