Featured Events

  • A Three Week Online Course with Stephan Bodian

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    "Dancing on the Razor’s Edge" : "Realizing Our Inherent Perfection, Embracing Our Imperfect Humanness." True awakening involves embracing both levels– pristine, radiant perfection and messy, imperfect humanness– without trying to impose one on the other, yet at the same time holding the aspiration to bring this unconditional embrace to every moment of life. Welcome to the paradoxical path of embodied awakening! This three-week online retreat combines the perspective of awakened awareness with the insights of Western psychology to help us explore the razor’s edge where inherent perfection expresses itself through this particular, imperfect body and mind. In this course, there is will be six sessions, two each week, and three small group meetings. Each session with Stephan will include teachings, guided and silent meditations, and plenty of time for dialogue and discussion....

    Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time) - Saturdays & Wednesdays, May 6 to 24 at Online Retreat
  • Consciousness Connects Us

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    CENTER FOR NONDUAL AWARENESS 2017 ANNUAL RETREAT, Co-hosted with Open Circle May 12 – 14, 2017. This 3-day retreat is open to anyone with a sincere intention to share nondual awareness with others. If you are a teacher, therapist, healer, entrepreneur, artist, or unclassifiable agent of awareness, please join us! We will explore how consciousness connects us — individually and collectively — with session topics including: ~ Unconditioned Connection ~ Awakening to Divine Abundance ~ Beyond Authenticity: An Exploration of Nondual Relating ~ Secret Agents of Awareness: Undercover Interviews ~ Awakening, Deep Listening, and The Tapestry of Being ~ Into the Heart of Sexuality ~ The Intimacy of Contact Awareness ~ Attuning, Stabilizing, Exploring Through Intimate Relationship . . . and a participatory exploration of Communities of Consciousness with the pioneering founders of SAND, Nondual Wisdom & Psychology, and Open Circle Center. The Communities of Consciousness session only will be a public offering, open to the broader community as well as retreat participants....

    Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am to Sunday May 14th at Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Rupert Spira ~ The Light of Pure Knowing

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    In the last few years Rupert has become one of the most respected and sought-after teachers of nondual wisdom, known for his crystal clear use of language, laser-like intellect, skillful guided enquiries, and powerfully direct pointing to aware presence—all delivered with warmth, wit and an unmatched and distinctive eloquence. After thirty years of intense seeking, Rupert met his primary teacher Francis Lucille, who introduced him to the direct way taught by his own teacher, Jean Klein. “This experience of being aware has never left us. We have never ceased to be this ‘I am aware’. Just give your attention to that. Instead of shining your attention on an object — a thought, feeling, sensation or perception — shine that Awareness on the experience of being aware, in other words, on itself. Allow your attention to come back to itself, just to rest in itself. That experience is peace itself.”...

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Jeannie Zandi ~ Love Is the Way

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    *LIVE WORLDWIDE WEB EVENT* Join Jeannie and friends for an exploration into the potent depth of what’s often overlooked in the moment: being. Jeannie’s gift for inviting people to join her in resting and rooted presence evokes a deep meeting with oneself and reality. Within that, Jeannie’s humor and iconoclasm serve to bring people into an understanding that is beyond the intellectual. Through silent and guided meditation, a spontaneous talk and exchange with participants, Jeannie will host a space of clarity and warmth where the true richness of life can be experienced, and your innermost spiritual questions can be met fully. Come join us! Jeannie is the director of Living as Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeding a culture of the Heart on the planet, inspiring, teaching and supporting people to live from their essence as Love. A year before the birth of her daughter, Jeannie was plunged into a dark night of the soul that culminated in a radical shift of consciousness. She is known for her fearless clarity, tender mercy toward humanness, and a juicy, poetic and often humorous style that draws from Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Christian mysticism and the ongoing revelation of fully engaged living. Residing in Colorado, she travels widely in the US and Canada, bringing a down-to-earth embodied teaching of living as love....

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time) at Worldwide Web Event

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