The Work of Return®

Work of Return LogoThe Work of Return is a gentle, yet powerful, self-healing and spiritually-awakening modality based on Jinen Jason Shulman’s exploration of wholeness and health.

In the unhealed ego’s attempt to create a fixed and unassailable sense of self, we split ourselves from the world and increase our physical, mental and spiritual suffering.  Because the unhealed ego fears the truly open state, we add needlessly to our existential suffering as human beings.  Instead of looking for some ideal state, the Work of Return embraces our symptoms as they are (whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual) as the very vehicles by which we can re-establish the dynamic openness of our True Self.  It is a practice based on the kindness of the Great Mother and the spiritual truth of Boundlessness as found in the Prajnaparamita Sutra.

Through a system of movement, sound and breath, we allow our symptoms to move and transform until a revelation breaks our attachment to these symptoms and allows us to return to a more fluid sense of self that is not ruled by the ego’s desire for permanence.

ASOS StudentsThe awareness’s discovered through the Work of Return heal physical and emotional symptoms by shifting belief systems, states of stress and chronic pain.  This can result in the experience of fuller Presence, a healthier ego, a more dynamic human life and a deeper relationship with Reality and our own True Nature.

This practice can be used as an addition to other psychological or meditative approaches, or on its own as a path toward Spiritual Awakening.  It is also currently being used by many therapists as an adjunct to psychotherapy and physical therapy.

If you would like to attend a Work of Return workshop, have interest in organizing a workshop in your area, or would like to learn privately from a Work of Return professional, please contact Eileen Marder-Mirman, Work of Return Director, through 

Scheduled workshops are also listed on our Events page and are updated regularly.  

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