WATER: JUNE 25, 2022
EARTH: OCTOBER 22, 2022
AIR: FEB 4, 2023
FIRE: MAY 13, 2023 - final session!
Our inherent connection to all things becomes clear when sitting quietly in meditation. In present moment awareness, the illusion of separateness falls away. We are reminded that we embody water, earth, air, and fire. In this four-part series, each season we will focus on one element and consider how it is held and expressed in the body and mind. We bring the Sitting with the Four Great Elements series to a dramatic conclusion in May with the element of FIRE..
Spring is an ideal season to explore the fire element. Just as the warmth of longer days pulls us outdoors, the increased light pulls new life from the damp quiet earth. Paying close attention, we witness the new and unknown that is birthed with every arising breath. As we cultivate present-moment awareness, we build our capacity to be with the mystery of each unfolding moment.
Join us and explore through meditation, contemplation, and discussion that which feeds your fire within and the ways you express fire in your life. Our time together is sure to be both settling and enlivening.
Roy Remer was the staff meditation teacher at Mountain Yoga for four years and is Executive Director of the Zen Hospice Project. He is a practitioner at the San Francisco Zen Center, and has received the precepts in lay ordination in the Soto Zen lineage. His teaching is fueled by a passionate personal investigation and desire to share how the ancient practices of Zen can improve our present lives.