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October 2017

October RASA Series

Saturday, October 7 - Saturday, October 28
Online Retreat,
Web Video Meetings - (phone access also available)
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October RASA Series

4 Sessions with Ramaji & Ananda

Dates: Saturdays 7, 14, 21, 28

11-12:30pm

 

Join Ramaji & Ananda for a whole month of RASA sessions! After a powerful online Sunday event with Open Circle, Ramaji and Ananda will be returning to offer 4 Saturdays of intense energy transmission and integration support. Gather with community from around the world and experience the healing powers of RASA (Ramaji Advaita Shaktipat Attunement)!  

Ramaji is the author of eight books on non-duality including “1000,” “No Mind No Problem” and “Who Am I? Meditation.” In Spring, 2011 he was giving a conventional spiritual healing to a woman with chronic fatigue syndrome when a sphere of brilliant white light the size of a beach ball came down into the woman's body. He soon realized that this light had the power to spiritually awaken people. He called it RASA which means “essence” in Sanskrit. He then knew his mission in life: to give RASA and awaken as many people as possible.

 In November, 2015 Ramaji received signs that he would be meeting the soul mate and teaching partner he had waited for all his life. In February, 2016 Ananda Devi came to him to receive RASA. She was already in non-duality after several spontaneous deep spiritual awakenings. She stabilized at LOC 1000 immediately in the first session. On that first day they recognized that they would be teaching together.

 Ananda learned how to give RASA in July, 2016. Knowing that Ananda was supposed to teach with him as soon as possible, Ramaji then put Ananda through the most intense spiritual “boot camp” training he had given any student. She passed all of his tests and challenges with flying colors.

 In January, 2017 they began giving satsang and RASA together to online groups and live satsang groups. They also give private online RASA sessions separately and together.

 They do not consider themselves gurus or spiritual teachers. Instead they prefer to be thought of as “spiritual activists” or “transformational agents.” Thanks to the RASA silent spiritual transmission, they do not have to rely on words or concepts. Their mission in life is to deliver RASA on a global scale and spiritually awaken as many people as possible.

Learn more about Ramaji and Ananda and their offering at www.Ramaji.org

 

This Special RASA Month will consist of:

  •  Four RASA sessions given by both Ramaji and Ananda

  • Four gatherings of Support and Integration
  • Video Recordings of all four gatherings

 

Registration: $120

Scholarships available

 

When:  Saturdays October  7, 14, 21, 28  from 11-12:30pm Pacific Time

 Where: Webinar

 

For questions contact
onlineretreat@opencirclecenter.org

                                   

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Rupert Spira ~ The Light of Pure Knowing

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA,
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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In the last few years Rupert has become one of the most respected and sought-after teachers of nondual wisdom, known for his crystal clear use of language, laser-like intellect, skillful guided enquiries, and powerfully direct pointing to aware presence—all delivered with warmth, wit and an unmatched and distinctive eloquence. After thirty years of intense seeking, Rupert met his primary teacher Francis Lucille, who introduced him to the direct way taught by his own teacher, Jean Klein. Rupert lives in Oxford, England, with his wife Ellen Emmet, a therapist and yoga teacher in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. He is the author of Presence: Volumes I and II, The Ashes of Love, The Transparency of Things and his latest book/CD set, The Light of Pure Knowing: Thirty Meditations on the Essence of Non-Duality.

“This experience of being aware has never left us. We have never ceased to be this ‘I am aware’. Just give your attention to that. Instead of shining your attention on an object — a thought, feeling, sensation or perception — shine that Awareness on the experience of being aware, in other words, on itself. Allow your attention to come back to itself, just to rest in itself. That experience is peace itself.”

www.non-duality.rupertspira.com

Suggested Donation $10-$20
No registration. Just show up & join us. Make your donation at the door.
PARKING: There is some street parking in the neighborhood, free & without time limit after 6 pm on weekday eves. There's also parking a few blocks away at the East parking lot of the Ashby Bart station: www.bart.gov/stations/ashb/map

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SAND Conference 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 7pm starts Main Conference Oct. 19th~22nd
Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA,
200 Edenvale Ave.
San Jose, CA 95136
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Pre-Conference Workshops Oct. 18th-19th
Main Conference Oct. 19th- 22nd
Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, California, USA

Join Science and Nonduality Conference (SAND) for a 5-day immersive experience where leading scientists, philosophers and spiritual teachers gather to explore a new understanding of who we really are, both as individuals and as a society. Join us for 2 days of pre-conference workshops followed by a 3-day conference filled with talks, panels, meditation, performances, music and dance.

Tao gives birth to one,
One gives birth to two,
Two gives birth to three,
Three gives birth to ten thousand beings.

~ Tao Te Ching

Join us to contemplate who we are, as individuals, as societies, as humanity, as cosmos from the perspective of emergence, listen to what science and the timeless wisdom traditions can tell us, and surrender to the awe which emerges when the mind gives up.

