Isaac Shapiro & Meike Schuet
Every year Isaac & Meike visit Venwoude
for a Silent retreat.
Isaac Shapiro is an internationally known facilitator, fascinated
with life lived in alignment with the world's wisdom
traditions. He enjoys exploring and assisting those
who share this interest.
How do we live our lives moment by moment? This enquiry
considers how we relate to ourselves and to others,
how we parent, do business and interact with our environment.
beauty of this invitation is that
nothing needs to be changed, fixed, or eliminated.
It is a non-dualistic, nonjudgmental enquiry into
our present being.
everything happens through the agency of awareness."
His approach is to ask questions and make statements.
He asks participants in his meetings to question and
see if what he says is true in their own being. This
approach points to what is already known, but obscured
in the ways our nervous system and our thinking function.
Isaac draws on a broad spectrum of understanding,
from neurophysiology to some of the latest discoveries
in Quantum physics which he applies in a light hearted
but direct way.
"All we have is the sensory experience of
this moment, NOW. This moment is only an experience
to us. That’s all we have. The world, time,
space, our own bodies and each other are all an experience
"Through noticing how our cells respond
in the experience of now, there is a noticing of the
production of not only the sense of reality but also
the sense of self that we believe we have."
Through years of working with people, Isaac has cultivated
and refined an ability to track what is happening
in the nervous system of participants. Bringing this
awareness to peoples attention, allows our natural,
innate self-regulating mechanism to be re-established.
We all have unconscious habits of attention, that
are uncomfortable to ourselves, and the ones closest
to us, and indeed to all with whom we are associated.
All reality is experienced through these unconscious
habits, which function as cognitive filters, and make
it almost impossible for us to recognize them. Therefore
it can be of enormous value, to have someone who is
perceptive at this level, to assist us.
joy is the freshness that appears in the exploration
of the moment.
To see, as if you have never seen before... Just
To hear, as if you have never heard before... Just
To smell a rose, as if you have never smelt before...
To taste the nectar of existence, as if you have
never tasted before... Just now!
To feel the Beloved, as if you have never felt her
before... Just now!
As we bring awareness to these unconscious habits,
there is a shift that occurs. In the course of investigation,
people spontaneously recognize the true nature of
themselves, which many report as the experience of
peace, unconditional love, compassion, or simply of
Fri May 19th - Fri
May 26th 2017
Fri May 26th - Fri
Ine van Deursen
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