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Where Awakened Heart Meets Broken Heart: Attending to A World in Crisis with John Prendergast, Riyaz Motan and Lisa Ferguson ~ Bay Area Daylong Retreat

Saturday, June 22, 2024 @ 10:00am - 4:30pm, IN-PERSON

Private country home, Fairfax, CA

Where Awakened Heart Meets Broken Heart:
Attending to A World in Crisis

A daylong event with John Prendergast, Riyaz Motan and Lisa Ferguson

This daylong is an opportunity to turn toward our world in crisis and explore how our awakened hearts and deep knowing are called to respond. Whatever is touching your heart is welcomed, including climate and ecosystem breakdown, war and conflict, injustice and polarization. How is Being moving through us in response? We will explore through meditation, dyadic inquiry, and group interaction what it means to open to the deepest knowing of our awakened nature, while also being touched by our collective heartbreak.

John J. Prendergast, Ph.D. is the author of The Deep Heart (2019 ) and In Touch (2015) and is working on a new book for Sounds True about the Ground. He is a retired Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies as well as a retired psychotherapist. He studied with the European sage Jean Klein for many years as well as with Adyashanti who gave dharma transmission to John in August, 2023. John and his wife Christiane offer residential retreats in the United States and Europe.

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Riyaz Motan is a spiritual guide, teacher, and former marriage and family psychotherapist. His work interweaves Western psychology & Eastern wisdom traditions to help others find freedom from suffering to awaken to their essential wholeness. Through one-on-one spiritual mentoring, small intimate groups, day-long or multi-day retreats, he supports others in the journey of discovering who they truly are: to uncover who and what they are at essence, and to fully embody and express this in their lives and relationships.


Lisa Ferguson, Ph.D. is the founder of Climate Compassion, and has focused on supporting planetary wellbeing as a healing arts practitioner, climate justice activist, organizer and contemplative. She offers psychospiritual support to activists through one-one sessions and small groups, weaving together a focus on awakening, healing and wise action.


The meeting will be from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with a break for lunch.
Please bring your own lunch, or feel free to go into town to one of the restaurants or to Good Earth Natural Foods.

Pre-registration required, as space is limited.
Registration closes at 5 pm on June 21st

Suggested donation: $75
(any amount acceptable, no one turned away for lack of funds)

For inquiries contact LocalEvents@opencirclecenter.org
The meeting will be held at a private home in the Fairfax hills, with views of Mount Tam and hiking trails.
Address and directions will be provided upon registration.

If you have symptoms of a viral infection, or have had a recent
Covid exposure or positive test, please stay home out of consideration for others.


Saturday, June 22
10:00am - 4:30pm, IN-PERSON
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Private country home
Fairfax, CA

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