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December 2020

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ Relying On An Infinite Source Of Support

Saturday, December 5, 2020 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

This webinar is part of an ongoing support group that has been offered since March, focused on providing practical, therapeutic support for developing resilience and transforming negative core beliefs as well as spiritual guidance, for managing these challenging times.

The month of December is a time of turning inward into the Dark Mystery. In this group meeting, Lynn Marie will be offering support for awakening to the mystery of our deeper nature. The emphasis will be on connecting with the support that is always and already available within us at all times. Assistance with somatic and psychological issues will be available as needed.

In this Group meeting Lynn Marie will offer:

  • Guided meditation into our deeper nature
  • Satsang on relying on our deeper nature for support
  • Inquiry into the issues that arise in resistance to relying on that
  • Plenty of opportunity for group discussion and sharing
  • Dyads for deeper sharing and support
  • Practical tools for settling the nervous system and finding quiet inside

Please attend the live session, if possible. Experiencing the support of the group is an important part of what is offered. However, if that is not possible, you are welcome to register and listen to the recording.

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.

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Gail Brenner, Ph.D. ~ Coming Home Together: The Sacred Work of Trauma and Awakening

Sunday, December 6, 2020 @ 9:00am - 11:00am (Pacific Time)

You are most welcome to join...just as you are...as we create a safe and supportive space together to explore the deeper work that unfolds on the path of awakening.

Come with your fears, doubts, shame, and questions—and simply to share sacred space together in community with like-minded friends. Our time together will include guided meditation, clarifying teachings, practical tools, and heartfelt conversation.

A seed starts growing in us 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. We feel stuck in the painful sense of separation…from ourselves and the sacredness of all of Life.

Finally, we realize that we can't go it alone. Our disconnection from our divine nature happened in the context of relationship so we need to practice together—in a supportive and loving community—to find our way home.

Together, we lovingly embrace our humanness as we expand into overflowing appreciation, vibrant joy, and deep connection with all of Life.

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is your guide on this journey. She is a clinical psychologist and lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She brings to this work years of experience with individuals and groups and is known for creating the sense of safety and trust needed for this deeper exploration.

“I appreciated Gail’s ability to guide us in areas that are difficult to even put words to, as well as her ability to transmit such presence and lovingkindness. Somehow she was able to guide me around the resistance(s) to a more loving acceptance of what is. Gail is able to transform through her presence and I think anyone open to healing would benefit.”
~Erica C.

Please email Gail with questions at gail@gailbrenner.com.

gailbrenner.com

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
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Ajaya Sommers ~ Taking Refuge in Your True Heart

Sunday, December 6, 2020 @ 11:30am-1:30pm (Pacific Time)

Embodied Intimacy Practices for awakening new Dimensions of
Aliveness, Resilience and Equanimity

You are invited to the journey of unveiling and Taking Refuge in Your True Heart.  Amidst the safety and openness of a group field where the "ordinary is the sanctified, the human is celebrated and the compassionate is expected". We will co-create the shared reality our hearts know is possible.

Our cultural context is one in which we can fall prey to giving our power away to external authority, survival imperatives, our shame, traumas, history and unmet needs. Robbing us of our vitality and agency to create our hearts desire, personally- let alone globally.

When we relax into the intimate embrace of our deep hearts capacity to allow all that it is to be human, including the aforementioned, we can re-discover our original innocence and potency of aliveness, giving birth to the luscious and lucid   clarity of reality in which we inhabit.

What will we do in this session?

* Through precise breath practices that include provocative sounds, touch, embryological movement motifs and concentration; we will grow the potency of our life force to vivify our subtle core and empower higher brain states, heart coherence, and the magic of relational intimacy that comes from this of ground of permission and play.

The ancient mystery school yoga’s of Egypt, Greece, India, and Tibet knew about working with the core energy centers as the way to advance and evolve consciousness. Now we have the modern day neuro-science to measure the impact of these subtle yoga’s on healing and restoring ones vitality, regulating ones emotions and creating an inspired environment to reignite ones path of service and precious connection to all of life.

