The Integral Dojo is now offering a full time Uchi Deshi program in Tel Aviv. This is a unique opportunity to experience an Uchi Deshi life-style in an “Integral Practice Community” directed by Miles Kessler Sensei, a dual lineage holder in the Iwama tradition of aikido, and the Mahasi tradition of Buddhist meditation.
“Uchi Deshi” (“inside student”, or “live-in student”) is one who decides to make a greater commitment to aikido and related practices in a full time, total emersion environment. As a member of a practice community an uchi deshi will be engaged in the foundational practices of the Integral Dojo that include the following:
- Vipassana Meditation
- Dojo service
- Dharma Discussions
- Non-Violent Communication
- Integral study
- Shadow work
- Big Mind/ Big Heart
- Spiritual Inquiry
A typical week’s schedule involves about 27 hours of classes in aikido and related practices, as well as a weekly private interview with the guiding teachers. Further more, an uchi deshi is empowered to be a “holder of the dojo as sacred space” and participates in all of the activities that contribute to creating and maintaining that space.
The Integral Dojo is located in Tel Aviv, Israel, near the vibrant city center and just a short 30 min. walk from its beautiful Mediterranean beaches. A typical day for uchi deshi involves training and work but also allows plenty of free time for resting, studying, processing and hanging out with friends.
The Integral Dojo “uchi deshi” program is for those who are looking to make a higher commitment towards the development of aikido, knowledge and self-realization. An uchi deshi commitment can be either short, or long term.
If you are interested in joining the “uchi deshi” program then please contact the Integral Dojo for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
“It is the difference between knowing the Path, and walking the Path.”