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February 2020

Tilicho ~ “On Truth”

Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time)

What is Truth? What do we mean by "Awakening", "Enlightenment", "Self-realisation", "Samadhi", "The Natural State"? What are the spiritual traps? You are invited to explore what is it that you are really looking for.

About Tilicho:
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.

“May all beings realize who they truly are! Om Sat Chit Ananda.”

If you wish to follow the initiation with the help of the book The Source, satsangs will also be the place to provide support, help, healing and clarity.

www.tilicho.fr

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Jeannie Zandi ~ The Sacrament of Love

Sunday, February 16, 2020 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time)

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Realization allows us to know ourselves as a force of love and the embodiment of that realization results in living love in our daily lives. Join Jeannie for an exploration of realization, love and the joys and challenges of living that knowing.

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

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Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ If the Buddha had Trauma: Being Present with Stress Activation

Sunday, February 23, 2020 @ 11am-1pm (Pacific Time)

Throughout the history of spirituality, very little has been taught about how to be present with stress activation in our nervous system. In Buddha’s day that was not even considered. In fact, it is only in recent decades that this has been understood at all. At this time, life on planet Earth is stressful for everyone, and most of us have experienced trauma in greater or lesser degrees. This can make both our meditation practice and our awakening/embodiment process more challenging.

Nondual wisdom teaches us that awakening involves being present with “what is.” However, when it comes to stress and trauma that may require additional, skillful support, which will be discussed and demonstrated. This webinar is also an introduction to a 4 week course, “Awakening with Trauma,” that Lynn Marie is teaching beginning February 24th. The course will go into more depth about trauma and how to be with that as we awaken. This webinar will be primarily focused on working with the participants experientially.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a nondual psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and author. She is the co-author of The Awakening West and is a contributing author to The Sacred Mirror, as well as the author of Awakened Relating: A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships. Lynn Marie has been a student of Adyashanti for over 20 years. For more information, please see www.lynnmarielumiere.com

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Lynn Marie Lumiere ~ Awakening with Trauma: A 4 Week Online Course

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ March 2, 9, 16

Although our true nature is untouched by anything we experience, our human body and mind are impacted by experiences that result in trauma. Any experience, especially early in life, that is outside our window of tolerance, can overwhelm our nervous system and create chronic stress patterns in the body/mind. These stuck patterns can affect our spiritual awakening process by making it more difficult to relax, trust, be in the present moment, and allow everything to be as it is—all of which are necessary for awakening. 

This course will explore how to see healing from trauma and spiritual awakening as one process; each supporting the other. The more we awaken to our true nature, the more capacity we have to be present with traumatic stress; and the more we work with the trauma, the more capacity we have to be awake. Therefore, this course will point to both working with trauma using therapeutic methods and awakening to what is already free. 

This four-week course will include the following topics:

  • What is trauma? How it affects our neuro-physiology and creates fixed beliefs 
  • How trauma can be a path to awakening 
  • How trauma can be an obstacle to awakening
  • How healing trauma and awakening are not separate paths
  • How it’s not your fault—It’s your nervous system
  • Skills for being present with and healing symptoms of trauma
  • Guided meditations for awakening

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March 2020

Marlies Myoku Cocheret ~ Shining as Silence

Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 9:30am-11:30am (Pacific Time)

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We are so lucky to know of this most precious place of Silence inside of us. Do you visit frequently to connect, taste, steep in, and be taken? When we rest as the bliss of Being, we allow ourselves to shine as That. Naturally, any form of mind will disarm and soften into Being.

Please know we cannot bring anything with us into this most precious place that we are. It’s like melting into the arms of the Great Mother. We can only open ourselves to be touched, and taken more deeply into Her. She holds all of us. We are so helped and supported beyond what we can imagine. Be nourished by Her!

Come and join us in abiding and deepening in and as the True Nature that we are, and be completely nourished!

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, but 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

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Tilicho ~ On Non-duality

Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time)

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What is non-duality? How to combine Self-knowledge and self-integration? How can the path of love and the path of "silence" unite? How to end the old duality between the Masculine and the Feminine, within and without. You are invited to see through the most ancient reason for all the trouble in the world.

New to Tilicho? Watch an online event compilation video here.

About Tilicho:
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.

“May all beings realize who they truly are! Om Sat Chit Ananda.”

