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February 2022

Pamela Wilson ~ The Water of Life is Love ~ 3 Part Online Retreat

Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, Feb. 18, 19 & 20

Join Pamela Wilson and fellow sages in gathering together to look into and honor the love at the heart of all movement and stillness. The Love that animates and renews everything.

If everything has a Heart, even that which feels and looks as if it has turned away from Love, there will be a longing to return to the simplicity and satisfaction of living as Wise Love. Nothing wishes to maintain separation, but needs a kind guide home. Each one of us can invite home that which is restless and stuck, back to its own Heart.

Despite history or role play, the pulse of this one heart is constant at the core of everything.

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.

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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, February 21, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 28, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

iRest Group ~ Yogic Relaxation Practice

Monday, February 21, 2022 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm (Pacific Time)

We're pleased to offer recurring facilitated iRest sessions. iRest is a modernized form of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra or “yogic sleep”. It's a restorative practice that promotes deep healing, balance and wellbeing... more details
Sug. donation: $10 to $20 ~ No one turned away for lack of funds.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Jeannie Zandi ~ Root Down

Sunday, February 27, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Paradoxically, the foundation of living as our formless essential nature is the willingness to also embody. Join Jeannie and friends to explore how to support ourselves in joining our heights with our depths.

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.

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.

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 »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, February 28, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 28, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

March 2022

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

(new date) Georgia Simone ~ Awakened Healing: Become The Space Where Healing Takes Place

Sunday, March 6, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Welcome to The Holding Space.

A space where we can gather together and BE exactly as we are

A space where the full spectrum of your human experience is invited

Calm, anxious, open, closed,

ALL is welcome here.

It's in this gentle embrace that everything can start to unravel. It's in this open space that we can begin to unwind the strategies that no longer serve us. This is the space that early mis-attunement failed to foster, the space where love blooms and new life can emerge. This is the space where all that quivers and shakes can come to rest, and where all that contorts can untwist into greater alignment.

Through gentle exploration and somatic awareness you can cultivate a new way of being with your most challenging patterns. No longer a victim of the push and pull of inner disturbance, you can step forward with greater confidence, knowing that whatever comes your way, you embody the resilience and the capacity to meet and integrate it.

You can expect a deeply held space where you’ll be invited to slow down, tune in, and track your present-moment experience. As you awaken and refine a more subtle way of Being and Being With, you can slowly but surely become the space – the container and the field – where healing takes place.

Bio:
The first leg of Georgia Simone’s path exposed her to the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, which provided her with the foundation she needed to dis-identify from pain and suffering. However, despite a growing freedom, a significant bypass took place, as her orientation towards transcendence reinforced her deep disconnection from Life. Upon seeing this, her focus became addressing the unresolved trauma that had woven its way into every fibre of her being.

After many years of wading through this marshland of conditioning, she now shares her discoveries with others. She believes that the spiritual path is as much about arriving here fully - as an embodied human being - as it is about dissolving into the infinite source that makes this life possible. How can we die to the absolute, while deeply embracing our relative human experience? This Living inquiry is her Life’s prayer.

www.georgiasimone.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 »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, March 7, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 28, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

iRest Group ~ Yogic Relaxation Practice

Monday, March 7, 2022 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm (Pacific Time)

We're pleased to offer recurring facilitated iRest sessions. iRest is a modernized form of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra or “yogic sleep”. It's a restorative practice that promotes deep healing, balance and wellbeing... more details
Sug. donation: $10 to $20 ~ No one turned away for lack of funds.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

[CANCELED] Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ TRUE HEALING: BODY-MIND & BEING ~ 3-Part Retreat

Friday, March 11, 2022 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), Part of 3-part Retreat, March 11, 12 & 13, 2022

Unfortunately this event was canceled.

True healing requires an awakening of body, mind and Being. We will bring together spiritual wisdom and somatic psychology to focus on both waking up to True Nature and resolving the human issues we struggle with such as depression, anxiety, low self-worth, and illness. These issues, along with the life problems they create, can interfere with our ability to rest as Being.

The retreat will offer:

  • Deepened recognition of our True Nature through guided meditations and sharing truth
  • Somatic practices to help regulate the nervous system and build resilience
  • Psychotherapeutic processes for resolving the blocks to our full expression
  • Sharing and dialogue in the group
  • Practices to do between meetings on retreat days

The Presence of our own Being is the only true healing force there is. As we awaken to/as Being and allow it to fully meet all our humanness as it is, we are healed and transformed from within. We are also directed to whoever or whatever is needed for our healing.

