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Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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Mind Your Body: Mindfulness for Exploring Your Physical Body in Connection with Mind, Heart and Spirit
Saturday, March 23, 2013

Our bodies are more than just a physical form; they can also be a portal into a new way of being in the world. This realization is full life balance and you can experience it in your daily living!

During “Mind Your Body: Mindfulness for Exploring Your Physical Body in Connection to Mind, Heart and Spirit”, participants will be guided through a harmonious synthesis of mindfulness meditation, mindful exercises including a mindful eating practice, two Yoga sessions, Reiki, sound healing, natural herbal body remedies, Holistic Hiking with Qi Gong in the lovely nature surrounding Jikoji, sharing and discussions throughout the day. You will learn tools to bring inner stillness and balance into your everyday life.

Suitable for most people, regardless of age or physical fitness level (you are encouraged to modify yoga and hiking as needed), these movement practices stimulate and activate your body’s energy channels, clear energy blockages, and increase overall well-being and vitality. Through instruction, meditation, and movement, we access and learn to sustain the formless state of consciousness that is presence.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2013  
Time:  9:30am – 5:30pm
Where: Jikoji Zen Temple and Retreat Center
12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos CA 95033 
(there is a Jikoji  sign at the entrance to the turn down into the valley)

Facilitators: Melissa Green, Dabney Alix, Nick Fortino, Catherine Perry 

Suggested Donation: $65 in advance, $70 at the door, includes materials

Jikoji is a 501c3 non-profit organization

Please bring a vegetarian dish or food item(s) to share during our potluck style lunch.  Choose to join group discussions or make a plate and wander off on your own.  You will see glorious nature and may spot some deer and even wild turkeys!  

*Be sure to spend the Saturday night of the 23rd  in the glorious mountains and attend Jikoji’s Sunday program the next morning.  Contact Jikoji directly to book your accommodation – phone number is 408-741-9562; website at


  • 9:30am – Arrival
  • 9:45am – Opening Circle
  • 10:15am – Meditation and Discussion
  • 10:45am – BREAK  
  • 11am – Yoga 
  • 12pm – Mindful Eating Exercise and Discussion 
  • 12:30pm – Potluck Vegetarian Lunch and Free Time
  • 1:30pm – Herbs, Oils and Natural Therapies for the Body 
  • 2:00pm – Holistic Hiking with qi gong and breath work 
  • 3:30pm- BREAK  
  • 3:45pm – Relaxing Yoga 
  • 4:45pm – Meditation 
  • 5:05pm – Sharing in small group and large group
  • 5:25pm – Gratitude and Closing Circle 

Additional Notes: 

  • No prior experience with meditation, yoga, Qi Gong, or other body-based spiritual practices is required.
  • Hiking is medium level of difficulty (walking meditation and mindful movement can be substituted for those who prefer not to hike)
  • Please wear comfortable clothing.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle, food and/or snacks as needed, a yoga mat, and yoga props you may need, such as blocks and bolsters. 
  • You may also want to bring sunscreen and insect repellent.

*Please eat breakfast on your own prior to the workshop.  Potluck vegetarian lunch!

**Cell phones generally do not get reception at Jikoji
About Mindfulness: 

Mindfulness may change your life…

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that involves formal and informal practices.  In formal practice, you take some amount of time everyday to stop and meditate.  With informal practice, you allow the mindfulness practice to flow into all aspects of your everyday life.  

Through research and studies of the effects of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), a multitude of benefits have been found.  

Mindfulness has been shown to transform emotions and lift the spirit; help decrease and alleviate several physical health symptoms and cope with pain in the body; increase brain functioning and cognitive attention abilities; and cultivate inner resources and resiliency that bring peace, joy, life balance and vitality.

Mindfulness is simply awareness, which in actuality is not so simple.  Mindfulness requires that you intentionally pay attention to the present moment with an attitude of non-judgment.  Mindfulness meditation is an embodied practice that cultivates a healthy relationship with the self.  This personal and friendly relationship with yourself extends to create healthier relationships with others.  

Therefore, your personal practice of mindfulness may also change the communities in which you engage as well as expand and reach to affect the entire world.  

Knowing yourself is powerful!  And it is also a major challenge – quite possibly the most difficult work that you can implement.  But what work is more important?  Mindfulness cultivates the deep listening that is required to truly come to know your own self in body, mind, heart and spirit. 
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Jikoji Zen Temple and Retreat Center

Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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