Ajaya Sommers, RCST Ajaya Sommers, RCST is a gifted teacher, author, public speaker and creative catalyst in the field of psycho-spiritual somatic integration. For the last 26 years, she has been instrumental in facilitating conscious evolution in thousands of people’s lives. She designs and facilitates training programs for professionals, leads retreats, and offers both live and on-line group platforms for organizations that are ecologically regenerative, socially just and spiritually connected. All of her programs are grounded in science, expanded through devotional practice and made real through direct experience.

Ajaya is the founder of a unique somatic discovery process called, Core Embodiment® — an integrated system of embodiment practices, principles and perceptual orientations to awaken and align with the power of your human potential. She is a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Integration Teacher, a NARM practitioner (Neuro-affective-relational model) as well as an Authorized Continuum Teacher.

www.ajayasommers.com

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, December 7, 2020 @ 8am & Thurs. 12pm (PT), Every Monday & Thursday
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 28, 2020

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time

Join for a 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 by the time meditation starts, 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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Andrew Harvey ~ Radical Regeneration: 3 Day Retreat

Friday, December 11, 2020 @ 9:00am -11:00am (Pacific Time), continuing Dec. 12 & 13

Three Day Retreat
Dec. 11th: 9am - 11am
Dec. 12th: 9am - 11am & 1pm - 3pm
Dec. 13th: 9am - 11am
Pacific Time

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You're welcome to join even if you can't attend all the live sessions.

In this three-part webinar, Andrew Harvey will present the vision of Radical Regeneration. Drawing on his own mystical experiences and on the work of great evolutionary mystics such as Bede Griffiths and Sri Aurobindo, he will show that we are now in a destined global dark night whose deepest meaning and purpose is to birth a new embodied divine humanity. He will go into great detail about the dark night process to help participants understand how to align with its devastating clarities and laws so as to allow divine grace to birth them into the next level of their evolution. His main purpose is to show how a new order can be born out of chaos, and a fine and rugged hope be engendered out of confusion and despair. Andrew will also offer transformative practices and radical inspiration from the great masters of transfiguration, Rumi and Kabir.

"Radical Regeneration" is also the central idea and title of the new book that he has written with Carolyn Baker. Please see a complimentary Chapter 4 of the book here.

First session: Andrew will present his vision of our all-embracing world crisis as a global dark night that can either annihilate or rebirth us. Drawing on his own mystical experience and on the majestic work of great evolutionary mystics such as Sri Aurobindo and Bede Griffiths, he will dive into five laws of the dark night and the ways in which each law contains potentially its transformed opposite. He will end up an invocation of what he believes the dark night could give birth to: a new embodied divine humanity empowered to create a new world.

Second session: Drawing on his own life and on the transfiguration tradition in the major mystical traditions and on the poetry of Kabir, Andrew will present his vision of “engoldenment” ─ the path to the embodied divine human. He will present a four-part path to this glorious goal drawing deeply from Christian, Hindu and Buddhist sources. He will present the practice of saying the Name of God as the one practice evolutionary mystics agree is the most powerful in activating the divinization process.

Third session: For the first hour, Andrew will present his detailed exploration of the single most important teaching that Jesus gave on the divinization process: Logion 22 from the Gospel of Thomas. Then for the next hour, Andrew will invite questions on the material already given and testimonies of lived experience.

Fourth session: Andrew will give his new teachings on sacred activism designed especially for this exploding global dark night. They will show how to link a living experience of the evolutionary process of divinization with radical divinely guided action. Andrew will celebrate the Mother as the birther of sacred activism and the new world, and offer a Hindu tantric practice of the Golden Light which seekers everywhere can use to empower themselves and given them the strength and passion to go forward with joy in a collapsing and rebirthing world.

