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  • Isaac Shapiro ~ Meetings in Truth ~ *Berkeley*

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    Join us in this special opportunity for series of meetings & daylong gatherings with Isaac: Berkeley evening gatherings Sept. 20 & 22 and Daylongs Sat & Sun. Sept. 23 & 24 ----- Isaac helps us inquire into how we live our lives moment by moment, and how to better align ourselves with the deepest spiritual truths. He works through direct but good-humored questioning, reflecting back to us, and helping to unravel, the conditioning of the mind and the nervous system, allowing a deeper participation in the moment. ----- “An invitation to enjoy the sensation of now, which includes everything, the universe, our bodies, time and space, as the beloved.” ----- “An invitation to recognize the Truth of your self, who you are and have always been. As you are already This, there is no need for any effort or "getting there", just the simple recognition of That in which everything appears.” ----- “As we bring awareness to unconscious habits, there is a shift that occurs. In the course of investigation, people spontaneously recognize the true nature of themselves.”...

    Friday, September 22, 2017 @ begins a series of evening & daylong events at Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • A 3 DAY Online Intensive with Stephan Bodian ~ Abiding as the Ground: A Weekend Journey of Awakening

    Stephan Bodian

    3 DAY At Home Intensive with Stephan Bodian Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 1st ---- Join Stephan Bodian and like-minded community from around the world for a three-day intense immersion into awakening, including an at-home weekend retreat. From the comfort of your home you will explore Abiding as the Ground. Progressive paths mislead us into thinking that we have to follow particular practices and cultivate particular mind states in order to achieve some future goal of greater happiness, freedom, and peace. In fact, what we are seeking is what we always already are and is never apart from us, even for an instant. As Jean Klein used to say, "It is our nearest." At the same time, nondual teachings may lull us into believing that since we're never apart from our true nature even for an instant, there's no need to seek or inquire, to realize and abide--we just need to touch in to some loving and relaxing place inside and let life take care of itself. But without a direct and transformative recognition of what you really are ─ timeless, limitless, infinitely loving, ever aware ─ you'll end up with nothing but reassuring words and pleasant feelings. Unless you experience a profound and irrevocable shift in the locus of your identity and recognize your "true face" once and for all, you'll go back to your life after retreats and satsangs, and quickly lose what you thought you'd gained. In this weekend intensive/retreat, we'll focus on exploring and realizing the indestructible essence of what is. With the help of direct pointers, guided and silent meditations, and plenty of time for dialogue, we'll invite the deep and irrevocable shift that a genuine awakening entails....

    Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1 at Online Retreat
  • SAND Conference 2017


    Pre-Conference Workshops Oct. 18th-19th --- Main Conference Oct. 19th- 22nd ---- Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, California, USA ---- Join Science and Nonduality Conference (SAND) for a 5-day immersive experience where leading scientists, philosophers and spiritual teachers gather to explore a new understanding of who we really are, both as individuals and as a society. Join us for 2 days of pre-conference workshops followed by a 3-day conference filled with talks, panels, meditation, performances, music and dance. ----- Tao gives birth to one, One gives birth to two, Two gives birth to three, Three gives birth to ten thousand beings. ~ Tao Te Ching ---- Join us to contemplate who we are, as individuals, as societies, as humanity, as cosmos from the perspective of emergence, listen to what science and the timeless wisdom traditions can tell us, and surrender to the awe which emerges when the mind gives up. Science and Nonduality (SAND) aims at fostering a new relationship to spirituality, free from religious dogma, based on timeless wisdom traditions, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience. ----- Open Circle community members (if you are reading this- that's you) receive a 15% discount on SAND registration using this code: OPENCIRCLE17...

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 7pm starts Main Conference Oct. 19th~22nd at Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA

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