You are invited to join the retreat sessions live to benefit from group interaction and processing with Lynn Marie.  You are also welcomed to register and attend the retreat by recording on your own time.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a psychotherapist and author with a focus on bringing awakened consciousness to the healing of our human body-mind issues. Her work is grounded in nondual spiritual teachings and psychotherapeutic and somatic training. Lynn Marie is a contributing author for the Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, co-author of The Awakening West, and is the author of Awakened Relating: A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships.
For more information se: www.lynnmarielumiere.com

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Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ TRUE HEALING: BODY-MIND & BEING ~ 3-Part Retreat

Friday, March 11, 2022 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), Part of 3-part Retreat, March 11, 12 & 13, 2022

This retreat offers an opportunity to take time out of daily routines to focus together into the Being we all share and find healing and balance within our human body-mind. True healing requires an awakening of body, mind and Being. We will bring together spiritual wisdom and somatic psychology to focus on both waking up to True Nature and resolving the human issues we struggle with such as depression, anxiety, low self-worth, and illness. These issues, along with the life problems they create, can interfere with our ability to rest as Being. The Presence of our own Being is the only true healing force there is. As we awaken to/as Being and allow it to fully meet all our humanness as it is, we are healed and transformed from within. Lynn Marie Lumiere is a psychotherapist and author with a focus on bringing awakened consciousness to the healing of our human body-mind issues.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, March 14, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 28, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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: 2 part Online Mini-Retreat

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ & March 20 ~ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

We start at 9:00 am Pacific Time / 4:00 pm UK time / 5:00 pm Central European Time.

Drawn by our deepest longing, we gather in the invisible shrine.
At the door we leave our beliefs and our ideas. We enter barefoot. We are open. We are together in openness.

During this two-day retreat, we will welcome our direct experience and let it reveal its palpable reality of unconditional love. Within it the layers of suffering that seem to keep us separate from the totality naturally surface.

Our particular focus is our body, allowing it to be our mirror and our pathway, our prayer, and our cry and ultimately the shining expression of our shared essence and unique individual shape.

Together, we will listen to its tactile, emotional, and energetic language and allow it to simply unfold and blossom in its natural original intelligence.

Along the way, held traumas find open pathways, tensions touch the possibility of relaxation, stories find fresh formulations, expression is liberated, and we may discover the effortless movement of healing.

There will be time for sharing each day as our inquiry deepens, and a 20-30 minute break during the 3-hour sessions.

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 has continued to deepen and to touch all levels of experience. At the same time, she has never ceased exploring her individual journey, always curious to live at the interface between the very personal trajectory of her life and the pure intimacy of Presence.

More and more, she senses that each of our lives is a path of revelation and integration, (including its darker crossings), through which the face of truth can shine uniquely and anew, wedding us to our direct experience of Awareness and connecting us to the great family of creation.

To find out more about Ellen and her offering, visit 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

Find out more »

Ellen Emmet ~ The Awakening Body: 2 part Online Mini-Retreat

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ & March 20 ~ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Drawn by our deepest longing, we gather in the invisible shrine.
At the door we leave our beliefs and our ideas. We enter barefoot. We are open. We are together in openness.

During this two-day retreat, we will welcome our direct experience and let it reveal its palpable reality of unconditional love. Within it the layers of suffering that seem to keep us separate from the totality naturally surface.

Our particular focus is our body, allowing it to be our mirror and our pathway, our prayer, and our cry and ultimately the shining expression of our shared essence and unique individual shape.
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. At the same time, she has never ceased exploring her individual journey, always curious to live at the interface between the very personal trajectory of her life and the pure intimacy of Presence.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, March 21, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 28, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

iRest Group ~ Yogic Relaxation Practice

Monday, March 21, 2022 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm (Pacific Time)

We're pleased to offer recurring facilitated iRest sessions. iRest is a modernized form of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra or “yogic sleep”. It's a restorative practice that promotes deep healing, balance and wellbeing... more details
Sug. donation: $10 to $20 ~ No one turned away for lack of funds.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Boyan Milouchev ~ Embodied Understanding: The Importance of Feeling Our Emotions

Friday, March 25, 2022 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time)

Recognising our True Self - the changeless reality beyond the body, mind, and circumstances in the world - is essential in order to live a true, honest, and happy life.
The recognition that we are not the body or the mind is the beginning of a journey of ever-deeper embodiment of our True Nature: of re-alignment of old beliefs with what is True on the level of the mind; and of releasing tensions and becoming more intuitive and free on the level of the body.

