Center for Nondual Awareness 2017 Annual Retreat
Co-hosted with Open Circle
May 12 – 14, 2017
This 3-day retreat is open to anyone with a sincere intention to share nondual awareness with others. If you are a teacher, therapist, healer, entrepreneur, artist, or unclassifiable agent of awareness, please join us! We will explore how consciousness connects us — individually and collectively — with session topics including:
- Unconditioned Connection
- Awakening to Divine Abundance
- Beyond Authenticity: An Exploration of Nondual Relating
- Secret Agents of Awareness – Undercover Interviews
- Awakening, Deep Listening, and The Tapestry of Being
- Into the Heart of Sexuality
- The Intimacy of Contact Awareness
- Attuning, Stabilizing, Exploring Through Intimate Relationship
. . . and a participatory exploration of Communities of Consciousness with the pioneering founders of SAND, Nondual Wisdom & Psychology, and Open Circle Center. The Communities of Consciousness session only will be a public offering, open to the broader community as well as retreat participants.
Early-Bird Discount: Register by April 28, 2017
Non-Members: $180 | Members: $160
Full Retreat : $220
Friday Only: $120
Saturday Morning Authentic Movement Only: $20
Saturday Afternoon Communities of Consciousness Discussion Only: $40
Sunday Only: $90
Full Retreat : $180
Friday Only: $100
Saturday Morning Authentic Movement Only: $10
Saturday Afternoon Communities of Consciousness Discussion Only: $30
Sunday Only: $70
*Pricing does not include lodging or meals.
Some partial scholarships are available for the retreat and
Communities of Consciousness Discussion. For any financial assistance,
registration or membership questions, please contact us here.
In the last few years Rupert has become one of the most respected and sought-after teachers of nondual wisdom, known for his crystal clear use of language, laser-like intellect, skillful guided enquiries, and powerfully direct pointing to aware presence—all delivered with warmth, wit and an unmatched and distinctive eloquence. After thirty years of intense seeking, Rupert met his primary teacher Francis Lucille, who introduced him to the direct way taught by his own teacher, Jean Klein. Rupert lives in Oxford, England, with his wife Ellen Emmet, a therapist and yoga teacher in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. He is the author of Presence: Volumes I and II, The Ashes of Love, The Transparency of Things and his latest book/CD set, The Light of Pure Knowing: Thirty Meditations on the Essence of Non-Duality.
“This experience of being aware has never left us. We have never ceased to be this ‘I am aware’. Just give your attention to that. Instead of shining your attention on an object — a thought, feeling, sensation or perception — shine that Awareness on the experience of being aware, in other words, on itself. Allow your attention to come back to itself, just to rest in itself. That experience is peace itself.”
Suggested Donation $10-$20
No registration. Just show up & join us. Make your donation at the door.
PARKING: There is some street parking in the neighborhood, free & without time limit after 6 pm on weekday eves. There's also parking a few blocks away at the East parking lot of the Ashby Bart station: www.bart.gov/stations/ashb/map
NOTE: Unusual time for our Sunday events: 4:00 to 5:45 pm
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 come and bring your questions!
"Every thought, every feeling, is a visitor. You just say: Welcome. Come in and sit with me."
"There is a notion that we left paradise a long time ago. But this secret garden was the Heart, always here, just waiting for our return."
"Love is a magician. Everything it touches turns into itself."
Inviting us to receive the ultimate gift, Adam shares the direct experience of the heart, mind, and life falling open. In this effortless opening, the suffering involved in resisting feelings and believing thoughts spontaneously releases. Our natural abundance of joy, peace, wisdom, and love becomes apparent and available. Heart-centered, gentle, and direct, Adam offers a path straight into the truth of who you are.
"Adam is a great messenger of truth. He has a very unique transmission that does wonderful things for my spirit—spa treatment.” — Pamela Wilson, featured in Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom by Rita Marie Robinson
“Adam delivers the essence of nondual awareness in an uncompromising form. He is whole-heartedly committed to creating new possibilities that are grounded in awareness and practical at the same time. I highly recommend him.” — Peter Fenner, Ph.D., author of Radiant Mind
Adam Chacksfield, Ph.D. is founder of the Center for Nondual Awareness and creator of “Falling Open”, a four-month online course transforming how participants experience their lives.
NOTE: Unusual day/time for Berkeley event, SATURDAY 4:00pm
Join Jeannie and friends for an exploration into the potent depth of what’s often overlooked in the moment: being. 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, a spontaneous talk and exchange with participants, Jeannie will host a space of clarity and warmth where the true richness of life can be experienced, and your innermost spiritual questions can be 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 and Canada, bringing a down-to-earth embodied teaching of living as love.