Heart to Heart, 5Rhythms & Buddhist Heart Practice
4 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Ubicación: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, California, United States Show map
"Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being." – Gabrielle Roth
During our time together, we’ll integrate the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms. The Buddha encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives. By incorporating the Brahmavihara (Heart Practices), we can develop the skills of living-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These virtues are regarded as powerful antidotes to negative mental states.
In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion. The 5Rhythms is a map that teaches us how emotional energy moves. The two polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life and open the door to peace, well-being, and balance.
In Heartbeat we explore our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. Old feelings that have been locked in our limbs or caged in our chest begin to shake loose. We get comfortable with feelings, neither hanging onto them nor pushing them away.