August 10 - 17, 2019

Dr. John Churchill

Embodying The Open Ground Meditation Retreat

Offering You A Fully Guided Experience This path of practice, developed by Dr. John Churchill over the last two and a half decades, is inspired by the embodied meditative approaches of the Indo-Tibetan traditions.

It is a contemporary approach to realization and the heroic altruism of the bodhisattva path that integrates Western psychological, somatic, and esoteric understanding with contemplative Mahayana essence psychology, offered in a guided path that reveals the fundamental embodied truth of interconnectedness, openness, non-duality, and the wholeness of experience. Grounded in a non-dual yogic understanding of body, breath and consciousness this approach to practice calms the mind, and opens one to the heartfelt ground of being while simultaneously healing the deep split between mind and body that makes stabilization of recognition easier.

This practice leads us from identification with the reactivity of the personality to the realization of our essence as a vast ocean of awareness; love that transcends and includes this body and mind.

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Teacher Bio

John Churchill, Psy.D. Born in London, England, Dr. Churchill’s interest in meditative and contemplative studies began as a teenager. In his twenties, he became a monk at Samye Ling Kagyu Monastery in Scotland where he began his studies in the Mahayana and Mahamudra traditions. John earned his BA at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, and his Masters at the New England School of Acupuncture. John completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from William James College in 2018. He has been the understudy to Dr. Daniel Brown, the senior teacher, originator, and translator of the Pointing Out Way, since 2005. In 2012, Dr. Brown authorized John as a teacher in the tradition.

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