Well-being is a skill that can be learned and cultivated; no different than learning how to play the violin. The intimate link between well-being and meditation has been carefully studied by Western scientists for decades now, revealing the potent benefits of developing the ability to be present. The traditional, tried-and-true meditation practices, however, fail to engage many modern Americans.
Friday, March 8: The Body Keeps the Score
What does it mean to meditate with the body? So much of our past history, particularly trauma, finds its way into the fibers of our bodies. We will learn about the suffering associated with disembodiment and the multiple benefits of changing our relationships with our physical being through meditation. We will experience the results that derive from developing a profound awareness of the body as opposed to our habitual abiding in our heads with our thoughts. The practices will be drawn from Reginald Ray’s Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body.
Date & Time: Friday, March 8, 2019 from 10am to 3pm
Presenter: Amy Reyer
Fee: $55 (includes hot lunch)
About the Presenter
Amy Reyer, PhD, has an academic background in psychology and cultural studies and is trained in the Vipassanā/Insight meditation tradition. She trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She leads weekly meditation groups in Croton and Garrison, NY.