The East Asian Martial Arts have developed in unison with some of the most remarkable psychological and philosophical-spiritual traditions in history. Direct and profound influences from Hinduism, Buddhism, The Art of War, Zen, Confucianism, and Taoism, for example, have given rise to the archetype of the Enlightened Warrior, a figure whose legendary martial prowess was realized in harmony with the cultivation of a profound inner peace, qualities that manifested in
such historic figures as the Shaolin Monk, the Ninja, and the Samurai. This exclusive, never-before-seen series of 3 seminar-workshops will share some of the perspectives, strategies, and mental, philosophical, psychological, and spiritual practices that inspired the creation of the Mind of the Enlightened Warrior.
Although devoid of the drama of the battlefield, modern living is nonetheless replete with stressful activities and traumatic experiences that manifest themselves adversely in our individual mental and physical health. Alcoholism, drug addiction, neuroses, post-traumatic stress, domestic violence, respiratory illnesses such as asthma, obesity, anxiety, depression, etc. are just some examples of the symptoms of the pathological nature of modern-day life – and therein lies the great need for our unique and inspiring seminar-workshop series “Mind of the Enlightened Warrior” which is offered in both English and Spanish for greater accessibility.
This series of seminar-workshops offers a unique opportunity to fully cultivate Mindfulness, be it as a form of therapy or as a Way of life. Learn to develop Mindfulness not just as a mechanical meditative methodology but also as a spiritual philosophy, or even as a psychologicalstrategy. Join Master-Founder J. A. Guerra Overton, creator of MAMBA (Mastering the Art of Mind-Body in Action) and MAMBA Mindfulness, member of the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical, Health, and Integrative Psychology, Master of Cognitive Neuroscience, Professor of the “Psychology of Religion” and “World Religions,” and martial arts Master.