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Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ Awakening in Daily Life

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ begins a series of events

Multiple Venues, Berkeley & San Rafael

Please join us for this special series of events with Italian teacher Shakti Caterina Maggi.


Berkeley: Wed. Oct. 17th & Thurs. Oct. 18th,  7:00-8:45 pm
Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley

San Rafael: Tues. Oct. 23rd,  7:00-8:45 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael

Daylong Intensives:

Sebastopol: Saturday Oct. 20th,  1:00- 5:00 pm
8476 Sonoma Ave., Sebastopol
(Park on the street and walk down a short driveway to the house with a carport)

Berkeley: Sunday Oct. 21st,  11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley

Shakti is a teacher very well known in Europe and her native Italy, who offers a contemporary and accessible vision of true awakening that is profoundly in tune with Advaita and nondual Tantric traditions.

The spiritual journey inevitably leads to the confrontation between our “spiritual life” and our “material life”, discovering how and where we truly embody the truth of our heart. Realizing the emptiness of our true nature is just the starting point of an integration process that can take several years and involve all aspects of our lives, and leads us to several moments of crisis in which old egoic patterns of behavior that are still based on the separative mind emerge to be dissolved by the light of Awareness.

Shakti has spent many years deepening this integration process. With wisdom, humor, and heartfelt connection, she shares a message of discovering our divinity at the very core of our humanity. Shakti has been sharing this message of non-separation since 2003 with many people around the world, especially in Italy and in Europe, where she holds satsangs and retreats.

The day-long intensive ─ which will include mediation, satsang and perception exercises ─ will help us see and dissolve our conflictual view of life, and enable us to live and embody a message of true peace and non-separation between human beings.

“Peace is not a destination, but a starting point. Find that Peace that rests behind anything and anybody and bring it into your world. Every human being looks for Peace in their inner or outer reality. In this call for clarity, what we are looking for is what our true nature actually is.

“We are used to imagining that the dissolving of inner and outer conflicts comes as the result of some action, whereas it is only when we move from Peace that those actions will bring the end of any conflict. Moving and living from Peace is recognizing what we are, and integrating it in our everyday life.

“Awakening to your true nature means to wake up to your true essence that lies behind any conflict of daily living. Thoughts and feelings are not an obstacle to this recognition, but the direct expression of how we know or ignore ourselves. Once we find that silence that rests behind manifestation, the ego will come back, out of habit. If we can recognize its presence, not as a disturbance but as an opportunity to integrate the message, our everyday life becomes our true spiritual journey. The Peace of our Being becomes the world we see and live in.”



Evenings: suggested donation $15 – $25
No one turned away for lack of funds

Oct. 20th Daylong in Sebastopol: Suggested donation $45 – $105
No one turned away for lack of funds
Pre-registration is encouraged and suggested (though not required) at tommy@sonic.net
(but payment  will be made at the door)

Oct. 21st Daylong in Berkeley: Sliding scale: $65 – $125
Pre-registration is encouraged and suggested (though not required) at info@shakticaterinamaggi.com 
(but payment  will be made at the door)
Lunch Break:
Welcome to bring your lunch, and there are also various places near the Berkeley venue, to go out to eat.
Note: Per venue policy, only vegetarian food is allowed on premises at Chochmat HaLev

Partial scholarships available


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ begins a series of events
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 11:45 pm
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Multiple Venues
Berkeley & San Rafael