INQUIRY: CULTIVATING MEDITATIVE PRACTICES TO FIND FREEDOM FROM SUFFERING

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The process of Inquiry allows us to discover and release from subconscious programming that keeps us stuck and suffering. We all carry conditioning, automatic reactions to buried beliefs and hurts. This conditioning, if left unexplored, limits our capacity to live fully and freely. Inquiry practices use meditative techniques to help us to uncover this subconscious programming and begin the process of healing and release.

The practice of Inquiry is an art, and yet there are skills and orientations that can be learned to help make the process more effective and efficient. This course is designed to offer a variety of tools to help in the development of an inquiry practice. The course will be a mix of guided meditations (recorded and available for practice), experiential exercises, short talks, and inquiry practice, both individually and in pairs.

Topics covered include:

  • Why Inquiry is Valuable

  • Using Meditation as an Experiment

  • Cultivating Self-Kindness and Working with the Inner Critic

  • Inquiry and Trauma – Caveats and Skillful Means

  • How the Body Aids in Inquiry

  • How we Identify and Work with Emotion (with a special discussion on Anger)

  • Recognizing Patterns of Thought 

  • The Importance of Allowing, and Inviting Discomfort to Tea

  • Resourcing, and How to Deal With Moments of Overwhelm

  • Investigation – How to Gradually Deepen Awareness

  • Investigating Deeply-Held Beliefs

  • Working with Old Hurts and Wounds

  • Forgiveness

  • Healing through Reparenting

  • Working with Imagery

  • Interpersonal Inquiry

Tuition: 

Base Fee: $400; Mid-Level: $525; Sponsor: $650

Higher rates help pay to support those who cannot afford full payment.

Some scholarship is available. Contact me to apply.

UPCOMING INQUIRY COURSES

NEW COURSE STARTING IN JULY 2021

8-Week Course Online via Zoom:

Tuesdays, July 6 - August 24, 2021, 6:30 - 9:00 pm ET

Retreat on Saturday, August 14, 2021, 10 am - 4:30 pm ET

Questions? Contact me​.