Four Week Internal Process Introduction Video Series

So I finally made a video series. People from class have requested to have a reference to use when not in class. Or it might be useful for those who don’t feel comfortable joining the class. Please share this purchase option with people who might be interested.  In these video classes we will explore Zhan…

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,…

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…

Internal Process Incomplete Recommended Reading List

I’ve been teaching these Internal Process classes for the last few months.  I put together a very incomplete reading list for the people joining the class and in the group on Facebook.  These books have been helpful to me in my internal process work.  I’ll add to it over time.  Please suggest books in the…

Deeper Dimensions of Non-Directed Body Movement

  I have written about Non-Directed Body Movement before.  As I have been teaching more classes lately online, and we’ve been doing it together, I’d like to give a bit more detail of how it helped me and still helps me to go deeper into my process.  I hope it gives some of you permission…

The Most Intense Person in the Room

  For all of you folks out there who are always the most intense person in the room, or are waiting for everyone to notice the subtext, or can feel other people as yourself, or are a walking pressure cooker, or can’t get yourself going in one direction, or you feel like an exposed nerve, or…