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July 2017

Jeannie Zandi ~ Relating from Presence ~ Men’s Gathering only

Saturday, July 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am -1:30 pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA,
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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There will be an open gathering for all with Jeannie at 4:00 pm
The 10:30 am gathering is for men only.

Join Jeannie and friends for a gathering of men in the name of the masculine heart, to explore the yang of clarity and taking a stand, and the yin of open heartfulness.

Jeannie’s gift for inviting people to join her in resting and rooted presence evokes a deep meeting with oneself and reality. Within that, Jeannie’s humor and iconoclasm serve to bring people into an understanding that is beyond the intellectual.

Jeannie is the director of Living as Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeding a culture of the Heart on the planet, inspiring, teaching and supporting people to live from their essence as Love. A year before the birth of her daughter, Jeannie was plunged into a dark night of the soul that culminated in a radical shift of consciousness. She is known for her fearless clarity, tender mercy toward humanness, and a juicy, poetic and often humorous style that draws from Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Christian mysticism and the ongoing revelation of fully engaged living. Residing in Colorado, she travels widely in the US, bringing a down-to-earth embodied teaching of living as love.

www.jeanniezandi.com

BAY AREA EVENTS

Tuesday, June 27, 7-8:45 pm, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: James at James@meta-balance.com

Thursday, June 29, 7-9 pm, Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon Street at Washington Street, San Francisco, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: Jack at pragmatist1910@gmail.com

Saturday, July 1, 4-6 pm, Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: Tao at host@eastbayopencircle.org

AND......
Men's gathering only
Saturday, July 1, 10:30 am -1:30 pm, Chochmat HaLev Social Room, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA
$15-30 sliding scale. Contact: host@eastbayopencircle.org

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Jeannie Zandi ~ Relating from Presence ~ for All

Saturday, July 1, 2017 @ 4:00pm-6:00pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA,
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Jeannie Zandi_2017

NOTE: Unusual day/time for Berkeley event, SATURDAY 4:00pm

Join Jeannie and friends for an exploration of relating from a rooted sovereignty in Presence. Jeannie's gift for inviting people to join her in resting and rooted presence evokes a deep meeting with oneself and reality. Within that, her humor and iconoclasm serve to bring people into an understanding that is beyond the intellectual. Through silent and guided meditation, spontaneous talks, exchange, experiential exercises and movement, Jeannie will host a space of clarity and warmth where the true richness of life can be experienced and your innermost spiritual questions can be met fully. Come join us!

Jeannie Zandi is the director of Living as Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeding a culture of the Heart on the planet, inspiring, teaching and supporting people to live from their essence as Love. A year before the birth of her daughter, Jeannie was plunged into a dark night of the soul that culminated in a radical shift of consciousness. She is known for her fearless clarity, tender mercy toward humanness, and a juicy, poetic and often humorous style that draws from Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Christian mysticism and the ongoing revelation of fully engaged living. Residing in Colorado, she travels widely in the US, bringing a down-to-earth embodied teaching of living as love.

www.jeanniezandi.com

BAY AREA EVENTS

Tuesday, June 27, 7-8:45 pm, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: James at James@meta-balance.com

Thursday, June 29, 7-9 pm, Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon Street at Washington Street, San Francisco, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: Jack at pragmatist1910@gmail.com

Saturday, July 1, 4-6 pm, Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: Tao at host@eastbayopencircle.org

AND......
Men's gathering only
Saturday, July 1, 10:30 am -1:30 pm, Chochmat HaLev Social Room, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA
$15-30 sliding scale. Contact: host@eastbayopencircle.org

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Jon Bernie ~ The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is

Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:45pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA,
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Jon Bernie.....May 2017

Jon Bernie, author of Ordinary Freedom and his latest, The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is, is a contemporary spiritual teacher who offers a compassionate, heart-centered approach to awakening. From his early years growing up as an artist and concert violinist, Jon always had a keen, questioning mind. This led him to discover a self-inquiry process that led to a life-changing spiritual awakening at the age of 16. Despite thinking he was on his way to medical school, he ended up becoming a Zen monk. He has four decades of practice and study in the Zen, Theravada Buddhist and Advaita traditions, and was formally asked to teach by Adyashanti in 2002.

Jon’s teaching focuses on returning the attention to the already enlightened state that lies at the core of our human existence. He is also an experienced healer and teacher of somatic embodiment, trained in the Alexander Technique, Zero Balancing, Self Acceptance Training and the Qigong system of Dr. Yu Penxi. Jon works closely with individuals to facilitate awakening and deep emotional healing, and leads classes, intensives and retreats in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. He also does intensive, one-on-one work with individuals both in person and by phone or video chat.

“Trying to find happiness is not possible. Why? Because we cannot find what we fundamentally are. So how do we discover and, in a sense, become one with what we fundamentally are? By learning to feel directly “what is” — that is, what’s being experienced in the mind, body and heart — free of judgment, comparison and analysis. Learning to feel directly could also be described as “being one with what is”. This quality of acceptance or compassion is the essence of our shared Heart of Oneness and simultaneously leads to, and already is, the profound vastness of our true and everlasting Happiness.”

