« Barefooted and naked of breast, I mingle with the people of the world.
My clothes are ragged and dust-laden, and I am ever blissful.
I use no magic to extend my life;
Now, before me, the dead trees become alive. »
Chan master Kakuan, excerpted from: The 10 Bulls of Zen
Systematic and comprehensive, this training will awaken the facilitator in you. It will give you all the necessary tools to understand better and easily facilitate the 3-day awareness intensive process. Practice sessions as well as individual guidance for each trainee will help gain confidence in presenting the awareness intensive as well as to give feedback and direction to participants.
Key points of this training:
The most difficult part in any training, whatever the topic is, is the first steps that follow the training. Implementing what was learned during the training can be overwhelming at first. To ease these first steps, a 3-day* awareness intensive is embedded in the training. This gives an opportunity for trainees to jump in the heart of the matter while being supervised and in a supportive environment.
(*) This 3-day awareness intensive is open to everyone and has the same configuration as all awareness intensives.
How the training unfolds:
Day one to Day five lunch time → the first training steps
Each day, teaching aids, practice exercises, sharing time and active meditations will alternate to set the pace to the learning
Day five evening to Day eight diner time → hands on experience
The Awareness Intensive included in the training will be an opportunity for the trainees to alternate participant and assistant roles in order to:
Day nine to Day twelve → consolidating the training
Training will resume with a feedback on the experience of being an assistant during the intensive. Appropriate teaching aids, practice exercises, sharing time and active meditations will then continue until the last day when integration dyads will formally close the training.
After Day twelve → Flying on your own with a post training support
After this basic training comes the possibility to facilitate awareness intensives on your own. This often raises many questions and sometimes insecurities too!
Therefore the training includes a follow up support during the first intensives that you will facilitate, either with direct supervision if you feel the need for it or by ways of questions & answers. It is often beneficial to share one’s doubts, one’s questioning during and after the intensive and this can be done within a physical meeting or by email or Skype, whatever best fit the situation.
Benefit of the training - what you will gain from participating
Besides acquiring the needed tools to facilitate 3-day awareness intensive retreats, the understanding that you have of yourself and the way you are functioning in life will enrich. Your ability to facilitate awareness intensives and support fellow travelers on this path becomes more efficient.
And… last but not least, this training can also become the dawn of a new era in your life.
Are there any prerequisite?
Only one → before taking part in this training, participating in at least one 3-day awareness intensive retreat is required.
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