Embodiment Training focuses on the following nine practices. All practitioners explore the first six of these practices. The last three depend on circumstances and personal inclinations.
The central technique of Embodiment Training is an interactive gazing practice from the Sufi and Tantric traditions that you explore with a partner. Friends will sit down together, look into each other's eyes, hold each other's gaze, and simply surrender to whatever sensations and perceptions begin to occur. Friends are urged to explore the practice for long periods of time: hours can turn into days, days can turn into weeks, weeks can become months. Over time, the conventional sense of self dissolves, and you realize your fundamental identity as the enlightened consciousness of union. This is the primary practice that the Sufi poet and mystic Rumi explored with his beloved friend Shams during their intensive retreats together. The practice has been most graphically presented in images of the quintessential Hindu lovers, Radha and Krishna, bonded together as one through the shared connection of their gaze.
The basic manual for this practice is Rumi, Gazing at the Beloved: The Radical Practice of Beholding the Divine by Will Johnson