The Body as a Field of Openness and Presence. A Daylong Workshop with John Welwood, Ph.D.
Submitted by: Alex Cabarga Communications
San Francisco, CA (OPENPRESS) May 26, 2012 -- According to John Welwood, "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 John will discuss how he feels people can tune in to the body's natural "field of presence" and how people can ground themselves in the heart and belly and work with tracking the "lifestream"- the dynamic process of felt experience- allowing it to open up and flow freely. He'll discuss the practice of inhabiting and getting to know the subtle body, which allows one to feel and appreciate themselves in an immediate, nonconceptual way.
More about the presenter:
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.
For more information about The Body as a Field of Openness and Presence with John Welwood, please visit www.sf.shambhala.org
The San Francisco Shambhala Meditation Center will host this event as part of its ongoing offerings that bring together the practice of meditation with the fields of body awareness and contemplative psychology. Shambhala emphasizes the art of mindfulness/awareness through meditation which is the practice of synchronizing the mind and body in order to be more fully present in one's life.
San Francisco Shambhala also offers a wide range of classes and trainings as well as open houses and many other opportunities to practice meditation.
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.
One of the biggest problems in the world is that people don't feel themselves properly.
-- Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche