In recognition of the need in the world for more quiet in the world, we have created Silent Saturdays. Once a month here at Simplicity Farm we will host a Silent Retreat. Look at our calendar for the next one. These retreats will have opportunities to be both inside and outside - meditation, yoga, journalling, forest bathing at the treehouse. The opportunity to rest, rejuvenate and regenerate. The days activities are open-ended with each participant choosing how to spend their day in silence. A day of silence is a powerful way to be with yourself while supported by the presence of community.
As we step into silence, as we settle within, as we breathe, our thoughts also settle. We are able to hear our own wisdom arising from within. In the process our inner critic, our fears and anxieties come to the front of our thoughts. But with time and space within silence, we can allow the space of silence to create healing and growth.
At 2pm we will break our silence and talk about our experience and as well discuss ways to allow inner quiet to meet our daily lives effectively.
Where: Simplicity Farm 18441 Queen Anne Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Who: Facilitators: Martin Perkins and Linda Jackson
How: Attendance limited to 8 students. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested Donation – all proceeds go to charity- Priscilla's Children, a school in Liberia that Linda has served on its board for many years.
Martin is a consciousness teacher, Acupuncturist and Herbalist who offers courses and treatment bringing Healing & Growth into light and balance within. Courses include Integral Kundalini Awakening, Cultivating an Intuitive Life, and A Conscious Approach to the Beatitudes.
Linda is a facilitator with the Stillwater by the Chesapeake Meditation Group and is a certified Yoga Therapy instructor. She has studied in various traditions of stillness practice and recently completed a Three-Year Course in Healing & Growth with Martin.
Integral-essential, intrinsic, fundamental
Kundalini- an energy at rest sitting at the base of the spine that through conscious practice is brought into movement or flow. A flow that arises within the energy body of the chakras, bringing within its rising a union of yin and yang. A consciousness shift occurs with a profound sense of deepened connection with the soul. A sensation of deep quiet unfolds with the sense that one has fallen into a deep ocean or desert of still consciousness.
Awakening-an act or moment of becoming suddenly aware
The Integral Kundalini Awakening intensive serves as a catalyst in personal growth by giving focused intention into the kundalini as a point of healing & growth. Refinements are taught within the Microcosmic Orbit and the Chakra Energy Meditation to support and awaken the Kundalini. Attention and discernment is brought to the energy meditation and its elements of practice. Individual attention is brought to each students needs.
Prerequisite: completion of 6 months of Cultivating an Intuitive Life along with an embodied daily practice with the Chakra Energetic Meditation. If interested, the first step is attendance in Cultivating An Intuitive Life.
Be prepared: The work is intense. I ask that you come to the intensive rested and willing to step into yourself.
This course offers a conscious non-dogmatic non-doctrinal approach to the Beatitudes, providing an opportunity to see the relevance of the core work of Jesus Christ in connecting our day-to-day lives with our deepest intention to Heal & Grow. The birth name of Jesus Christ, Yeshua ben Joseph (Yeshua son of Joseph) is used in the title of the course to discern this course as consciousness work versus a religious course. The intention is to recognize within all of us, in conscious practice, the Beatitudes or blessings. For detailed course information, go to the journal entry A Conscious Approach to the Beatitudes
Course Days: Wednesdays 7-9pm
Course dates include: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17
This course is being co-taught By Martin Perkins and Linda Jackson. Linda has decades of experience both within Christianity and growth work with many teachers. Those teachers include recently completing the Three Year Course, The Language of the Soul, with Martin Perkins, as well as ongoing work as a mindfulness facilitator in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Linda facilitates mindfulness groups throughout central Maryland.
To register email Martin at email@example.com
A CALL TO DEPTH AND PURPOSE. The process of embodying presence is a journey or dance with soul and its accompanying call to purpose in life. Creating depth of relationship to soul is achieved through presence. Understanding the process in an embodied way and allowing the practice of presence to permeate the self is the mission of this ongoing course offered to individuals who are willing to practice being present in all its forms. For more information go to Grow with Me
Offered every other week from 630pm-830pm beginning next on October 18th. The 8 session course dates are as follows: October 18, November 1, 16, 30, December 14, January 3, 17, 31 (we skip one week- the week after Christmas). The course is not a drop-in class and individuals who choose to take the course will be committing to a full 8 session course.
Registration is limited to 8 students. Register with Eventbrite
Course Fee: $200 payable at registration by cash, check or credit card
The Stillness Challenge is to meditate each day beginning October 1st and through October 31st. On Friday September 22nd a video via Facebook and martinperkins.com will teach a straight forward effective approach to meditation. Each day in October I will meditate in support of the Stillness Challenge via facebook live at facebook.com/martinperkinsteacher and available either live or on the page afterward. This meditation approach provides an excellent beginning for those interested in meditation as well as qi gong. The Stillness Challenge is a clear path to bring meditation into your life and its benefits to your health and well-being. Register here at Eventbrite to complete this agreement with yourself to meditate daily during the 31 days of October. For more information on classes go to Grow with Me. You will also receive via email, once registered, insights on creating and sustaining a daily meditation practice. There is also a one-day retreat called Listening to the Quiet to expand your experience of meditation occurring October 7th.