Universe Somatic Retreat- Dance of the Sun and Moon

Date: September 10 - 11, 2021

Time: Fri Eve 7 -9:30pm, Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT

Location: Heart Of Wisdom Zen Temple

Address: 6401 Northeast 10th Avenue, Portland, OR, USA

Price: $75 - $95

Universe Somatic Retreat- Dance of the Sun and Moon

September 10 - 11, 2021

Fri Eve 7 -9:30pm, Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT

Universe Somatic is a practice that integrates meditation, movement and imagination with a spirit of experimentation and playfulness. We explore the union of spaciousness and embodied energies and find that contemplative practice can be expressive, fun and not fixated on stillness.

The heart of the practice is an alternation between Dzogchen open awareness style sitting meditation and movement sessions. The movement phases are multifaceted- a time to appreciate the simple miracle and joy of the living body, a time to connect with energies and emotions beyond our ordinary sense of self and an opportunity to cut through hindrances to awakened awareness on an energetic level.

For example, in a movement session we may work with Water, inviting and embodying the quality of fluidity in order to soften rigidity in ourselves. The movement sessions open and enliven us in various ways and we bring those qualities back into the sitting sessions.

This practice draws on its vision and methods from Dzogchen and Zen with practices brought in from Paratheatre and Butoh.

 

Apprx Universe Somatic Schedule

Fri Eve

7 – 9:30   Orientation and Practice Session

Saturday

9:00am   Intro

9:30         4 Session Alternation

            (4 30 minute sessions alternating sitting and movement) .

11:40        Tantra Recitation

12:00        Lunch and Group Dialogue

1:15            5 Session Alternation

            (5 30 minute sessions alternating sitting and movement )

3:45           Break

4:10           3 Session Alternation

5:40.         Closing 

 

No one turned away for lack of funds. Email the registrar to apply for scholarship.

 

Leader:
Jogen Salzberg, Sensei