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Unifying Mind Register
Category: One Day Opportunities
Date: Saturday October 5, 2024
Cost: $90.00 *
Minimum Deposit: $90.00


9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Unifying Mind
with Dan Rotnem

The mind becoming scattered and conflicted is one of the leading causes of self-sabotage in our lives. Awareness and attention to our own states of mind are pre-requisites for a meditative life. Unifying Mind builds understanding from the ground up, focusing on the mental and emotional processes that occur as we move through our day. Through cultivation of self-awareness, this system enables people to approach life in a more focused and grounded way, less affected by bias, reactivity, and social programming. In this workshop, you will be led through guided experiences that invite you to explore aspects of your conscious experience. We will practice exercises around everyday situations where these practices can be applied, such as noticing what we are aware of at key points in the day, watching how our attention moves around between our senses, or challenging ourselves to keep our attention where we want it. These exercises can be seamlessly integrated into your daily life. 

Dan Rotnem is an American scholar, mystic, and human potential enthusiast who thrives on exploring the edges of what is possible and lighting the way for others. Dan connected to the sublime early in life, finding his own quiet spaces to meditate in church at three, and by age five, was enamored with zazen and personal refinement according to bushido-based martial arts.  Dan holds a BA and MA in Chinese Language and Culture from The Ohio State University and is working toward Ph.Ds in mystical research and metaphysical sciences. He received ordination into the Hollow Bones Zen Order in 2019 and currently serves as the order's Executive Director and senior teacher, as well as the head priest of his local sangha, Open Door Zen. In 2023, Dan founded YourTurn Meditative Living and continues to devote himself to his passion for living, studying, and teaching the practices leading to unreasonable joy and true freedom.  


If you would like to register for this or any of our programs, there are several easy ways to do so.  

You may:
• click the "Register" link located at the bottom of this page
• call 724-964-8886 to speak with a member of our friendly staff
• complete and mail a printable registration form along with your payment to:

     Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
     2067 Evergreen Road
     P.O. Box 424
     Villa Maria, PA 16155 

Refund Policy

Additional Information:
*Includes program, lunch and refreshments
For more information
Phone: 724-964-8886
March 2024
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