Wakeful Body Six-Month Course

Wakeful Body Six-Month Course

· February 13, 2022

Many of us have a complicated relationship to the body. In its vulnerability to aging and illness, we tend to think of our body in ordinary or even pejorative terms. Yet many meditation masters of the past have taught that the body is a temple, a profound source of wisdom. How do we reconcile these two perspectives?

In this gradual, six-month training, participants will explore the body as a domain of practice and wisdom, through the physical,
energetic, and cognizant dimensions of experience. Through live instruction, guided meditations, readings, and exercises, we will go
from the ordinary to the sublime, as participants explore the body’s hidden potential as a guide to freedom.

This potential does not arise from our ideas and opinions about the body. It arises from the power of the body itself to ground us, awaken us, and draw us into the present moment, the domain of joy and ease.

This resource includes:
  • Launch Retreat
  • Monthly Instruction
  • Guided Meditation Practice
  • Yoga Modules
  • Assigned Readings
  • Audio Meditations (on demand)
Themes include:
  • Themes for each month and learning the practice of “G.R.O.U.N.D” — Descent into Feeling, Surrendering to the Breath, Finding
  • February – GROUND
  • March: Relaxation
  • April: Opening
  • May: Untangling
  • June: Nurturing
  • July: Boundless Body – Dissolving

 Zoom Link information is in the Zoom Link tab at the top of the main Resource Page

Additional Resources


The most up-to-date syllabus is linked here.  If there are any changes to it, you will be notified by email and the updated copy will be linked here as it becomes available.

MONTH RESOURCE - the following are resources from Tuesday sessions or from the launch retreat held on Feb 5-6
  • Quote, p 64 WB: This heart-mind so tied up in knots, if relaxed, will free itself. Have no doubt. -Saraha
  • Quote; WB (opening page) Saraha, Dohakola "Holy places, shrines and altars, I've been all over in my travels. But never have I seen a place of pilgrimage more blissful than the body."
  • Sahaja (sanskr) = born together; authentic spontaneity
  • Book mentioned:  Healing Back Pain by John Sarno
  • Poem p.82 Wakeful Body
June https://www.lionsroar.com/meditation-only-goes-so-far/
July The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition - https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-4e-cognition-9780198735410?cc=us&lang=en&


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Resource Includes

  • 4 Lessons