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Universe Somatic Weeklong Meditation Retreat (Formerly Roaring Stillness)

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Universe Somatic is an integration of open awareness practice and body movement practices.

Alternating between sessions of sitting practice and movement, we emerge from the stillness and openness of the sitting sessions with the judging and self-conscious mind quieted to one degree or another. This allows us to appreciate the simple miracle of fresh and fluid movement, the joy of the living body, the play of the present moment's pulse with deepened embodied presence.

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, Paratheatre and Zen Koan tradition.

**$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)