5-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat w/ Miles Kessler
Boves, Italy – Integral Aikido Intensive w/ Miles Kessler (6th dan Aikikai)
The Riviera Seminar w/ Patrick Cassidy (6th dan Aikikai) & Miles Kessler (6th dan Aikikai)
Integral Aikido Seminar, w/ Miles Kessler (6th dan, Aikikai) ***Dates To Be Announced
Fuerth, Germany – Integral Aikido Intensive, w/ Miles Kessler (6th dan, Aikikai)
Maastricht, Holland – Integral Aikido Intensive, w/ Miles Kessler ***Dates To Be Announced
Dortmund, Germany – Integral Aikido Seminar w/ Miles Kessler (6th Dan Aikikai)
Integral Aikido Seminar w/ Miles Kessler (6th Dan Aikikai)
Last week I published a blog post on “The Buddha’s Advice To An Aikido Sensei” which covers the teaching of the 5 Qualities Of A Spiritually Mature Teacher. I got a lot of great feedback on the post and it seems to have struck a chord in the greater aikido community.
The early Buddhist term for a teacher is a “Kalyanamitta” – which means a “Noble Friend.” I love this phrase because it reframes the role of the teacher and student, and how this holy relationship impacts your life. In this blog post, I will share with you the advice the Buddha gave in his teaching on the 5 qualities of a “Nobel Friend.” As Aikido is a higher path of practice, I think that these guidelines are especially relevant to Aikido teachers. This is the Buddha’s advice to an Aikido Sensei.