Program Details

The Body and Meditation: Discovering Our True Wealth

with Charity Martin
November 10 / 10:00 AM - November 10 / 5:00 PM

Through The Felt Sense of Our Bodies,
We Can Be Open And Sympathetic To our Experience.

In this workshop we will explore how the lived experience of the body allows us
to open to our natural sense of ease, grounding, and belonging which is so essential to meditation and to the discovery of our essential nature.

Through experiential exercises, we will practice listening to our bodies and paying close attention to physical sensation. We will cultivate a deep embodied presence,
bringing us to a surprisingly grounded and centered meditation practice, one that feels more supported, relaxed, and friendly.

This workshop is great for meditators and anyone wanting more access to their bodies, hearts, and resources. It will help you learn to:

  • stop struggling with yourself, and start trusting

  • how to get out of your head and into your body

  • how to be more self-accepting and loving

  • how to find ease and relaxation in your experience, as it is


For 20 years Charity Martin has been teaching Bodywork and Somatic Therapy to individuals and groups: through her private practice in Rosen Method Bodywork and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution in San Francisco. She has been a student in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage for 25 years and a teacher of Shambhala Training since 2001. She has been a student of—and Bay Area personal secretary to—Pema Chodron for 20 years, and has also worked closely with John Welwood in his psycho/spiritual groups. A knowledgeable and supportive teacher, Charity’s wide experience informs her passion to help people find openness, workability, and trust in their own lived experience.

$90 at door, $80 with preregistration and online payment.
Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Mery Miguez, volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org, at least a week in advance. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Please pre-register online to help us plan for the class.

Charity, charity [at] sfshambhala [dot] org


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