Program Details

Synchronising Body & Mind : Meditation and movement practices for daily life

with Samten Kobelt
February 24 / 9:30 AM - February 24 / 5:00 PM

Synchronising Body & Mind : Meditation and movement practices for daily life
With Shastri Samten Kobelt

Sunday 24 February 2013, 9.30 am - 5pm

"When mind and body are synchronized, then, because of your good posture, your breathing happens naturally . . .
You sit simply, as a warrior, and out of that, a sense of individual dignity arises."
-Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist, Daoist and Western wisdom, we will explore the interrelationship between body and mind in sitting meditation, movement practice and everyday activities.  We will work with simple stillness and movement practices from Naropa University in Boulder. A fully accredited university, Naropa has developed modalities of synchronizing body and mind in artistic, healing and ordinary circumstances for their Masters in Fine Arts as well as Movement studies. We will use specifically modalities developed by Barbara Dilley that develop harmony of body and mind and integrate the sitting meditation of mindfulness and awareness in day-to day activities.
Details:  Programme fee: $80.  Members fee:  $65
A discounted rate* of $40 is offered to enable those in financial hardship to attend.  Through our  principle of generosity, no-one should have to miss taking a programme because of lack of money.  If you require further assistance, please talk to us.

To register: 
Please email Anya Zvezdina:
Please secure your place by pre-paying a 50% deposit:  Online: to the Shambhala bank account: 123015060532100. Please reference with your surname and ‘Bodymind’
Cheques: crossed, and made out to Auckland Shambhala Buddhist Trust can be posted to Shambhala Level One, 19 Nandana Drive, Glen Eden, Auckland.

 Shastri* Samten Kobelt:  was born in Switzerland and teaches Meditation and Qigong in North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand. He met Chogyam Trungpa in 1985 and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 1991 and has studied the Shambhala Teachings with both ever since. He is a long time practitioner and teacher of Lujong (tibetan yoga) Contemplative Dance and since 2005 Qigong with Eva Wong - all practices designed to train body and mind simultaneously.
*A Shastri is a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition.

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