Andrew Harvey is an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer and teacher, and the author of more than 40 books, including the critically acclaimed The Hope, Son of Man and Savage Grace (with Carolyn Baker). Born in south India in 1952, Harvey has devoted much of his life to studying the world’s mystical traditions, including intensive study of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sufi mysticism, with a special emphasis on the poetry of Rumi. He is Founder and Director of The Institute for Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability.

www.andrewharvey.net

Sliding Scale: $60 to $100
Some Partial Scholarships Available
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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, December 14, 2020 @ 8am & Thurs. 12pm (PT), Every Monday & Thursday
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 28, 2020

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time

Join for a 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 by the time meditation starts, 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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Tilicho ~ Awakening and Healing

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 9:00am - 11:00am (Pacific Time)

During Satsang with Tilicho, we inquire about our Real Nature and bring awareness and healing to the traumas and mind patterns preventing us from really being ourselves: from opening to the present moment as it is.

You are invited to dive deep within, and from a place of Self-recognition to let all causes of suffering emerge to the surface - in a safe atmosphere of love, compassion and understanding.

Thanks to the very interactive format of the meeting, you’ll be able to receive personal guidance and suggestions about your awakening and healing journey.

Tilicho spontaneously realized the Self in 1998 without following any teaching or practice. The absence of spiritual conditioning allowed her to see through the veils of spiritual idealism and illusions. She ended up spending thirteen years in Tiruvannamalai in south India, the seat of Ramana Maharshi and the sacred mountain, Arunachala. While recognizing the beauty of the Advaita teachings, she also observed that they can easily be misunderstood and distorted. Although the Self is eternally free from the world, it is not separate from it. Clarity does not exclude openness. Her teaching stresses the need to combine Masculine and Feminine qualities and approaches. It is an invitation to find unity within and without.

www.tilicho.fr

Sliding Scale: $15 to $25
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
You're welcome to join, even if you can't attend the live session.
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Marlies Cocheret ~ The Secret Sanctuary

Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 10:00am - 12:00 noon (Pacific Time)

During this regular monthly satsang, Marlies gently guides us to rest in the silence of our being, our secret, sacred sanctuary. The more we rest as the silence that we are, the more this silence permeates our lives and the rest of the world.

As we fall into the arms of our true nature, sometimes that which is not silent may start to arise, such as trauma, pain, confusion, pleasure, etc. These are received and acknowledged in this space. With the assistance of Marlies’ presence as an anchor, your Being stands out as the only thing there really is … which is You!

We invite you to join us to deepen into the truth of your being.

There will be an opportunity to share, so please bring your experience, presence and questions to share with the group.

Marlies Myoku Cocheret de la Morinière 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. Marlies has been offering satsang and retreat since 2000 when Adyashanti asked her to teach. She lives in Santa Cruz, California and works internationally as a psychologist, Hakomi therapist and Tantric Educator.

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

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 a week.
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Jeannie Zandi ~ Sweet Darkness

Sunday, December 20, 2020 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Long nights call us to descend to our depths, to know every nook and cranny of what is just out of our sight, to leave behind the definition of the lit and rational and to find our way through the unknown by feel. Join Jeannie and friends to explore the metaphor of the dark and the riches it has to offer us as we turn toward it.

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. Through silent and guided meditation, spontaneous talks and exchange with participants, Jeannie will host a space of clarity and warmth where the richness of relating can be explored safely and your innermost questions met fully. Come join us!

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

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 a week.
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Marlies Myoku Cocheret ~ Loving Darkness: The Thinning Of The Veils – Daylong Retreat

Sunday, December 27, 2020 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm (Pacific Time)

The time between Christmas eve and the beginning of January is sacred and secret. We are strongly invited to go into the hidden mystery. When we dare to go there, first we tend to encounter the conditioned self. When we keep going, sooner or later we face the darkness. Here is the opportunity of a lifetime to receive that which the mystery wants to reveal.

During this one day retreat we will explore what it is like to let ourselves be taken beyond the veils. Are you willing?

There will be an opportunity to share, so please bring your experience, presence and questions to share with the group.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants after the meeting.

Marlies Myoku Cocheret de la Morinière 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. Marlies has been offering satsang and retreat since 2000 when Adyashanti asked her to teach. She lives in Santa Cruz, California and works internationally as a psychologist, Hakomi therapist and Tantric Educator.

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
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
You're welcome to join, even if you can't attend the live session.
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