The sense of separation between spirit and our body is very common, both in our cultures and in many spiritual traditions. We are often taught that the body is merely a container of the soul and something to be transcended on the spiritual path. From this view the spiritual realm is seen as somehow separate from the physical and the body as something other than a form of spiritual consciousness.
On Saturday and Sunday, February 26 and 27, Diamond Approach teacher, Linda Krier, will challenge this perspective by offering an alternate view: that not only is our physicality in a kind of mystical union with our soul, it is a living form of consciousness that is beingness itself.
In this two-day program, we will explore how expanding our view of our bodies provides an opportunity for an enlightenment of the body that actually serves our spiritual development and eases the pain of this perceived separation. As Linda says in this video, “We’ve only begun to touch the possibilities of what life in a physical body can be.”
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 first 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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