A place of dialogue and practice to cultivate the depth dimension and of our lives through the embodiment of an active contemplative path. The focus is expanding our inner reservoir and widening our ability to respond to life with presence, compassion, and practical wisdom, drawing us deeper towards a centered life and wholeness.
Journey Towards Center is an invitation to the shared exploration of mysticism, aikido, and wholeness. Journey Towards Center is a full-bodied program for those interested in the study and exploration of the ancient and contemporary roadmaps of human and ecological wholeness and healing. The offering is a living inter-spiritual dialogue, a contemplative ecumenism of language and movement as an avenue to steward the awakened heart as a wisdom way of living, healing, and wholeing.
Grounded in the Incarnational Mystical tradition together with Aikido, a Japanese martial wisdom practice of peace and reconciliation, Journey Towards Center focuses on cultivating the depth dimension of life through the embodiment of an active contemplative path through the exploration of wisdom traditions. It is dedicated to expanding our inner reservoir while widening our ability to respond to life with presence, compassion, and practical wisdom, drawing us deeper towards a centered life and wholeness.
Journey Towards Center is enriched, influenced, and supported by several years of study and mentorship with my teachers in the Incarnational Mystical tradition and Aikido. Specifically Jim Finley, Cynthia Bourgeault, and the direct lineage of Morihei Ueshiba.
Jim Finley, offers a corpus on healing trauma and all forms of suffering through spirituality that is both far-reaching and intimate. Bourgeault’s precise and comprehensive exploration of spiritual transformation is exemplary and inclusive. And, Aiki principles offer a path of embodiment, a wisdom way of knowing wherein heart cognition is ignited and eventually stabilized through practice.
Travel the path and explore the perennial and elemental wisdom traditions through the study of incarnational mysticism, embodiment practices of Aikido, meditation, poetry, chant, dialogue, individual and group dialogue.
Journey Towards Center is offered one time year in a small group format and by application only. If you have an interest in receiving an application, please send us a note with your request.