Science and Nonduality (SAND) aims at fostering a new relationship to spirituality, free from religious dogma, based on timeless wisdom traditions, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience.

Open Circle community members (if you are reading this- that's you) receive a 15% discount on SAND registration using this code: OPENCIRCLE17
For details & Registration visit: SAND Registration

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Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ Embodying Awakening

Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time)
Worldwide Web Event,
Online Video Meeting - (phone access also available)
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10 am to 12 noon (Pacific Time - San Francisco, CA, USA)

The spiritual journey inevitably leads to the confrontation of our "spiritual life" with 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 involves all aspects of our lives. After the recognition of the nothingness of our Being, the second part of the answer to the question "Who am I?" leads us to several moment of crisis in which old patterns of behavior that are still based on the ego-based separative mind emerge to be dissolved by the light of Awareness.

Shakti has spent many years deepening this integration process that happens mostly after the first glimpse of recognition and can keep unfolding for several years. With wisdom, humor, and heartfelt connection, Shakti 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, holding satsangs and retreats. Although her message is profoundly in tune with Advaita and nondual Tantric traditions, she offers a contemporary and accessible vision of what is true awakening.

www.shakticaterinamaggi.com/en/

Video

Suggested donation: $10 to $15

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Kristin Kirk ~ Transforming Shadows in the Light of Truth

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:45pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael,
1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA United States
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Integration and embodiment of the larger bodies of consciousness necessitates the transformation of inner shadows. These shadows are simply misperceptions about your true nature that dissolve through integration. This dissolution is amplified through healing and awareness.

On Tuesday (in San Rafael) Kristin will begin with the exploration of the nature of the cosmic body, and the dissolving of both inner shadows and the outer darkness of humanity and the world. She will deepen this exploration in a full day retreat on Saturday (in Berkeley), including exercises to facilitate your purification, and will end with a group healing session.

Kristin Kirk experienced an initial awakening in 2003 which revealed healing gifts and a refined awareness of the subtle inner workings of consciousness, ultimately leading to the unending revelation/discovery of Self/No Self. This awakening radically transformed her experience of reality and her healing practice. Her authentic heart-centered teaching and embodied presence spring from direct experience, independent of any spiritual tradition. The enthusiastic response to her 2014 interview on Buddha at the Gas Pump revealed a deep need for an authentic non-traditional approach, as well as for multidimensional healing. Kristin supports and facilitates embodied awakening, integration and multidimensional functioning, through satsang, classes, individual and group healing sessions, meditation retreats, energetic transmission, and awakening journeys. She is currently writing a book to help support people in the awakening process.

Shadows dissolve in the light of truth. When shadows have accumulated through identification and conditioning, there is a transformation or purification process that occurs as the light of consciousness increasingly reveals itself. As consciousness continues to open on the cosmic level, what once appeared outside appears on the inside. Outer shadows are revealed as inner shadows, and both "inner personal shadows' and "outer darkness" are transformed within. Integration and embodiment at the cosmic level necessitate transformation of shadows on all levels.”

http://kristinkirk.com/

 

Suggested Donation $10-$20
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Kristin Kirk ~ Transforming Shadows in the Light of Truth

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 11:00am~5:00pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA,
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Integration and embodiment of the larger bodies of consciousness necessitates the transformation of inner shadows. These shadows are simply misperceptions about your true nature that dissolve through integration. This dissolution is amplified through healing and awareness.

On Tuesday (in San Rafael) Kristin will begin with the exploration of the nature of the cosmic body, and the dissolving of both inner shadows and the outer darkness of humanity and the world. She will deepen this exploration in a full day retreat on Saturday (in Berkeley), including exercises to facilitate your purification, and will end with a group healing session.

Kristin Kirk experienced an initial awakening in 2003 which revealed healing gifts and a refined awareness of the subtle inner workings of consciousness, ultimately leading to the unending revelation/discovery of Self/No Self. This awakening radically transformed her experience of reality and her healing practice. Her authentic heart-centered teaching and embodied presence spring from direct experience, independent of any spiritual tradition. The enthusiastic response to her 2014 interview on Buddha at the Gas Pump revealed a deep need for an authentic non-traditional approach, as well as for multidimensional healing. Kristin supports and facilitates embodied awakening, integration and multidimensional functioning, through satsang, classes, individual and group healing sessions, meditation retreats, energetic transmission, and awakening journeys. She is currently writing a book to help support people in the awakening process.

