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A 3 DAY Intensive with Stephan Bodian

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017

Online Retreat, Web Video Meetings - (phone access also available)

Abiding as the Ground: A Weekend Journey of Awakening

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.

This Three-Day Intensive will consist of:

  • One two-hour Friday Satsang Meeting
  • Plus a weekend immersion with four one-and-a-half hour Satsang Meetings
  • Video and Audio Recordings of all five Satsang gatherings

Stephan Bodian is the founder and director of the School for Awakening (which begins again in January 2018) and the author of Meditation for Dummies; Wake Up Now; and the just-published Beyond Mindfulness: The Direct Approach to Lasting Peace, Happiness and Love. Trained as a Zen monk for many years and a longtime student of Advaita master Jean Klein, Stephan received Dharma transmission (authorization to teach) from Adyashanti in 2001. Licensed as a psychotherapist, he offers spiritual counseling and mentoring to seekers worldwide.

 

Registration: $100 – $130

Early Bird Registration: $80 – $110 until Monday September 18

We want you to attend: scholarships available

When: Friday September 29th, 10am-noon PT
Saturday September 30th, 9:30am-11:00am PT
Saturday September 30th, 12:00 noon-1:30pm PT
Sunday October 1st, 9:30am-11:00am PT
Sunday October 1st, 12:00 noon-1:30pm PT

Where: Online Webinar

For questions contact
onlineretreat@opencirclecenter.org

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Details

Start:
Friday, September 29, 2017
End:
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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Venue

Online Retreat
Web Video Meetings - (phone access also available)