Our bodies are under tremendous stress these days in a world that is experiencing tremendous challenges. Our capacity to bring the truth of our realization and the truth of spiritual reality into the way we live our lives, is needed now more than ever.
Building on the first three teachings in the Spiritual Wisdom of the Body series, Living Presence will help us understand that as we live more into our bodies and heal the inner separation of body and soul by releasing old tension patterns and ego identities, the spiritual qualities of our being are more able to be expressed through our bodies in our daily lives.
From the way that our heart communicates through the look in our eyes, to the way compassion moves us to act, to how we can bring peace into a particular situation simply by what we radiate. The more our inner presence permeates our flesh, the more the myriad blessings of our beingness–peace, wisdom, care, safety, truth–can be expressed in very real, concrete ways, body to body, in a physical world that is in deep need of it.
Linda Krier has followed her passion for understanding the body as a form of spiritual consciousness as a teacher of the Diamond Approach since 1983, and as an Aston-Patterning bodywork practitioner since 1976. She created the Diamond Body Practice, a movement practice that arises from the logos of the Diamond Approach and supports students in engaging the sacred wisdom of their body. As a Diamond Approach teacher Linda works with individuals and groups in the US and internationally, and is on the training staff of the Ridhwan Foundation. She is a former faculty member of the Aston Training Center and adjunct faculty of Somatic Psychology at Naropa University.
This course is the fourth part of the 5-part online teaching series Spiritual Wisdom of the Body. Each course in this series may be purchased individually, or you can register for the full series for a combined discount.
“Ridhwan” is a Sufi word. It means “satisfied and satisfying.” Our school, home to more than 4,000 students across the globe, has the potential to both help you to be fulfilled and to help others be fulfilled. Students learn to ground, sensitize, recognize, and trust the inherent guidance of Being.
The Diamond Approach is the core teaching of the Ridhwan School, a spiritual path that approaches our ordinary experiences, emotions, and sensations in a friendly way of understanding. This radical acceptance of our situation allows something to come through that puts us in touch with our spirituality.
In the Diamond Approach, everything we experience is utilized as a doorway to our spiritual nature. Rather than negating or seeking to transcend parts of our humanness that are considered barriers to realization, we learn to approach each aspect of our physical, emotional, and mental experience with acceptance and open curiosity to discover its truth. We do meditation and other exercises, but the main method is Diamond Inquiry™: non-judgment of what we’re experiencing, which brings crisp clarity into one’s own truth.
A recording of the online workshop where you’ll hear talks from Linda Krier, participate in guided meditations and experiential exercises, and learn from other participants in the Q&C sessions.
This is a recording of an online workshop.
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