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February 2021

Poetry & Light: A Community Evening ~ FREE ~ with Sebastopol Open Circle

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm (Pacific Time)

Please join Sebastopol Open Circle by Zoom on Wednesday February 24, 6:00 - 7:30 pm... for Poetry + Light ...a time to read, recite, rap, sing, listen ... & feel the light!
* Read a poem of your own or another
* Take time out to rest in the depth and beauty of poetry
* Hear in poetry, what is often the unspoken
* Connect with the light within
Bring a poem, a song, or rap ... 3 minutes or less... for each of us and our community.
Also, light a candle that's visible in your Zoom video!

Please address inquiries to Tomas at 707 235 2200, or by email at tommy@sonic.net
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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 @ 12:00pm & Mon. 8:30am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 25, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

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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Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ Awakened Relating ~ Daylong Workshop

Friday, February 26, 2021 @ 9:00am-3:00pm (Pacific Time), with 1 hour lunch break

This daylong workshop will go deeply into Awakened Relating, which takes the exploration of spirituality and relationship to the next level and guides you into embodying your loving nature in real-life relationship challenges such as conflict, communication issues, negative self-beliefs and projections, intimacy issues, and being with relational wounding and trauma. This workshop will apply to all relationships, not just intimate ones, including the relationship with yourself. We are always in relationship, which is where embodiment takes place. Therefore, relationship is our greatest opportunity for healing and awakening.

Awakened Relating addresses both awakening to the presence of pure love, and the healing of our relational wounding, which is the source of most relationship struggles. The deepest healing is found in any relationship that consciously includes our source nature, as well as psychological and somatic healing, which will be discussed in this webinar. This workshop will offer meditation and dyad work for connecting in with shared being in yourself and with others. Lynn Marie will also offer psychological and somatic practices that assist in resolving your relationship issues and relational wounding.

Endorsements for Awakened Relating:

“Breaking new ground, Lynn Marie offers wise and elegant guidance in embodying our radiant, boundless, undivided true nature in the realm of relationships, where relational wounding and unresolved childhood issues may make it challenging to live from the limitless love we know ourselves to be.”
Stephan Bodian

“Awakened Relating dispels the myth of romantic love and points directly to an awakened way of relating that arises from the recognition of our true nature as Love.”
John Prendergast

“Lynn Marie brings together a clear understanding of initial awakening, psychotherapy, and relationship.”
Loch Kelly

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

Sliding Scale: $40 to $80
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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Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ Awakened Relating ~ Daylong Workshop

Friday, February 26, 2021 @ 9:00am-3:00pm (Pacific Time), with 1 hour lunch break

This daylong workshop will go deeply into Awakened Relating, which takes the exploration of spirituality and relationship to the next level and guides you into embodying your loving nature in real-life relationship challenges such as conflict, communication issues, negative self-beliefs and projections, intimacy issues, and being with relational wounding and trauma.

Awakened Relating addresses both awakening to the presence of pure love, and the healing of our relational wounding, which is the source of most relationship struggles. The deepest healing is found in any relationship that consciously includes our source nature, as well as psychological and somatic healing.

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.

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Community Gathering: Togetherness & Co-Creation (FREE)

Saturday, February 27, 2021 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Let us get to know each other, while co-creating Open Circle's future together!

This gathering will be a space where Members of our community (You!) can come together, connect with others, as well as influence Open Circle's evolution.

We've had opportunities to connect deeply in the shared space of Satsang. We may feel a deeper knowing and connection to each other here than we experience in other social circles. Here's an opportunity to connect with each other outside of the context of a formal session with a teacher.

We will also invite your feedback about Open Circle's offerings. Please bring your ideas and suggestions. Let us know how we may better serve you, each other. What teachers and topics would you like to see in our program? What has been working well, and what might be changed?
We'd love to hear your voice!

The meeting will be co-hosted by Open Circle's Phil & Sara. There will be a mix of sharing, and brainstorming, in small groups, as well as group conversations. There will be time to exchange contact information for those who wish for more connection with each other beyond our Satsangs and courses.


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Ajaya Sommers ~ Being Here: The Alchemy of Intimacy ~ Daylong Retreat

Sunday, February 28, 2021 @ 9:00-11:00am & 12:00-2:30pm (Pacific Time)

During a series of day long retreats, we will be discovering the possibility of allowing ourselves to explore the contours of our most direct and intimate experience of Being Here.
Being Here— also known as: truly alive, honest, vulnerable and awake with feeling from our most divinely human center of Love.

Each event of this series is independent - you are welcome to join any time and attend any number of the monthly daylong retreats. Remaining dates:
March 27 & April 18, 2021

Through perceptual practices that include the breath of our hearts, bodies and souls; we can open wider, root deeper and grow taller into our authentic embodied presence and clarity of expression. In this way, we receive and integrate the true blessings that are bestowed through the inevitable and most intimate initiations of Life.

Often the deepest blessings of Life are shrouded in the intimate initiations or mystery schools we call love, loss, illness, trauma, death and all manner of things that involve not being in control. When we peer through the lens of our original developmental blueprints of our human embryo and natural law itself, we can re-frame these inevitable initiations of Life as essential substantive blessings of nature. Allowing us to be here and to be who we are— not as a flaw or failure to the design or the path, but as primary ingredients to the alchemy involved in deepening our most human and divine evolution and embodiment.

What shall comprise each session?
Bringing our Loving attention to what is Here:

Through precise breath practices that include provocative sounds, touch, embryological movement motifs and relaxed 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 ground of safety, permission and play.

The ancient mystery school yoga’s of Egypt, Greece, India, and Tibet knew that working with the core energy centers was a powerful 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 one's vitality, regulating one's emotions and creating an inspired environment to reignite ones path of service and precious connection to all of life.

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. 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

Sliding Scale: $40 to $80
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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March 2021

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, March 1, 2021 @ 8am & Thurs. 12pm (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 29, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

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.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Pamela Wilson ~ The Heart Within Everything ~ 4 Part Online Retreat

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), continuing March 5, 9 & 12

Tuesdays & Fridays:
March 2, 5, 9 & 12

10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
Time Zone Converter
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.

Life’s love animates and sustains everything, its stillness, wisdom and love pulse in all forms and functions. Finding this benevolent heart within us and within all the interior movements is relaxing. Nothing is only what it appears to be!

The mind, body and emotions can live as awareness does, free, wise and rooted. Same, same! One by one habits, misunderstandings, misidentification and aversions present themselves for inner satsang. Met with respect and kindness they self-liberate, revealing the ancient heart that beats as resounding Silence and Love.

Join with Pamela and your fellow sages in being curious and listening within!

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 bring your questions!

More about Pamela: www.pamelasatsang.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $120
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Pamela Wilson ~ The Heart Within Everything: 4-Part Online Retreat

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), continuing March 5, 9 & 12

Life’s love animates and sustains everything; its stillness, wisdom and love pulse in all forms and functions. Finding this benevolent heart within us and within all the interior movements is relaxing. Nothing is only what it appears to be!

The mind, body and emotions can live as awareness does, free, wise and rooted. Same, same! One by one habits, misunderstandings, misidentification and aversions present themselves for inner satsang. Met with respect and kindness, they self-liberate, revealing the ancient heart that beats as resounding Silence and Love.

Join with Pamela and your fellow sages in being curious and listening within!

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.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 12:00pm & Mon. 8:30am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 25, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

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.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Pamela Wilson ~ The Heart Within Everything ~ 4 Part Online Retreat

Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), continuing March 5, 9 & 12
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until Friday, March 12, 2021

Tuesdays & Fridays:
March 2, 5, 9 & 12

10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
Time Zone Converter
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.

Life’s love animates and sustains everything, its stillness, wisdom and love pulse in all forms and functions. Finding this benevolent heart within us and within all the interior movements is relaxing. Nothing is only what it appears to be!

The mind, body and emotions can live as awareness does, free, wise and rooted. Same, same! One by one habits, misunderstandings, misidentification and aversions present themselves for inner satsang. Met with respect and kindness they self-liberate, revealing the ancient heart that beats as resounding Silence and Love.

Join with Pamela and your fellow sages in being curious and listening within!

