Tuning into the Central Channel

with Lidija Martinovic Rekert

October 25th—November 22nd

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  • $108 Program Price
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Room: Main Meditation Hall
The intention of the workshop is to bring  benefit to the sitting practice of meditation by finding a deeper relaxation through the body, as the  first foundation of mindfulness.  
In the sitting practice of meditation we typically are taught to rest our attention on the breath ( Shamata) as a path to awareness (Vipashana).

In this process, alert relaxation is the key. Using the experiences cultivated in these five workshops, we will be able to recognize and sense the effortlessness of breathing by resting into natural alertness the body , to the point that we’ll experience what one might describe as  “being breathed by our breath." This is where lies the union of Shamatha and Vipasshana. 

in these five sessions, we will explore and experience:
* Breathing Pathways from Nostril to Lungs and the Heart.
*  Axial pathway from the Brain to Tail.
* 3 Body Masses. 
* 4 Major Vessels.
* Whole Body Breath.

The workshop is timed to flow naturally into the regularly-scheduled Open House meditation session at 7pm for those who wish to put these experiences into further practice. 

The workshop is designed for beginners, as well as advanced (Mahamudra Shamata)  practitioners. 
COST: $108 - (if financial issues are an obstacle, contact the registrar.)

Lidija Martinovic RekertLidija Martinović Rekert works as a Counsellor and Yoga teacher. She is influenced by somatic embodied practices, Vijnana and Kundalini Yoga, both of which she taught for over twenty years. Her main teachers are Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche  (Tibetan Dharma), Andrew Feldmar (Psychotherapy), Gioia Irwin (Yoga) and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (Embodied Anatomy).

Lidija has been studying and practicing Buddhist Teachings since 2002, within the Theravada, Nyingma and Kagyu Tibetan schools as well as Shambhala Teachings.
She lives on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) people.