Contemplative Guidance with Soken is an individualised tutorial in Contemplative Practice.
Spiritual traditions and great literary works throughout the world celebrate the timeless theme of the hero’s journey home. The hero’s return symbolizes a return to one’s true self; a place of wholeness, peace, prosperity, creativity, ease, fulfillment, completion, integration and rest.
Learning to reclaim and nurture what is best in you — what is most intelligent and human — Contemplative Practice allows you to reclaim the purity of mind that hyper-consumer tech-driven culture would have you give up. Contemplative Practice is a structured reflection on such topics as the nature of Beauty, Virtue and the Good, with an emphasis on bringing the fruits of your reflection to bear on action in everyday life.
Contemplative Practice can be thought of as a form of spiritual hygiene that allows you to prevent soul-decay (which eventually has physical ramifications), the way dental hygiene prevents decay of your teeth.
WHAT DOES CONTEMPLATIVE GUIDANCE DO?
Contemplative Guidance helps you to balance your needs with the demands of your environment, helping you to thrive while enjoying rich human relationships. By clearing your mind, you’ll develop a deep and meaningful connection to clear values, which empowers you in the world, and imbues your life with creativity and spiritual purpose.
WHAT IS CONTEMPLATIVE GUIDANCE?
Contemplative Guidance is a personal mentoring program based on Soken’s 25 year-long study of Buddhism as a monastically trained priest. This work can be thought of as Spiritual Guidance from a Buddhist perspective. Doing contemplation supports health, well-being, self-awareness, spiritual sensitivity, financial security, creativity, focus, and intellectual acumen.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Contemplative Guidance is spiritual instruction in a tutorial format by phone or internet. It’s a path for those who wish to reaffirm spiritual life. This work will provide you with insight, accountability, and support while covering all aspects of what it takes to connect with your genuine self.
The program is a fun, exciting process. However, it does require a commitment to your personal growth. Therefore, we start with a free Turning the Lights On interview to figure out where you are. Then, based on the interview, we’ll determine the best approach. Because I’ve been doing these calls for the last ten years, I can honestly say that even this initial discussion is a meaningful encounter that has changed the course of people’s lives.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS WORK
- A Higher Purpose:
A Life in which material prosperity serves a higher purpose than comfort must be a priority for you.
You will need to be willing to stand against agents or ideas that want to pull you off your path.
You will need some extra time and money.
IS THIS YOU?
If so, please read on, and Book a Turning The Lights On Consultation with Soken.
Once you’ve scheduled your Turning the Lights On Consultation, you’ll receive a short questionnaire to complete that will help guide the discussion. Depending on your answers, Soken might send you a short reading to consider.
Then, on the call, you’ll discuss your answers to the questionnaire, especially what you hope to achieve, what you see as getting in the way, what your blockages might be, and how you might clear them. Also, you’ll look at your current attitudes and mindsets about your approach to life, and how they might be affecting your situation.
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Lastly, you’ll take a look at what kind of study arrangements make sense for you. Even if you feel like spiritual study is an impossible task, there is always a way to take the next step
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Practicing contemplation will deepen your sensitivity. Consequently, you’ll begin to heal and purify your mind. And you’ll see things as they are. Thus you’ll develop the skill and confidence to act warmly and compassionately, in agreement with what actually is. In this way, the world opens up for you, nourished by love and truth: two essential ingredients for stability and peace of mind.
WHAT DOES CONTEMPLATIVE STUDY WITH SOKEN LOOK LIKE?
You will work through phone/internet sessions, assigned readings, writing exercises, discussion, and contemplative practice to study yourself, the world, exploring different approaches to life until you find the one that suits you.
And through this process you’ll learn how to balance worldly success with the richness, meaning, and purpose of a well-lived human life.
HOW DO YOU START?
If you’ve read this far, you’re already on your way.
To take the next step: call, text, or email, 917-231-6712 to set up your complimentary one-hour Turning The Lights On Consultation by phone. Explore the many possibilities you have right now for living a more meaningful life.
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