This event will focus on the body and on the importance of allowing feelings to flow through the body without self-judgement and self-blame. Often, strong feelings come with unwanted thoughts, and it is the resistance to these thoughts / feelings that sustains them in experience. We will also talk about projection, the world as a reflection of ourself, and the importance of feeling into whether an action is coming from Love or fear.

The event will begin with a 20-minute meditation followed by a talk and a Q&A session.

Bio:
From an early age, Boyan was fascinated by the nature of the mind and our experience of reality. After exploring NLP, the Three Principles, and A Course in Miracles, his journey of seeking came to an end when he came across non-duality. Today, Boyan supports others along the spiritual journey through one-to-one sessions and online events and programmes. He lovingly guides individuals and groups toward the understanding of the essential cause of their suffering, and to realise their innate wholeness. His approach is gentle but direct and especially well-suited for those who are ready to embrace life and live it fully.

www.boyanm.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 »

Boyan Milouchev ~ Embodied Understanding: The Importance of Feeling Our Emotions

Friday, March 25, 2022 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time)

Recognizing our True Self - the changeless reality beyond the body, mind, and circumstances in the world - is essential in order to live a true, honest, and happy life. The recognition that we are not the body or the mind is the beginning of a journey of ever-deeper embodiment of our True Nature: of re-alignment of old beliefs with what is True on the level of the mind; and of releasing tensions and becoming more intuitive and free on the level of the body.

This event will focus on the body and on the importance of allowing feelings to flow through the body without self-judgement and self-blame. Often, strong feelings come with unwanted thoughts, and it is the resistance to these thoughts / feelings that sustains them in experience.

From an early age, Boyan was fascinated by the nature of the mind and our experience of reality. After exploring NLP, the Three Principles, and A Course in Miracles, his journey of seeking came to an end when he came across non-duality. His approach is gentle but direct and especially well-suited for those who are ready to embrace life and live it fully.

Find out more »

Georgia Simone ~ Awakened Healing: Become The Space Where Healing Takes Place

Saturday, March 26, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Welcome to The Holding Space.

A space where we can gather together and BE exactly as we are

A space where the full spectrum of your human experience is invited

Calm, anxious, open, closed,

ALL is welcome here.

It's in this gentle embrace that everything can start to unravel. It's in this open space that we can begin to unwind the strategies that no longer serve us. This is the space that early mis-attunement failed to foster, the space where love blooms and new life can emerge. This is the space where all that quivers and shakes can come to rest, and where all that contorts can untwist into greater alignment.

Through gentle exploration and somatic awareness you can cultivate a new way of being with your most challenging patterns. No longer a victim of the push and pull of inner disturbance, you can step forward with greater confidence, knowing that whatever comes your way, you embody the resilience and the capacity to meet and integrate it.

You can expect a deeply held space where you’ll be invited to slow down, tune in, and track your present-moment experience. As you awaken and refine a more subtle way of Being and Being With, you can slowly but surely become the space – the container and the field – where healing takes place.

Bio:
The first leg of Georgia Simone’s path exposed her to the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, which provided her with the foundation she needed to dis-identify from pain and suffering. However, despite a growing freedom, a significant bypass took place, as her orientation towards transcendence reinforced her deep disconnection from Life. Upon seeing this, her focus became addressing the unresolved trauma that had woven its way into every fibre of her being.

After many years of wading through this marshland of conditioning, she now shares her discoveries with others. She believes that the spiritual path is as much about arriving here fully - as an embodied human being - as it is about dissolving into the infinite source that makes this life possible. How can we die to the absolute, while deeply embracing our relative human experience? This Living inquiry is her Life’s prayer.

www.georgiasimone.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 »

Jeannie Zandi ~ Vulnerability

Sunday, March 27, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

How might true strength spring forth from vulnerability? Join Jeannie and friends to explore the nature of vulnerability and how it is the foundation for a sturdy heart.

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.

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.

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 »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 28, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 2022

Marlies Myoku Cocheret ~ Women Only: The Free Flowing Feminine

Saturday, April 2, 2022 @ 9:00am - 12:00 noon (Pacific Time)

A Way of Woman Gathering

During this Way of Woman – "WOW" – gathering, the whole of you is welcome! All desire and passion is welcomed as well as all feeling, sensation, body and emotion. Nothing is excluded.

