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June 2020

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. ~ Deep Healing of Trauma-Based Patterns: Tending the Fertile Soil for Awakened Living ~ 4-part Course

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 @ and Fridays, June 5, 12 & 19, 9:00am - 11:00am (Pacific Time)

Event will be recorded and emailed to participants after each meeting.
You're welcome to join even if you can't attend all the live sessions.
4-part Course: June 2, 5, 12, 19
9:00 – 11:00 am, Pacific Time

A powerful insight is illuminated when we realize how much our conditioned patterns mask our happiness. Many of these patterns have plagued us for years. We hear about freedom as a possibility, but we just don’t know how to find our way there. And meanwhile, the patterns keep getting played out in our minds, our emotions, our relationships, and our choices in life. We feel stuck in the painful sense of separation…from ourselves and the sacredness of all of Life.

Join this 4-session series as we create a safe and supportive healing community to do the deeper work that unfolds on the path of awakening. Through helpful practices, including guided meditations, clarifying wisdom, and heartfelt conversation, we’ll learn to untangle these patterns and find our way home to the ever present space of inner aliveness.

    • We’ll cultivate a sense of safety for those hidden, cut off parts of ourselves to come out into the light of loving awareness. This is what heals shame.
    • We’ll attend to the nervous system and the body to stay rooted in the world.
    • We’ll learn to notice repetitive thought patterns without getting caught in them and challenge limiting beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world.
    • We’ll practice honoring and embracing difficult emotions so they can be offered the loving attention they so desperately long for.
    • And we’ll discover, over and over, the ground of being, your true home that has never been touched by these experiences.

Stress and worry…people pleasing…persistent relationship struggles…proving yourself through accomplishments…these longstanding patterns are profound invitations into liberation from the sense of separation. Together, we lovingly embrace our humanness as we expand into overflowing appreciation, vibrant joy, and deep connection with all of Life.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this series, please email Gail directly at gail@gailbrenner.com.

"At any moment, within the field of your own experience, there is an inner sanctuary of presence and stillness. You access this space by shifting your attention away from the jumble of thoughts, feelings, stories, fears, and external input such as others’ opinions. You simply turn inward—beyond all mind movement—and be.

In no time at all, you find the ground of being, the light of living vibration that’s here in every moment. It’s timeless, which means it’s eternally present, and all-embracing as the unity of all. Don’t be afraid of this vast love. Fall into its arms…"

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and author who who has a passion for embodied conscious living. Her work lovingly illuminates our everyday humanness with the deepest spiritual truths. She meets with individuals and groups and continues to study pathways for healing from early trauma. Gail is the author of the award-winning The End of Self-Help and Suffering Is Optional.
gailbrenner.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $120
No one turned away for lack of funds.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY if you can.

June 2, 5, 12, 19 at 9:00 - 11:00 am, Pacific Time
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Facilitated Community Meditation & Sharing

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 @ 9:00am-10:00am (Pacific Time), Ongoing Wednesdays
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, June 25, 2020

We welcome you to join this weekly facilitated Community gathering. If you are wanting to meditate as well as to connect in presence, come join together Wednesday mornings 9-10am. This open group will include a brief check in, a 30 minute guided meditation, followed by sharing. This is an opportunity to gather together as a Sangha to support each other during these challenging times.

This group will be facilitated by Open Circle's Kate Foley. Kate is an experienced group facilitator and is moved to offer a welcoming space for us to connect and meditate with one another during these uncertain times.

This is a dana-based offering - from $0 to whatever you are able and/or moved to donate is welcome.


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Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ Find Calm in The Storm: Ongoing Support Group (3 hours)

Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

This is an ongoing group that you can join anytime.

Stressful times are often our greatest opportunities for deeper healing in the body-mind and deeper awakening to our true nature, which is always calm no matter what is happening in our inner or outer world.

In these ongoing meetings, Lynn Marie offers support for body, mind and spirit through:

Somatic practices for balancing the nervous system and building more resilience and capacity for regulating stress and emotions so you can be more present with your experience.

Psychological processes for releasing the mind’s grip on old memories and the negative beliefs associated with them so you can be more empowered to heal and awaken.

Guided Meditations that point to direct experience of our nondual nature, so you can more deeply realize the peace and calm that is always and already here.

Group Sharing so you can know you are not alone in your experience and receive individual support, if needed.

