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Universe Somatic Weeklong Meditation Retreat (Formerly Roaring Stillness)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Universe Somatic is an integration of meditation on spaciousness with 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 environment. 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 and Depth psychology.

**$50 of the retreat fee counts towards a nonrefundable deposit. We can transfer the deposit to future retreats, if necessary**

Options to donate to our scholarship fund, which allows those on a low or fixed income to have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of retreat and Dharma practice, please make a donation if you are able.

 

Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Road (Mail to: P.O. Box 188)
Clatskanie, Oregon 97016
$330 ($280 for ZCO members)
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