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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.”
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
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.”
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
"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.
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 come 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."