Ways We Practice

Monday evening koan meditation for women, 6:30-8:30PM

We do sitting and walking meditation, have tea and share in conversation from the heart.

After closing you are invited to stay for 30 minutes of moving meditation–Being Danced*.

Most Mondays are led by Jo, and sometimes by a TNR regular.

*Being Danced explores the ebb and flow, the strain of trying to make things happen and the surrender of free movement meditation to music. By allowing the emotional and physical landscapes to emerge and transform in movement, we naturally return to wholeness, freedom, and connectedness. We notice how life naturally carries us and gives us what we want.

Jo holds a safe and nurturing container for women to explore the integration of meditation, dance, and life.

Circling and Authentic Relating

Jo offers both women and co-ed Circling groups and leads co-ed Authentic Relating Games (ARG) about once a month. Women’s Circling groups are either held on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, 6:30-8:30PM. Schedule for ARG is in flux but may find a home once a month on Wednesday nights, 7-9PM.

What is Circling?  

It’s an elegant and surprisingly deep practice that has the power to lead us back home to our true-nature-selves. In the group dynamic of Circling things are revealed to us that one-on-one practices like therapy, or talking to a friend tend to keep hidden from us. We learn to see and experience our projections and we begin to make friends with them. We become familiar with our innermost longing and the mechanisms we use to stay hidden and often separate. The Meditation of Circling shows us the way to empathy and to connection with people we didn’t even know. We make new community and as we learn to show our true selves we gain greater intimacy with life.

If you’d like to join let me know soon as the group sizes are limited to 4-5 participants. There is no change while I am in training. I hope you come experience it!

What are Authentic Relating Games?   

It’s a collection of guided experiences that give players a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of interpersonal connection. The games take you through a series of interactions that are designed to: Highlight and train body awareness, allow to process what’s alive in you, boost empathy, and trengthen connection and community.

During the two hours you are invited to listen and reflect in realtime, to share your emotional state, to notice and reach into your desire, and to become self-aware within connection. From meditative depths of presence and ecstatic heights of joy, to somber melancholy and heart-pounding fun, we guide an experience all the way through the human condition.

Supporting the Practice

All meditation events are by donation. No one is turned away for lack of funds.