Why do we struggle to meditate regularly? Why does it feel like another “should”? Why is it that we can experience a sense of wonder immediately when we look at a sunset, but feel only restlessness and a sense of failure when we close our eyes to meditate? Why is it so often a dry and cognitive exercise in futility?
Meditation instructions were developed in another culture, one that was more internally oriented, more embodied, less restless, and steeped in faith regarding meditation. Over many years of retreat practice, and by studying in various traditions, Susan and Bill Morgan have developed unorthodox techniques to specifically help Westerners enliven their meditation practices. During this workshop, we will alternate between presentation, instruction, and many unique guided meditations. By identifying our personal strengths and natural inclinations, we give ourselves permission to be creative and find meaningful entry points for deepening our practice. There will be an emphasis upon quality of meditation. Engaging mindfulness meditations and dyadic exercises will align body, breath, heart, and mind, so that meditation becomes enjoyable and refreshing, and an enriching activity that we actually look forward to.