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Universe Somatic Day Long Meditation Retreat

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Registration begins at 8AM.

Universe Somatic is an integration of meditation on spaciousness and body movement and energy opening practices.

Participants alternate moving from sessions of seated awareness and chanting practices into movement evocations and explorations that give expression to the range of Being, challenging attachment and aversion to the spectrum of emotional energies.  We enact ourselves as freedom’s fullness dance!

For example, the invitation for a movement session may be Holy Ground, to move through the space as if in full touch with the sacred in body and enviornment. Or for a movement session we may work with one of the 5 elements such as 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, resting as spaciousness now charged with vitality, mystery and heart.

Universe Somatic draws on vision and method from Dzogchen rushen, Zen spacious heart and inquiry into the nature of self, Prajnaparamita illusion-play dialectic, archetypes and Depth psychology, Process work and Tantric energy practices.

Suggested donation includes a vegetarian/vegan lunch. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Your RSVP helps us know how much lunch to prepare.

$35 suggested donation