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 bring your questions!

More about Pamela: www.pamelasatsang.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $120
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ Therapy For Awakening

Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Ongoing therapeutic support group for embodiment and awakening
This on-going group integrates psychology, somatic practices and nondual wisdom for regulating your nervous system as well as releasing old traumas and beliefs. Therapy for awakening is based in the Field of Awareness where all true healing and transformation takes place.
This group offers:

  • Deepening in the direct recognition of our true nature
  • Somatic practices to help regulate the nervous system and build resilience
  • Psychotherapeutic processes for resolving trauma memories and negative beliefs
  • Sharing and dialogue in the group and in dyads, as well as individual processing

It is best to attend the group in person, if possible. However, you can also register and listen to the recording. Lynn Marie will focus the group in a way that will also benefit those attending by 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.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

John J. Prendergast, Ph.D ~ Finding Our Deepest Ground: 4-Part Course

Sunday, March 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am & 12:00 noon (Pacific Time), continuing Sundays March 14, 21 & 28

4-Part Online Course
March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific Time, each day
Time Zone Converter
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.

General Description: When and how are we most deeply grounded? In this series we will experientially explore this vital question and discover its relevance to more fully embodying our spiritual understanding.

Most contemplative traditions, east or west, tend to focus on awakening the mind and heart. However, they often minimize or entirely ignore the belly (or hara) which includes our felt sense of the ground. As a result many long-term spiritual practitioners remain unfamiliar with this critically important domain and are subject to doubting their inner authority and being regularly hijacked by the deeply conditioned and unconscious fears embedded in this area.

In our shared journey, we will explore the different dimensions of the ground – egoic, soul/archetypal, and Self (no self) – and our resistance to more fully opening to the ground of Being. We will also learn how to welcome our resistance from Presence and to rest in and as our deepest Ground. This brings a profound sense of inner stability, self-trust, autonomy, and connection with a fundamental life current. It also provides a foundational safety for sustaining an open heart and clear mind.

Sunday, March 7th “The Multidimensional Ground: Ego, Soul, and Self (no self)”

Sunday, March 14th “Resistance to Opening to Our Deepest Ground”

Sunday, March 21st “Welcoming Resistance from Presence”

Sunday, March 28th “Resting in and as our Deepest Ground”

Bio: John J. Prendergast, Ph.D. is the author of The Deep Heart (2019) and In Touch (2015), a retired Adjunct Professor of Psychology at CIIS, a spiritual teacher, and a soon-to-retire psychotherapist, who offers online and in-person (when possible) retreats.

www.listeningfromsilence.com
YouTube channel

Sliding Scale: $60 to $100
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

John J. Prendergast, Ph.D ~ Finding Our Deepest Ground: 4-Part Course

Sunday, March 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am & 12:00 noon (Pacific Time), continuing Sundays March 14, 21 & 28

Most contemplative traditions, east or west, tend to focus on awakening the mind and heart. However, they often minimize or entirely ignore the belly (or hara) which includes our felt sense of the ground. As a result many long-term spiritual practitioners remain unfamiliar with this critically important domain and are subject to doubting their inner authority and being regularly hijacked by the deeply conditioned and unconscious fears embedded in this area.

In our shared journey, we will explore the different dimensions of the ground – egoic, soul/archetypal, and Self (no self) – and our resistance to more fully opening to the ground of Being. We will also learn how to welcome our resistance from Presence and to rest in and as our deepest Ground. This brings a profound sense of inner stability, self-trust, autonomy, and connection with a fundamental life current. It also provides a foundational safety for sustaining an open heart and clear mind.

John J. Prendergast, Ph.D. is the author of The Deep Heart (2019) and In Touch (2015), a retired Adjunct Professor of Psychology at CIIS, a spiritual teacher, and a soon-to-retire psychotherapist, who offers online and in-person (when possible) retreats.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, March 8, 2021 @ 8am & Thurs. 12pm (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 29, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

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.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Pamela Wilson ~ The Heart Within Everything ~ 4 Part Online Retreat

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), continuing March 5, 9 & 12
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until Friday, March 12, 2021

Tuesdays & Fridays:
March 2, 5, 9 & 12

10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
Time Zone Converter
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.

