What is your relationship to power? Do you have it? Do you give it away? Do you feel like you carry more of a burden than anyone else around you?
For thousands of years the Warrior has been a symbol of strength and leadership. From the teachings of mestizo and indigenous spiritual teachers like Don Juan Matus, to the Shambhala teachings of Tibetan Buddhists like Chogyam Trungpa, to the teachings of Lao Tzu, Miyamoto Musashi, Morihei Ueshiba, and other prominent martial artists, the warrior has been a symbol of dedication and empowerment through spiritual and physical paths.
Our relationship to power requires discipline. It is a tightrope between two poles: service to Life, or service to the hungry ghosts of the ego. When these things are out of balance we can damage our bodies, our relationships, our communities, and our lives.
The Awakened Warrior is a group for men that focuses on the right use of power. It is about exploring our relationship to power through physical practices, breathwork, and meditation. We will draw from martial arts traditions that range from tactical combative arts like Pekiti Tirsia Kali to the internal arts like Qi Gong and Tai Chi. We will study the teachings of warrior mystics from martial, shamanic, yogic, and Buddhist traditions.
Through these practices you will learn how to develop awareness of your own power: how to manage your fears and anxieties, which external conflicts are yours and not yours to take on, and how to be a decisive leader in your life. We will build a community of leaders that is built on physical, mental and emotional self-awareness.
For registration and more information, contact Oscar at email@example.com.
About Oscar C. Pérez
Oscar C. Pérez is a teacher, spiritual advisor, motivational speaker, writer, and martial artist. He weaves together nearly three decades of experience in cross-cultural healing traditions, martial arts, Jungian psychology, storytelling, and wilderness immersion into creating personal transformation in the lives of his clients and students. He writes a weekly column for The Good Men Project, is a teacher at the Minnesota Men’s Conference, and leads men’s groups for at-risk youth in Nevada County and the Bay Area.