Zen Jin Shin Workshops
Date: Next Workshop TBD
Location: In Eugene and via Zoom. The workshop will be recorded.
Cost: donation basis via PayPal (see the donate button at the bottom of our home page). Suggested donation $20.
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Zen Jin Shin means “meditation through compassionate awareness” and is an energy practice that releases tension and blockages in the meridians of the body, harmonizing their flow. Many energy lines run through your body and each supplies its area with the necessary energy and vitality. These meridians connect to your organs too and facilitate the transfer of energy between them.
Each organ system is closely associated with certain emotions so that, for example, releasing tension in the lung and large intestine channels helps to release grief and attachment while bringing more of a capacity to let go and move on from the past. The lungs and large intestine are traditionally seen as the organs of the fall.
Resistance in the meridian lines affects our health and well-being and can lead to illness over time if they stay blocked. Freeing these blockages makes us feel lighter, healthier, and happier. This practice can be done with a partner or individually.
Shinkai studied Zen Jin Shin with Julian Daizan Skinner Roshi while living at Gyokuryuji Temple in Japan and with the Zenways community in the UK. It came down to us through Daizan's Soto Zen lineage side. Zen Jin Shin is based on the East Asian energy meridian system and is especially effective for those with an ongoing meditation or yoga practice. The opening of your meridians allows you to go deeper with your spiritual practice. It is effective at freeing up un-dealt with feelings, physical tensions, and material from the past that can lie beneath the surface of conscious awareness. It's important to go slowly and gently with this work. Of course it's not a substitute for medical treatment. If in doubt please consult with your doctor about whether this practice might be helpful for you.
What you'll get out of a Zen Jin Shin workshop:
• A solid foundation in what Zen Jin Shin is
• Practice using the flow sequence to release the focal meridian lines and other resources for aligning with the season in a healthy way
• Direction for continuing this sequence on yourself at home as a meditation and energy practice