Full Moon Meditation
Gerry Weiner | Upcoming Offerings: TBA
Join us each month, on the Saturday nearest the full moon, for a special evening of practice and instruction in meditation. These events are guided by Gerry Weiner, a senior student and scholar of Tibetan Buddhism and member of the Nalanda translation committee. Through gentle and methodical instruction, Gerry will help you find an appropriate posture to hold when sitting or practicing walking meditation; teach you how to work with thoughts, feelings and emotions while practicing, introduce you to traditional techniques to help bring the mind to a relaxed and clear state; and help you to connect with the natural source of openness and compassion within you. These sessions will also include short discussions of the teachings of the past meditation masters of Tibet and India. The sessions typically include both sitting and walking meditation. Chairs are available for those who have difficulty sitting on a meditation cushion.
Free and open to the public.
Ty Landrum| July 8 – 18
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
In the Summer Intensive, we study the philosophy of embodied liberation that stands behind our tradition, and we learn how our lineage practices of asana, pranayama and visualization support the process from the inside, by making fine and gentle adjustments to our psychical boundaries that slowly eventuate in an astounding reorganization of our experience. And instead of contemplating these mechanics in the abstract, we experiment with them where it counts—on the medium of our own living, breathing bodies.
Mary and Ty| August 19 – 23
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
In this 5-day intensive, we explore the art of teaching with our hands. We consider how and when to use our hands, and when to use other means. We discuss the issues of intimacy, privacy and vulnerability that come along with using our hands to assist. And we consider the crucial skill of making space for power dynamics to dissolve. On a more technical level, we work through a wide spectrum of adjustments from the Ashtanga syllabus. We practice them one by one, experimenting with them on the unique bodies of our fellow practitioners, and then sharing our insights about the experience.