This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email.
From the moment we are born until our last breath, we spend this life living in a body. What kind of relationship do we have with our body? How has society shaped our view of our body? And how can the body play a role in our personal and collective liberation?
Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for a daylong workshop exploring how the body can be source of wisdom, healing, and freedom on the spiritual path. Our time together will include a combination of teaching, guided meditation, silent practice, reflection, movement with plenty of time for questions and discussion.
All are welcome, no prior experience necessary. This program is appropriate for beginners and advanced meditators alike, as well as for those with chronic pain.
Oren Jay Sofer has practiced meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition since 1997 and is a long-time student of both Joseph Goldstein, Michelle McDonald, and Ven. Ajahn Sucitto. He holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma. Oren is also the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication and co-author of two books on Teaching Mindfulness to Adolescents. He’s the founder of Next Step Dharma, an online course focused on living the path of awakening in our daily lives.