risingfalling
risingfalling
Dharma work with Chris McKenna & Megan Cowan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

About

 
IMG_1210.JPG

Megan Cowan & Chris McKenna…

both got obsessed with meditation & the dharma as young people. They would go on to spend many years practicing in retreat, on park benches and pretty much anywhere else they found themselves. They would spend many more years integrating & trying to make sense of how the development of unconditioned awareness interfaces with this human life. 

Their teaching emphasizes the necessary interplay of psychological and spiritual development, a somatic/biophysical approach to meditation, a strong focus on inquiry & the development of the intuitive capacity, an interest in the shamanic and visionary aspects of the path, and a healthy balance between the importance of transcendent awakening and the reality of integration and embodiment.

They also both share a deep interest in how the embodiment of presence-awareness impacts how we are with children. Both contributed significantly to the movement to integrate mindfulness into education and youth mental health settings, and they continue to have an interest in working with people who share this passion.

They currently live in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia where they host folks for both self-retreat and small, intimate group retreats.

owl.png
 
It is only through silent awareness that our physical and mental nature can change. This change is completely spontaneous. Only living stillness, stillness without someone trying to be still, is capable of undoing the conditioning our biological, emotional and psychological nature has undergone.
— Jean Klein