immersions

The Clarity Collective 

Fall 2022 Practice Period  

a small group gathering where practitioners can

support one another in study, practice, and presence-- 

in the challenging & beautiful process of living an awakened life.

 

text study

text study

meditation, breath & movement

meditation, breath & movement

speaking & listening practices

speaking & listening practices

contemplate the fruits of practice

contemplate the fruits of practice

4 COMPONENTS:

WHAT: The Clarity Collective is small sangha (community) of up to 6 folks who are interested in committing to weekly gatherings in order to get very real about how practice informs and inspires their actual life.  

  • We use one book as our text-base, grounding our process in that framework; you'll read this on your own.  

  • We meet weekly on zoom; we begin with a check in and a short formal practice-- some combination of meditation, breath & simple movement.  

  • Then Sarah will offer a short talk and some prompts-- questions, grounded in the text, for us to ponder together.

  • Then we engage in the heart of The Clarity Collection: formal speaking and listening practices.

    • Sarah will give this process clear structure and boundaries.​

    • Someone will speak for a specific allotted amount of time while others only listen. 

    • When speaking, the practice is essentially to speak honestly from your heart, about your life.

    • When listening, the practice is essentially to listen openly with your whole body and to engage in actively dropping judgment, comparisons and distractions in order to remain receptive.  

    • Then we speak more freely as a group.

  • WHAT ITS NOT: therapy, in the traditional western sense.  It is, however, full of the potential for insight and healing via the dharma, via the power of these wisdom practices, via respectful communal spaces and rituals, and via the powerful experience that is being fully seen and heard.  

WHEN:

  • Fridays, 2:30-4pm Pacific 

    • 3:30-5pm Mountain​

    • 4:30-6pm Central

    • 5:30-7pm Eastern

  • September 30 - December 16, 2022 

    • No meeting on Nov 25th 

    • 11 sessions total

WHO: Anyone with an earnest interest in these practices and in the support of a kind, honest community are welcome.  You are encouraged to bring your unique life to this intimate way of practicing with others.    ​​

  • There are so many ways one can engage in this Collective.  What are you curious about?  Bring that to this sangha.  Are you a yoga or meditation teacher who needs support & inspiration?  Are you a householder with a partner or children or pets or aging parents who wonders how this practice might guide their relational life?  Do you feel drawn to contemplate the challenges of the 2020s sociopolitical landscape through the lens of wisdom traditions?  Do you need the guidance of these practices in tending to your body, heart & mind?  All of these and more are ideal reasons to participate.

WHERE: Via Zoom.  

  • There will also be an opportunity to meet up for an outdoor gathering with other former Clarity Collective participants, in the San Diego area.  Details TBD.

 

EXCHANGE: Sliding Scale, $25-$50 / session, or $275-550 total.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

STRUCTURES:

  • Text for Fall 2022-- Norman Fischer's Training in Compassion: Zen Teaching on the Practice of Lojong.

    • Please purchase this book once Sarah has confirmed your placement in the cohort.

  • Zoom Sessions

    • The first session will be comprised of an opening circle & the final session will offer a closing circle.​

    • Most session include a brief check in followed by a 15-30minute formal practice, drawing from yoga asana (postural movements), pranayama (breath), somatic explorations and/or meditation.

    • Sarah will then guide the Speaking & Listening Practices.

 

COMMITMENT: Given the intimate & community-care nature of The Clarity Collective, your presence is imperative. Please enroll only if you can commit to A) arriving in a timely fashion, and B) can be present for all sessions, though missing up to two sessions due to prior obligations or unexpected emergencies is reasonable (so long it is not the first session).  If you cannot commit to these requisites, kindly pass on this engagement.

READY to ENROLL?  Do so here.

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