Meditating with the Body: the Walk of the Elephant

with Lidija Martinovic Rekert

November 15th—December 27th

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  • $20 Program Price
  • $30 Generosity Price
  • $95 Special
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Room: Main Meditation Hall
With gentle  somatic practices of diaphragmatic breathing and tuning into the middle of the body, Lidija will prepare our body for the meditation practice of Shamata, called the Walk of the Elephant (see photo, dated from 19 CCE), which Brian Callahan introduced recently in his weekend program. 

With each session,  Lidija will guide practitioners, through slow and present breathing practices, into the posture of ease and opportunity to rest the attention to the body breathing. 
The Elephant path does have a progression,  so those who are willing to commit practicing daily with some of us, till the end of the 2023, may be able to  “walk with the elephant” path through all nine stages  towards the stable mind. 

Sessions will be recorded and used during the week. 

Starting at 5:30 on Wednesdays, this 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 longer practice of sitting and walking. 

The workshop is designed for beginners, as well as advanced (Mahamudra Shamata)  practitioners. 

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.