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The Body as a Field of Openness and Presence - with John Welwood
Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
The great challenge in our busy world is to stay connected with ourselves and the fresh immediacy of present experiencing. Because the lived body always abides in the present, it provides direct access to what we truly are and what is actually happening within and around us.
In this daylong workshop we will tune in to the body’s natural “field of presence.” Grounding in the heart and belly, we will work with tracking the “lifestream”— the dynamic process of felt experience— allowing it to open up and flow freely. And we will practice inhabiting and getting to know the subtle body, which allows us to feel and appreciate ourselves in an immediate, nonconceptual way.
One of the biggest problems in the world is that people don't feel themselves properly.
~Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
John Welwood, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, teacher, and author. He has also been a practicing student of Tibetan Buddhism and Eastern contemplative psychologies for close to forty years. He has published more than fifty articles on relationship, psychotherapy, consciousness, and meditation, as well as eight books including Journey of the Heart: The Path of Conscious Love, Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation, and his most recent, award-winning book, Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart.
Visit www.johnwelwood.com for more information
9:30 AM Attendees are invited to join Shambhala Sunday sitting meditation
10:00 doors open to registration
10:30 program begins
1-2:30 lunch out
2:30 afternoon session
5:00 reception and book signing
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Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco
The Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded in 1973 by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, artist, author, and poet.
You are invited to explore our diverse programs designed to help San Franciscans of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.