Bringing Ancestral Awareness to the Path of Meditation

Centrum/Groep: Rotterdam
zaterdag 2 november 2019 (09:00 -18:00)
zondag 3 november 2019 (09:00 -13:00)
Lerares : Ellen Mains
Coördinator : Michael Gomes
Contactpersoon : Michael Gomes
Deelnameprijs : €115
Ledenprijs: €90
Herhalers/Jongeren/Minima: €60
Begin to transform challenging areas of inherited karma that may need care or healing. This weekend is taught in English.

Beginning with guided meditation to find our way into mindful and embodied presence, and connecting with basic goodness, gentleness, and fearlessness, we will gradually include other experiential exercises, such as movement and listening to our felt senses, in order to gently contact some of the gifts and burdens that may be part of our inherited lineages.

The intention for this practice, exploration, and sharing is to more deeply acknowledge the influence of our ancestral inheritance on our lives and to build a positive relationship with the ancestral resources of strength and wisdom that we already possess, so that these bonds can nourish and support our spiritual journey, and can help transform any areas of inherited karma that may need care or healing.

Ellen Korman Mains is an author, teacher, and professional Focusing guide. The daughter of Polish-born Holocaust survivors, she has been a senior teacher in the Shambhala community for over four decades.  As a close student of Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XX, she also taught Kyudo, (the Way of the Bow) for many years at Naropa University and in Europe.

Soon after meeting Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in 1971, he strongly pointed out the importance of her family karma, but for many years, his words and advice remained mysterious. In 2005, Ellen finally began to explore her family origins and history from the perspective of basic goodness. Her recent, award-winning book about this journey is "Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust."

Ellen Korman Mains
Author of "Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust"
Winner of a Silver Nautilus Book Award, Independent Publisher Bronze Medal for Memoir & Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist for Spirituality.