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June 2020

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, June 22, 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 24, 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 27, 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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Adam Chacksfield ~ Falling Open Together

Sunday, June 28, 2020 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Join Adam for Falling Open Together and invite more intimacy with the deeper movement of life through us and between us.

“We are invited to receive the ultimate gift, for which there is no substitute , worth infinitely more than all our dreams and fantasies. We accept this gift by simply falling open. When the heart and mind fall open, we find ourselves intimately present and completely available to what is here. Our struggle with reality dissolves into harmony.”

Described by Pamela Wilson as “a great messenger of truth with a unique transmission that does wonderful things for my spirit,” Adam invites us to share the direct experience of the heart and mind falling open. In this effortless opening, the suffering involved in resisting feelings and believing our thoughts spontaneously releases. This allows our natural abundance of joy, peace, wisdom and love to become apparent and available. Heart-centered and direct, Adam offers a path straight into the truth of who you are. Adam Chacksfield offers retreats worldwide exploring the depths that reveal that reveal themselves as we become more intimate with our embodied experience and the vibrantly alive field of relating. He also offers private sessions online and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

www.adamchacksfield.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 29, 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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July 2020

Riyaz Motan, MFT ~ Embodied Presence: Listening and Guiding from Wholeness

Monday, July 6, 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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Riyaz Motan, MFT ~ Embodied Presence: Listening and Guiding from Wholeness ~ 4-part Course

Friday, July 10, 2020 @ and Fridays, July 17, 24 & 31, 10:00am - 12:30pm (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:
Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31
10:00 am – 12:30 pm, Pacific Time

This course 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. 

While many of us already have our own spiritual practices that support and inform us in our work; this course invites us to more deeply explore and integrate our awakening into our work with clients. We will learn to attune to presence, and practice listening and relating from our deepest ground.  In doing so, we open ourselves up to the root source of healing and wholeness — the ground of being; we open up our bodies and our innate sensitivity, and we allow for the emergence of intuition and heart wisdom to inform and guide our healing work.

Over the course of four weekly meetings, we 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.  Riyaz offers consultation, trainings and presentations on this nondual approach to psychotherapy.

riyazmotan.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $120
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

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

Saturday, July 11, 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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Jeannie Zandi ~ The Gift of Solitude

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

Join Jeannie and friends to explore the topic of solitude on the spiritual path. What is the difference between solitude and aloneness? Where does loneliness fit in? What are the true needs for company of the human being and what are things to heal and move through? Open to clarity in this often-confusing area of inquiry with Jeannie’s guidance

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 48 hours.
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Stephan Bodian ~ Sharing the Love That We Are

Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 9:00am-10:30am (Pacific Time)

In this time of widespread fear, confusion, and suffering, we’re called upon to dissolve the apparent boundaries that separate us and share in the boundless love at the heart of reality. In these gatherings, we will be practicing a nondual version of the Tibetan practice of tonglen, breathing in the suffering and transmuting it in the boundless heart into peace, love, compassion, and ease of being. This practice benefits not only our brothers and sisters around the world, who are of course not separate from us, but ourselves as well, as it fills our own being with love at a relative level and transforms our individual heart into a vehicle for universal love.

In addition to the extended compassion meditation, there will be direct pointers to the groundless ground of our essential nature, as well as ample time for Q&A, dialogue, and discussion.

Stephan Bodian has been sharing the direct approach to spiritual awakening for more than 40 years. A former Buddhist monk, a licensed psychotherapist, and a longtime student of Advaita master Jean Klein, Stephan received Dharma transmission from Adyashanti in 2001. Since 2007 he has taught the annual months-long School for Awakening, which will begin again, in online form, in January 2020. His books include Wake Up Now and Beyond Mindfulness.

www.stephanbodian.org

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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