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1-6 December Rohatsu sesshin at Zen Center

After our very strong experience with the Koten Roshi sesshin in September, and our decision to have a sesshin every three months, we are pleased to announce a Rohatsu sesshin at Zen Center in Athens.
We will follow the Hosshinji monastery program which is attached below.

Arrival will take place on Friday 1/12, from 20:00 until 21:00 at the latest.

Those who decide to participate will be staying at the Zen Center zendo from Friday 1/12 until Wednesday 6/12 at 11:30.

Alternatively, for those who are unable to participate in all five days, departure can take place on Sunday night.

I want to remind you that the sesshin is silent, without mobiles, laptops, books, etc.

This time we focus on silence.

The sesshin is of course recommended for those who already have experience in Zen and want to deepen.

We won’t have Docusan, because only a Zen Master has the authority to do it. We will have the opportunity for Docusan at the sesshin in March with Koten Roshi.

The cost is 10 €/day and includes the three meals.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating, and for us to better organize our meals,  inform us in time by email or contact me at 697 3228189.

Yours sincerely,

Konstantinos Sgoumpopoulos

24th and 25th of November 2017 Book presentation & experiential workshop

The Greek Society of Shiatsu (ELESI) on the occasion of publication of the book
“WORDS that Touch – How to Ask Your Body Can Answer”
(Singing Dragon, Feb 2017)

has invited Shiatsu writer and teacher Nick Pole, MA, MRSS (T), with over 25 years experience in the synthesis of therapeutic approaches from east to west.

On Friday November 24th at 5:00 pm a presentation of his book will be followed by a discussion on

“Words That Touch:Why Language Issues in Bodywork Therapy ”
“Words That Touch: Why Language Has Importance in Therapeutic Work with the Body”

“BOOKS plus”, 37, Panepistimiou Street, Athens
(metro stop “Panepistimio” exit KORAI)

Free Entrance


On the 25th of November, an experiential workshop will be held on the subject:
“An Introduction to Clean Language for Mind / Body Therapists”

This workshop is aimed at mind / body therapists and teachers, such as acupuncturists, yoga and Feldenkrais, physiotherapists, reflexologists, psychotherapists and mental health counselors.

Time 10:00 to 18:00
Zen Center Athens
Agia Irini Square, Libona Street 2, Athens

Description of subject:
As soon as we learn to talk, we enter into the virtual reality of language, experiencing the world through words rather than directly through the senses and the heart. Although they give us great power to analyze, organize and communicate with accuracy, words can move us away from our natural ability to know things through direct experience.
But when words are used with conscious awareness, they can bring us back to the body and an open awareness of what is really going on. Asking the Twelve simple questions of pure language, we can help our clients better understand and participate in the healing process.

NICK POLE, MA, MRSS (T)

Nick is a mind-body therapist, teacher and writer. He lives and works in London, the United Kingdom with 25 years of experience in the synthesis of the following approaches, rooted in traditional oriental medicine and the West: Shiatsu, Seiki Soho (Akinobu Kishi), Clean Language, Steve Gilligan’s Generative Trance and Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy (Knowledge Based Psychotherapy based on Consciousness).
He also co-ordinates London Mindful Practitioners, a non-profit support team for professionals who work with mindfulness-based approaches.

www.nickpole.com

For additional information, please contact: [email protected]

 

www.shiatsugr.gr

19/11/2017 Zen Day

On Sunday November 19th, 2017 from 11.00-18.00, Zen Day will take place at Zen Center Athens.

The schedule includes 5 sittings, with Kinhin (walking meditation) in between, ending at 17.00-18.00, with discussion between the participants.

Attached further down are the next chapters (2-10 & 2-11), of the 2nd book Shōbōgenzō-zuimonki, which will be the topic of our discussion.

We kindly request that you be at the Center by 11.00.

The lunch break takes place at Zen Center and in silence.
You may bring your own food.

Alternatively, we can organize lunch that includes rice with vegetables and you should inform us by email at: [email protected]

The cost of the lunch is 5 €.

Proposed donation: 10€

5/11/2017 Zen Day

On Sunday November 5th, 2017 from 11.00-18.00, Zen Day will take place at Zen Center Athens.

The schedule includes 5 sittings, with Kinhin (walking meditation) in between, ending at 17.00-18.00, with discussion between the participants.

Attached further down are the next chapters (2-7 to 2-9), of the 2nd book Shōbōgenzō-zuimonki, which will be the topic of our discussion.

We kindly request that you be at the Center by 11.00.

The lunch break takes place at Zen Center and in silence.
You may bring your own food.

Alternatively, we can organize lunch that includes rice with vegetables and you should inform us by email at: [email protected]

The cost of the lunch is 5 €.

Proposed donation: 10€

New Weekly Schedule

For information about classes, please contact us at [email protected]