Available Adult Workshops
Thinking Like a Storyteller
Opening the Sky: The Path of Listening
Listening is discerning between our assumed ideas and opinions to hearing what is actually being said. It is a very special kind of presence that does not deny our assumptions but provides the space for listening to ourselves as well. This deep access to being in the world as it is is the key to healing and to individual joy. It is the place that through patience, trust and compassion allows us to work with skill and care.
The day will progress from exercises in presence and sharing, to listening and hearing, to exploring the ways in which we can regard our own story and self nourishment with strength and confidence. It is the secret key that opens the space of transformation on a large scale.
We will work with a single folktale to take us throughout the day.
Every participant becomes involved in “making a monster” and constructing a powerful story about how transformation takes place. Through a step by step method of working with a traditional tale as template, and mindfulness practices that uncover presence, we create two stories: an imaginative narrative and a personal story. We expand our ability to find fresh solutions, unhooking us from habitual patterns of limiting self storytelling, and deepen our facility to listen and engage in the world.
The workshop combines story listening, creative writing, dialogue and dyads, with contemplative exercises, and discussion.
Trusting the Noble Heart
What a Beautiful Road