March 20, 2014 · 10:00 AM
The Structure of Stillness
A Meditation With Jamie Path
Thursday, March 20th - 10:00 am - $10
A Guided Practice into the Foundational Postures and Breath Techniques of Chan (ZEN) Buddhism.
Along the journey of meditation from its earliest
documented origins in India to its most well known manifestation of
ZEN in Japan, the practices and techniques evolved and bloomed in
China. Blending with the indigenous techniques of Taoist Philosophy
and Chinese Qigong, stationary meditation became an integral
component of Chan Buddhism - the focused awareness of body, breath,
and mind creating a repeatable method of enlightenment and leading to
an indestructible and always available sense of well being.
These most fundamental practices of meditation became known as Hou
Tian Qi (Post Heaven Breath) and were viewed as the refinement of the
physical breathing process that begins at the moment of birth -
transcending the automatic function of respiration to now clear the
mind, relax the body, heighten sensitivity, and connect to spirit
through correct posture and complete awareness
and control of the breath.
In this guided meditation, journey through five easy and relaxed
stationary body positions, each with a unique accompanying pattern
of breath, to completely oxygenate the body and establish a
grounded repertoire of skillful breathing techniques toward
Potential side effects may include feelings of balance and serenity.
RSVP not necessary - Just your presence...