Inclusion as Medicine

Resource Reading

Compiled by 

Ralph Steele & Amadea Morningstar 

lifetransition.com & amadeamorningstar.net

Facilitators:
Ralph Steele, MA, LMFT, ISP, is the founder of Life Transition Meditation Center, originally a meditation-based trauma clinic in Santa Fe, NM that is now a global internet-based program. A practitioner and teacher of meditation since 1987, Ralph spearheaded retreats for People of Color at Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society. A Vietnam veteran and author of Tending the Fire: Through War and The Path of Meditation, Ralph Steele teaches breath & energy meditation. www.lifetransition.com



Amadea Morningstar is the founder and director of the Ayurveda Polarity Therapy & Yoga Institute in Santa Fe, NM. Through her books and teaching, she has pioneered understanding in these fields since 1983. A long time meditator, her spiritual path is within the Tibetan Drikung Kagyu Buddhist lineage. She holds a B.S. in nutrition (U.C. Berkeley), M.A. in counseling, R.Y.T. in Integral yoga and is a Registered Polarity Educator in Polarity Therapy. http://www.amadeamorningstar.net 











Time/Date: Tuesdays, February 15, 2022 – March 29, 2022, 11 AM & 6 PM MST, USA
Cost: Donation / Dana $300; people have given more and less . . .
Remember.








We are in a new time zone. Race, gender, stress, the environment, and
mistrust of the “other” is what’s on the table. The strength of viruses
has increased the intensity of change and various kinds of “storms” that
people experience, and human emotions are constantly arising, thus
causing more mental and physical illnesses. The Great Elements are
the backdrop for all this turmoil. The Buddha stated that “No one is
above the Great Elements, including myself”.


The phrase, “Inclusion as Medicine” is another way of saying that all
effective skills and wisdom for all races and genders are needed to support
us. Healing race relations and respecting gender and other differences are
parts of our journey through the chakras. These parts are explored on
multiple levels. Working with the classical seven chakras is an ancient and
difficult practice that looks easy, like learning to be aware/meditate when the
body is sleeping/lying down. This practice goes back to the Vedic culture
5,000 years ago which learned to work with the Subtle Body through the
Physical/Gross Body for gaining optimal health and insight into one’s life.


The Course
This 7-week course meets in weekly sessions of two hours each. Each
week we’ll work with one element and one chakra, starting with Earth.
We’ll meditate together, use marma therapy, breathe, move, and write
together.


We will build the ability to:

  • Look at our own reality
  • Effectively work with our emotions
  • See uncomfortable patterns within ourselves
  • Nurture healthy connections across differences.



You are invited to come with an openness to learn how to ground in the
chakras and the elements. The course is open to all.
This course is approved by both the New Mexico Counseling and
Therapy and Practice Board and the American Polarity Therapy
Association BCPP for 14 CE credits. Please inquire.



Registration and More Information
505-982-4183 or 505-466-4108
info@lifetransition.com or amadea@newmexico.com



Co-sponsored by: Life Transition Meditation Center and Ayurveda
Polarity Therapy & Yoga Institute

Registration and More Information
505-982-4183 or 505-466-4108
info@lifetransition.com or amadea@newmexico.com

Inclusion as Medicine: Working With The Seven Chakras for
Healing





Arewa, Caroline Shola (2018) Opening to Spirit: Contacting the Healing Power of the Chakras and Honouring African Spirituality, London, UK: Inner Vision Books


Bhikkhu Nanamoli, Bhikkhu Bodhi (1995) The Discourse on Mindfulness Immersed in the Body, Majjhima Nikaya 119. Boston, Massachusetts:  Wisdom Publication


Weingast, Matty (2020); (Forward by Bhikkhuni Anandabodhi);  the first free women: Poems Of The Early Buddhist Nuns; Boulder, Co. Shambhala Press., Matty Weingast


Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Mindful of the Body: A Study Guide,(Free Distrubution), Valley Center, California: Metta Forest Monastery



Thanissaro Bhikkhu (1996) The Wings to Awakening: An Anthology From The Pali Canon, Barre, Mass: Dhamma Dana Pub.


Burger, Bruce (1998) Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness, Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books


Ch’an Master Sheng-yen (1997). Complete Enlightenment. Elmhurst, New York: Dharma Drum Pub.


