Monthly Dharma Gatherings

5 June 2022
Join our compassionate community for psycho-spiritual practice, embodiment & nervous system regulation!
This session will include time for meditation practice, some teachings and discussion in the midst of a nourishing community.

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NeuroSystemics Dharma

NeuroSystemics is an integrative methodology building resiliency and empowerment internally, in relationships and society. The Dharma program focuses specifically on grounding one’s attention and awareness in highly regulated nervous system states, offering deep possibilities of insight and wisdom to arise.

For more information on the NeuroSystemics Dharma approach, please see our blogs here

Upcoming Gatherings

We meet on the 1st Sunday of every month @ 6-7:30pm CEST:

  • May 1st: “Enjoying Mindfulnes
  • June 5th: “Compassion & Trauma”
  • July 3rd: “Cultivating Wisdom”
  • August 7th and forwards will be announced soon

 

By joining this gathering you will:

  • 6pm: Be warmly welcomed & Practicing silent meditation with guidance (30′),
    • or private 1:1 nervous system regulation session with a Soma*
  • 6:30pm: Teachings combining modern neurosciences with ancient Buddhist philosophy (15′)
  • 6:50pm: Discuss your practice in small breakout groups with Somas (20′)
  • 7:10pm: Ask questions and deepen your understanding in a final plenary session (15′)
  • 7:30pm: Closing.

*You may have the opportunity to receive a 1:1 nervous system regulations session (20-minutes) with a Soma, depending on availability.

Benefits of Dharma Gatherings

Dharma gatherings a monthly opportunities to practice meditation with Buddhist teachings informed by nervous system science. This means we emphasize an environment of safety, enjoyment, and choicefulness. Practically, you will benefit from this gathering by:

  • exploring what supports you feeling safe and at ease while on our zoom call
  • finding ways to enjoy meditation practice, because what is easy and enjoyable is sustainable
  • being choiceful about your practice – all techniques are used to serve the flourishing of your being and beauty

 

 

Soma Team

We have a wonderful team of Somatic Facilitators to co-create and hold the community space, offer 1:1 nervous system regulations sessions to participants and facilitate small group discussions. We look forward to be able to support you in your meditative journey with these expert skills of somatic science and practice!

 

Nervous System Regulation Sessions

When we meditate, we go through many different states. Sometimes it feels good, other times it is more challenging and feels like it’s an uphill journey. Somatic psychology offers many insights in the functioning of the nervous system, and Somas are specifically trained in this field to support you deepening your meditation practice. Practically, the session unfolds as follows, you will:

  • be guided in a short here-and-now orientation
  • be asked to share 1 word (or a short sentence) to describe your experience
  • be guided and supported to be present to your moment-to-moment meditative experience as the Soma will
    • invite you in relating to your experience in helpful ways
    • encourage you to deepen an already present experience of groundedness, ease or enjoyment
    • offer accompaniment to increase the safety and space during more difficult experiences

We offer 20-30 minute sessions during our Dharma Gathering and Retreat events. Come and explore meditation with somatic guidance 🙂

Fee

Freely offered, on donation basis. Donations can be made here – thank you for your generosity!

 

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Trainer(s)

Boaz B. Feldman, Faculty

Boaz is a practical visionary, an experienced psychologist, Dharma teacher and clinical trainer acting for worldwide positive change. He has worked in numerous humanitarian contexts, trained in Mindfulness as a monk and at university in MBSR/MBCT in Oxford/Bangor and now teaches Dharma in the Western Insight Meditation Tradition. Boaz is the co-founder of NeuroSystemics, and feels passionate about his engagement in the Extinction Rebellion movement.

Somatic Facilitator(s)

Buğu Türkoğul

Buğu is a Biology graduate, a Mindfulness instructor, and a certified coach giving both Organic Intelligence and Mindfulness-based life coaching sessions. Buğu’s 11-year journey through yoga, education and therapy groups inspired her to facilitate Resilience Through Community groups based on creating safe social circles that values spontaneity, authenticity and openness.

Fulya Nanba

Fulya is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, and since 2015 she offers individual and group sessions for therapy and meditation, as well as retreats in Turkey. She has completed trainings in Family Constellation, Working with People, Leading Groups and Organic Intelligence, and attends long term meditation retreats annually in Buddhist Centers in Asia.She studied finance in the first part of her life and worked in corporate life for many years. She is studying psychology now. Her purpose in life is to support herself and all living beings that she can reach so that they can exist with peace and joy.

 

Pauline Baudon

Pauline is a mental health counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner specialized in trauma. Their therapeutic work with individuals and groups reflects lessons and practices found through many years of meditation practice and retreats, travel in spiritual communities, a commitment to intersectionality, and a healthy dose of humor for the road.

Silke Foegele

Silke is a certified complementary therapist and has been trained both as a CranioSacral therapist and as a physiotherapist. Her further training comprises prenatal and birth therapy, mediation, Organic Intelligence, yoga and qigong. She lives in Basel with her family. She focuses on increasing her clients’ resources and joy.

Upasaka Upali

Upasaka Upali (aka Paul) is a Dharma teacher who aims to demystify meditation, provide tangible instruction, and create a rewarding experience for practitioners. Upali received transmission in a lineage that can be traced back to the Buddha through Namgyal Rinpoche (Ananda Bodhi), and he took his Upasaka vows in 2015.  Upali is formally trained in the Shamatha Vipassana path expounded upon in The Mind Illuminated. He teaches with a student-centric approach, meaning the student guides the practice based on personal benefits rather than adhering to a single tradition or a technique. Upali has taught a wide audience, including Amazon employees, elementary students, and prison inmates, but he primarily teaches online to practitioners interested in creating depth and consistency in their practice amidst daily life. Beyond his online teaching, he teaches 5 to 6 residential silent retreats internationally each year.

Yelina Tayfur

Yelina is a lawyer, a yoga teacher, and a dedicated practitioner. She has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2010. She has a yoga teacher training program that has been running for seven years. She is also a certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator, and she has been working creating a community around Trauma Sensitive Yoga to make yoga and meditation more accessible in Turkey. Yelina is organizing events and workshops   on   Yoga   and   Somatic   Awareness   as   well   as   retreats   on meditation, yoga, and ecology,  all based on  Organic  Intelligence  and Trauma Sensitive Yoga principles. 

 

  • Date: 5 June 2022
  • Language(s): English
  • Time: 6-7:30pm CEST (12-1:30pm EST)
  • Cost: Freely offered by donation.
  • Contact: dharma@neurosystemics.org

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