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Upon Awakening

29 June @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuition fee: £20 – £30

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Matt Daigu Farren

Upon Awakening:

A look at Recovery, the 12 Steps and the importance of Awakening and alignment from a Zen perspective.

Carl Jung’s idea was that people with addiction issues need to have a spiritual awakening as a foundation and reference point. The 12 Steps were formed as a way of engendering this awakening and living from this true place. We’ll look at how they dovetail with Zen and into a specific and efficient method of awakening which is available to all.

We’ll also explore Zen practices of physical alignment, mindfulness, meditation and insight development which help facilitate and allow the embodiment of the ongoing awakening process.

Recovery is for life and we need all the help we can get. This could help if you’re curious of the twelve steps or Zen, have behavioural patterns which may feel ‘stuck’ and haven’t been able to gain traction, are in recovery and have had an awakening of sorts but has become a distant memory or never truly felt a connection to something ‘greater than’ a sense of self, or work with people with addictive patterns and would like to know how to help.

Matt Daigu Farren is a trainee Zen Teacher in the Rinzai Zen tradition and has been free his primary addictions to alcohol and drugs for 27 years. Daigu first took precepts in a Soto Zen tradition in 1995 has over 25 years of daily meditation practice, is a Zenways qualified Zen yoga and mindfulness teacher working with people in recovery.


29 June
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Matt Daigu Farren


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ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo)
24a Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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