Contemplating The Teachings Of Thomas Merton

Contemplating The Teachings Of Thomas Merton

“A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.”—Thomas Merton

In the hours before his unexpected death, Thomas Merton gave a speech quoting the Dalai Lama: “The time has come brother, when we must stand on our own feet.” Although the Dalai Lama was referring to…

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iRest Immersion 2019

Join us for a weekend designed to REST, RESET and RECHARGE!

This year’s Immersion is entitled, Building Your Container of Well-Being: Learn to Strengthen your Emotional Resiliency Using iRest Yoga Nidra.

These days, it is very common to find ourselves rushing from task to task, trying to accomplish the impossibly long to-do list, and doing it while running on empty! This Immersion is designed to hit the “pause” button on your life and enable you to drop into these beautiful practices and dare I say it...REST! Allow yourself the time, space and attention inward in order to reconnect to your most precious resource---You.

If we want to truly connect with ourselves and those we care about, and be a positive force in the world, we need to take time to rebuild our Container of Well-Being. Within this container, we have an immense capacity for joy, love, contentment, ease and resiliency; and iRest practices show us directly how to access, maintain and strengthen this core of well-being that resides in each and everyone of us.

iRest Yoga Nidra is a practice of meditation offering the opportunity to deeply relax while remaining present and awaken to your essential nature of timeless Being. This practice leaves you feeling refreshed, healed, and whole while experiencing an unshakable peace and well being present during even the most challenging moments.

This immersion is designed for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Our time together includes iRest practices, an overview of the 10 steps of iRest, and group discussion. Together we will explore using iRest to:

  • Manifest your heart’s desire and purpose

  • Finding your inner resource of well-being

  • Welcome & engage challenging emotions and beliefs

  • Incorporate iRest in the midst of daily life

  • Understand the neuroscience of meditation

  • Awaken to your essential wholeness and true nature

To benefit the most from this event you might enjoy reading either of Richard Miller’s books, Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing or The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, and enjoy listening to the accompanying audio practices. The audio for the PTSD book is also available here.

For those in the iRest Certification Program this immersion fulfills the short retreat requirement. To meet this qualification you are required to attend the whole event.

iREST INSTITUTE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Details:

iRest® Yoga Nidra Immersion

August 9-11, 2019

Hosted by: Alli Houseworth

Location: Mid Pac Country Club Lanikai

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How do you feel when you are told to surrender, let go or soften into the present moment? I don’t know about you, but for me those words only work when I am feeling relaxed and peaceful. During times of stress, especially when I am caught off guard, surrendering does not happen automatically. It is a behavior that…

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Thinking back to my late 20’s I remember feeling lonely. I didn’t have a lot of “tools” back then to help me manage stress, so this feeling kept recurring on a loop resulting in a serious health decline that lasted for years. Loneliness rises with…

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Every year we take another wild journey around the sun. I have come to the conclusion, that if I don’t consciously try and “map” this journey out it can start to take a life of its own—good or bad. As we all know, life is what we choose to make it, and every new year is another chance to craft it into something special.

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