Integral Zen 7 Day Retreat

Oct 17, 2020 5:00 am PDT - Oct 23, 2020 5:00 am PDT
Findhorn Foundation, Scotland
Led by Doshin
After a full day of meditation on the first day, you will learn how to illuminate your ego structure and explore your individual and collective shadows from witnessing mind – from pure selfless awareness. Integral Mondo Zen RetreatThis will be an adventure. If you think you are experienced in shadow work, get really curious. If you are a beginner, then welcome. What would integrating your shadows look like without our individual and collective opinions, beliefs, values, biases, prejudices, without the addictions and allergies of ego mind? This is the question we will be exploring together deeply, in the safe and structured container of Zen form. We are all part of Nature. Come learn how to let your body, your emotions (likes and dislikes), your thoughts (opinions and beliefs), your dreams, and especially your conflict, inform and liberate you. Come learn to differentiate between your disowned selves (shadows) and your undeveloped selves (golden shadows). Learn to reclaim the emotions and parts of yourself that you have suppressed, integrate the sub-personalities you have disowned and develop the parts of yourself that have been oppressed. The week will be held in essential silence and will include traditional Zen rituals and form, to create the solid and safe container in order to engage in the deep psychological work required to find true liberation in the 21st Century with our incredibly complex ego structures. We will also engage in somatic practices like Qi Gong to help you let your body inform you and learn to not hold it as separate in the path to liberation.