An evening of playful embodied inquiry into the generative
energy of life and the deep mystery of dying.
This engaging session will combine the beautiful flowers of Haiku and Crazy Wisdom Poetry with slow motion partner movements drawn from Aikido, the unique Art of Peace.
The ancient samurai swordsmen died ritually before going into battle
to free themselves from fear. With three swords of attention,
we’ll practice ways to unify awareness and let go
as we symbolically face into death.
The Sword of Death
The Sword of Life
The Sword of Not Knowing
Using poetry, sensation and imagination to deepen and open our field of attention,
we’ll experience releasing into presence each moment, “dying now”
into the radiant compassionate consciousness
that we already are.
Please join us for this fun, experiential dialogue
on living into death and dying into life.
Our host will be Whidbey poet, Christopher Thorsen.
Chris is a pioneer in the application of the principles
of Aikido and Bohm’s Dialogue
to the embodied mastery of conscious leadership.
He has studied and taught Aikido,
the Way of Harmony with Spirit,
for over forty years and is a master of Haiku,
the playful Zen poetry of deep presence in Nature.
soars to stillness in the wind. . .
every feather quivering.