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“Awakening Body, Speech and Mind“ with Tatsudo Nicole Baden Roshi
You are welcome to a taster session with Nicole Baden, the teacher guiding the eamba Retreat in January 2025.

Thursday, 10th of October 19.00 – 20.30
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Topic: 10 October – 2024-1010 Taster eamba January Retreat
Time: Oct 10, 2024 19:00 Rome

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Body, Speech, and Mind are three aspects of our existence. From a Buddhist perspective, we can subsume all of our existence into these three categories. Buddhist practice is to open the depth and subtleties of each of these three.

We will experientially explore the body from within the experience of the body. We will learn to bring ‘micro attentionality’ to our bodily sensations and to notice the body outside of our usual categories. We will explore ‘imaginal body practice’, like the question ‘what is the body of the Buddha?’, ‘How could my experience be the experience of a Buddha’s body?’

Speech, in Buddhism is understood to be any flow of information, way beyond just verbal speech. The word ‘communication’ etymologically means ‘to change together’. We will explore speech in this wider sense.

Mind can be understood as ‘sentient space’. Mind can have different structures, architectures. We will work with and explore a wider understanding of mind than our usual daily consciousness, and we will learn how such an experience of mind can be liberating.

The eamba retreat with Nicole Baden is planned for January 2nd – 7th, 2025.
We will experientially explore what the body is, what speech really is, and what the mind is, and what ‘awakening’ each of these categories may mean.

Tatsudo Nicole Baden Roshi (*1981) is the Dharma Successor of Zentatsu Baker Roshi in the Dharma Sangha Soto Zen Lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, author of the book “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind”. The Dharma Sangha is an international non-for-profit organization founded by Zentatsu Baker Roshi.

Nicole is the Vice Abbot and Head Teacher of the two Dharma Sangha Practice Centers, the Zen Buddhistisches Zentrum Schwarzwald in the Black Forest, Germany and the Crestone Mountain Zen Center, in Colorado, USA. She began practicing Zen in 2001 and has been living in monastic contexts since 2009, either at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center or at the Zen Buddhistisches Zentrum Schwarzwald.

She holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Oldenburg. In 2007, she also graduated from the ‘School for Body Mind Centering©’, a method teaching bodily awareness and therapeutic applications. From 2013-2019 she was a member of the Council of the German Buddhist Union.

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