Life’s love animates and sustains everything, its stillness, wisdom and love pulse in all forms and functions. Finding this benevolent heart within us and within all the interior movements is relaxing. Nothing is only what it appears to be!

The mind, body and emotions can live as awareness does, free, wise and rooted. Same, same! One by one habits, misunderstandings, misidentification and aversions present themselves for inner satsang. Met with respect and kindness they self-liberate, revealing the ancient heart that beats as resounding Silence and Love.

Join with Pamela and your fellow sages in being curious and listening within!

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 bring your questions!

More about Pamela: www.pamelasatsang.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $120
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Thursday, March 11, 2021 @ 12:00pm & Mon. 8:30am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 25, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

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.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Pamela Wilson ~ The Heart Within Everything ~ 4 Part Online Retreat

Friday, March 12, 2021 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), continuing March 5, 9 & 12
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until Friday, March 12, 2021

Tuesdays & Fridays:
March 2, 5, 9 & 12

10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
Time Zone Converter
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.

Life’s love animates and sustains everything, its stillness, wisdom and love pulse in all forms and functions. Finding this benevolent heart within us and within all the interior movements is relaxing. Nothing is only what it appears to be!

The mind, body and emotions can live as awareness does, free, wise and rooted. Same, same! One by one habits, misunderstandings, misidentification and aversions present themselves for inner satsang. Met with respect and kindness they self-liberate, revealing the ancient heart that beats as resounding Silence and Love.

Join with Pamela and your fellow sages in being curious and listening within!

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 bring your questions!

More about Pamela: www.pamelasatsang.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $120
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Jeannie Zandi ~ Good, Bad, Is

Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Conditioned separation has us living from a limited either-or perspective and chains us to a cycle of trying to be “good” and avoiding being “bad.” The way out is abiding in things-as-they-are. Join Jeannie and friends to meet in “the field outside of rightdoing and wrongdoing” (Rumi).

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.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

John J. Prendergast, Ph.D ~ Finding Our Deepest Ground: 4-Part Course

Sunday, March 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am & 12:00 noon (Pacific Time), part of 4-part course Sundays March 7, 14, 21 & 28
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 28, 2021

4-Part Online Course
March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific Time, each day
Time Zone Converter
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.

General Description: When and how are we most deeply grounded? In this series we will experientially explore this vital question and discover its relevance to more fully embodying our spiritual understanding.

Most contemplative traditions, east or west, tend to focus on awakening the mind and heart. However, they often minimize or entirely ignore the belly (or hara) which includes our felt sense of the ground. As a result many long-term spiritual practitioners remain unfamiliar with this critically important domain and are subject to doubting their inner authority and being regularly hijacked by the deeply conditioned and unconscious fears embedded in this area.

In our shared journey, we will explore the different dimensions of the ground – egoic, soul/archetypal, and Self (no self) – and our resistance to more fully opening to the ground of Being. We will also learn how to welcome our resistance from Presence and to rest in and as our deepest Ground. This brings a profound sense of inner stability, self-trust, autonomy, and connection with a fundamental life current. It also provides a foundational safety for sustaining an open heart and clear mind.

Sunday, March 7th “The Multidimensional Ground: Ego, Soul, and Self (no self)”

Sunday, March 14th “Resistance to Opening to Our Deepest Ground”

Sunday, March 21st “Welcoming Resistance from Presence”

Sunday, March 28th “Resting in and as our Deepest Ground”

Bio: John J. Prendergast, Ph.D. is the author of The Deep Heart (2019) and In Touch (2015), a retired Adjunct Professor of Psychology at CIIS, a spiritual teacher, and a soon-to-retire psychotherapist, who offers online and in-person (when possible) retreats.

www.listeningfromsilence.com
YouTube channel

Sliding Scale: $60 to $100
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 8am & Thurs. 12pm (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 29, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

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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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 12:00pm & Mon. 8:30am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 25, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

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.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

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Marlies Myoku Cocheret ~ The Secret Sanctuary

Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 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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Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ Therapy For Awakening

Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Ongoing therapeutic support group for embodiment and awakening
This on-going group integrates psychology, somatic practices and nondual wisdom for regulating your nervous system as well as releasing old traumas and beliefs. Therapy for awakening is based in the Field of Awareness where all true healing and transformation takes place.
This group offers:

  • Deepening in the direct recognition of our true nature
  • Somatic practices to help regulate the nervous system and build resilience
  • Psychotherapeutic processes for resolving trauma memories and negative beliefs
  • Sharing and dialogue in the group and in dyads, as well as individual processing

It is best to attend the group in person, if possible. However, you can also register and listen to the recording. Lynn Marie will focus the group in a way that will also benefit those attending by 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.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

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John J. Prendergast, Ph.D ~ Finding Our Deepest Ground: 4-Part Course

Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am & 12:00 noon (Pacific Time), part of 4-part course Sundays March 7, 14, 21 & 28
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 28, 2021

4-Part Online Course
March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific Time, each day
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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.

General Description: When and how are we most deeply grounded? In this series we will experientially explore this vital question and discover its relevance to more fully embodying our spiritual understanding.

Most contemplative traditions, east or west, tend to focus on awakening the mind and heart. However, they often minimize or entirely ignore the belly (or hara) which includes our felt sense of the ground. As a result many long-term spiritual practitioners remain unfamiliar with this critically important domain and are subject to doubting their inner authority and being regularly hijacked by the deeply conditioned and unconscious fears embedded in this area.

In our shared journey, we will explore the different dimensions of the ground – egoic, soul/archetypal, and Self (no self) – and our resistance to more fully opening to the ground of Being. We will also learn how to welcome our resistance from Presence and to rest in and as our deepest Ground. This brings a profound sense of inner stability, self-trust, autonomy, and connection with a fundamental life current. It also provides a foundational safety for sustaining an open heart and clear mind.

Sunday, March 7th “The Multidimensional Ground: Ego, Soul, and Self (no self)”

Sunday, March 14th “Resistance to Opening to Our Deepest Ground”

Sunday, March 21st “Welcoming Resistance from Presence”

Sunday, March 28th “Resting in and as our Deepest Ground”

Bio: John J. Prendergast, Ph.D. is the author of The Deep Heart (2019) and In Touch (2015), a retired Adjunct Professor of Psychology at CIIS, a spiritual teacher, and a soon-to-retire psychotherapist, who offers online and in-person (when possible) retreats.

www.listeningfromsilence.com
YouTube channel

Sliding Scale: $60 to $100
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 8am & Thurs. 12pm (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 29, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

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.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Ellen Emmet ~ The Awakening Body: 3-Day Online Retreat

Monday, March 22, 2021 @ & March 23 & 24, 9:00am-12:00am (Pacific Time)

In this three day retreat we will explore our direct experience and let it reveal its essential reality of Awareness. Our particular focus is the body, allowing it to be our mirror and our pathway, our prayer and our altar, and ultimately the shining expression of this shared identity.

There will be time for questions and conversation each day as our inquiry deepens.
There will be a 20-minute break during the 3-hour sessions.

In our daily lives, the body is seldom tasted as it is. We rarely listen to its tactile and energetic language or allow it to simply unfold and blossom in its natural original intelligence.

In fact we have deeply disconnected from this level of experience and even when we turn back towards the body, we come with agendas and ideas that we project upon it, forcing the body into a new mode, only to perpetuate a felt identification with a body, that may seem improved, but in fact remains a mere projections for the separate self that seems to live in its center.

With silence as our main shrine, we will share gradually deepening guided tactile meditations along with simple postures, free movements, breathing, and visualizations. In this contemplation, resistances and chains of bodily contractions, the habits that create the illusion that our identity is limited, located and separate are revealed and free to unfold as they are: feelings and sensations that come and go in Awareness. We come to feel that our true identity is an open field of vibrating openness,limitless and ever-present.

Gently and effortlessly, in deepening waves, the body is slowly realigned with this felt understanding. It flows as a living substence with more and more ease and transparency and reflects and expresses the ever-present freedom and silence that is its invisible source.

