"To stop your mind does not mean to stop the activities of mind. It means your mind pervades your whole body." – Shunryu Suzuki
"Bodhisattvas should not seek omniscience dissociated from their own bodies which arise in/as/of the four elements." – Manjushri in The Sūtra on Eliminating Ajātaśatru's Remorse
Meditation happens in the body. I think we can all mostly agree on that. Yet why when so many of us sit down to meditate we so easily forget this and end up endlessly cycling in and trying to catch and subdue an out of control thinking mind?
In our quest for more mental and spiritual clarity, we often leave the body behind. This makes it difficult to develop a connection to deeper states of meditative awareness that enable consistent progress along the Buddhist path.
In this evening talk (a preliminary to the following half-day program) we will dive deep into embodied awareness practices that engage a sustainable and joyful spiritual journey. Through periods of silent meditation and discussion we will explore and develop our connection to a calmer and more resilient state of being and how to better overcome mental and emotional habits that cause unnecessary suffering.
For more information and to register please visit: Wild Heart Meditation Center