Spaces still available for Shamata Meditation workshop and private sessions with Kunzang

Hello fellow Reiki Jin Kei Do practitioners!  Hope you are having a fantastic summer!

Wanted to let you know that Khandro Kunzang still has spaces available for her upcoming Shamata Meditation workshop on July 28-29 in McLean.  To register, use this link: http://saraswatibhawan.org/program/virginia-coming-to-stillness-the-incredible-benefits-of-shamata-meditation/
She also has some private session slots still available that week July 30-August 2nd.  Please email her directly to book private sessions.

There are three workshops being taught by Reiki Jin Kei Do Masters this Fall:
Reiki First Degree in McLean, VA
Reiki Second Degree in Washington, DC
Buddho EnerSense Level 1 in McLean, VA

Register early to reserve your space in these workshops!

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Two Rooms Left for 2017 Reiki Retreat

Reserve your room by September 15!!!

12th Annual Reiki Jin Kei Do Retreat at Roslyn Center, Richmond VA
Reiki and Mindfulness
October 20- 22, 2017
All Reiki Jin Kei Do Practitioners are invited

10th Annual Reiki Retreat 2015

10th Annual Reiki Retreat 2015

The focus of the Retreat this year will be on Mindfulness in our lives along with the opportunity to do group Qigong and Chi Nadi exercises, and three group sessions of Reiki.  Evenings are spent socializing.

Please register by emailing Stella at smkoch@aol.com by September 15th 2017! You can download the registration form by visiting: https://reikijinkeido.org/reiki-retreat/ 

 

Making one simple choice at a time.

by Reiki Master Teacher Anne Aden

Yesterday I finally got together with my friend Pat.  The last time we chatted was at the retreat in September.  We exchanged Christmas presents.  I gave her a mug I’d made and she gave me a magnifying makeup mirror.  With a light.  15 times magnification.  Jim said, “She must have seen something you couldn’t.”  I can now see every wrinkle, errant eyebrow hair, and clump of mascara.  This morning I got to work pulling, tweezing, and wrestling with every brow hair and whisker that heretofore I was blessedly unaware of.

As I finished up, I mentally listed where else I’d recently spent such concentrated time.  It’s the start of a new year and I’ve already devoted hours, if not days, to organizing piles of bills and papers for our accountant and sorting through excess clothes in preparation for a big donation run.

This is the stuff of life and certainly necessary, but nourishing?  Not so much.  As I move more deeply into January, which tends to be a darker time for me emotionally, I’ve found more lightness in what is simplest – my meditation practice.  The choices are minimal.  I either sit on the cushion or I don’t.  I either work at staying focused or I entertain myself with whatever thought wants attention.  I either sit up straight or I lose attention and slouch.  These are moment-to-moment choices.  They are simple to make.

We are always practicing something.  Each moment that I practice awareness of this moment, even as it effortlessly melts into the next, helps me recognize and accept impermanence and change, and leads to choice.  This year I choose to sit on my cushion; choose to work at focus; choose to lengthen my spine.

Simple.  And oh so much less painful then plucking wayward hairs, making sense of old receipts, or wondering why I still have tags on clothes that have been in my closet for years.

Anne


 

For a list of practices that include meditation and qi gong, visit the Tree of Contemplative Practices from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.