Liology Workshops in Berkeley, starting April 6, 2016

A new series of bimonthly Liology workshops will begin in Berkeley, starting on Wednesday, April 6, at Terra’s Temple, 3051 Adeline Street.

This is the third year of Liology workshops. The first two series in Fairfax were tremendously enjoyable and transformative. If you’ve already attended one, then you know that, in addition to meeting new friends and building intentional community, you will explore a new, integrated way of being alive. And you will learn how to relate to yourself and others with a greater degree of kindness.

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The Liology Workshop Series will be held at the lovely Terra’s Temple in Berkeley

Liology is a practice for experiencing life in an integrated, embodied and connected manner. The underlying theme is kindness: allowing each part of ourselves to feel loved and in harmony with our being.  

In each 2-hour workshop, we investigate how a particular topic relates to our lives. Each session incorporates group discussion, guided meditation, qigong, and other embodied practices – frequently music and dance. They are fun, educative, and transformative.

The first workshop on April 6 will be an Introduction to Liology. We’ll explore how Liology offers a framework – based on traditional Chinese wisdom and modern systems thinking – to integrate all the different parts of our lives into a meaningful coherence.

You don’t need to know anything about Liology beforehand – just come with an open mind and be prepared to learn and enjoy yourself.

You will gain the greatest value from attending the workshops regularly. However, each workshop is self-contained and you are welcome to drop in at any time.

More information:

Discover Liology

Workshop FAQs

Workshop Series Schedule

Or contact Liology founder Jeremy Lent at: jeremy@liology.org

Liology getting taught at Harvard?

Well, not quite yet, but we’re getting there!  Here’s a heartening article from The Atlantic published yesterday talking about an undergraduate course on Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory given by professor Michael Puett, that has become the third most popular class at the university.  It’s an impressive achievement.

While Puett doesn’t seem to be connecting between Chinese philosophy and complexity theory (at least from the article), he does seem to emphasize the fundamental integration of body and mind in Chinese thought, and introduces students to the crucial practice of self-cultivation.  There is also mention of the Taoist emphasis on spontaneity in daily living.  The article makes an explicit connection to neuroscience findings that support the thrust of Chinese thought, in contrast to the mainstream Western mind/body dualism which still pervades virtually every aspect of our lives.

Congratulations to Michael Puett for making important inroads into the thinking of our next generation of potential thought leaders!  (And thanks to my wife Lisa for turning me on to the article.)

Click here for more on the connection between liology and traditional Chinese philosophy.