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July 2018

Aisha Salem ~ Meeting in Truth

Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time)
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Aisha Salem is a spiritual teacher from Denmark with a distinctive approach to non-dual Realization, integrating the Universal and the Absolute with an ordinary human life. Her invitation is based on the Totality of Reality, which includes awakening to Truth, Self-Realization and Embodiment, as a movement towards the open-ended reality of the True Human. It involves the alignment between every aspect of Being – Emptiness, Divine and Human – through our realization of, and profound cellular merging with Source through all the dimensions of Being.

More than 15 years of radical surrender to, and cultivation of Truth led Aisha to the full embrace of Truth on all levels – from the Heart’s universality, to the Mind’s vast expanse, to the womb of the Earth and the Feminine force – and a teaching and transmission that point directly to freedom, both beyond and within embodied existence.

Aisha has been facilitating Truth across the world since 2003 and is the founder of Gateway, which is a cauldron of Truth for the people with whom she works and walks closely with in Life and Truth.

"Walking the Way of uncovering and living Truth invites us to attain the Deepest Intimacy with every aspect of ourselves as divine, human, and emptiness. By Invitation to union with Being itself, you are invited to touch Reality in this meeting in Truth, by bringing your deepest existential questions and most significant areas in need of resolution, with the willingness to Become. Welcome."

 

www.aishasalem.com

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
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Book-Launch with Lynn Marie Lumiere ~ Awakened Relating

Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 7:00pm-8:45pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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We are excited to host nondual psychotherapist and author, Lynn Marie Lumiere, and the launch of her new book: Awakened Relating: A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships. 

Awakened Relating offers practical guidance for improving relationships and embodying our nondual nature in relationship. With examples, guidelines and experiential inquiries for realizing your true nature, this book will dispel mistaken, beliefs about intimacy and help you cultivate a loving relationship with yourself and others. This book will show you how to identify, transform, and resolve the relational wounding that prevents you from having the harmonious, loving relationships you seek. Now is the time to realize the deep and ever-present love that already exists within and all around you.

"Lynn Marie leads us into our True Self, where love is already and always fully ready to be shared. I found her insights profound and immensely comforting." —David Richo, author of How to be an Adult in Relationships

"Lynn Marie Lumiere brings together a clear understanding of initial awakening, psychotherapy, and intimate relationships in this cutting edge book. —Loch Kelly, author of Shift into Freedom

“Full of wisdom as well as practical guidance about how to bring spiritual illumination into the very heart of our humanness.” —John Welwood, author of Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships and Journey of the Heart

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a nondual psychotherapist and author with a focus on transforming issues at their source through dissolving the belief in separation that creates and sustains them. She is dedicated to awakening consciousness and meeting life’s challenges as doorways to greater freedom. Lynn Marie is a contributing author to The Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychothearpy (2003 and co-author of The Awakening West: Evidence of a Spreading Enlightenment (2000). Her primary spiritual teacher is Adyashanti and she has studied with many other teachers from nondual, Buddhist and Hindu traditions. She lives in Grass Valley, California.

Suggested Donation: $15-$25

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Pamela Wilson ~ The Intelligence of the Heart

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 7:00-8:45pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA United States
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Pamela Wilson has been sharing satsang for twenty years around the world, honoring the sage within everyone, and the absolute oneness of All That Is. She evokes through dialogue, inquiry and her very presence the qualities of unconditional love and radical acceptance. She endears herself to her audiences with her playful and light-hearted humor, combined with compassion and deep understanding of what it is to be human. Pamela is celebrated for her ability to open the heart, call forth our own inner sage, and create a space in which long-held struggles and notions about one’s identity relax. Featured in the book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom, and the author of the forthcoming A Golden Retriever’s Guide to Joy, Pamela is at her best in heart-felt dialogue, so please come and bring your questions!