If you wish to follow the initiation with the help of the book The Source, satsangs will also be the place to provide support, help, healing and clarity.

www.tilicho.fr

Suggested donation: $15 to $25

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Jeannie Zandi ~ From Selfish to Selfless

Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 10am-12noon (Pacific Time)

The journey of embodiment includes a transformation from the self-focused fixations of the child to the offering of the full, mature, realized heart. Jeannie will lead an inquiry, talk and exchange into the realms of selfishness and self-fulness, exploring the gifts of awakening, the practice of cultivation, how we meet needs for healing and self nurture, and the fruit of the spiritual path: offering one’s whole heart to the world.

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

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Stephan Bodian ~ Freedom from Fear in Challenging Times

Sunday, March 22, 2020 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time)

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Global pandemic. Climate emergency. Financial meltdown. Wherever we turn these days, we’re faced with circumstances that seem to threaten our very survival, couched in terms designed to strike fear into our hearts. How do we find peace in the midst of what seems like impending catastrophe? The short answer is, we take refuge from the mind’s preoccupation with a future that hasn’t arrived, and a past that no longer exists, in the timeless shelter of the Now.

As I often ask in satsangs and retreats: On present evidence only, without consulting the mind, is there a problem with this moment right now? And now? And now? As we drop out of the spinning mind into the heart, past the layers of fear and self-protection into the deepest inner knowing, what do we find? If we delve far enough, we inevitably encounter the peace and equanimity of our essential nature, the ground of being, which is not disturbed by the unavoidable ups and downs, gains and losses, blessings and catastrophes of life.

In this satsang, we’ll rest together in this deeper ground and explore the frightening stories and beliefs the mind keeps churning out. We’ll also practice welcoming the fear that does arise with understanding and compassion as we allow awareness to dissolve back into the Now. Abiding in this deeper, nondual ground frees us to do what needs to be done with clarity and equanimity, rather than the habitual confusion and fear.

Watch a compilation of online events with Stephan here.

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

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Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ Brain, Being and Immunity

Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 10:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

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We are all being inundated with information on how to strengthen our immune system due to the coronavirus. There is a lot of information available about vitamins, herbs and supplements to take, which is important. We are also being advised to do things such as yoga and meditation and to stay out of fear and anxiety. This webinar will focus on aspects of building strong immunity that are often not mentioned.

First of all, building immunity begins in the brain by learning to regulate the stress response in the autonomic nervous system. Many of us are already “stress sensitive” because of chronic stress arousal, and this has a direct effect on the functioning of the immune system. We now know that chronic stress arousal, as a result of trauma and prolonged stress, is what underlies most chronic illness. This webinar will focus on understanding the brain/immunity connection and will offer practical ways to build stress regulation.

Secondly, this lack of regulation keeps the body in a hyper-aroused state, which is not conducive to being present and accessing our shared Being in order to stay awake in these challenging times. This can also make it harder to differentiate ourselves from the collective field of fear that is present in our world at this time. Conscious connection to Being soothes, relaxes and balances our nervous system. So, the more we can both regulate and connect with Being, the stronger our immune function will be, and the more clarity we will have to take care of ourselves and others.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a nondual psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and author. She is the co-author of The Awakening West and is a contributing author to The Sacred Mirror, as well as the author of Awakened Relating: A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships. Lynn Marie has been a student of Adyashanti for over 20 years.

www.lynnmarielumiere.com

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
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Gail Brenner, Ph.D ~ Coming Together in Love and Kindness

Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 9:00am-10:45am (Pacific Time)

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Let’s come together to support each other in the field of love and presence at this challenging—and sacred—time.

We'll start with a guided meditation, then reflect on the opportunities being given to slow down, turn inward, and be with our experience. We’ll practice welcoming whatever arises—the fears, frustrations, and gifts of this unique time.

We’ll expand into the infinite field of loving consciousness that’s inclusive of everything and explore how our surrender to that moves us to meet our current situation.

You are most welcome with your fears, doubts, questions, and insights—and simply to share sacred space together.

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is an eternal student of happiness who blends her experience as a psychologist with a loving presence that invites people into harmony with all of life. She is gifted at meeting our humanness with nondual understanding in ways that are practical and loving. Gail has worked with clients and groups for over 20 years, bringing laser-like clarity to the confusion of common problems, such as reactive emotions, compulsive behaviors, feelings of personal inadequacy, and relationship struggles. She is the author of several books, including The End of Self-Help and her latest, Suffering is Optional.

gailbrenner.com

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