Brooklyn Zen Center:
Body Wisdom for Healing Separation*: Moving with Metta and Ubuntu
This evening will begin with a 30-minute guided meditation at 6:50 p.m. followed by guided improvisational movement to music.
The focus of our movement – which will alternate between moving all together, in pairs, and solo – will be on healing the separation within ourselves, and between us and others. We will explore the practices of metta, friendliness or loving kindness, and ubuntu, the affirmation of our shared humanity and unity, through movement and awareness of the breath. The class will awaken joy and sense of connection – to ourselves, each other and to life.
The class will be accessible to all bodies and levels of ability. Everyone is welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing so you may move freely and if your body is ready to, be prepared to sweat! Please also bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
*To stay in our bodies and with our own present-moment experience, we ask everyone to maintain noble silence throughout the entire class. We will end with a brief meditation and group reflection.
Kaira Jewel Lingo has been sharing this movement practice in her mindfulness and meditation retreats for several years. She experiences it as a powerful tool that helps us to live more deeply embodied and in touch with our body wisdom.
The custom of dana (generosity) is fundamental to Buddhist practice. All dana received supports our Teachers and center, and is essential for the continuation of our community and practice. Through monetary dana, we suggest a $10 donation – which is neither a ceiling or floor amount. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
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