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  • 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. Rupert lives in Oxford, England, with his wife Ellen Emmet, a therapist and yoga teacher in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. He is the author of Presence: Volumes I and II, The Ashes of Love, The Transparency of Things and his latest book/CD set, The Light of Pure Knowing: Thirty Meditations on the Essence of Non-Duality. ----- “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.”...

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm at Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • SAND Conference 2017

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    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
  • Kristin Kirk ~ Transforming Shadows in the Light of Truth

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    Integration and embodiment of the larger bodies of consciousness necessitates the transformation of inner shadows. These shadows are simply misperceptions about your true nature that dissolve through integration. This dissolution is amplified through healing and awareness. ----- On TUESDAY in SAN RAFAEL Kristin will begin with the exploration of the nature of the cosmic body, and the dissolving of both inner shadows and the outer darkness of humanity and the world. ---- She will deepen this exploration in a FULL DAT RETREAT SATURDAY in BERKELEY, including exercises to facilitate your purification, and will end with a group healing session. ------- Kristin Kirk experienced an initial awakening in 2003 which revealed healing gifts and a refined awareness of the subtle inner workings of consciousness, ultimately leading to the unending revelation/discovery of Self/No Self. This awakening radically transformed her experience of reality and her healing practice. Her authentic heart-centered teaching and embodied presence spring from direct experience, independent of any spiritual tradition. The enthusiastic response to her 2014 interview on Buddha at the Gas Pump revealed a deep need for an authentic non-traditional approach, as well as for multidimensional healing. Kristin supports and facilitates embodied awakening, integration and multidimensional functioning, through satsang, classes, individual and group healing sessions, meditation retreats, energetic transmission, and awakening journeys. She is currently writing a book to help support people in the awakening process....

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 11:00am~5:00pm at Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA

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