The word “awakening” is often used in a way that it sounds like an extraordinary rarified achievement. The esoteric can be alluring yet baffling and it can cause the average person to feel confused and/or stuck. But as many traditions teach, “awakening” is an “open secret” and itʻs available to everybody.
The problem is that we don’t normally perceive awakening because we are still identified with our thinking, feeling, and bodily sensations.
As Thomas Merton once said, “Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.”
Through the practice of meditation we are able to experience this truth. Meditation teaches us that awakening is a process and that it is not necessarily “exotic ”but in fact is just the simplicity of our being.
Meditation is a practical tool and accessible to all. By learning how to quiet the mind one experiences the true meaning of “awakening,” which is the natural movement towards more well-being, bliss and connection.
This immersion is open to all levels. It will include discussion, mindfulness based asana and various techniques to help quiet the mind.
- Meditation as a path towards awakening and knowledge of one’s self
- Meditation as a spectrum: exploring different practices and their effects
- Misperceptions about meditation
- The effects meditation has on the brain, body, sleep, emotions and nervous system
- Science-backed research of why and how meditation works
- Meditation teachings taken from yoga and other mystical traditions
Meditation practices will include:
Silence, Mindfulness, Kriyas, Breathing, Yoga Nidra, Compassion, Blessings, Gratitude, Journaling
Sunday, Aug. 18th - 12:30pm-4:30pm
Monday Aug. 19th - 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday Aug. 21st - 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday Aug. 23rd - 5:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday Aug. 24th 9:00am-2:00pm
18 Hours can be used towards 300/500 RYT Certification with Open Space Yoga.
Open Space Yoga - Diamond Head Studio