Silence is the mystery of Her from which we spring, and is sensual in nature. When the female body arrives in awareness and silence, I call that the awakening sensual body.

Our female body is designed for pleasure and goodness. If a woman realizes how free and luscious she really is, the world can be changed in a split second. Nothing, including our own imprisoned self, is able to withstand the power of embodied love in female form. She is our Innermost, our beloved Self.

In the WOW journey you will connect with your Innermost and melt that into the sensuality of your beautiful female body. When you experience this, naturally you shine as who you are – the free flowing feminine.

Let's come together to journey and explore. There will be time for silence, movement, sensuality, questions and conversation.

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.
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Marlies Myoku Cocheret ~ Women Only: The Free Flowing Feminine

Saturday, April 2, 2022 @ 9:00am - 12:00 noon (Pacific Time)

During this Way of Woman – "WOW" – gathering, the whole of you is welcome! All desire and passion is welcomed as well as all feeling, sensation, body and emotion. Nothing is excluded.

Silence is the mystery of Her from which we spring, and is sensual in nature. When the female body arrives in awareness and silence, I call that the awakening sensual body.

Our female body is designed for pleasure and goodness. If a woman realizes how free and luscious she really is, the world can be changed in a split second. Nothing, including our own imprisoned self, is able to withstand the power of embodied love in female form. She is our Innermost, our beloved Self.

In the WOW journey you will connect with your Innermost and melt that into the sensuality of your beautiful female body. When you experience this, naturally you shine as who you are – the free flowing feminine. Marlies Myoku Cocheret brings a potent invitation into the deep Silence that we are. Marlies has been offering satsang and retreat since 2000 when Adyashanti asked her to teach.

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Loch Kelly ~ Effortless Mindfulness Embodied

Sunday, April 3, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

“Loch Kelly is one of the clearest expressions of authentic awakened freedom and love that I know. He offers wise, loving medicine and direct, practical guidance which evolved from Loch’s vast experience and deep commitment to help others awaken to spiritual freedom.”
~ Adyashanti

Join Loch Kelly in this experiential workshop to learn effortless mindfulness as a way to shift out of your chattering mind and live from your awake heart-mind.  It is not enough to simply wake up out of our small self and try to maintain pure awareness. In order to live awake in relationships and work, we need to familiarize ourselves with what parts of us get in the way of living from embodied awake consciousness and how to include our full humanity.

In these challenging times, effortless mindfulness is ideal as it is done with small glimpses of our True Nature in compassionate relationship to any feelings that arise, with eyes open in the midst of everyday life.

Loch will draw from the ancient wisdom traditions, psychology, and current neuroscience research to point us beyond our small, separate sense of self to help us live from our already awake heart-mind.

Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is an award-winning author of The Way of Effortless Mindfulness, a licensed psychotherapist, and recognized leader in the field of meditation and awakening. Loch graduated from Columbia University and received a fellowship to study in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal. He has collaborated with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn, and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. Loch is known for his warm sense of humor and his trust that awakening is the next natural stage of development. He teaches the advanced-yet-simple nondual pointers and direct methods of Effortless Mindfulness. Loch will be teaching a live 5 day retreat May 1st at Esalen and he has just released a mobile meditation program with Daily Glimpses, In Depth Programs and Community Support. Loch lives in upstate New York with his wife Paige and their cat Duffy. lochkelly.org/em

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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Loch Kelly ~ Effortless Mindfulness Embodied

Sunday, April 3, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

“Loch Kelly is one of the clearest expressions of authentic awakened freedom and love that I know.”
~ Adyashanti.

Join Loch Kelly in this experiential workshop to learn effortless mindfulness as a way to shift out of your chattering mind and live from your awake heart-mind.  It is not enough to simply wake up out of our small self and try to maintain pure awareness. In order to live awake in relationships and work, we need to familiarize ourselves with what parts of us get in the way of living from embodied awake consciousness and how to include our full humanity.

In these challenging times, effortless mindfulness is ideal as it is done with small glimpses of our True Nature in compassionate relationship to any feelings that arise, with eyes open in the midst of everyday life. Loch Kelly is an award-winning author of The Way of Effortless Mindfulness, a licensed psychotherapist, and recognized leader in the field of meditation and awakening.

