Thursday, October 29 2015
8:00pm - 10:00pm

BDSM and Meditation, presented by Ian Snow

BDSM and traditional meditation practice both involve working with awareness, intense pain, and energy to facilitate opening and greater integration of life energy. Come explore the intersection of these two not-often-integrated traditions.

Lecture Topics
* The intimate relationship between sex and spirituality
* Sweet loving sex and nasty hot kinky sex - and how they map to sweet loving spirituality and nasty hot spirituality
* How concentration and presence can help a top to be more present, focused, and powerful
* How letting the sensations of pain flow smoothly, with no resistance, can bring about the experience of purication
* How purification with pain leads to purification with pleasure, and vice versa
* The difference between what our minds/"selves" want, and what our deeper being wants (and getting out of the way, so as to let the universe bring its own dark desires forth)
* The spirituality of service, as developed traditional monasteries
* Ethics in spirituality/religion, and integrity/honor in BDSM

Practices
* Concentrating the mind on the breath
* Meditation on body sensations
* Meditation on the smooth spread of pain sensations

Class from 8-10pm, doors open at 7:30pm
Cost: $20 at the door, $15 in advance using PurplePass: www.purplepass.com/sfc10292015

About The Teacher
Ian Snow was a Buddhist monk for years and has been teaching meditation formally since 2002 in an two-month class and in private tutoring, as well as informally in such locations as Black Rock City and ashrams in India. He has also been practicing BDSM since the late nineties, with a passion for raw presence, energetic opening, and subs wearing black tights. He teaches his "BDSM and Meditation" course to help people to have their tree's branches grow towards the sun of pure open loving spirit while their roots sink down in the dark soil of shit-kicking nasty sex.


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