Darrell Calkins Press - Excerpts from a CobaltSaffron Retreat with Darrell Calkins

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Darrell Calkins Press - Excerpts from a CobaltSaffron Retreat with Darrell Calkins

Darrell Calkins

The human soul is complex. So is Nature (or life, if you prefer). Creating a perfect interface between the two results in a balance that one can recognize in an individual as a state of grace. This kind of resulting harmony is just like the dynamic in…


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The human soul is complex. So is Nature (or life, if you prefer). Creating a perfect interface between the two results in a balance that one can recognize in an individual as a state of grace. This kind of resulting harmony is just like the dynamic in an exceptional relationship. What we’re talking about, finally, is establishing an exceptional relationship with life. One cannot succeed in this interfacing exclusively by analyzing and manipulating individual parts. It’s more liquid than that, and time and circumstance move too quickly. If you know what life really wants, and if you know what you really want, you can begin to create the relationship. For every individual, that requires a successful balanced interface between what one is compelled by and the essential principles of nature, which we comprehend through our intuitive conscience. Those are our clues to the mystery. When one gets it right, there it is.

— Darrell Calkins

Darrell Calkins’ seminars and retreats are unique events that assemble talent, vision, knowledge and technique to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Participants are given the opportunity to pull back from and rise above the circumstance of their day–to–day lives, to discover and rejuvenate the core elements of mind, body and spirit. Through group and individual activities, lectures and exercises, the seminars and retreats cover the spectrum of human experience, elucidating the art of being and living

About Darrell Calkins

Darrell Calkins has taught, lectured and led seminars and retreats around the world for more than 35 years. His classes and seminars have covered a spectrum that ranges from communication skills for psychologists and priests to stress management for terminally ill children to humor and mysticism in Asian philosophies. He has served as a trainer and consultant for teachers, artists, athletes, public speakers, clergy, negotiators and others in high-performance professions.

Mr. Calkins’ background includes studies in philosophy, comparative religions and psychology at UC Berkeley and Yale, as well in-depth training in Zen, martial arts, yoga and related disciplines for over 40 years. The author of numerous essays and a published collection of letters, he currently lives, writes and leads retreats in southwestern France.

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