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San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Daniel Odier offers participants a journey of self-discovery by discussing our propensity for building complicated systems around our ideas in an attempt to add value to our experience of life, and how this propensity limits the very perceptions we seek to enhance! Odier's authoritative yet accessible teaching style illustrates how we can open the perceptual "doors of joy" to reach an authentic kind of freedom. Blending and simplifying his practical knowledge of the meditational tools shared by non-dual Buddhist and Hindu traditions, Odier distills them into a direct, secular approach to the goals of these traditions based upon his own experience in generating and sustaining dynamic meditative states.
Friday, August 29; 7-9PM
Sat. & Sun., August 30 & 31; 9:30AM-5:30PM
Related books by Mr. Odier in English:
*The Doors of Joy* © 2014, Watkins Books
*Yoga Spandakarika: The sacred texts at the origins of Tantra* © 2005, Inner Traditions
Meditation Techniques of the Buddhist and Taoist Masters © 2003, Inner Traditions
*Tantric Quest* ©1997, Inner Traditions
Daniel Odier was born in Geneva in 1945. He is a critically-acclaimed novelist, screenwriter, and poet, having published over 46 works of fiction and non-fiction. Two of his novels were transformed into landmark motion pictures in 1981: "Light Years Away" by Alain Tanner, and "Diva," by Jean-Jacques Beineix. ) Mr. Odier began formal dharma studies with Kalu Rinpoche in 1968, and encouraged by his root guru to investigate parallel wisdom traditions, remained his disciple until Kalu's passing in 1989. In 2004, Odier received Ch'an ordination in the Lin t'si and Caodong schools in China, as well as permission to teach the Zhao Zhou Ch'an lineage in the West. Currently based in Barcelona, Daniel travels internationally much of the year providing meditation workshops at the request of his students.
For more information visit: danielodier.com