Ellen’s deepest intuition was confirmed when she met her teacher, Francis Lucille. In his presence, she recognized the eternal, limitless and universal nature of our shared reality. Over many years, her understanding deepened to touch all levels of experience. The process of aligning and stabilizing all aspects of her life to this understanding has continued to unfold since then.

Today, Ellen offers meetings and retreats in The Awakening Body, sharing a direct exploration of reality sourced in the tradition of Kashmir Shivaism and self-inquiry as transmitted through Francis Lucille and his teacher, Jean Klein. In addition, she has a private practice as a psychotherapist and facilitator of Authentic Movement. Her background of Dance Movement Therapy and Transpersonal Psychology is shaped by the non-dual understanding. Ellen lives in Oxford, England with her husband, Rupert Spira.

www.ellenemmet.com

Sliding Scale: $50 to $90
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Thursday, March 25, 2021 @ 12:00pm & Mon. 8:30am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 25, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

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.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Ajaya Sommers ~ Being Here: The Alchemy of Intimacy ~ Daylong Retreat

Saturday, March 27, 2021 @ 9:00-11:00am & 12:00-2:30pm (Pacific Time)

During a series of day long retreats, we will be discovering the possibility of allowing ourselves to explore the contours of our most direct and intimate experience of Being Here.
Being Here— also known as: truly alive, honest, vulnerable and awake with feeling from our most divinely human center of Love.

Each event of this series is independent - you are welcome to join any time and attend any number of the monthly daylong retreats. Remaining date:
April 18, 2021

Through perceptual practices that include the breath of our hearts, bodies and souls; we can open wider, root deeper and grow taller into our authentic embodied presence and clarity of expression. In this way, we receive and integrate the true blessings that are bestowed through the inevitable and most intimate initiations of Life.

Often the deepest blessings of Life are shrouded in the intimate initiations or mystery schools we call love, loss, illness, trauma, death and all manner of things that involve not being in control. When we peer through the lens of our original developmental blueprints of our human embryo and natural law itself, we can re-frame these inevitable initiations of Life as essential substantive blessings of nature. Allowing us to be here and to be who we are— not as a flaw or failure to the design or the path, but as primary ingredients to the alchemy involved in deepening our most human and divine evolution and embodiment.

What shall comprise each session?
Bringing our Loving attention to what is Here:

Through precise breath practices that include provocative sounds, touch, embryological movement motifs and relaxed 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 ground of safety, permission and play.

The ancient mystery school yoga’s of Egypt, Greece, India, and Tibet knew that working with the core energy centers was a powerful 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 one's vitality, regulating one's emotions and creating an inspired environment to reignite ones path of service and precious connection to all of life.

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. 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

Sliding Scale: $40 to $80
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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John J. Prendergast, Ph.D ~ Finding Our Deepest Ground: 4-Part Course

Sunday, March 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am & 12:00 noon (Pacific Time), part of 4-part course Sundays March 7, 14, 21 & 28
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 28, 2021

4-Part Online Course
March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific Time, each day
Time Zone Converter
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.

General Description: When and how are we most deeply grounded? In this series we will experientially explore this vital question and discover its relevance to more fully embodying our spiritual understanding.

Most contemplative traditions, east or west, tend to focus on awakening the mind and heart. However, they often minimize or entirely ignore the belly (or hara) which includes our felt sense of the ground. As a result many long-term spiritual practitioners remain unfamiliar with this critically important domain and are subject to doubting their inner authority and being regularly hijacked by the deeply conditioned and unconscious fears embedded in this area.

In our shared journey, we will explore the different dimensions of the ground – egoic, soul/archetypal, and Self (no self) – and our resistance to more fully opening to the ground of Being. We will also learn how to welcome our resistance from Presence and to rest in and as our deepest Ground. This brings a profound sense of inner stability, self-trust, autonomy, and connection with a fundamental life current. It also provides a foundational safety for sustaining an open heart and clear mind.

