SITTING WITH THE FOUR GREAT ELEMENTS
a seasonal workshop series with roy remer
SATURDAYS 2-5PM PDT IN-PERSON ONLY | $55 EARLY REG | $65 WEEK OF
WATER: JUNE 25TH | EARTH: OCTOBER 22 | FIRE: DATE TBA | AIR: DATE TBA
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, fire and air. 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 continue the Sitting with the Four Great Elements series with the earth element. With its falling leaves and its shorter days, Autumn is an obvious time of transition. The changes we witness around us naturally take us inward as we reflect upon impermanence. We find that the deep inner places of the psyche are the fertile repository of compost of past suffering and growth. And the earth has the capacity to hold us in the process of discovering who we are now, in this very moment.
In the stillness of meditation, we begin to feel our inherent rootedness in the mother earth. Together, we will explore what it means to be in direct relationship to this earth that sustains us. We will contemplate the symbolic nature of the earth element and how it manifests in these bodies we occupy. This workshop will be an opportunity for rest, quiet contemplation and active curiosity. Held in-person, outdoors in the beautiful earthly environs of Mountain Yoga member Karen Bank's garden in her Oakland home. Address sent upon registration.
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.