I began serious practice in 2000, and discovered through the peeling away of layers that I could connect to a kind of indestructible version of myself.
It was that discovery that propelled me along this training, spending up to a couple of months a year at at monastery in Holland sitting in silent days of meditation practice. I also now sit with myself, at home, and less in the monastery, but it remains a serious aspect of my daily life in London.
I met Genpo Roshi in the Spring of 2001 on a trip to Holland when he was first developing the Big Mind method, so worked with it and him in the early days, but also a bit like playing with fire. Big a mind method resonates still in my life, not least recently in Yoga Nidra work where in deep relaxation working with the voice of trauma, and the need to move it from the hippocampus to the amygdala, I realised that the opportunity to heal deep trauma can be addressed by Big Mind work by speaking with the voices in the space of non dual relaxation. It sounds insane! But talking to the trauma helped me release it, and I felt it willingly move to a less threatening energy
I teach throughout Berlin privately in small groups. My classes are held both in German and in English, and vary according to the needs of the group.
Your structure worked beautifully. It was a joy to have the mother and daughter combination.