Episode 276 :: Éowyn Ahlstrom :: Embodiment

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Éowyn Ahlstrom

Éowyn Ahlstrom joins us to speak about embodiment in Buddhism, and secular mindfulness programs.

There’s a word that confused me a great deal when it continued to show up in dharma talks, and in secular mindfulness programs. The very concept of embodiment was foreign to me. Of course you may be thinking that was due to some dissociation from my own body, and you would be right; it was very difficult for me to deal with this fathom long form, let alone open to the potential of befriending it. Since that time, the experience of embodiment has been invaluable in my practice of being here now.

Éowyn Ahlstrom, LMT, E-RYT 500, teaches programs in yoga and meditation and sees private clients for individualized practice guidance and massage therapy sessions. She is a faculty member at the UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness and for the last ten years has often taught yoga for retreats at the Insight Meditation Society. Éowyn first encountered practice more than twenty years ago and has been avidly engaged ever since. She also chose to study bodywork from a clear conviction that our times require the re-integration of body and mind.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Catherine’s Comfortable tea.

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Category: The Secular Buddhist Podcast

Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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