Russell Delman: Embodied Life Winter Retreat
THE EMBODIED LIFE ™: Remembering Essential Self
Open to the public
Coming to the end of the year is a time of reflection. We can step back, review the past, set sights on the future and reorient the "GPS" of our life-path.
Zen master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi said "the most important thing is to find the most important thing". How easy it can be to forget "the most important thing" in the push and pull of everyday life. Feeling lost in our most immediate demands, we can forget that which we deeply value.
Essential Self refers to the quality of connectedness to Life in which you sense yourself as undeniably whole, complete, authentic and in line with your life-path. When this connectedness is remembered, even our challenging situations feel somehow 'right' and necessary. We stop fighting with "what is" and relate more intimately with the present moment.
The Embodied Life is a reliable, authentic approach to connecting with this Essence. Through illuminating, ingenious Feldenkrais® movement lessons, sitting and walking meditation and various practices called "Guided Inquiries" you will be guided back to remembering "Essential Self". From this inner connection, you can learn the language of your "wisdom body" which always has access the right next step.
I hope you will join me for three days of meditation, movement, somatic practices and conversations into the most important thing. Please check www.russelldelman.com for more information, to download various writings and to watch a short video about The Embodied Life.
Russell Delman has been practicing Zen meditation for over 40 years. Trained by Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, he began teaching the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education in 1975. His close personal relationship with Dr Eugene Gendlin, the originator of Focusing, strongly influences his current work. The Embodied Life is an integrated approach to human transformation. Through the Embodied Life School, created in 2005, Russell offers seminars, retreats and training programs.
December 6th, 2012 3:00 PM through December 9th, 2012 3:00 PM
Open to the public