"Pure balance supported by benevolent, unshakable strength is who we are. We are the medicine humanity needs, calm clarity with an all-seeing gaze. Join us as we un-contain the field of presence within, blessing all that is."

www.pamelasatsang.com

Suggested Donation: $15-25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
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Amoda Maa ~ Relationship As A Doorway To Awakening (SOLD OUT- waitlist available)

Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 10:00am-4:00 pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States

This event is currently SOLD OUT. If you would like to be put on a waitlist, please email us at web@opencirclenter.org.

In order to facilitate a more intimate container in which the group can really go deep, this special daylong with Amoda Maa requires pre-registration and has a limited number of attendee spaces. So, be sure to sign-up early!

As awakening descends from the sanctuary of enlightened mind to the fullness of the heart, a deeper surrender is called for. It’s in the places where it hurts - such as relationship, pain and loss - that awakening demands a deeper opening and willingness to be vulnerable. Whether we’re talking about our relationship to an intimate partner, a family member, a passing stranger, the world or even to our own feelings - the invitation is to put down our weapons of war and meet everyone and everything as the open hand of love. In this way, relationship becomes a potent doorway to awakening as a lived expression.

In this Daylong Meeting, Amoda invites you to consider questions such as …

How do we deal with triggers in relationship?

Are you willing to face the fear of aloneness?

Are you willing to expose the myth of the special relationship?

How do we stop making an enemy out of those who don’t agree with us or give us the love we want?

What is the true purpose of relationship?

Amoda will be joined by her husband and beloved, Kavi, who will offer improvised music of the heart as well as his wisdom and love. Together, they will also offer insights from their own relationship.

What really matters is your willingness to turn towards tenderness in the midst of that which offends you, to stand as openness in the face of brokenness, and to bear the unbearable.

This is the path of surrender .. and the only way I know to enter the slip-stream of unspeakable grace inside this human experience.”

- Amoda Maa

Amoda Maa is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author, and speaker. After years of spiritual seeking, meditation, and immersion in psycho-spiritual practices, an experience of the dark night of the soul led her to a profound inner awakening. Then, after a long period of integration, she began speaking from silence in small gatherings in the United Kingdom. She offers meetings and retreats, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, attracting spiritual seekers and people looking for peace and fulfillment in an increasingly chaotic world. Her teachings are free of religion and tradition, and she brings to them a deep understanding of the human journey, born out of her own experience.

She is the author of Radical Awakening (originally released as How to Find God in Everything) and Change Your Life, Change Your World. Both books were written shortly after her awakening and before she began to speak in public.

Her new book Embodied Enlightenment — written 15 years after her awakening — is based on the many conversations at the cutting edge of spiritual inquiry in her meetings with people from all around the world, and addresses many of the ques-tions relevant to today’s seeker. It has been acclaimed as “a beautiful and precious gift to an emerging new humanity.”

Amoda lives with her husband and beloved, Kavi, in California.

 

Kavi is a “holistic inquiry” coach, poet, and musician. His awakening has unfolded over the 16 years of his relationship with Amoda, and he often supports her teaching with his irreverent and yet deeply compassionate wisdom.

To learn more, visit www.amodamaa.com

 

This event is currently SOLD OUT. If you would like to be put on a waitlist, please email us at web@opencirclenter.org.

EARLY BIRD through 7/16: $65 

Regular rate: $85

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John Prendergast ~ Awakening the Head, Heart, & Hara ~ FREE Intro to 3 day Online Intensive

Sunday, July 29, 2018 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time)
Worldwide Web Event, Online Video Meeting - (phone access also available)

In this FREE event, get a taste for John's teaching and his upcoming 3day online intensive August 10-12th!

