• MONTHLY WORKSHOPS 2018

  • The Wisdom Writings of Traditional Meditation

    Third Sunday of the Month from February 18 to November 18

    Somatic Experience

    First Sunday of the Month from March 4 to December 2

  • The Wisdom Writings of Traditional Meditation

     Inform your understanding of meditation

     

    A monthly two hour workshop on writings at the heart of what each tradition points to.  Find out about a world view that might be common to all, while each path might express it differently - and it is a world away from what most people experience in everyday life in 2018. 

     

    * $45 per session    

    **$200 for 5 sessions   

    ***$350 for all 10 sessions

     

    With Mataji

  • Ten workshops in Wisdom Writings of Traditional Meditation

    Understanding the Yoga Sutras : February18 

    Understanding Zen Mindfulness : March 18

    What is Traditional Meditation : April 15

    Understanding Rumi and Sufiism: May 20

    Understanding the Shiva Sutras : June 17

    Understanding Christian Mysticism : July 15

    Understanding Greek Mysticism  : August 19

    Understanding Funny Stories, tales and riddles : September 16

    Let's Talk about Buddhism : October 21

    Understanding Self from a Meditation Perspective : November 18

     

    Each workshop will give an introduction to the wisdom-point of each path, and we'll talk together about what each might imply for living. Then we'll have a meditation from that perspective. Ample notes will accompany each workshop, and may be a guide to your further exploration.

  • FEBRUARY 18: UNDERSTANDING THE YOGA SUTRA

    Yoga - a unitary state

    This workshop introduces you to the way Yoga was described in the very famous work, The Yoga Sutras.  

    The first sutras give a surprising definition of Yoga and at the same time offer a stunning insight into how your mind works.

    And then there are the Eight Limbs of Yoga, equally famous... but what were they about?  The Sutras suggest the mind is afflicted, in some very particular ways, which the author describes.  The Eight Limbs are intended to cure those afflictions.

    2 hour workshop, Sunday 18th February, 10.00am - 12 noon

  • MARCH 18: UNDERSTANDING ZEN MINDFULNESS

    THICH NHAT HANH and SUNRYU SUZUKI

    These two great Zen teachers of our time had plenty to say about mindfulness, in two famous books - Thich Nhat Hanh's  The Miracle of Mindfulness, and Suzuki's Zen Mind Beginner Mind. They are the foundation of what we now know as mindfulness. But what is that? Is mindfulness the same as meditation or is itdifferent from meditation? Is it traditional or is it modern?  See what they said, in their own words.

  • April 15: WHAT IS TRADITIONAL MEDITATION, ANYWAY?

    Many traditions, many paths

    Indeed there are many traditions and many paths - yet where do they lead to?  

    A common image is that there are many paths up to the top of the mountain, but at the top there is no path and all paths have led to this pathless point.  Well, whatever could they be talking about?

  • MONTHLY SOMATIC WORKSHOPS

    First Sunday of every month, starting 4th March to 2nd December

  • Dates for Somatics Workshops

    First Sunday of every month, from March to December

    10.00 am - 12 noon

    Fee: $35 per session

    $250 for 10 sessions

    Teacher: Jani Jamieson

     

  • The Somatic Workshops

    Somatic work

    Experience your body in a way that you might not have before - the sensory experience of self

    Have you thought about the relationship between the body and yourself?  This might give you pause for thought: Physical Body, Spiritual Body

    THE WORKSHOPS

    The stress response and working with the flexor muscles of the stomach and the extensor muscles of the back : MARCH 4  

    Sensation and awareness – retraining the brain to recognise neutral, our natural state of ease : APRIL 8   

    Gaining voluntary control of reflex actions of the torso : MAY 6       

    Trauma reflex and controlling the muscles of the waist through movement patterns and the breath : JUNE 3    

    Growing sensitivity applied to more complex movements. : JULY 1  

    The stress response and working with the flexor muscles of the stomach and the extensor muscles of the back : AUGUST 5  

    Sensation and awareness – retraining the brain to recognise neutral, our natural state of ease : SEPTEMBER 2   

    Gaining voluntary control of reflex actions of the torso : OCTOBER 7

    Trauma reflex and controlling the muscles of the waist through movement patterns and the breath : NOVEMBER 4

    Growing sensitivity applied to more complex movements : DECEMBER 2  

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