“Dharma & The Evolution Of Conflict” | 5-Day Retreat w/ Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler in beautiful southern Utah
3rd of 3 FREE Community Calls with Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler
2nd of 3 FREE Community Calls with Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler
1st of 3 FREE Community Calls with Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler
“Mindfulness & Resistance” Day Workshop w/ Miles Kessler | Maastricht, Nederlands
Last November I was interviewed by Ted Meissner for an episode of “The Secular Buddhist” podcast. This is the official podcast for the “Secular Buddhist Association”, which describes themselves as “a natural, pragmatic approach to early Buddhist teachings and practice”. Within their secular and pragmatic approach, I saw a lot of parallels with the trans-lineage approach I bring to the Integral Dojo.
5-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat w/ Miles Kessler
The word Dharma is an ancient Sanskrit work meaning “Spiritual Teachings”, “Universal Principles”, or “Ultimate Reality.” And even though it isn’t always held this way, Aikido is an art that rests on the foundation of universal principles. This is the “Dharma Of Aikido”.
By all accounts, Aikido’s founder O Sensei had a profound spiritual awakening into ultimate reality. It was this awakening that transformed his martial arts into Aikido. Ueshiba’s Aikido was a profound expression of the Dharma, which in Aikido has one fundamental taste: Conflict becomes resolved into wholeness.
I have recently been conducting a series of “Dharma Discussions” with several of my friends who are meditation teachers. These discussions are exclusively for our current “Meditation For Aikido” course participants. However, these discussions are so good that I’ve decided to take some “bite-sized” excerpts and share them with my blog readers. I’m calling them “Dharma Bites” and here is the first many more to come. Here is an excerpt from a Dharma discussion I had on “The Wisdom Of Awareness, Tolerance & Allowing.”
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.