Shadows dissolve in the light of truth. When shadows have accumulated through identification and conditioning, there is a transformation or purification process that occurs as the light of consciousness increasingly reveals itself. As consciousness continues to open on the cosmic level, what once appeared outside appears on the inside. Outer shadows are revealed as inner shadows, and both "inner personal shadows' and "outer darkness" are transformed within. Integration and embodiment at the cosmic level necessitate transformation of shadows on all levels.”

http://kristinkirk.com/

Daylong Retreat (includes Group Healing Session)
Sat. 11:00 am-5:00 pm (bring your own lunch, if possible)
Note, per venue policy, only vegetarian food is allowed at Chochmat HaLev
$65-$105.00 sliding scale
REGISTRATION for Daylong

Group Healing Session Only
Sat. 3:15-5:00 pm

Note: If you are unable to come for the full day, you are welcome to come just for the group healing, if space allows.
Please arrive at 3:00 pm. Doors will be closed at 3:15.
$35.00; payment at the door; No one turned away for lack of funds

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Pamela Wilson ~ Rest as Yourself

Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 10:00am-11:45am (Pacific Time)
Worldwide Tele-satsang,
Meetings by phone or internet access (audio only)
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Pamela evokes through dialogue, inquiry and her very presence the qualities of unconditional love and radical acceptance. She is celebrated for her ability to open the heart and create a space in which long-cherished struggles and notions about one's identity relax. Featured in the book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom, Pamela is at her best in heart-felt dialogue, so please join us and bring your questions!

"Every thought, every feeling, is a visitor. You just say: Welcome. Come in and sit with me."
"There is a notion that we left paradise a long time ago. But this secret garden was the Heart, always here, just waiting for our return."
"Love is a magician. Everything it touches turns into itself."

Suggested donation: $10 to $15

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Caverly Morgan ~ Collective Awakening: Living from Our Deepest Understanding

Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 2:00pm~5:00pm
Sebastopol,
8476 Sonoma Ave.
Sebastopol, CA (park on street),
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2-4 pm, with refreshments until 5 pm

How do we live from our deepest understanding? How can we collectively realize an awakened world? Caverly Morgan, former Zen monk, invites you to join her in exploring these vital questions.

Caverly Morgan is a meditation teacher, change-maker, and visionary. Her passion is igniting personal transformation and collective awakening.

As a meditation teacher, she blends the original spirit of Zen with a modern nondual approach. She spent eight years in a silent monastery and has been teaching since 2001.

As a change-maker, Caverly is pioneering new depths in mindfulness education through Peace in Schools. She created the nation's first for-credit mindfulness class in high schools.

She is dedicated to actualizing possibility, serving love, and embodying the truth of interconnection. She invites you to join her in realizing an awakened world.

Caverly leads meditation retreats, workshops, and classes around the United States. She is a public speaker on topics including contemplative practice, social entrepreneurship, authentic leadership, and mindfulness education. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

www.caverlymorgan.org
www.peaceinschools.org

Suggested donation: $10 to $20, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Where: 8476 Sonoma Ave, Sebastopol, CA
Park on Sonoma Ave, walk down short driveway to to house with carport.
Arrive 10-15 minutes early for the best seat.

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November 2017

Aisha Salem ~ Meeting in Truth

Sunday, November 5, 2017 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time)
Worldwide Web Event,
Online Video Meeting - (phone access also available)
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10 am to 12 noon (Pacific Time - San Francisco, CA, USA)

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

Aisha Salem is a woman of Truth. An inspirator and guide on the path of Self-realisation, awakening and embodiment – or in short the path of the True Human.

Through 15 years of journeying, Aisha has been merging in deep realisation of and integration with all of the different aspects of Source; from Hearts Universality over Minds vast expanse and finally deeply into the Womb of the Earth.
As the result Aisha’s Being holds keys to and her teaching guidance of unlocking our perception and Being all the way to the hidden Core within us – in a multitude of ways.
Being an eternal student of Truth – a Crazy Wisdom-Being – Aisha is endlessly deepening as the sacred divinity, intimate humanity and vast expanse, sharing with us on our Journeys, in many ways incomprehensible to the mind and hidden to the eye.

Online retreats covering the full Body of Teaching by Aisha Salem are offered over the course of 2017 and 2018. In addition, she offers silent mountain retreats twice per year in between offering weekend-long mini-retreats and meetings on tours, as well as occasional speaking-attendance at conferences.

aishasalem.com

Suggested donation: $10 to $15

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Marlies Myoku Cocheret ~ Intimacy With The Ten Thousand Things

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:45pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA,
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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"Dogen zenji said Enlightenment is the intimacy with the ten thousand things. Are we fully resting as Love everywhere or half ass resting. Do we think we are free somewhere upstairs in our minds or are we living as freedom everywhere.

When separation is out the window all aspects of life are intimately welcomed and experienced. Please come and join satsang. Marlies brings a potent invitation into the deep Silence that we are."

Born and raised in Amsterdam, and now living in Santa Cruz, Marlies was driven by a lifelong passion to know truth. She studied with Osho and Barry Long before meeting her root teacher, Adyashanti, who asked her to teach in 2000. “With Adya the bottom fell out. I deeply knew I am not this body, mind, thought, psyche, and I am also all these things as well. There was no in and/or out. All is One.” Marlies is also trained as a body-centered psychotherapist and tantric educator who helps people to see that freedom and peace lie not in escaping from difficulties, but rather in completely welcoming and receiving all that the Mystery presents.
www.marliescocheret.com

Suggested Donation: $10-$20
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