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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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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Chesaray ~ Humanness: the Doorway to Our Evolution

Thursday, April 7, 2022 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time)

“Abiding awakening is embodied spirituality that meets the grit of life with clear seeing, strength, and wonder.“ ~Chesaray

This two hour meeting is an invitation into the experiential understanding of the Divine. Our time together will be a still or moving meditation, a talk and exchanges. This work aims to foster ones capacity to be on the edge of growth and aliveness. These palpable guided meditations and exchanges enrich ones receptivity to Grace, encourage deep somatic inquiry, and support awakening in all directions.

Chesaray's search for “What is Real?” began as early as she can remember. After losing several significant loved ones in her teens she was driven into a deep contemplation of grief, God, and death. This drew her interest to travel and live in India where she studied with several masters. Upon returning she began to immerse herself with other master teachers from the west. This opened a series of profound awakenings which set her in the direction of devoting her life to Self-Realization. After years of development, a plunge into a dark night of the soul and two brain injuries, Chesaray was stripped of her common sense of self and the world. As a result her initially unbearable descent turned inside out and became a bow to Life, an unconditional love for the grit and joys of living. It is this Love that guides her heart and mind as she serves the awakening of humanity.

www.chesaray.org

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

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

Find out more »

Chesaray ~ Humanness: the Doorway to Our Evolution

Thursday, April 7, 2022 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time)

This two hour meeting is an invitation into the experiential understanding of the Divine. Our time together will be a still or moving meditation, a talk and exchanges. This work aims to foster ones capacity to be on the edge of growth and aliveness. These palpable guided meditations and exchanges enrich ones receptivity to Grace, encourage deep somatic inquiry, and support awakening in all directions.

Chesaray's search for “What is Real?” began as early as she can remember. After losing several significant loved ones in her teens she was driven into a deep contemplation of grief, God, and death. She studied with several masters in India and the West, which opened a series of profound awakenings which set her in the direction of devoting her life to Self-Realization. After a plunge into a dark night of the soul, her initially unbearable descent turned inside out and became a bow to Life, an unconditional love for the grit and joys of living. It is this Love that guides her heart and mind as she serves the awakening of humanity.

Find out more »

Georgia Simone ~ Awakened Healing: Become The Space Where Healing Takes Place

Saturday, April 9, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Welcome to The Holding Space.

A space where we can gather together and BE exactly as we are

A space where the full spectrum of your human experience is invited

Calm, anxious, open, closed,

ALL is welcome here.

It's in this gentle embrace that everything can start to unravel. It's in this open space that we can begin to unwind the strategies that no longer serve us. This is the space that early mis-attunement failed to foster, the space where love blooms and new life can emerge. This is the space where all that quivers and shakes can come to rest, and where all that contorts can untwist into greater alignment.

Through gentle exploration and somatic awareness you can cultivate a new way of being with your most challenging patterns. No longer a victim of the push and pull of inner disturbance, you can step forward with greater confidence, knowing that whatever comes your way, you embody the resilience and the capacity to meet and integrate it.

You can expect a deeply held space where you’ll be invited to slow down, tune in, and track your present-moment experience. As you awaken and refine a more subtle way of Being and Being With, you can slowly but surely become the space – the container and the field – where healing takes place.

Bio:
The first leg of Georgia Simone’s path exposed her to the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, which provided her with the foundation she needed to disidentify from pain and suffering. However, despite a growing freedom, a significant bypass took place, as her orientation towards transcendence reinforced her deep disconnection from Life. Upon seeing this, her focus became addressing the unresolved trauma that had woven its way into every fibre of her being.

During this period, Georgia was influenced by Inner Relationship Focusing, a presence based approach that works with the Felt Sense and the split-off parts of self. She also trained as a NARM informed practitioner, which addresses developmental trauma from a psychotherapeutic perspective. Her approach is now a seamless blend of mystical insight and psychological understanding.

After many years of wading through this marshland of conditioning, she shares her discoveries with others. She believes that the spiritual path is as much about arriving here fully – as an embodied human being – as it is about dissolving into the infinite source that makes this life possible. How can we die to the absolute, while deeply embracing our relative human experience? This Living Inquiry is her Life’s prayer.

www.georgiasimone.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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Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ SOMATIC AWAKENING: Body-Mind-Spirit Embodiment

Sunday, April 10, 2022 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Online Monthly Group Meetings

Although our true nature is not affected by all that we experience, our human body and mind are impacted by experiences that result in emotional wounding and 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 moment, and allow everything to be as it is—all of which are necessary for awakening and embodiment.

This ongoing monthly group will offer deep support for body-mind-spirit embodied awakening and healing so you can rest more deeply in the great peace, love and unity that resides in all of us.

