Dancing The Path: Retreat for Young Adults
Mindfulness with James Van Auken
June 13 to 17
Dancing the Path is a can’t-miss opportunity for young adults to come together to develop the skills and insights necessary to walk their life-paths in fullness and joy. The program allows participants to explore community living through activities such as group meditation, reflection on our personal ideals, joint meal preparation, hands-on learning of concepts and spiritual practices from the Edgar Cayce readings, and an abundance of spontaneous fun and creativity!
This summer’s program will be led by A.R.E.’s James Van Auken and will focus on the practice of mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness, which is often defined as the non-judgmental awareness of the present moment, provides a foundation for us to unite our minds with our bodies, our awareness with our action. During this three-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to go within and discover an awareness of the present only available in that quiet stillness we all long for, increasing self-awareness and developing inner peace. In addition to various meditation techniques, attendees will practice and learn activities such as mindful eating, mindful walking, emotional awareness, stress-reduction techniques, and total body relaxation. In addition to the workshop, we will have plenty of time to play music together, go swimming and hiking, explore nature, and create lasting friendships. Year after year participants are amazed at the depth of connection and growth that can happen in just three short days. Come join in the fun!
James Van Auken is both a student and teacher of meditation, having received training in Edgar Cayce-style meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and the Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. James has been practicing meditation since he was very young, initially taught by his father, A.R.E. author, speaker, and director John Van Auken. Passionate about the practice of meditation and its importance in our daily lives, James leads workshops at the A.R.E. and teaches courses on meditation and dreams at Atlantic University and the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy.
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