The Science and Somatics of Self-Care
Sep
26
to Sep 29

The Science and Somatics of Self-Care

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019—SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

Josh Korda, DharmaPunx NYC, and Jessica Morey: The Science and Somatics of Self-Care

The Science and Somatics of Self-Care:

Contemplative Practices to Reset our Nervous Systems

A limited number of Hemera Contemplative Fellowships are available in support of this program. For more information, please refer here.

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Dharma Punx NYC- 7th Annual Fall Retreat
Oct
24
to Oct 27

Dharma Punx NYC- 7th Annual Fall Retreat

People regularly ask us, "I'm seeing such benefits from my meditation- how do I go deeper?"

It's our opinion that some of the most beneficial and rewarding experiences of spiritual life come from attending a meditation retreat, which helps participants learn to hold all of life with patience, kindness and wisdom, forming the foundations of insight.


Intentionally stepping out of the daily churn of life and the habit patterns that come with that can have a remarkably clarifying effect. What do we value? How do we want to spend our time? What holds us back from being present and authentic in our relationships, our work life or our communities? When we integrate these experiences into our lives, especially with the loving community support that tends to arise as a result of group practice like this- the effects can be quite powerful.

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Dharma Punx NYC Breathwork Circle- Making Friends with Fear
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Dharma Punx NYC Breathwork Circle- Making Friends with Fear

Making a Friend of Fear

Fear is a normal human response.  It's protective, it guides us towards security, gives us a tingly shot when we see a shadowy figure on a dark street, puts us on alert when the messages we're getting from people or the world aren't making sense with what we're seeing.  When we're out of balance with it, it has the power to drive us blindly and can cause us to make  decisions based on assumptions rather than facts, so it's important  to be in relationship with it.   Being in relationship means we attend and befriend the sensations of fear in the body.  We make space, get curious, listen closely- what do I have to feel if I do that thing that I'm so afraid of doing? What story am I telling my self that's keeping me locked into patterns in my life that aren’t satisfying?  Fear is information- it points us towards assumptions and beliefs we have about ourselves, the world and people.  Sometimes those are accurate, sometimes not.  To get unstuck- we have to be willing to sit down with these fears- find out what they're afraid of, what we need to know,  so that we can reassure them that we've got this and ask them to step aside so we can try new things.   This isn't about forcing, powering through or "JUST DO IT".  It's about friendliness, curiosity and kindness.  

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Dharma Punx NYC Breathwork Circle- Making Friends with Fear
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Dharma Punx NYC Breathwork Circle- Making Friends with Fear

Making a Friend of Fear

Fear is a normal human response.  It's protective, it guides us towards security, gives us a tingly shot when we see a shadowy figure on a dark street, puts us on alert when the messages we're getting from people or the world aren't making sense with what we're seeing.  When we're out of balance with it, it has the power to drive us blindly and can cause us to make  decisions based on assumptions rather than facts, so it's important  to be in relationship with it.   Being in relationship means we attend and befriend the sensations of fear in the body.  We make space, get curious, listen closely- what do I have to feel if I do that thing that I'm so afraid of doing? What story am I telling my self that's keeping me locked into patterns in my life that aren’t satisfying?  Fear is information- it points us towards assumptions and beliefs we have about ourselves, the world and people.  Sometimes those are accurate, sometimes not.  To get unstuck- we have to be willing to sit down with these fears- find out what they're afraid of, what we need to know,  so that we can reassure them that we've got this and ask them to step aside so we can try new things.   This isn't about forcing, powering through or "JUST DO IT".  It's about friendliness, curiosity and kindness.  

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Dharma Punx NYC Breathwork Circle- Making Friends with Fear
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dharma Punx NYC Breathwork Circle- Making Friends with Fear

Making a Friend of Fear

Fear is a normal human response.  It's protective, it guides us towards security, gives us a tingly shot when we see a shadowy figure on a dark street, puts us on alert when the messages we're getting from people or the world aren't making sense with what we're seeing.  When we're out of balance with it, it has the power to drive us blindly and can cause us to make  decisions based on assumptions rather than facts, so it's important  to be in relationship with it.   Being in relationship means we attend and befriend the sensations of fear in the body.  We make space, get curious, listen closely- what do I have to feel if I do that thing that I'm so afraid of doing? What story am I telling my self that's keeping me locked into patterns in my life that aren’t satisfying?  Fear is information- it points us towards assumptions and beliefs we have about ourselves, the world and people.  Sometimes those are accurate, sometimes not.  To get unstuck- we have to be willing to sit down with these fears- find out what they're afraid of, what we need to know,  so that we can reassure them that we've got this and ask them to step aside so we can try new things.   This isn't about forcing, powering through or "JUST DO IT".  It's about friendliness, curiosity and kindness.  

