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“To be in contact internally with our body is, at the same time, to be open to our environment. Everywhere we are in contact with ourselves within our body, we are alive and responsive to the world around us. This produces a lived experience of continuity and connection with everything and everyone we encounter.” -Judith Blackstone
Through a cultivation of embodiment we can more fully awaken, heal, and respond to life. As such, we can integrate many practices of awakening with embodiment, making our awakening much stronger and more rooted and integrated in our lives. Ryan will guide us in a foundational embodiment meditation of inhabiting our body as embodied awareness. By inhabiting our body in awareness we have full access to our entire being and we enter into relationship with our environment, others, and the world.
“I liked the simplicity. It was quick, straight to the point, and effective.” – Salim Sahyoun.
“I appreciated the moment of spaciousness on a full Monday!” – Renee Piazza.
“Excellent guided meditation for embodiment practice. Ryan is a pro! Embodiment awareness (I call this climbing into one’s earth/spacesuit) is a life-changing practice. I discovered it 5 years ago and it took about 2 years to fully inhabit my body. Ryan’s guidance may have edged me along much faster had it been available to me. I look forward to more practices with Ryan.” – Carolyn Gsell.
“Really nice – short and sweet can integrate into my workday easily. Always great to be with others in practice.” – Helaine Iris.
“My first experience in being inside other parts of my body other than my head.” – Karin Payne.
Meet Your Practice Leader
Ryan Oelke is a co-founder of Buddhist Geeks and founder of Awakening in Life. He has an MSEd in counseling psychology and is contemplative teacher of awakening, healing, and embodiment. He has 18 years experience in meditation, particularly in the Tibetan Buddhist and Dzogchen lineages, he is a Buddhist Geeks teacher, and is a certified teacher in Judith Blackstone’s Realization Process. Ryan teaches meditation and a way of living dedicated to revealing natural presence and awakening in each moment of our lives, regardless of how it appears to us. He lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC with his partner Alyssa and stepdaughter Fiona.