Dates for 2018
September 15th and 16th 2018
An Ease of Being
Remembering and resting into the ever generous, unfailing, true support of presence.
In this workshop, the focus will be on relaxing into a simple but profound acceptance of whatever arises. This doesn’t mean we’ll be attempting to over-ride our natural (and healthy) preference for pleasant experiences and our natural aversion to discomfort. But rather it means remembering, or finding, and learning to inhabit, a wider perspective towards our responses to experience : a loosening of identification with our experiences - both pleasant and less pleasant. A way of taking things less personally, even though we feel them very personally.
The effect of this loosening is usually felt as a relief, and an ease of being.
We will be exploring how to do this with a blend of opportunities to speak about what seems to be difficult, engaging enquiries in pairs, silent sitting/lying down and free movement (no prior experience necessary).
Why I call it "this Beautiful Work":
the “work" part is the discipline of enquiry: the choice to bring our attention to what is actually happening, in the present moment,
and the “beautiful” part is about feeling the ease and the relief which arises, effortlessly, when we allow ourselves to experience the felt sense of each moment from (and as) awareness,
(whatever is going on),
and let it be enough.
It’s radical, and deceptively simple: the effects are immediate, always, and yet they can't be held on to.
Meeting others in a held space for the weekend, sitting together, sometimes in silence, moving, consciously breathing, and engaging enquiries and processes alone and with others offers a supportive forum in which to deepen our own self-enquiry, on-goingly.
And it is not about self-improvement!
There are 12 places on this workshop.
This weekend workshop is open to people who have not worked with me before.
Grantchester Village Hall
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm
For cost, more info and bookings contact Penny