Celtic meditation training and certification
The Longing Look offers a one year basic training in sitting and walking meditation in the Celtic tradition. It includes much more too, as in the Celtic tradition of Anam Cara (soul friend). The training is on an individually tailored 1:1 basis and can be done online.
Certification does NOT pre-suppose any previous experience in meditation. As everyone meditates for themselves, long experience is useful in a teacher, but not necessary. No teacher ever becomes an expert in how someone else meditates. Teacher certification content is likewise unique to every individual, contributing to all aspects of the student's happiness.
I walk closely with the participant, offering my own experience, insight and support in any issues that may arise.
Siege is the collective noun for herons.
The training is based on observing nature and in particular the hunting style of the heron; stillness. If you are to catch a fish, it is necessary to master the art of stillness. The water in which the heron fishes is his/her own pool. Many creatures come to drink at this pool but the heron remains focused on just one goal. That requires determination, patience and the steady support of an Anam Cara.
The one year course includes participation in a tour of 'thin places' or power spots at ancient Celtic sites in Ireland.
Accreditation enables the successful trainee to teach meditation as a member of the Siege (accredited Celtic Meditation teachers) and share the support of its group members.
The Celtic theme of 'journeying' while 'longing' to be home, makes for a fluid and flexible style of teaching independent of any written historical tradition or religious hierarchy. Celtic meditation teachers will have achieved a wise grasp of what can happen on the journey into inner peace.