“Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.”
– Lao Tzu, Chapter 16
Online & In-person
Sundays 8:00-9:00 am HST
Oct 23- Nov 20, 2022*
* Nov 13 & 20 Online-only
Fall is a season of gathering and going inward. As the leaves change color and the weather cools it is time to enter into another cycle of reflection and integration. We invite you to take this opportunity to slow down, way down, and dip into the well at your still center even as the winds of life continue to swirl about us in this changing time. Let us take a moment to settle into the sacred stillness of the grand, living universe of consciousness. In this five-week meditation series, we will explore a traditional style of seated meditation inspired by the Zen style practice of the Plum Village tradition. We will begin each practice with a short reading or quote which exemplifies stillness, emptiness, and the sacred silence and then gently relax into quiet practice.
“So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” T. S. Eliot
This offering is for everyone, beginners and advanced practitioners are welcome. Feel free to sign in a bit early if you are a new practitioner so we can set you up with a few tips to make your experience more enjoyable.
We will have space for a short share at the beginning, and a reflection time after. You are welcome to join in for all or part of practice. (Please bring your own mat and blanket if you will be joining in-person at the center.)
Miku is deeply passionate about living in harmony with the self, others and all beings. She truly believes that each one of us contains the seeds of wisdom for the universe and the true purpose of being a teacher is to help guide each person to access the wisdom they already hold within themselves.
An experienced meditation practitioner and circle facilitator, Miku was raised in a mindfulness tradition and has trained with Dr. Eric Carroll at the Center for Vibrant Living for the past 10 years. She has guided weekly meditation, movement, and community dialogue circles since 2013 and facilitated a number of workshops in the greater Seattle area over the years most recently including Soulshine, Songaia, and Star Community. She has also presented mindfulness, yoga, and movement offerings at festivals and gatherings such as Beloved, Flowstate and the Northwest Permaculture Convergence.
Miku is delighted to have moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, which she finds strangely similar to her birthplace, Alaska.
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