John Prendergast is a spiritual teacher, psychotherapist and retired adjunct professor of psychology at CIIS known for his pioneering work in integrating nondual wisdom and psychotherapy. He is the author of In Touch (Sounds True, 2015) and is working on a new book for Sounds True on the subject of the heart that will be published in 2019. A long-time student of both Jean Klein and Adyashanti, he was asked to share the dharma by Dorothy Hunt. He offers quarterly daylong retreats in the SF Bay Area and residential retreats and seminars in the U.S.. John brings a depth of experience, insight, warmth, and compassion to his teaching work, and is especially skillful in guided meditative inquiries and one-on-one dialogues

Awakening does not end with the discovery of our true nature as open awareness. This is only the beginning of another process. Life also invites us to discover the true nature of our body and, by extension, the world. There is a natural movement of open, loving awareness to saturate the densest levels of form in order to meet and free the areas of greatest confusion and suffering

www.listeningfromsilence.com

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Satsang with Pamela Wilson ~ Home is where you are

Sunday, July 29, 2018 @ 2:00pm-4:00pm
Home of Menahem & Jennifer Anderman, 71 Windsor Lane
Petaluma, CA
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Fellowship of the Heart hosts this event.
Co-sponsored by Open Circle
71 Windsor Lane, Petaluma- Home of Menahem & Jennifer Anderman

Sangha and Refreshments till 5:00 pm. You are invited to bring a savory or sweet snack (vegan/vegetarian) to share. We will provide beverages. Please bring back jacks if you want to sit on the floor.

A Walk in the Petaluma hills following refreshments is possible so, if interested, bring walking shoes.

Suggested donation $10-20, no one turned away.

From Pamela: here we are, benevolent rooted space wearing a remarkably sensitive instrument called the body. Most sages report the body mind insists on being included and permeated by presence, so it too, can know and live its naturalness. The body is the five elements, already free with no history, though it has born witness to all. As compassion we will be instantly aware of any suffering and answer its call, as stillness we will be aware of remaining restlessness. To be with what is in the moment, this is our function and is at the heart of all longing. Join with your fellow sages in satsang, sharing what you are noticing is an act of love.

Pamela speaks the Truth of advaita, non-duality - that the universe is one undivided whole. For the last fifteen years she has traveled widely in the United States, Canada and Europe, holding satsang and giving private sessions. She sat with Robert Adams and Neelam. Week-long retreats have been held in Mexico, Costa Rica, France, the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA. She has endeared herself to many through her lighthearted humor and compassion, and deep understanding of what it is to be human. She lives in the Bay Area of Northern California.

Drop-ins welcome.
Please plan to arrive before 2pm so we can all settle in together. Doors open at 1:30pm.

Our home is the far right house in a grouping of four houses off of Windsor Lane. We are the last grouping on the right from “D” street direction
and the first grouping on the left from Western Avenue direction.
Parking is available on Windsor Lane. Please do not park in the driveway area.

You are welcome to stay for beverages & light refreshments after our Satsang.

Looking forward to sharing with you.
Namaste

For Information, contact Jennifer (530) 701 8162 jennifer@world12.net

Pamela's website: www.pamelasatsang.com

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August 2018

Krishna Gauci ~ Resting in Being, Diving into life

Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time)
Worldwide Web Event, Online Video Meeting - (phone access also available)

Krishna Gauci is the developer of the Tapestry of Being paradigm and has been a teacher of Spiritual living since 2001. He loves bridging various traditional influences to serve 21st century people in orienting to the mystery of Being. He became a devotee of his Spiritual Master HWL Poonja (Papaji) since meeting him in 1993. He also has a background in the practice of Buddhist Meditation for the past 27 years. He is a founding member of the Trillium Awakening Teachers Association and the Institute of Awakened Mutuality. He currently offers his own Tapestry of Being teachings with students worldwide.

What a Paradox: In a thousand ways our hearts are forever longing to merge with the Source of all pleasure and satisfaction and we are always already that Source. We can neither stop our longing nor stop being the Source. You are the Unity of duality and non-duality. You belong here and all of you is yearning to find its full expression. Embracing this incarnation, you live your own Gospel, sing your own Gita and discover your own Dharma. Make yourself at home here and dare to move into and fully inhabit the heroic drama of your own divinely inspired story.” ~ Krishna Gauci

For information visit krishnasatsang.com
Suggested donation: $15 to $25

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Mukti ~ Discover Your True Self

Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 7:00pm-8:45pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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What is the most essential you that is present regardless of thought or emotion? Who or what has been present for all of your life experience? How does this spirit of constancy touch your life? Mukti will offer a mediation and then speak on these compelling topics followed by the opportunity for questions and answers pointing directly to the true nature of Self.