 

www.jonbernie.org

Suggested Donation: $10-$20
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Matt Kahn & Julie Dittmar ~ Whatever Arises, Love That

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
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Co-Hosted with True Divine Nature

Matt Kahn is a true original. Without a human teacher, but with guidance from beyond, he underwent a series of revelations and realizations—starting with an out-of-body experience at the age of eight—to emerge as a spiritual teacher, an empathic healer, and a potent transmitter of the transforming power of love. His teachings are fresh, original, humorous, straightforward and immediately applicable, while his highly-attuned ability to read people’s energy makes dialogues with him especially impactful. A bridge between the mystical realms and the path of awakening, he is able to pinpoint what blocks the heart from opening, and assist energetically in balancing the emotional body, awakening the soul, and transforming people’s reality through the direct transmission of sacred heart wisdom. He is the author of the book Whatever Arises, Love That.

"One of the reasons why judgments cannot be resolved by most spiritual approaches is because it maintains a negative view on how you react, while overlooking the higher purpose of judgment as an initial sign of change occurring throughout your journey. Once you change the way you are viewing each reaction and response, all perceivable obstacles can be recognized as a sign of evolution - no matter how slowly or quickly your progress seems to be."
www.truedivinenature.com

$25 per person with Pre-registration
$40 per person at the door, if space available

Some partial scholarships may be available for those who need.

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Roger Castillo ~ Uncovering Peace of Mind in Daily Living

Friday, July 28, 2017 @ Friday 7-9pm and Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm
Berkeley Venues,
Locations Noted in Event Description
Roger Castillo

A non-residential weekend satsang intensive in Berkeley, July 28th - 30th
Co-sponsored by Open Circle Center and The Open Way

Roger Castillo is a nondual teacher who is visiting California for the first time from his home base in the secluded hills outside of Perth, western Australia. Following in the footsteps of his primary teacher Ramesh Balsekar (who was a direct disciple of Nisargadatta Maharaj), Roger emphasizes that everything is just “happening” and is not' “my doing”, and that everything is unfolding exactly as it is meant to, according to the divine plan. This insight points to the radical nature of the impersonal I Am, and the underlying oneness of life, and flowers into an experiential way of being that infuses our daily life with an unbroken sense of peace of mind, love and contentment. Roger holds satsang around the world, speaking from his own direct experience, and inviting others into the direct knowing that leads to peace of mind in day-to-day living.

"This is a journey beyond the words. Rest in the heart, in the ground of your being. There you are, at peace. The words are all pointing to this."

Freedom for the human is liberation from beliefs. Often in life, because beliefs are not seen for what they are, we just exchange one set of beliefs for another, thinking that freedom will be found in our new beliefs. Beliefs cease to exist completely when it becomes fundamentally seen and known that there is only one Truth in life, the impersonal sense of I AM, which is ever present and unchanging. That which changes isn’t Truth; that which changes is not real. What we are is real.

www.rogercastillo.org
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Friday July 28th, 7.00pm - 9.00pm at Rudramandir Centre
Saturday July 29th, 10.30am - 4.30pm at Rudramandir Centre
Sunday July 30th, 10.30am - 4.30pm at Chocmat Halev

Rudramandir Centre
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, California 94710
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Chocmat Halev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, California 94705

COST
Full weekend (includes Friday evening): $140
Friday Evening only: $15 - $25 donation
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There will also be a separate event Thursday Evening July 27th:
$15 - $25 donation
at Open Secret Bookstore, Temple Room, 923 C Street, San Rafael, CA, 94901
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You can also attend Friday eve.. and then decide about the Intensive.
You do not need to pay in advance. Pay at the door.
To have an idea of the seating, we encourage pre-registration...

To reserve your seat for this event Click here to REGISTER

For questions contact Cory
eeetznab@aol.com

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August 2017

Amoda Maa ~ Living Your Awakening In Every Moment

Sunday, August 6, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:45pm
Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA,
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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There’s an urgency today to evolve beyond humanity’s current ego-based paradigm, and along with it, a unique expression of enlightenment is emerging. Amoda’s teachings show you that awakening is no longer about abandoning or transcending physical reality in order to live a spiritual life; rather, it’s about the fulfillment of your divine destiny by living the truth of your inner radiance while in an earthly body. Through these teachings, you are called to anchor yourself in the pristine perfection of your inner light and then to fully embody and express this light amidst the imperfection and darkness of the world. The invitation is for you to discover authentic freedom by being both fully awake and fully human.

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. 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.

Amoda Maa is author of several books, including the highly acclaimed Embodied Enlightenment (New Harbinger, June 2017) which is based both on her vision for humanity and the conversations on the cutting edge of spiritual inquiry in her meetings with people from all around the world. She lives with her husband Kavi in Northern California.

www.amodamaa.com

Suggested Donation $10-$20
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