Daily workshop sessions with Paul Lundberg
KI DO MA
The Practical Essence of the Seiki Way
True healing exists in the harmony between human beings and Nature. Once we recognise that, there is nothing we need to do; and until we recognise it there is nothing we should do. Seiki seems mysterious to many people because it starts from a non-conventional place with an internally focussed perspective… asking, “What is our real human nature?” Its gentle discipline fosters a more complete awareness and ultimately changes our perception and our responses to the world.
All therapies have their distinct techniques and rationale, but our particular doing of them can reinforce many subtle barriers, so we may actually become less aware of our condition. In Seiki we take no position as regards sickness and health, adopting instead the disciplined practice of Ki-Do-Ma, through which we can transcend such distinctions, discover harmony and enjoy life as much as possible.
Ki Do Ma literally means right action, right timing and right place, though here “rightness” can be understood as mindful or complete, as in “complete attention”. Mindfulness and non-attachment form the kernel of Seiki practice.
Ki-Do-Ma is something that Kishi, the founder of Seiki, regularly referred to, a direct application of the Zen Buddhist or Taoist principle of Wei-Wo-Wei (Action – no-action, or “non-doing”) guiding movement and touch in treatment. This practice is identical with authentic Hara training in any of the traditional arts and the kernel of Seiki-Soho. We can enter this training path at any point for, as the masters have said, “the path itself is the goal”.
We will take it as a central theme in this residential. As we take up our practices – Qigong, or Gyoki and the Hara disciplines – we devote our complete attention and presence to the “here and now”, observing the actions of our breathing body and mind and becoming gradually aware of all that moves us under the surface of this ordinary life.
Whatever you want,
slow down; stop
for once in your life,
and feel the movement.
Then, one step at a time,
the way opens before us.
In the space between worlds,
no barriers; no more secrets.
Daily workshop session with Gill Hall
In day to day life, hard work is so often prized above all else. In the Japanese arts discipline and “Keiko” or regular practise, are paramount. They should not be confused with hard work however.
The discipline in Seiki is stillness and attention. It is in this stillness that the original pathways of our natural movement and flow are opened up to our awareness. And if we stand still, breath, open ourselves in a sincere way in nature, it is often the case that a true reflection of ourselves is returned to us. Once aware of our natural movement, it becomes easy to shake off the concept of hard work, so that the practise of being becomes the discipline.
While Seiki Soho has techniques, it is through recognising and developing our innate abilities within those techniques that we can gain true mastery.
This year’s proposal is to explore and own our individual, natural skills in the practise of Seiki. As always we will look to the group as our community to offer us immense support in our personal empowerment of who we are and what we can offer, as we accompany each other in
our self discovery.
Arrival on Saturday 24th July.
Meeting point at Bar Morayma in
Capileira between 15h and 16h. We will get together to “Baile en el Aire”.
Workshop will start at 18h.
Appropiate shoes to walk on mountain
Sun protector cream
Insect sting Lotion
Warm clothes for the night
Water from washroom sinks or sink basins is not for drinking. There will always be spring water available in the kitchen. Bring your own bottle.
At the shower place there are 2 WC where you must pour water afterwards. And there are 2 Dry WC where you must shed leaves over afterwards.
Be respectful with the enviroment and dont use chemical products.
Baile en el Aire is energy self sufficient. There are sockets in some bedrooms and the kitchen.
There is no WIFI