The Ecstatic Path

“You have to keep breaking
your heart until it opens.”
~ Rumi

Awaken Studio Toronto A Sanctuary for Safe, Wholesome and Uplifting Erotic Expression - www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto
A Sanctuary for Safe, Wholesome and Uplifting Erotic Expression – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

When you SMILE the world SMILES back.

ENJOY

Phillip Coupal practicing at the Awaken Studio in Toronto

Awaken Studio Fall 2014 Events and Programs for Men who LOVE and Have SEX with Men www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Awaken Studio Fall 2014 Events and Programs for Men who LOVE and Have SEX with Men http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Kindness

Today at the Awaken Studio

Where did you learn kindness from? Where did you learn tolerance from? Where did you learn compassion?

I have learned silence
from the talkative,
toleration from the
intolerant, 
and kindness
from the unkind;
yet, strange,
I am ungrateful
to those teachers.
~ Khalil Gibran

Learn about Kindness, Tolerance, Compassion at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Kindness Compassion and Care Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Kindness Compassion and Care Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Yoga tonight was a wonderful experiment and a lovely flow into the body as well as spirit. With Breath, movement, stretch and focusing in… the body and spirit opens.  -♥-

The class for me, was an emotional voyage as I can feel the Awaken Studio becoming a Temple, Sanctuary, a Tabernacle for spirit. There is something for me that is very special as we who gather, create: space, community and synergistic QUEER energy that can bring PEACE to the world and PEACE to the individuals who share practice, community and space together. -♥-

PROUD that we welcomed a man who is both deaf and blind. What a wonderful powerful moment. Welcoming a man who has never felt a part of. Honouring him and being gifted by him as we all shared space and practice. -♥-

I am so glad that the Awaken Studio can welcome so much diversity. I am so glad and I am so gifted the the men of youth and the men of age, the men of colour and the men of big and the men of small, the men of short and the men of tall. All men are welcome and when all me gather we can create MAGIC. I am so glad that we can all gather peacefully together. -♥-


Thanks to out leader, Gregory Saliba for sharing his gifts and his light.  -♥-

I know that I will certainly sleep more peacefully tonight.-♥-

-♥-

Awaken Studio Toronto Naked Yoga for Men Tuesday 8:00 pm www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto
Naked Yoga for Men Tuesday 8:00 pm http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

 

Love

1.

a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2.

a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
3.

sexual passion or desire.
4.

a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
5.

used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like: Would you like to see a movie, love?

Hope

1.

the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best: to give up hope.
2.

a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning.
3.

grounds for this feeling in a particular instance: There is little or no hope of his recovery.
4.

a person or thing in which expectations are centered: The medicine was her last hope.
5.

something that is hoped for: Her forgiveness is my constant hope.

 

Life

1.

the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolismreproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
2.

the sum of the distinguishing phenomena of organisms, especially metabolism, growth, reproduction,and adaptation to environment.
3.

the animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual: to risk one’s life; a short life and amerry one.
4.

a corresponding state, existence, or principle of existence conceived of as belonging to the soul:eternal life.
5.

the general or universal condition of human existence: Too bad, but life is like that.

 

Wish

1.

to want; desire; long for : I wish to travel. I wish that itwere morning.
2.

to desire, a person or thing, t): to wish the problem settled.
3.

to entertain wishes, favorably or otherwise, for: to wish someone well; to wish someone ill.
4.

to bid, as in greeting or leave-taking: to wish someone a good morning.
5.

to request or charge: I wish him to come.
The great JOY of living needs Hope and LOVE and Wishing

SLUT

A person of any gender who has the courage to lead life according to the RADICAL proposition that SEX is NICE and PLEASURE is GOOD for you
~ Dossie Easton

 

SEX is NICE and PLEASURE is GOOD for YOU at Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

SEX is NICE and PLEASURE is GOOD for YOU at Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Glitter, Quantum Sex, Radical Authenticity
Queer Heart Talking Circle at the Awaken Studio

I feel so great…
There might be the possibility of a RADICAL shift in ME!
Glitter, Quantum Sex, Radical Authenticity…
Smiling Contented Satisfied
After the circle gathered and spoke, shared
After the Magic of the talisman and the gathering of GLITTER
After the circle closed in frivolity, laughter
After the walk over to our house
After sitting and sharing a meal
After gabbing and teasing and more laughter
The boys gone home,
The dishes done

Looking forward to the next gathering,
Looking forward to the next opening
Looking forward to the next time my heart will melt and flood everything and everyone around me with LOVE.

Queer Heart Talking Circle at the Awaken Studio Toronto

Awaken Studio Toronto Queer Heart Talking Circle Sunday 1:00 pm www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto
Queer Heart Talking Circle Sunday 1:00 pm http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Practicing everyday.

The more mindful we can be the more we can be ourselves.
Practicing this everyday is important to me and a growing part of my everyday rituals.

Sharing Intimate Practices with Men in Mindful and Heartfelt ways is my path.
Join me at the Awaken Studio – Toronto

LOVE the reason we are here.

Intimate Practices for Men Awaken Studio www.phillipcoupal.ca

Intimate Practices for Men Awaken Studio http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.” ~ Francis Bacon

Graciousness at the Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Graciousness at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Fulfilling this path to graciousness everyday in the events, work and play that take place at the Awaken Studio.

Information – Curiousity – Questions phillip@phillipcoupal.ca

And the day came when the risk to

remain tight in a bud was more painful

than the risk it took to blossom.

~Anais Nin