Featured Events

  • Pamela Wilson ~ FREE Worldwide Web Event ~ Rest as Yourself

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    Join in this free event before the upcoming JUNE ONLINE RETREAT ----- Pamela evokes through dialogue, inquiry and her very presence the qualities of unconditional love and radical acceptance. She is celebrated for her ability to open the heart and create a space in which long-cherished struggles and notions about one's identity relax. Featured in the book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom, Pamela is at her best in heart-felt dialogue, so please join us and bring your questions! ---- "Every thought, every feeling, is a visitor. You just say: Welcome. Come in and sit with me." "There is a notion that we left paradise a long time ago. But this secret garden was the Heart, always here, just waiting for our return." "Love is a magician. Everything it touches turns into itself."...

    Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 10:00am-11:45am (Pacific Time) at Worldwide Tele-satsang
  • Ellen Emmet ~ The Awakening Body

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    In our daily lives, the body is seldom tasted as it is. We rarely listen to its language or allow it to simply unfold and blossom in its natural original intelligence and to discover its real essence. In fact we have deeply disconnected from this level of experience. Even when we turn back towards the body, we come with agendas and ideas that we project upon it, forcing the body into yet another mode. This only perpetuates a felt identification with a body, that may seem improved, but in fact remains a mere projections for the separate limited self that seems to live in its center. ---- Using guided meditation, simple postures, free movements, breathing, and visualizations we will reestablish our true identity as ever-present and unlocated Awareness and reacquaint ourselves with our body directly, as free of concepts or images as possible. In this contemplation, resistances and chains of bodily contractions, the habits that create the illusion that our identity is limited, located and separate are revealed for what they are: feelings and sensations that rise and unfold in Awareness. We come to feel our true identity as an open field of tactile openness, limitless, vibrating and ever-present in which the body can rise out of and return to moment by moment....

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 10:00am-11:30am (Pacific Time) at Worldwide Web Event
  • Mystical Nothingness ~ the Path to Wholeness


    A daylong meditation retreat with Norman Fischer ----- Co-sponsored with Chochmat HaLev ----- "All mystical traditions focus on what is simply called “Nothingness,” a reality beyond the appearances of this world. Judaism calls this state “Ayin,” based in the idea that we cannot say what God is, but we can say what God is not. In this retreat we will explore “Ayin” with meditation, silent sitting, chanting, text study and dialogue as a way to embrace our own mysteries—the unknowable parts of our psyches, souls, futures, and capacity. To fully accept the no-thingness of reality is to come closer to the whole in our own lives, bring us closer to peace, strength, compassion and spiritual health." Take advantage of this day long opportunity to study, practice and learn with the gifted, compelling, and revered teacher, poet, Zen Priest and founder of Makor Or Center for Jewish meditation, Zoketsu Norman Fischer. He will be joined by Chochmat HaLev's congregational leaders Maggid Jhos Singer and Julie Batz, and musician Lior Tsarfaty. --- See details for tickets, $45 members of CHL, $60 General Public ----- 10% discount for Open Circle community (that's you if you're reading this). Use this code when you register: Circle...

    Sunday, June 4, 2017 @ 10:00am-4:30pm at Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Pamela Wilson ~ Special June Online Retreat

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    Being More Unshakeable in a Shaking World ----- Three week Retreat -- June 10, 17, 26, & July 1, 2017 ---- Here we are presence, mountain strength with clear seeing, living in a world that appears to be more and more shaken. How are we able to be with that? We will be drawn to where we can support and assist others, as we are pure service. The greatest gift we can give is to fully contain the vibratory rate of stillness, so it balances and soothes by its very being. No time is involved, as everything is already free. In showing sensitivity to strength and love, firmness roots the body mind and allows the past to self liberate. The body amplifies the vibrations of the Heart; let's engage with its nature as the 5 elements. Return with delight to being, live in the abiding pleasure of Life, and experience the compassion of the One Heart! ----- Over a series of 4 sessions join Pamela and like-minded community in this deep dive exploration of our unshakable inner strength. Plenty of inner satsang tools will be shared! This online retreat format is an exciting container that allows for deeper work with the consistency and support of a teacher and community — without the normal cost and logistics that an on location retreat entails. It also provides the unique opportunity to be opening and exploring deeply while still living your daily life....

    Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 10am (Pacific Time) begins the Three Weeks at Online Retreat

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