DESIRING BODIES

weekend workshop – 19-21/11

Desire is the force that pulls us out of our self-assured being. That seduces us into the world and the unknown. When we desire, we forget what we know and deliver ourselves to the ‘other’. A journey into the unknown. We have learned that our desires are to be fulfilled. But in Tantra we stay far away from easy solutions. Desire rather is a force to help us to see that we are much more than we think we are. That we can relate to the world and others in unforeseen ways. By mirroring other bodies, genders, even objects and animals, or connecting to the elements in sacred union, we lose the limiting perception of what we are and what we can do.

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In this workshop we work through our desires, look at them, and overcome their limitations. More than anything the pointed desire of wanting to have and consume, will be morphed into a desirous journey, in which we no longer know exactly what it is that moves us and makes us tremble, scream and open our body to the unknown.

We will work with tantric tools like kriya yoga, movement meditation, touch and voice. In a dance of seduction and alienation. In which nothing is what it seems, and differences melt away.

PRACTICAL:

Dates: 19-21/11

Venue: The Monastery Live, Solwaster (Jalhay), Belgium. The Monastery is situated in a beautiful small village in the Ardennes, surrounded by woods and streams. We will make use of this natural environment as often as possible during the workshops.

Time: Arrival Frudat 6pm, End Sunday at 5pm

Payment: 200 for one weekend. The price includes the workshop and food, and you are free to sleep in the practice space. I

Accommodation: You can sleep in the practice space for free. There are mattresses, but you should bring your own bedding. If you prefer sleeping in a (shared) room, please let me know in time so I can reserve you a spot. In that case you pay 20 euro/night. Sheets are provided. If you like it even more cosy: there are a lot of B&B’s, gites and hotels nearby. List on demand…

Transport: Solwaster is situated close to Verviers. If you come by train, we can organize a lift with one of the other participants, or come and pick you up at the station.

Reserve your spot: monk@themonastery.live

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