Meditative practice in the Studio POTOP takes place weekly (on Mondays) and is, in the spirit of the simplicity of the natural state, only minimally directed in terms of the coordination of individual sections.
*** SITTING MEDITATION *** (zazen, 30 min)
Sitting meditation is simple, spontaneous and is not guided. In our awareness, we are only present in accepting the suchness of the moment, allowing the not-knowing in intimacy and sincere openness as a reflection of the depth of our Being. We allow the deepening (and dissolution) into the natural state (Rigpa).
*** MOVEMENT MEDITATION *** (tandava, 30 min)
Movement meditation follows the inspiration of Tandava, which is a natural expression of the slowed-down and spontaneous stretching of the body into openness and spaciousness.
*** SILENT ASSIMILATION *** (zazen, 10 min)
Silent assimilation is intended to detect and anchor feelings that are emerging during the movement meditation. The key is presence with all the sensations in the body.
*** SHARING CIRCLE *** (conversation, 30 min)
After completing the meditation, the circle is open to sharing feelings.
The practice is not guided and is neither intended to achieve any special states or ‘achievements’, nor to heal various feelings or to change the condition in which we are in the current moment. The practice is intended for those who resonate with such an expression and can connect coherently to this form of practice in terms of a simple joy to practice without a specific goal, which maintains the spontaneity and openness of the practice.
A few links that can serve as a support to understanding the nature of the mind and as an inspiration to practice:
- Adyashanti: The Way of Liberation
- S. Suzuki: Duh zena, duh začetništva
- Rigpa (Wikipedia)
- D. Odier: Spandakarika
- D. Odier: Crazy Wisdom of the Yogini: Teachings of the Kashmiri Mahamudra Tradition
- Natural Perfection: Longchenpa’s Radical Dzogchen
- A.H. Almaas: Almaas, The Alchemy of Freedom
- S. Wolinsky: The End of the Game – Deconstructing the Portals to the Absolute
- P. Potočnik, Dreaming, Waking up and into falling into Being
The practice space is prepared by Primož, about me: for a few decades, I practiced contemplative research of consciousness and numerous movement practices, and at the same time working in the field of science and spirituality. Occasionally I write (book, blog) and in Ljubljana, I’m coordinating Studio POTOP.
The practice space expresses the essence of the spirit of Studio POTOP.
Studio POTOP, Vodnikova cesta 128, Ljubljana
Contribution: 8 €
Mandatory sign-up (all available dates are open for applications):
Additional information by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +386-31-239-453 (Primož)