Time: September 6, 2013 at 7pm to September 8, 2013 at 12pm
Location: Nalanda West
Street: 3902 Woodland Park Avenue N
Website or Map: http://www.nalandawest.org/ev…
Event Type: weekend, program
Organized By: Elle McSharry
Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2012
This transformational workshop explores the energy embodied in three different Hindu goddesses: Kali; Lakshmi; and Saraswati. Explore powerful practices to discover how these energies work in your spiritual life, your psyche and in our culture.
SALLY KEMPTON has been practicing and teaching meditation for forty years. An early student of Swami Muktananda, she left monastic life in 2002 to begin teaching independently. She now offers heart-to-heart transmission in meditation and life practice through her Awakened Heart Tantra workshops, teaching how to integrate our heart, mind and body and how to experience our natural state of wisdom and love. Author of Meditation for the Love of It, Sally Kempton writes a regular column for Yoga Journal.
September 6-8, 2013
Saturday 10am-12noon and 2pm-5pm
One evening in the early 1970s, while sitting in her Manhattan living room, Sally Kempton was overcome by a feeling of all-encompassing, unconditional love that seemed to come out of nowhere. She had never known that love like this was possible. The experience lasted for 24 hours, and turned her life around.
At the time, Kempton had a flourishing career as a New York journalist, writing on popular culture, the arts, and feminist issues for Esquire, the New York Times, New York magazine, and The Village Voice. An early voice in the second- wave feminist movement, spirituality was the last thing on her agenda. But her experience that night affected her so powerfully that within a year she had given up her career to immerse herself fully as a student and teacher of spiritual awareness.
She teaches meditation as a process of inner exploration, in which we learn to integrate heart, mind and body in order to experience our natural state of wisdom and love. Sally also offers a wide variety of classes on yogic wisdom texts, as well as hands-on, contemplative practices for moving through psychological obstructions, understanding the intricacies of inner life, and how to apply spiritual principles to relationships, work, and life in our time. Students say that her classes create an atmosphere of support and joy that allows deep exploration. “Sally’s classes are deeply transformative,” a student says. “Her guidance is gentle and loving, yet challenging in all the right ways. She brings yogic teachings out of the books, and into real life in a way that makes it totally practical.”