“How Can Meditation Affect My Aikido Practice?”

Your Questions Answered About "Meditation For Aikidoka"

Well, we are in the middle of the “Meditation For Aikidoka” online course launch and I’ve been really surprised by the response I’ve gotten from all of you. This is the 5th day of registration and many of you have sent in great feedback, AND great questions too.

Meditation

“The Importance Of Sangha”
by Miles Kessler

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Meditation For Aikidoka - Community Call
November 5, 2016

“Sangha” is a communal space where people organize around the Dharma, universal principles, ultimate realities, and spiritual teachings. It is a space where we put our higher intentions in the center and allow the light of awareness to shine it’s light in all the dark places. It is a WE-SPACE where we come together in greater truth, goodness, and beauty.

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of having a “Sangha,” a spiritual community. It is important in Dharma and meditation traditions, and it’s especially so in Aikido.

The Art Of Peace

The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido (Shambhala, 1992)

This beautiful little handbook contains the inspirational teachings of Morihei Ueshiba, O’ Sensei himself. Each of its 112 short verses describes O’ Sensei’s perspective of the real way of the spiritual warrior. If you seek to explore the greater meaning of Aikido, and what it means in your life, then this book will give you a deep dive into the enlightened mind of the founder of the art.

Come train with me at Aikido Of Maastricht in Holland for an intensive Aikido weekend. This intensive is open to all styles and all levels and to people from other martial disciplines or dancers. You can also attend meditation classes during the seminar, completely free.

Date: October 6, 2017—October 8, 2017
Event: Integral Aikido Intensive
Topic: Intensive Integarl Aikido weekend with Seminar with Miles Kessler
Venue: Aikido Maastricht
+31 43 3020075
Location: Duitsepoort 13 A
Maastricht, Netherlands
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Join Me For a Community Call on “Meditation For Aikidoka”

On Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 2016 I will be leading a community call on “Meditation For Aikidoka.” These calls go for 90 min. and are a great way to get some of my best teachings as well as connect with global Aiki-Tribe.

For your convenience I’m holding two calls in Central European & North American Timezones: The first call will be held at 11 AM PDT / 2 PM EDT / 7 PM Central Europe. The second call will be held at 6 PM PDT / 9 PM EDT.

I’m really looking forward to this community call and I hope that you can be with us!

Click Here to Join Call No.1

Click Here to Join Call No.2

Come train with me LIVE at an Integral Aikido weekend event, where we will learn to integrate the powerful principles of Integral Aikido into your practice. To register, contact Integral Aikido Dortmund here.

Date: September 15, 2017—September 17, 2017
Event: Integral Aikido Seminar
Topic: Integrating Integral Aikido principles into your practice
Venue: Integral Aikido Dortmund
Location: Lisbon Allee 36
Dortmund, Germany
Public: Public

“The Future Of Aikido”
by Patrick Cassidy and Miles Kessler

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Dead-Sea Seminar - Community Call, No.2
October 22, 2016

This past Sunday I hosted the 2nd Dead Sea community call with my teaching partner, Patrick Cassidy. It was a little bittersweet because. Just as it is the last Dead Sea Seminar this year, this was also the last Dead Sea community call.

The topic of this call is “The Future Of Aikido”. Patrick and I explore the limitations of the current Aikido culture and the needs for a shift into a new paradigm. We lay out how we see that shift affecting Aikido for the individual, the community, the teacher-student relationship, organizations, and especially the art itself.

 

“Aikido & Returning To The Source”
by Patrick Cassidy and Miles Kessler

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Dead-Sea Seminar - Community Call, No.1
September 26, 2016

Yesterday I hosted the first of 2 Dead Sea community calls, with my teaching partner Patrick Cassidy. We’ve hosted these calls for the past 3 years, both as a warm up for the Dead Sea Seminar (Nov. 17 – 19, 2016) and as a way to invite the global Aikido community to join gather together online for exploring the themes of our yearly event.

The topic of this call is “Returning To The Source”. Patrick and I cover such topics as O Sensei’s original spiritual realization, the source as an expression of Aikido, aligning with the deeper principles returns us to the source, and much more.