More information about Freedom of Being
I’ve been exploring awakening since the mid 1980’s, initially through Buddhism, then including Qigong and more intensively since 2005 with a teacher of embodied consciousness. This approach of Freedom of Being has gradually emerged over the last few years, bringing together the practices of Qigong, Meditation and Enquiry in an ongoing exploration of this ever changing experience of being human, supported by resting in this ever present awareness.
Resting in Presence our system can begin to feel safe enough to relax and unwind, freeing up our capacity to live more fully this precious life; opening to the possibility of tasting the freedom of being through embracing life as it unfolds from one moment to the next, in all of its ups and down – the glorious, the messy, the awkward and the delightful. This is a very personal and individual enquiry for each of us.
The work is both effortless and rigorous; deeply relaxing and yet not casual; all encompassing and very specific; playful and deep; mysterious and yet blindingly obvious; intangible and yet right in front of our nose. Paradoxically these realisations are so close and always available to us and yet there’s nothing to hold on to and nowhere to get to.
Together we explore ways of cultivating a quality of Presence, an embodied, heartful awareness that is naturally curious, responsive, insightful and engaged with the immediacy of this moment.
Within this field of Presence the Qigong practices can help free up our energy. Through a light and playful approach we include space for this soft power of life to come through to refresh and invigorate our body, heart and mind.
The Meditation practice can help to free up our attention, highlighting the bright and luminous qualities of consciousness, helping us to rest in our eternal essential nature, bringing a fresh perspective to this precious human life.
The practice of Enquiry in pairs explores the many themes arising from our explorations within an environment of Presence, kindness and curiosity, helping us to integrate the depths of our being with the ordinariness of everyday life.
Freedom of Being offerings – click on the links below for more information
Retreats at Bala Brook, Devon
Weekend workshops at South Brent, Devon
Weekend workshops together with Joanna Watters
Tuesday Group in Totnes
Online weekly Groups
One to one Self Enquiry sessions