Opening the Hand of Thought: Releasing Mental, Emotional and Physical Clinging

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Opening the Hand of Thought: Releasing Mental, Emotional and Physical Clinging

with Jill Satterfield

Sunday, March 1st, 2020 | 10:00am -5:00pm

“Opening the hand of thought” was once suggested by Zen Master Kosho Uchiyama Roshi as a means of letting go of grasping in the conceptual mind.

There are many skillful means to consciously releasing our sometimes hidden, sometimes known fixed views which are the binding elements of clinging. Sometimes it’s not just recognizing them mentally but exploring them somatically and imagistically as well. Through different yet complimentary approaches, letting go can be more than a cliché and actually felt in the body, heart and mind equally.

We’ll explore these approaches through seated, lying down and walking meditation practices, as well as in dialogue with each other.


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Jill Satterfield

Jill is an international embodied mindfulness and meditation teacher. Her teachings integrate mindfulness, somatic therapy and contemplative psychology. She is a founding member of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training and teaches programs at Spirit Rock regularly. She developed Applied Embodied Mindfulness for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center trainings. Jill is also a guest teacher and mentor for Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training, and is a graduate of Sati Center’s Buddhist Chaplaincy Training. She has been featured in many publications including the NY Times, Tricycle and Shambhala Sun.

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