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Chochmat Halev, Berkeley, CA, USA

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2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA United States

Upcoming Events

July 2017

Jeannie Zandi ~ Relating from Presence ~ Men’s Gathering only

Saturday, July 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am -1:30 pm
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There will be an open gathering for all with Jeannie at 4:00 pm
The 10:30 am gathering is for men only.

Join Jeannie and friends for a gathering of men in the name of the masculine heart, to explore the yang of clarity and taking a stand, and the yin of open heartfulness.

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.

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

BAY AREA EVENTS

Tuesday, June 27, 7-8:45 pm, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: James at James@meta-balance.com

Thursday, June 29, 7-9 pm, Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon Street at Washington Street, San Francisco, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: Jack at pragmatist1910@gmail.com

Saturday, July 1, 4-6 pm, Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: Tao at host@eastbayopencircle.org

AND......
Men's gathering only
Saturday, July 1, 10:30 am -1:30 pm, Chochmat HaLev Social Room, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA
$15-30 sliding scale. Contact: host@eastbayopencircle.org

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Jeannie Zandi ~ Relating from Presence ~ for All

Saturday, July 1, 2017 @ 4:00pm-6:00pm
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NOTE: Unusual day/time for Berkeley event, SATURDAY 4:00pm

Join Jeannie and friends for an exploration of relating from a rooted sovereignty in Presence. Jeannie's gift for inviting people to join her in resting and rooted presence evokes a deep meeting with oneself and reality. Within that, her humor and iconoclasm serve to bring people into an understanding that is beyond the intellectual. Through silent and guided meditation, spontaneous talks, exchange, experiential exercises and movement, 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 Zandi 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

BAY AREA EVENTS

Tuesday, June 27, 7-8:45 pm, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: James at James@meta-balance.com

Thursday, June 29, 7-9 pm, Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon Street at Washington Street, San Francisco, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: Jack at pragmatist1910@gmail.com

Saturday, July 1, 4-6 pm, Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA
$10-20 sliding scale. Contact: Tao at host@eastbayopencircle.org

AND......
Men's gathering only
Saturday, July 1, 10:30 am -1:30 pm, Chochmat HaLev Social Room, 2215 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA
$15-30 sliding scale. Contact: host@eastbayopencircle.org

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Jon Bernie ~ The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is

Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:45pm
Jon Bernie.....May 2017

Jon Bernie, author of Ordinary Freedom and his latest, The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is, is a contemporary spiritual teacher who offers a compassionate, heart-centered approach to awakening. From his early years growing up as an artist and concert violinist, Jon always had a keen, questioning mind. This led him to discover a self-inquiry process that led to a life-changing spiritual awakening at the age of 16. Despite thinking he was on his way to medical school, he ended up becoming a Zen monk. He has four decades of practice and study in the Zen, Theravada Buddhist and Advaita traditions, and was formally asked to teach by Adyashanti in 2002.

Jon’s teaching focuses on returning the attention to the already enlightened state that lies at the core of our human existence. He is also an experienced healer and teacher of somatic embodiment, trained in the Alexander Technique, Zero Balancing, Self Acceptance Training and the Qigong system of Dr. Yu Penxi. Jon works closely with individuals to facilitate awakening and deep emotional healing, and leads classes, intensives and retreats in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. He also does intensive, one-on-one work with individuals both in person and by phone or video chat.

“Trying to find happiness is not possible. Why? Because we cannot find what we fundamentally are. So how do we discover and, in a sense, become one with what we fundamentally are? By learning to feel directly “what is” — that is, what’s being experienced in the mind, body and heart — free of judgment, comparison and analysis. Learning to feel directly could also be described as “being one with what is”. This quality of acceptance or compassion is the essence of our shared Heart of Oneness and simultaneously leads to, and already is, the profound vastness of our true and everlasting Happiness.”

 

www.jonbernie.org

Suggested Donation: $10-$20
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August 2017

Amoda Maa ~ Living Your Awakening In Every Moment

Sunday, August 6, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:45pm
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There’s an urgency today to evolve beyond humanity’s current ego-based paradigm, and along with it, a unique expression of enlightenment is emerging. Amoda’s teachings show you that awakening is no longer about abandoning or transcending physical reality in order to live a spiritual life; rather, it’s about the fulfillment of your divine destiny by living the truth of your inner radiance while in an earthly body. Through these teachings, you are called to anchor yourself in the pristine perfection of your inner light and then to fully embody and express this light amidst the imperfection and darkness of the world. The invitation is for you to discover authentic freedom by being both fully awake and fully human.

Amoda Maa is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author, and speaker. After years of spiritual seeking, meditation, and immersion in psycho-spiritual practices, an experience of the dark night of the soul led her to a profound inner awakening. Then, after a long period of integration, she began speaking from silence in small gatherings. She offers meetings and retreats, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, attracting spiritual seekers and people looking for peace and fulfillment in an increasingly chaotic world. Her teachings are free of religion and tradition, and she brings to them a deep understanding of the human journey, born out of her own experience.

Amoda Maa is author of several books, including the highly acclaimed Embodied Enlightenment (New Harbinger, June 2017) which is based both on her vision for humanity and the conversations on the cutting edge of spiritual inquiry in her meetings with people from all around the world. She lives with her husband Kavi in Northern California.

www.amodamaa.com

Suggested Donation $10-$20
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