Archive for May 20th, 2012

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Furnace Mountain Retreat Center Clay City, KY June 8th, 2012
Relationship with Self:  A weekend retreat exploring Zen Meditation, Nonviolent-Communication & Empathic Self-Connection.June, 8-10, 2012

Furnace Mountain Zen Retreat Center

Start: Friday 7:00pm (check-in 5:00pm)
End: Sunday 12:30pm


Martha Lasley, certified NVC trainer,
Integrates Nonviolent Communication and transformational coaching to help people experience the alchemy of shifting blame and judgment into compassion and love. As a certified trainer for the Center of Nonviolent Communication she works with visionaries and social activists to unleash passion and create change. She designs and delivers coach training programs to ignite personal and organizational transformation. She teaches NVC around the world, in prisons, universities, NGO’s, corporations and homes. She is the author of two books, Courageous Visions and Facilitating with Heart.

Dae Gak, Zen Master,
Is the Founder, Abbot and Guiding Teacher of the Furnace Mountain Zen Retreat Center. He has practiced Zen for over 40 years and received Inka and Transmission over 15 years ago in the Su Dok Sah Korean Lineage from Zen Master Seung Sahn. He teaches in both the US and Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and has practiced psychotherapy for 30 years. He is the author of the books Going Beyond Buddha, The Awakening Practice of Listening and Upright with Poise and Grace – coming forward as you are. He has directed his life towards supporting people in their efforts to realize their original nature of fearless immediacy and unbounded compassion.

Daniela Myozen Herzog, Zen Teacher,
Has brought Zen meditation and NVC to teachers, day care providers, parents and children she has worked with. She is particularly interested in exploring and reconnecting with the wisdom of the body and raising awareness of what our body is communicating to us. She is a teacher in the lineage of Zen Master Dae Gak and leads Zen retreats both in Germany and the US. She works as a certified professional coach supporting people to create the change they want to be in their life.

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“With true calm comes new energy.  The inner quiet engendered by concentration isn’t passive or sluggish; nor is it coldly distant from your experience — it is vital and alive.  It creates a calm infused with energy, alertness, and interest.”

~~ Sharon Salzberg, Happiness

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Hiding (Photo credit: Pam’s Pics-)

“Everything is meant to be let go

of that the soul may stand in

unhampered  nothingness.”

~~Meister Eckhart

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