Spring 2012 - My spiritual friend Aikido Sensei Miles Kessler, the director of the new Tel Aviv Integral Dojo, came to Switzerland for a short teaching tour. We took a walk by the lake of Zurich enjoying the beautiful day, talking about Integral, the future of humanity, and the Integral Dojo in Tel Aviv. We decided to video for awakenedTV a short introduction to Aikido.
So, me and Miles got ready for the talk, the camera was rolling, and... my son Reuven was passing by the lake, and joined us for a few minutes. A few days before, both of my sons came back from a 5 month study in Israel. Both took the time to visit Integral Dojo activities in Tel Aviv.
The conversation with Reuven turned to be a good example for the good work done in Israel by Miles and the Integral Dojo.
The future coming ahead with the open mined young generation, and the teaching by the older guys, planting the seeds, looks great.
Aikido Sensei, Miles Kessler, is a Dharma Teacher, and the director of the Integral Dojo, Tel-Aviv. Miles is also a good spiritual friend. On his latest teaching tour, he visited Zurich, and I was lucky to enjoy a short walk with him, on a sunny afternoon...
We were talking about life, evolution, the future, spiritual practice, music, and of course Aikido. Someone happened to have had an awakenedTV video camera... :) I will share it all!
This video clip is an excerpt of our conversation. Miles explain the need to integrate levels of development. Not only accept but embrace and integrate. As an example he ask me to tell him about my feeling when going to a synagog.
Jessica Roemischer talks with Eagle de Botton about the human condition and her vision of a world where human relationships are free from our often unconscious drive for wholeness.
In her “Piano Duet ParadigmTM” Jessica uses musical duet improvisation to make the experience of completion possible. Sitting side-by-side at the piano, she creates the conditions whereby individuals encounter, often for the first time, who they truly are.
Their work is about developing the individual and collective "consciousness" of a class of children. Nick Drummond and Joan Berland developed a learning program based on recognizing consciousness as always being a primary part of our experience. Although it is not easily seen or widely recognized, it is something that can be pointed to, described and developed. "As educators, this means learning how to give attention to the interior as well as the exterior dimension of the classroom environment..."
Miles Kessler Sensei, a Dharma teacherthe founder and director of Integral Dojo in Tel Aviv, Israel, unpack the teaching of "The Evolution of Response". Miles is an Evolutionary Aikido Sensei, a Dharma Teacher, and a dear spiritual friend.
Miles spent a few hours in Zurich, on his way to teach in a Europe. It was a beautiful spring day, and we took a walk by the lake. I asked Miles to talk a little about Aikido. I had no idea... Aikido is indeed a Martial Art, just like I already knew, but it is also a lot more.
In Aikido, you shift your perspective to where you are actually at one with the other person. Aikido happens in relationship. It is about Awakened Relationship, eventually creating an awake and aware system. A system with its own intelligence. It is like awakened inspired musical jam session, creating an inter subjective space...
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