In Portugal: A dance of the heart

//In Portugal: A dance of the heart

In Portugal: A dance of the heart

Returned from travels to Portugal, and find myself here at my desk again, letting words emerge.
The experience over three days of sitting all together was like this cool, windy afternoon today, sun and shadow dancing with the bobbing leaves.
We danced like that in our hearts, called to (re)invent our relationship to ourselves, to everything and everyone, every single moment. Somehow what resulted was great joy.
In the end, we celebrated a ceremony for three people engaging more deeply in this practice of living life creatively, concretely, freely, with nothing but the ancient guidelines of our lineage as reference points and the acknowledgment that our life is the expression of our true, awakened nature.
I offer a bow to all the participants who accompanied me on my way for those days, and I thank all for their deep, sincere practice.

By | 2015-10-02T16:23:55+01:00 avril 27th, 2011|Textes|3 Comments

About the Author:

Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.


  1. Tu es cela 30 avril 2011 at 23 h 48 min - Reply

    Thank you, too. Glad to share the sitting with you both.

  2. Helder 29 avril 2011 at 17 h 29 min - Reply

    I agree! It was a wonderful experience. I too went home noticeably different…and so much richer. Thank you.

  3. Ana Leite 29 avril 2011 at 15 h 29 min - Reply

    What a great experience! My heart went home smilling. Thank you very much! Hope to see you soon.

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