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Loch Kelly ~ Shift Into Freedom

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 11am~5pm

Community Congregational Church of Belvedere-Tiburon, 145 Rock Hill Drive
Tiburon, CA

Day long event: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Loch Kelly is one of the clearest expressions of authentic awakened freedom and love that I know. Shift Into Freedom is a shining gem in the modern spiritual landscape.
Adyashanti from his Foreword to Shift Into Freedom

See below for locations & details on all event dates: Oct. 13, 14 & 15

Loch Kelly is an author, psychotherapist, and contemporary meditation teacher who was asked to teach by Adyashanti. He is the founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute, whose goal is to make compassionate awakening more available to everyone. After a spontaneous awakening early in his life, he went on to explore how to access, abide in, and live from awake awareness. In the early 1980’s, Loch was awarded a fellowship to study forms of non-dual meditation in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal with teachers from a variety of traditions, including the legendary Dzogchen master, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.

He has also worked extensively with the homeless, with families of 9/11 victims, and as an Interspiritual Chaplain at Union Theological Seminary, and has collaborated with neuroscientists in the study of awareness training. He is known for his warm sense of humor, and his practical, non-dual pointers, which help people shift into the freedom that has always been their true nature. His new book and audio CD, published by Sounds True, Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness, has won two “Best Books of the Year Awards” including one from Spirituality & Health Magazine.

Many of us have had glimpses of the freedom from separate sense of self or periods of resting in pure awareness. Whether this occurred unintentionally, through an intentional method or letting go of methods, it can be a powerful, but initial “waking up.” Some consider this transcendent “not-dual” state the goal of awakening and can end up in a detached witness, a couch-potato stage, or continually “getting it and losing it.”

Just as there are helpful pointers to “waking up,” there are ways to discover the unfolding of “waking-in” to a natural embodied well-being and then “waking-out” to be able to create and compassionately relate. Each stage brings its own liberation. Waking up leads to freedom from the fear of death. Waking-in leads to freedom from the fear of life. And waking-out leads to freedom from the fear of love. In this workshop, you will learn Loch’s contemporary versions of ancient wisdom practices in order to abide, welcome, and liberate shadow parts. We will learn to navigate our own consciousness through small glimpses of our true nature. From this intrinsic support, we can unburden our wounded and protective parts, allowing us to embody and live from the joy of open-hearted awareness.”

Evening FRIRDAY Oct. 13, 7 – 8:45 pm
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley, CA 94705
Suggested Donation: $10-$20
For Friday evening event in Berkeley, no registration.

Day long SATURDAY Oct. 14, 11am to 5pm (no prerequisite)
$80 – $100 per person
Community Congregational Church of Belvedere-Tiburon, 1145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920

Level Two** – SUNDAY Oct. 15, 11am – 5pm
$80 – $100 per person
Chochmat Halev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley, CA 94705

Pre-registration CLOSED. Walk-in registration at the door. 

** LEVEL TWO on Sunday is for those who will have read Loch’s book, Shift Into Freedom, and listened to the audio of the meditations before the weekend, or for those who have attended Saturday’s retreat. This is not to exclude anyone, but to be able to dive deeply into the support of realization, abiding, expression and unfolding.


Saturday, October 14, 2017
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Open Circle Center