Mukti, whose name is translated as "liberation," is a teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti, her husband. Prior to 1996, when she began studying the nondual, Zen-flavored teachings of Adyashanti, Mukti studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda for over 20 years. In her own teachings, Mukti points audiences back to their natural state of wholeness or undivided consciousness. Licensed in acupuncture and certified to teach hatha yoga, Mukti has a love of the whole, in form as well as the formless.

info on Mukti's Teachings

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Tom Kurzka ~ Rest in Being: The Love of Your Life

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 @ 6:00-8:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Worldwide Web Event, Online Video Meeting - (phone access also available)

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You are invited to join Tom as we explore this experience called me and my world. We’ll begin with an introduction followed by a brief guided meditation, then open dialogue. There is no question or concern that is too unworthy to be addressed. Often the most deep rooted problems are our gateway to the Love that we all are. Through this process Tom holds a sweet tender kindness that makes many who work with him feel held and safe. Within this supportive framework our full humanness is embraced and touched. As we radically accept and meet the worst of the worst, a gentle piercing happens as the entirety of our human experience melts in Being’s all-embracing arms, this ever present Love. We see that we are that Love, this sweetness that unconditionally holds our humanness.

In 2000, after a lifelong battle trying to hold onto his false sense of a separate self, Tom’s fight against Reality spontaneously ended, resulting in a shift into unitive consciousness or Being. Shortly thereafter, Tom was asked to share and has since been holding small group meetings at his home in Oregon and also with a group in Virginia. Tom is known for his humility and a profound acceptance of what is. The guidance moving through him has flavors of Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Buddhism and, most importantly, an ongoing revelation of living in the moment.

tomkurzka.org

Suggested donation: $15 to $25

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John Prendergast ~ Awakening the Head, Heart, & Hara: 3-Day Intensive

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 10am-12noon (PT) Sat-Sun 9:30-1:30pm
Worldwide Web Event, Online Video Meeting - (phone access also available)

The process of self recognition or spiritual awakening is unique for each individual. If it is thorough, however, it will involve the illumination of our cognitive, emotional and instinctual conditioning - what we can call the head, heart, and hara. Discovering our essential nature involves a profound unfolding of awareness on all levels of experience. We are called to wake up from our limiting stories and images, wake down into and through the depths of our hearts, guts and the core of the body, and then wake out into the so-called world that is ultimately not separate from our self.

Through guided meditations, talks and open conversations, we will clarify and catalyze this unfolding process of essential self recognition.

John Prendergast is a spiritual teacher, psychotherapist and retired adjunct professor of psychology at CIIS known for his pioneering work in integrating nondual wisdom and psychotherapy. He is the author of In Touch (Sounds True, 2015) and is working on a new book for Sounds True on the subject of the heart that will be published in 2019. A long-time student of both Jean Klein and Adyashanti, he was asked to share the dharma by Dorothy Hunt. He offers quarterly daylong retreats in the SF Bay Area and residential retreats and seminars in the U.S.. John brings a depth of experience, insight, warmth, and compassion to his teaching work, and is especially skillful in guided meditative inquiries and one-on-one dialogueswww.listeningfromsilence.com

 

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 Recordings of all five Satsang gatherings

 

Registration:

Early Bird: $120 (through July 26th)

After July 26th: $140

When: Friday August 10th, 10am-noon PT
Saturday August 11th, 9:30am-11:00am PT
12:00 noon-1:30pm PT
Sunday August 12th, 9:30am-11:00am PT
12:00 noon-1:30pm PT

Where: Online Webinar

 

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