You will learn to:
release the stress and tension of your modern life
calm your thoughts & open your heart
work with the ground and earth as doors into boundless open awareness
listen to gravity as an immediate teacher of freedom
experience sensation as an easy door into natural non-dual awareness
explore the gates (chakras) and channels of openness to rest in natural effortless meditation
Embodying the Open Ground
This path of practice, developed by Dr. John Churchill over the last two and a half decades, is inspired by the embodied meditative approaches of the Indo-Tibetan traditions.
It is a contemporary approach to realization and the heroic altruism of the bodhisattva path that integrates Western psychological, somatic, and esoteric understanding with contemplative Mahayana essence psychology, offered in a guided path that reveals the fundamental embodied truth of interconnectedness, openness, non-duality, and the wholeness of experience.
Designed specifically for the psychosomatic and cultural conditioning of Western aspirants, whilst deeply grounded in Buddhist psychology, the practices work with the deep underlying life intelligence of the body and matter so as to allow the path of practice to reveal itself through the relaxation and release into the unborn.
Grounded in a non-dual yogic understanding of body, breath and consciousness this approach to practice calms the mind, and opens one to the heartfelt ground of being while simultaneously healing the deep split between mind and body that makes stabilization of recognition easier. This practice leads us from identification with the reactivity of the personality to the realization of our essence as a vast ocean of awareness; love that transcends and includes this body and mind.
Meditation then becomes not only a formal practice but also a way of living and viewing the world, which informs the whole of how we live, work, and love.
These body meditations are unique. They help calm minds, open hearts, and reveal awareness, yet also heal the deep split between mind and body and the conscious and unconscious mind, allowing you to ‘ground’ back into the present moment. All these practices are offered to support revealing the natural awareness that is the essence of being human.