The Subtle Body
Exploring the Practice of Meditating With the Body
On our journey of embodiment, we come into ever more intimate contact with the soma. As this intimacy develops and deepens, we begin to realize that our experience of the body differs from our ideas about the body. More, we discover that embodied experience reveals levels of subtly - of both energy and space - that offer endless exploration, invaluable discovery, and profound transformation.
This all-level, all-tradition workshop will continue our exploration of the ‘Meditating with the Body’ curriculum, a collection of teachings designed to connect us with the inherent wisdom and direction of the body. Mixing guided meditation and group discussion, we will come into contact with the journey that waits within each of us. We will find ourselves engaging our lives more fully and more appropriately than ever before.
Participants are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing, and to bring a blanket and mat to lay on. Should participants have a meditation cushion or bench, these are recommended - otherwise, chairs will be available. The workshop will begin each day at 9:00 am, ending at 4:00 pm, with a 90 minute midday break. There is space to enjoy a brown bag lunch on site - or you may step out to enjoy one of the local cafes, or a walk in the neighbourhood.
About the Instructor
Neil McKinlay is a Senior Teacher within the Dharma Ocean lineage. A longtime student of Reggie Ray, Neil draws from his training in the tradition of Chogyam Trungpa to emphasize the accessibility and relevance of meditation in the modern world. Seeing the spiritual journey as an inherent part of the human journey, his teaching style is immediate and personal, always affirming the dignity and wholeness of our lives as they are.