Chitty, John & Mary Louise Muller (1990) Energy Exercises: Easy Exercises for Health & Vitality, Boulder, Colorado: Polarity Press


Cleghorn, Elinor, (2021). Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth In A Man-Made World. New York: Dutton


Dale, Cyndi, (2009). The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy. Boulder, CO: Sounds True


Dhamma teachings from the Nun’s Community at Amaravati & Cittaviveka Buddhist Monasteries (2001).  Freeing The Heart. Bangkok, Thailand, Craftsman Press


Dossey, Larry (2013) One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part Of A Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. New York, NY: Hay House


Garchen Rinpoche, His Eminence (2014) Revealing the Path to Liberation, Singapore: Drigar Thubten Dargye Ling


Gerber, Richard (2001) Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies, third edition, Rochester, Vermont: Bear & Company,


Guo Gu (2021) Silent Illumination: A Chan Buddhist Path To Natural Awakening. Boulder, Colorado: Shambala. Guo Gu (Jimmy Yu)


Harari, Yuval N. (2015) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers


Harris, Nadine Burke (2018) The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity, New York, NY: Mariner Books


Herman, Judith (1992) Trauma and Recovery


Johnson, Michelle C. (2017) Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World, Portland, OR: Radical Transformation Media


Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2005). Wherever You Go, There You Are. New York, NY: Hachette Press


Kennedy, Alexanders (2014). Honoring Grief: Creating Space To Let Yourself Heal. New York, NY: New Harbinger Pub.


Khandro Rinpoche (2003) This Precious Life


Kimmerer, Robin Wall (2015) Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants


King, Thomas (2003) The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative


Kornfield, Jack, (1993) A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York, NY: Bantam Press


Longchenpa, (2018) Finding Rest in Illusion: The Trilogy of Rest, Volume 3;

Translated: Padmakara Translation Group


Macy, Joanna (2021) World as Lover, World as Self, 30th Anniversary Edition. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press

Menakem, Resmaa (2017) My Grandmother’s Hand: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Body. Las Vegas, Nevada: Central Recovery Press 


Marcher, Lisbeth, & Fich, S. (2010) Body Encyclopedia: A Guide to the Psychological Functions of the Muscular System. Berkley, Ca: North Atlantic Press., Lisbeth Marcher and Sonja Fich


McGee, Heather (2021) The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone, New York, NY: Penguin Random House


McIntosh, Peggy, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

https://nationalseedproject.org/Key-SEED-Texts/white-privilege-unpacking-the-invisible-knapsack


Morningstar, Amadea (2001) The Ayurvedic Guide to Polarity Therapy, Twin Lake, WI: Lotus Press


Morningstar, Amadea with Urmila Desai (1990) The Ayurvedic Cookbook, pp. 33 – 38, The Chakras and Dietary Change, Twin Lakes, WI: Lotus Press


Morningstar, Amadea & Renee Lynn (2018) Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda, Santa Fe, NM: APTYI 


Narissi, Meredith Z. (2017) 7 Veils, Mystical Secrets of a Feminine Path to Enlightenment, Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press/Hay House


Panksepp, Jack, & Biven, L. (2012). The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions. New York, NY: Norton Pub, Jack Panksepp & Lucy Biven


Pert, Candace (1997). Molecules of Emotions: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine. New York, NY: Touchstone Pub


Porges, Stephen (2011) The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation. New York, NY: Norton Press


Sapolsky, Robert M., (2004) Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, third edition,. New York, NY: St Martins Griffin’s Press


Selvam, Raja (Soon to Be Pub) Integral Somatic Psychology. Raja Selvam

https://integralsomaticpsychology.com


Scaer, Rutledge, (2014) The Body Bears The Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease. third edition, New York, NY: Rutledge Press


Steele, Ralph (2014) Tending The Fire: Through War and The Path of Meditation. Hawaii, Maui: Sacred Life Publications


Stone, Dr. Randolph (1986) Polarity Therapy: The Complete Collected Works, Sebastopol, California: CRCS Publications

    Index to Dr. Stone’s work (2021) http://digitaldrstone.org

Index to the Polarity Writings of Dr. Randolph Stone, compiled by John R. Bodary (1992), Dearborn, MI


Tallahassee Chan Center symposium, Engaging Racism, 2020-2021

Professors from various Universities presenting their research on racism in education, healthcare, prisons, housing, historical

https://tallahasseechan.org/educational-series


The Implicit Association Tests, Way to self-check a variety of biases https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/education.html

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