Notes from Our October Online Intensive Beginning Today

Here are some notes from the first meeting of the October Online Intensive I shared to begin to frame what I hope to happen in the group. -Let’s take this opportunity of the month to saturate ourselves in practice.  Let’s take the time to explore what it is that is walking around, moving, etc.  It’s…

October Internal Process Group Intensive

Please Join us for this online program for the month of October. This Intensive is for practitioners wanting to commit to a month-long program of daily practice. The group will practice together on class days and individuals will agree to practice on their own on other days. This is an opportunity to support each other…

A Couple of Spots Left in the Mini- Retreat This Sunday

Hi all! Thank you all for reading this blog and for those of you attending my online classes. I am writing to let you know that we have a couple of spots available still for our online Mini-Retreat- Sunday, August 30th 8am-12 noon PST Via Zoom Price: $60 (Please talk to Corey if the you…

How do Qigong, ZZ, NDBM, Zazen Relate to Sussokan?

This morning a person in class asked about how doing NDBM fits in with Sussokan. He had heard a talk about Sussokan and felt confused about how NDBM could work with it. So here is a note about Sussokan and how, in my process, it relates to Qigong, Zhan Zhuang, Zazen, and Non-Directed Body Movement….

Awareness Tidbits: Removing Ideas of Good or Bad

In Japan in the monastery I used to go out into the kyudo area behind the Hondo on the free days before the 6pm mandatory dinner. I wanted to take some time to address what was happening inside of me in an unstructured way. Try to allow it to sort out if I gave it…

Little Tidbits from Class: Non-Directed Explorations

Just now in class, at the end with the non-directed standing, I try to let go of my intentions. I try to let go of that “fix-it” head. I try to feel the actual present reality. What is happening?? And my head moves forward on my neck, bobbling over the edge. A little voice says,…

Internal Alchemy: When It is Too Much

A couple of people in my classes have asked what to do when, while doing the Qigong or Zhan Zhuang, the energetic internal process is too much? This is a really good question, and for some people it will make complete sense, while others will have no clue what we are talking about, as we…

Zen Embodiment Bare Bones Conversations: Episode 2 Laura Cleveland

In this episode with Zen practitioner Laura Cleveland, we hear her story, what brought her to Zen, and about her time at Tassajara. In the second half we discuss topics such as: Why would a young person go to a monastery, feeling energy in zazen, accessing the tanden, as well as what drew her to…