If you cannot attend the meetings live, you can still register and receive the recordings. The practices are designed for you to do repeatedly on your own, or through listening to the recordings.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a nondual psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and author. She offers knowledge and wisdom gained from over 30 years of experience as a therapist as well as with nondual teachings. She is the author of Awakened Relating: A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships and The Awakening West: Evidence of a Spreading Enlightenment.

www.lynnmarielumiere.com

Suggested donation: $15 to $35
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within 48 hours.
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Riyaz Motan, MFT ~ Embodied Presence: Listening and Guiding from Wholeness

Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

This event is for healers — psychotherapists, counselors, interns, psychology students, transformational coaches, spiritual counselors, holistic practitioners, body/mind workers and other related healers that are interested the therapeutic applications of nondual wisdom. It is an invitation to explore our healing work as a sacred path of embodied awakening. 

In addition to our training and theoretical understanding, many of us also have our own spiritual practices that support and inform us in our work.  Riyaz Motan invites us to more deeply embody and integrate our spiritual realization into our work with clients.  In attuning to presence, and listening and relating from our deepest ground, we facilitate the embodiment and expression of our essential qualities of being. Compassion, wisdom, clarity, creativity, joy, intuition, and more, all arise spontaneously and effortlessly. This not only transforms our work, it invites us, and our clients, into a deeper discovery of authentic being.

This webinar presents the fundamentals of this nondual approach to healing work; a presence-based approach. Riyaz will be introducing the orientation and some of the basic practices, as well as the main benefits of this way of working that he will be teaching in more depth during his 4-week course, “Embodied Presence:  Listening and Guiding from Wholeness” that begins on July 10.

The course will explore the following areas:

~ Listening, speaking, and relating from embodied presence.

~ Being the context, not getting lost in content

~ Learning to rest in, and trust, the unknown.

~ Energetic resonance; listening with your whole being/whole body.

~ Creating ‘experiential portals’; honing in on your clients’ beliefs, feelings, sensations, and the relational field to facilitate spontaneous and deep discovery.

~ Inviting the client to explore their experience from unconditional presence; helping them to drop below the problem-solving mind, to be fully present and open, and to allow for the spontaneous unfolding of their experience.

~ Exploring the foundational role of energetic transmission in the healing relationship.

Riyaz Motan, MFT is a licensed psychotherapist and has been in practice for over 20 years. He has been a long-time clinical supervisor to students and interns, as well as serving as an adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. In 2013, Riyaz took over teaching The Art of Listening at CIIS from his mentor, John Prendergast, PhD., who is a seminal figure and pioneer in the nondual approach to psychotherapy.

From early on in his career, Riyaz has been interested in the integration of Eastern wisdom traditions with Western Psychology. His particular passion is on a nondual approach to psychotherapy, and he offers consultation, trainings, groups, and presentations on this integrated approach.

riyazmotan.com

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within 48 hours.
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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, June 8, 2020 @ 8:00am-8:30am (Pacific Time), Ongoing Mondays
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 29, 2020

Join for a morning group meditation – just us, without a teacher. Do your own practice silently in the company of others. There will be no talk or guidance – only a bell to start and finish. Let’s be present, together.

After half an hour of silent sitting, there will be space for a brief hello in the end, if we like.

Please be seated and ready by 8 AM, so that we can begin together. You are welcome to have your camera and microphone on (unless you have a lot of background noise), so that we can feel as if we were in one space.

The zoom link remains the same for all the sessions, so you are welcome to register only once and save the link for future reference.


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Facilitated Community Meditation & Sharing

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 9:00am-10:00am (Pacific Time), Ongoing Wednesdays
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, June 25, 2020

We welcome you to join this weekly facilitated Community gathering. If you are wanting to meditate as well as to connect in presence, come join together Wednesday mornings 9-10am. This open group will include a brief check in, a 30 minute guided meditation, followed by sharing. This is an opportunity to gather together as a Sangha to support each other during these challenging times.

This group will be facilitated by Open Circle's Kate Foley. Kate is an experienced group facilitator and is moved to offer a welcoming space for us to connect and meditate with one another during these uncertain times.

This is a dana-based offering - from $0 to whatever you are able and/or moved to donate is welcome.


