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Stephan Bodian ~ Awaken to the Sacred in Everyday Life ~ 2-Part Online Course

Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), part of a 2 Part Course Dec 4 & 11

Dec. 4 & 11
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
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Event will be recorded and emailed to participants after each meeting.
You’re welcome to join even if you can’t attend all the live sessions.

“That which you are seeking is always seeking you.” ~ Anonymous

“I’m in love with the mystery—and I don’t know what it is.” ~ HWL Poonja

The desire to relieve our personal suffering is often the driving force behind our seeking. But once we begin to discover our natural state of pure wakefulness, we may realize that we have been called to awaken by a deep longing of reality to awaken to itself through us. The limitless heart that originates the search is the very reality that we aspire to discover. What began as our individual journey of spiritual awakening turns into a love affair with Being itself.

The Beloved is calling to us in every moment of existence—in the sounds of the birds or the silence of the forest, but also in the noise of traffic and the angry words of a friend. Only our limited beliefs and expectations prevent us from perceiving it. In the Buddhist tradition this sacred dimension is sometimes called bodhicitta, at once the essential nature of existence and the deep love of Being for its expressions in form.

In this two-part retreat, on successive Saturdays, we will explore meditations and contemplations that peel back the veils and open us to connect with the sacred dimension of Being, which is always available right now in our very own heart. This connection—more accurately, this recognition of our undivided nature—is the ultimate medicine for the loneliness, alienation, and fragmentation so common in our 21st-century lives.

Stephan Bodian is a teacher in the nondual wisdom tradition of Zen, Dzogchen, and Advaita and the founder and director of the annual School for Awakening, an intensive six-month program of exploration and study. Trained as a Buddhist monk for a decade, he studied Advaita for many years with Jean Klein and received Dharma transmission from Adyashanti in 2001. His books include Wake Up Now; Beyond Mindfulness; Meditation for Dummies; and Buddhism for Dummies (with Jon Landaw).

More about Stephan Bodian: www.stephanbodian.org

Sliding Scale: $50 to $90
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Details

Date:
Saturday, December 11
Time:
9:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), part of a 2 Part Course Dec 4 & 11

Organizer

Open Circle Online Retreats
Email:
web@opencirclecenter.org