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Co-sponsored by Open Circle Center and The Open Way
A non-residential weekend satsang intensive
Fri, Sat, Sun, June 22nd, 23rd & 24th - San Rafael & Berkeley, CA
You can attend evening only or full weekend intensive (options below)
There will also be an event Thursday Evening June 21st in Santa Cruz, CA
Roger Castillo is a nondual teacher who is visiting California 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.”
The Weekend Intensive includes Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
There is an additional event on Thursday evening.
There are several participation options:
Thursday Evening + Full Weekend Intensive - Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun - $155
Full Weekend Intensive - Fri, Sat & Sun - $140
Thursday Night Satsang only - sug. donation $10-$25
Friday Night Satsang only - sug. donation $10 -$25
Thursday June 21st, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Location: Pacific Cultural Center, Performance Room, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Friday June 22nd, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Location: Open Secret Bookstore, Temple Room, 923 C Street, San Rafael, CA, 94901
Saturday June 23rd, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday June 24th, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Location: Chocmat Halev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley, California 94705
You do not need to pay in advance. Pay at the door.
Please register if you wish to attend the event, it helps organiser to know the numbers and more importantly it allows us to email participants if any changes occur, otherwise you may find yourself uninformed and surprised on the day if changes have occurred. You will receive a confirmation email with some additional details once you register.
For questions contact Cory
After what might now be regarded as nondual realizations as a child, Ku Will Pye experienced years of suffering, depression and a desire to not exist. A wish to end suffering mingled with a deep yearning to know Truth fueled intensive spiritual exploration. Much Zen practice, energy healing, shamanic exploration, yoga, Qi Gong, philosophical study and scientific research led to shifts in perception, including, at age 28, insight into the emptiness of self, and unity of inner and outer. At 31, total surrender to death following a brain cancer diagnosis yielded experience of infinite and eternal being and the perfection unfolding.
Since then Will has left behind a successful business to share presence and explore consciousness with groups in workshops, retreats and Meetings in Love, Truth and Laughter around the world.
Influenced by Zen, Christian Mysticism, Sufism, Quantum Mechanics and Neuroscience Will offers practical wisdom, emphasizing direct experience and revelation, whether via meditation, gratitude, plant spirit medicine, dancing, lovemaking, or listening to a tree dancing with the sun.
Working with groups, Will offers and invites innocence, curiosity and play, and holding several paradoxes. Teaching and learning occur, yet there is no teacher nor teaching. Gathering in exploration of consciousness, being, love, and stillness is unspeakably sacred, yet ─ it being what we already are ─ is a bit of a joke: bowing to impersonal presence, surrendering to the group energy field’s movement, yet appreciating the uniqueness of each individuation of consciousness and the particular shape of their unfolding. Simultaneously water, dewdrop and snowflake, we are already perfect and becoming more.
Join us to explore a way of being Will calls Radical Gratitude. Here every breath, pain, thought, identity and contraction are recognized to be God making Love with Itself as we realize the naturally joyful love of Being.
Will can also be found handing out Love Letters to strangers as part of a hopelessly idealistic global movement of love and awakening, an initiative of the Love and Truth Party: exploring what awakened activism might look like as we celebrate oneness. Will is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, Blessed with a Brain Tumor: Realizing it’s all Gift and Learning to Receive, and the forthcoming The Gratitude Miracle: How to Find Peace of Mind and Joy Wherever You Look, (2019 New Harbinger).
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Featured a while back in conversation with Adyashanti on Buddha at the Gas Pump, Susanne Marie offers teachings in support of freedom, sacred mutuality, and the celebration of our common essence of love and unity with all life. Her work is transformational and empowering, as she points to the remembering of That which we have always been, allowing truth to become ever more conscious of Itself through a human life.
In a relaxed, empathetic and personable manner, and with deep insight, humor, and grace, she helps others deconstruct their beliefs of what living a life of freedom looks like. Susanne, the parent of two teenagers, lives in Northern California, and offers spiritual mentoring to individuals and groups.
“There is a force within that knows how to live this life. Learning how to attune and open to what is intelligently guiding life is accessing the same power that is guiding the universe. Life in its intelligence knows what it is doing. When we open to what surrender really is, we leave the need to control behind and open to what the beauty of allowance and trust offers.”
Book Release Tour
Co-hosted by Open Circle Center & Bright Star Events
For the past 13 years, highly-attuned empathic healer and best-selling author, Matt Kahn, has been astounding audiences by revolutionizing all aspects of the spiritual journey through his profoundly healing teachings. Focusing his message on offering the most loving approach to each stage of exploration, Matt has carved a brand-new path for those yearning for true liberation, emotional freedom, and to embody their soul's full potential.
Join Matt on this six-city tour as he celebrates the release of his new Hay House book, Everything is Here to Help You. During each two-hour event and one-day immersion, Matt will use his intuitive abilities to tune into the audience and deliver teachings to assist in all areas of healing, awakening, and transformation. Often referred to as a transmission of presence, Matt has the ability to channel healing energy through the sound of his voice, allowing you to directly experience the teachings Matt's words convey.
If you are ready to feel the presence of your soul and become one with the infinite love within you, then please join Matt for a stop along this life-changing tour. Due to the spontaneous nature of Matt's offerings, each city will feature a brand-new teaching specific for those in attendance. At each event, Matt will be doing book signings, as well as taking time for questions from the audience.
About the book:
Everything Is Here to Help You offers an emotionally supportive way to shift out of the inner war of ego, and into the illuminated presence of your soul.
In this book, spiritual teacher and intuitive Matt Kahn redefines the spiritual path for the modern-day seeker and offers original, innovative ways to resolve fear, unravel judgments, and learn how to view life from a clear, expanded perspective. By redefining our understanding of the spiritual journey from the point of view of the soul, Matt breathes fresh life into all aspects of the healing journey to usher in a revolutionary and loving approach to personal growth.
Each chapter highlights Matt’s most cutting-edge teachings and loving wisdom. From learning how to unravel blame by exploring the four stages of surrender, to providing step-by-step energy clearings and recited activations to amplify the power of your consciousness, this book offers a clear road map to explore the magic, mysteries, and miracles that reside in every heart.
This book also includes engaging questions to contemplate, as well as energetically encoded mantras to offer readers a direct experience of our unlimited spiritual potential.
Everything is Here to Help You can be purchased at each of the upcoming tour dates and is also available for pre-order on Amazon.
Matt Kahn is the author of the best-selling book, Whatever Arises, Love That, published by Sounds True and Everything is Here to Help You, published by Hay House. He is a spiritual teacher and highly-attuned empathic healer who has become a YouTube sensation with his healing and often humorous videos. His nine million True Divine Nature YouTube channel viewers are finding the support they seek to feel more loved, awakened, and opened to the greatest possibilities in life through the invitation to join the "Love Revolution That Begins with You."
Using his intuitive abilities of seeing, hearing, feeling, and direct knowing, Matt feels the emotions of others and is able to pinpoint what blocks any heart from opening. As a result, he brings forth revolutionary teachings through both the written and spoken word that assist energetically-sensitive beings in healing the body, awakening the soul, and transforming reality through the power of love.
Many spiritual seekers have experienced amazing, unexplainable physical and emotional healings and have awakened to their true nature through Matt’s profound, loving, precisely-timed and often-funny teachings and transmission of timeless sacred heart wisdom.
Friday Aug. 31st, 7:30pm - 9:30pm - $35 to $65 (depending on seating options)
Saturday Sept. 1st, Daylong Immersion, 11:00am - 4:00pm - $155Find out more »