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Marlies Myoku Cocheret ~ The Clarity Within Confusion

Sunday, June 14, 2020 @ 9:00am-3:00pm (Pacific Time)

Daylong: June 14, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Pacific Time

Lunch Break: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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You're welcome to join even if you can't attend the live session.
Event will be recorded and emailed to participants after the meeting.

When we give ourselves the opportunity to leave our busy world behind, we discover a completely different world. This other world is mysterious and filled with the awe of the universe. You will directly experience the simultaneity of the chronic dissociative state and the unfathomable silence that we are. Which is always here.

Our busy world is confusion, struggle and endless dissatisfaction. The world of reality is peace, clarity, love and profound truth. Of course you have heard all of this before. The question is, which world do you choose to live in?

This day is an invitation to settle into Being. Together we will devote ourselves to the Being that we are. Along the way obstacles like trauma, pain, confusion and pleasure tend to arise. When we wholeheartedly receive them, naturally Being stands out as the only thing there really is. Which is You!

Please come and join this exploration.

Marlies Myoku has devoted her life to the Beloved. She brings a potent invitation into the deep Silence that we are. The kindness of her gentle and direct teaching guides us home like a lighthouse. She 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.
She has been offering satsang and retreat since 2000 when Adyashanti asked her to teach. Marlies is trained as a psychologist in The Netherlands, a Hakomi therapist, and a Tantric educator. For over 25 years she has been ushering seekers into living the Divine in the body. She has a passion and a gift for bringing together the Sensual Body and the Silence of our Being.

She lives in Santa Cruz; California and works internationally. Marlies is interviewed in the book Awakened Relating. A Guide To Embodying Undivided love in Intimate Relationships by Lynn Marie Lumiere, and in the book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom by R.M. Robinson

“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.”

www.marliescocheret.com

Sliding Scale: $45 to $90
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, June 15, 2020 @ 8:00am-8:30am (Pacific Time), Ongoing Mondays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 29, 2020

Join for a morning group meditation – just us, without a teacher. Do your own practice silently in the company of others. There will be no talk or guidance – only a bell to start and finish. Let’s be present, together.

After half an hour of silent sitting, there will be space for a brief hello in the end, if we like.

Please be seated and ready by 8 AM, so that we can begin together. You are welcome to have your camera and microphone on (unless you have a lot of background noise), so that we can feel as if we were in one space.

The zoom link remains the same for all the sessions, so you are welcome to register only once and save the link for future reference.


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Pamela Wilson ~ From Grumbling to Gratitude: Gratitude returns Life to Grace ~ Online Retreat

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time) and continuing on June 18, 23 & 25

Tuesdays & Thursdays: June 16, 18, 23 & 25
10:00 – 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
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Event will be recorded and emailed to participants after the meeting.
You're welcome to join even if you can't attend the live session.

The old Celtic, Sanskrit and original peoples' bards sang in praise and gratitude, lifting their hearts and their listeners' to the original natural beingness we call Grace. Of course, the heart is always rhythmically saying thank you for Life, to Life, as Life. All sound sings to Silence, as invocation and celebration. All movement dances for the unmoving. Light honors the Darkness that holds it. And Duality is the two hands of that which holds everything, Oneness. Gratitude as original Grace, is in every cell in all of creation as a hum or vibratory rate, maybe unheard but when it wells up, everything opens and is refreshed.

Not to deny protests and aversions and complaining which when met can also return us to our naturalness as they are the opposite of and thus at one with gratitude.

Join Pamela and friends in a symphonic satsang to Life, the blessings, the challenges and above all to the Triumph of Being.

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 bring your questions!

More about Pamela: www.pamelasatsang.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $120
No one turned away for lack of funds.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY if you can.

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Facilitated Community Meditation & Sharing

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 @ 9:00am-10:00am (Pacific Time), Ongoing Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, June 25, 2020

We welcome you to join this weekly facilitated Community gathering. If you are wanting to meditate as well as to connect in presence, come join together Wednesday mornings 9-10am. This open group will include a brief check in, a 30 minute guided meditation, followed by sharing. This is an opportunity to gather together as a Sangha to support each other during these challenging times.

This group will be facilitated by Open Circle's Kate Foley. Kate is an experienced group facilitator and is moved to offer a welcoming space for us to connect and meditate with one another during these uncertain times.

This is a dana-based offering - from $0 to whatever you are able and/or moved to donate is welcome.


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