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DPX NY Breathwork Circle- Full Moon Breathwork Meditation
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

DPX NY Breathwork Circle- Full Moon Breathwork Meditation

Full Moon Breathwork

The moon has always been a guide in Buddhism.  The Buddha was said to have been born, offered his first teaching, achieved enlightenment and passed away all on full moons.  Whatever beliefs you have about this, bring whatever intention or wish is "full" within you to class and we'll breathe with that.   

Strengthening our connection to the earth and our ability to stay grounded allows us to raise the energy in the body through the active breath.  The stability and groundedness allows the breath to do its work of clearing and shifting what is ready to be released and birthing new plans and intentions into the world.   We then rest in our intentions and the aliveness of the body during the integration cycle- allowing the silence and spaciousness to give rise to insight and  understanding.

Sliding Scale Exchange $20-35.  There will be a basket in class to offer contributions beyond the $20 base.

Breathwork is an active style of meditation practice. Using a 3 part Pranayama Breathwork technique, we'll actively breath through held patterns of tension in the body, connecting deeply and directly with our felt experience of being alive so that we can shift and clear mental states that aren't serving us.  Creating space for and connecting with the fullness of our human experience- the parts that we like and the parts that we don't- is part of living the full spectrum of life. 

Breathwork practices allow us to temporarily bypass the ego and thinking mind, stepping out of the stories of the future and the past.  This can help empty out the complexity of our lived experiences.  When we're able to create the space to be with whatever is arising- we'll see that it also passes.  This insight helps us learn to trust our embodied wisdom and allow this natural process to become part of our lives.  

Contraindications:  pregnancy, cardiovascular problems, significantly high blood pressure, major psychiatric conditions, recent surgery, acute infectious illness or epilepsy.  Asthma is not generally considered a contraindication but the participants inhaler must be available.  

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DPX NY Breathwork Circle- Connecting to Joy
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

DPX NY Breathwork Circle- Connecting to Joy

Joy isn't a thing. Neither is happiness. They're states in the body and mind that that rise within us when the conditions are present. Strengthening our connection to the earth and our ability to stay grounded allows us to raise the energy in the body through the active breath. The stability and groundedness allows the breath to do its work of clearing and shifting what is ready to be released. We then rest in our intentions during the integration cycle- allowing the silence and spaciousness to give rise to insight and understanding.

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DharmaPunx NYC Breathwork Circle
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

DharmaPunx NYC Breathwork Circle

Breathwork is an active style of meditation practice. Using a 3 part Pranayama Breathwork technique, we'll actively breath through held patterns of tension in the body, connecting deeply and directly with our felt experience of being alive so that we can shift and clear mental states that aren't serving us.  Creating space for and connecting with the fullness of our human experience- the parts that we like and the parts that we don't- is part of living the full spectrum of life. 

Breathwork practices allow us to temporarily bypass the ego and thinking mind, stepping out of the stories of the future and the past.  This can help empty out the complexity of our lived experiences.  When we're able to create the space to be with whatever is arising- we'll see that it also passes.  This insight helps us learn to trust our embodied wisdom and allow this natural process to become part of our lives.  

Contraindications:  pregnancy, cardiovascular problems, significantly high blood pressure, major psychiatric conditions, recent surgery, acute infectious illness or epilepsy.  Asthma is not generally considered a contraindication but the participants inhaler must be available.  

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DharmaPunx NYC Breathwork Circle
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

DharmaPunx NYC Breathwork Circle

Breathwork is an active style of meditation practice. Using a 3 part Pranayama Breathwork technique, we'll actively breath through held patterns of tension in the body, connecting deeply and directly with our felt experience of being alive so that we can shift and clear mental states that aren't serving us.  Creating space for and connecting with the fullness of our human experience- the parts that we like and the parts that we don't- is part of living the full spectrum of life. 

Breathwork practices allow us to temporarily bypass the ego and thinking mind, stepping out of the stories of the future and the past.  This can help empty out the complexity of our lived experiences.  When we're able to create the space to be with whatever is arising- we'll see that it also passes.  This insight helps us learn to trust our embodied wisdom and allow this natural process to become part of our lives.  

Contraindications:  pregnancy, cardiovascular problems, significantly high blood pressure, major psychiatric conditions, recent surgery, acute infectious illness or epilepsy.  Asthma is not generally considered a contraindication but the participants inhaler must be available.  

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