Sunday, March 7th “The Multidimensional Ground: Ego, Soul, and Self (no self)”

Sunday, March 14th “Resistance to Opening to Our Deepest Ground”

Sunday, March 21st “Welcoming Resistance from Presence”

Sunday, March 28th “Resting in and as our Deepest Ground”

Bio: John J. Prendergast, Ph.D. is the author of The Deep Heart (2019) and In Touch (2015), a retired Adjunct Professor of Psychology at CIIS, a spiritual teacher, and a soon-to-retire psychotherapist, who offers online and in-person (when possible) retreats.

www.listeningfromsilence.com
YouTube channel

Sliding Scale: $60 to $100
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, March 29, 2021 @ 8am & Thurs. 12pm (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 29, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

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.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

April 2021

Adam Chacksfield ~ Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy: Bringing Loving Awareness to our Experience

Saturday, April 3, 2021 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

When we dare to open to the erotic dimension of our experience everything comes vibrantly alive for us. We are turned on! There is a delicious pleasurable sensitivity to life. We are touched by so many forms of beauty, and can enjoy the juicy energy inside all our feelings. We find ourselves inspired to engage and create effortlessly, fueled by the same abundant energy that also makes babies.

This gathering will offer a rare safe and loving space for opening to and exploring the truth our own direct experience of sexuality, erotic energy, and intimate relationships. This is an opportunity for us to open to the beautiful gift of erotic embodiment and bring awareness to whatever layers of fear and shame invite our loving attention. This is not a “how to” webinar, but an invitation for us to let the truth of our own erotic experience reveal itself. Every part of our direct experience is valid, innocent, and deserves to be met with love.

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 a week.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

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Jeannie Zandi ~ Human: A Wedding of Heaven and Earth

Sunday, April 4, 2021 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

When we embrace a spirituality that includes our humanness, we open to the possibility of our divinity just as we are, and to meeting our human nature with mercy and kindness as we walk as light. Join Jeannie and friends in this exploration of humanness and awakening.

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.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

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Marlies Myoku Cocheret ~ Dropping into the Sensual Silence of the Female Body (Women Only)

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 9:00am - 12:00 noon (Pacific Time)

‘Woman’ so deeply knows what is possible in the form as love. That is her connectedness speaking, her feminine intuition.

In this first women-only gathering, we will explore how it feels to be safe, delighted and resting as silence in our precious bodies. We’ll learn to connect more deeply with our sensual nature and bring this aliveness into everyday life. We’ll feel ourselves soft yet strong, quiet and alert, receptive and discriminating - an effortless balance of the silence of sensuality and the sensuality of silence.
You are invited to join with your warm delicious female body.

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 $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 a week.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Ajaya Sommers ~ Being Here: The Alchemy of Intimacy ~ Daylong Retreat

Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 9:00-11:00am & 12:00-2:30pm (Pacific Time)

During a series of day long retreats, we will be discovering the possibility of allowing ourselves to explore the contours of our most direct and intimate experience of Being Here.
Being Here— also known as: truly alive, honest, vulnerable and awake with feeling from our most divinely human center of Love.

Each event of this series is independent - you are welcome to join any time and attend any number of the monthly daylong retreats. April 18th is the last date in the series

Through perceptual practices that include the breath of our hearts, bodies and souls; we can open wider, root deeper and grow taller into our authentic embodied presence and clarity of expression. In this way, we receive and integrate the true blessings that are bestowed through the inevitable and most intimate initiations of Life.

Often the deepest blessings of Life are shrouded in the intimate initiations or mystery schools we call love, loss, illness, trauma, death and all manner of things that involve not being in control. When we peer through the lens of our original developmental blueprints of our human embryo and natural law itself, we can re-frame these inevitable initiations of Life as essential substantive blessings of nature. Allowing us to be here and to be who we are— not as a flaw or failure to the design or the path, but as primary ingredients to the alchemy involved in deepening our most human and divine evolution and embodiment.

What shall comprise each session?
Bringing our Loving attention to what is Here:

Through precise breath practices that include provocative sounds, touch, embryological movement motifs and relaxed 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 ground of safety, permission and play.

The ancient mystery school yoga’s of Egypt, Greece, India, and Tibet knew that working with the core energy centers was a powerful 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 one's vitality, regulating one's emotions and creating an inspired environment to reignite ones path of service and precious connection to all of life.

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. 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

Sliding Scale: $40 to $80
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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