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During this time of change and difficulty, we continue to try our best to offer support and community.  Given the probable continuation of travel restrictions into the fall, we have cancelled our beloved Annual Retreat in Tuscany… We hope and commit to holding it in 2021!  Not only because we love doing it, but because that will mean that we have returned to more health and ease in our lives in general.

We have organized three different on line offerings!

A very special time together during our Retreat Week – September 26 – October 3 
6-weeks: “Self-Chi Nei Tsang with 6 Healing Sounds & Inner Smile” Aug 1-Sept 12 
And Two Free Meditation Classes on June 27 & July 11

World-wide Meditation with Masahiro
2 Saturdays June 27 & July 11~ 21.00 (Tokyo Time)

In the meantime, Masahiro has been offering on line classes in Japanese and is now expanding to offering international classes in English.  The first classes are free and open to everyone (while we smooth out any technology bumps).  If you’d like to join, please sign up using the links:

June 27 (21.00 Tokyo):
https://calendly.com/mirandamaher/zoom-with-masahiro-june-27

July 11 (21.00 Tokyo):
We had a couple of glitches on June 27, so we’re using a different zoom account, hoping that more people can join more easily.  {If you registered for the July 11 class before June 27, please re-register using this link.}
https://calendly.com/mirandamaher/zoom-with-masahiro-july-11

Here’s a link to a Time Zone Converter to check the time for you:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

Self-Chi Nei Tsang with 6 Healing Sounds & Inner Smile
6 Saturdays ~ Aug 1 to Sept 12 ~ 20:30 (Tokyo Time)

Get in touch with your Organs with Healing Touch, Breathing and Meditation

Chi Nei Tsang is a very special method of abdominal massage to deeply communicate, energize and heal your organs though touch and some movement. It works beautifully with the Six Healing Sounds and Inner Smile Meditation.

Six Healing Sounds uses simple sound, color and movement for the 5 “Yin” organs that correspond to the 5 Elements.   It is a powerful practice that can heal both physically and emotionally. Inner Smile Meditation allows us to meditate and feel a deeper gratitude toward our being.

Masahiro has been teaching these methods for more than four decades. He will go into depth with one of the Five Elements with its organ, sound and movement each week. With each class, you will get a simple 15-minute self-practice to continue during the week, and will have the complete practice at the end of the six week course.

Masahiro limits the number of  attendants so that he can have a deeper connection to each person. It is a group journey to deeper self-healing, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

This is an intermediate class since he will be going into the inner meaning, not just the method, but he welcomes beginners as far as one is willing to practice. If you miss the class, you will have access to the recorded session.

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September 5, 12
20:30 (Tokyo Time)

Fee for 6 Classes:
€180  /  $200  /  ¥22,000

There is a two part registration.  First, register using this link:
https://calendly.com/mirandamaher/with-masashiro-self-chi-nei-tsang-healing-sounds

Once done, we will send you an invoice for the tuition (in the currency of your choice) with the zoom links and other information.  That will finalize your registration.

Here’s a link to a Time Zone Converter to check the time for you:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

Connecting More Deeply to Others and Ourselves and Freeing Ourselves
TaoZen Annual Retreat 2020 ~
September 27 – October 3 
7 Days ~ Mornings & Evenings 

We will “meet” on line twice each day:  5:30 – 6:30 and 20:30- 21:30 (TokyoTime)
You have the option of registering for “morning time” “evening time” or both

We decided to cancel our annual Toscana Retreat this year, but we didn’t want to cancel our annual time together.  So we are organizing a different kind of gathering using Zoom and the internet to create a unique retreat connecting our friends from over the world.

Our intention has been always to create intimate group journey during the retreat and share practices, wisdom and love. This year, especially, we need to do this. So, we are flowing with this time and creating a different way for us to spend time together.

Over the 7 days, Masahiro will open and close the day by sharing some “TaoZen talk” and guide Nine Steps of Lotus Meditation, with each day’s practice adding to the previous day.

We will from a private Facebook group so that everyone attending can stay connected and share together during the week… We encourage you to post photos, music, art, thoughts or anything from your heart to the group.

Rossana, our favorite chef… has promised to send daily Italian recipe and photo. Though we cannot digitize her wonderful food, we can try some of her recipes at home (and post those photos to the group too!).

Daily Dream Practice Message… The wonderful part of this is that we can come together from everywhere… the challenge is we are all on different schedules, so its not possible to take our naps at the same time in the afternoon like we usually do… But we will still nap!  And Masahiro will share a “Napping Encouragement” for us so we can make a ‘virtual group nap.’

We will also enjoy:
~Daily message from Masahiro from Japan
~Daily message/Image from Miranda from New York
~And more fun surprises…

September 27th through October 3rd 

We will “meet” on line twice each day:  5:30 – 6:30 and 20:30- 21:30 (Japan Time)
You have the option of registering for “morning time” “evening time” or both.

Once a Day for 7 Days (morning or evening):
€125  /  $140  /  ¥16,000
Twice a Day for 7 Days (both morning and evening):
€200  /  $225  /  ¥25,000

This is also a two-part registration:  Register using this link, indicating your preferred currency and we will generate an email invoice for you.  Your invoice will contain your initial information but will be followed with more information and materials once we near the beginning of the retreat.

https://calendly.com/mirandamaher/taozen-annual-retreat-on-line-2020

Once done, we will send you an invoice for the tuition (in the currency of your choice) with the zoom links and other information.  That will finalize your registration.

And here’s that Time Zone Converter link one more time:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

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