We will do somatic practices for balancing the nervous system and building more capacity for regulating stress and emotions. Being more regulated is very important to both healing our human wounding and our spiritual awakening. We will also use the Flash Technique to release the charge on traumatic memories and loosen the grip of the negative beliefs that they create.

It is encouraged to attend the live session so you can receive the support of the group as well as Lynn Marie’s therapeutic support if needed. You are also welcome to register and attend by listening to the 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 both as a therapist and with nondual spiritual 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 for each meeting: $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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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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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Gail Brenner, Ph.D ~ Awakening in Relationships: a Mini-Retreat

Thursday, April 14, 2022 @ 9:00am - 1:00pm (Pacific Time)

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You're welcome to join even if you can't attend the whole live session.

Curious about embodying awakened consciousness in everyday life? Then let’s explore our relationships. Because when we can show up with others unveiled and free, we find no end to the intimacy that is possible.

In this mini-retreat, we’ll identify the patterns we play out that create a sense of separation—from ourselves, others, and all of life. These are fear-based programmed ways of being that include people-pleasing, withdrawal, inflating or deflating ourselves in comparison to others, holding grudges, and defensiveness. Together, we’ll untangle the distorted assumptions we hold about the world and learn to meet our tender emotions with loving acceptance.

Untying the knots that lie at the core of our relationship struggles brings freshness, ease, and space for new and authentic ways of being. We realize our shared humanness, which brings compassion for ourselves and others, melting into the one boundless heart beyond our personal selves.

We learn about relationships from our first connections with our caregivers early on in life. Fear of rejection, hurt from feeling unseen, mistrust, the need to please—these are signs of unexamined contractions that are waiting for liberation.

Do you feel separate in your relationships? With guided inner reflection, a journaling exercise, small group experiences, and Q&A, we’ll practice creating safe space for authentic connection. You’ll leave with new insights, ways to experiment in daily life, and tools for being in your relationships as a pathway for awakening. I look forward to being with you!

Please feel free to contact Gail with any questions about the program at gail@gailbrenner.com.
For technical questions please reach out to web@opencirclecenter.org.

“I am now experiencing longer moments of pure awareness and joy. No longer a slave to external circumstances and inner chatter. Loving life the way it is.” ~Susan R.

“What you’re pointing to is so difficult to talk about in words, but you describe it so brilliantly and give such practical, actionable steps to follow that I truly, deeply get it. I just cannot express to you how transformative your approach has been for me.” ~Sandra Joseph, Broadway star and author of Unmasking What Matters

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is your guide on this journey. She is a clinical psychologist and lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She brings to this work years of experience with individuals and groups and is known for creating the sense of safety and trust needed for this deeper exploration.

www.gailbrenner.com

Sliding Scale: $25 to $45
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Gail Brenner, Ph.D ~ Awakening in Relationships: a Mini-Retreat

Thursday, April 14, 2022 @ 9:00am - 1:00pm (Pacific Time)

Curious about embodying awakened consciousness in everyday life? Then let’s explore our relationships. Because when we can show up with others unveiled and free, we find no end to the intimacy that is possible.

In this mini-retreat, we’ll identify the patterns we play out that create a sense of separation—from ourselves, others, and all of life. Together, we’ll untangle the distorted assumptions we hold about the world and learn to meet our tender emotions with loving acceptance.

Untying the knots that lie at the core of our relationship struggles brings freshness, ease, and space for new and authentic ways of being. We realize our shared humanness, which brings compassion for ourselves and others, melting into the one boundless heart beyond our personal selves. Gail Brenner is your guide on this journey. She is a clinical psychologist and lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She brings to this work years of experience with individuals and groups and is known for creating the sense of safety and trust needed for this deeper exploration.

Find out more »

Pamela Wilson ~ Stillness is Love, Peace is Love, Food is Love ~ 3 Part Online Retreat

Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, April 15, 16 & 17

April 15, 16 & 17
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
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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.

Years ago Ram Dass asked his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, "What is the most direct path? His answer was: “Feed people. Love people and feed people."

Please join Pamela and fellow sages on retreat to transmit Stillness, Peace and Balance for Humanity. As a sangha we amplify and transmit Love and Clarity, soothing chaos, confusion and unkindness. The original nourishment of Stillness is peace and all-inclusive, all-pervading friendship.

All proceeds from this gathering will be donated to WCK.org that has already fed over a million meals to refugees and families in the Ukraine and at the borders.

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 $90
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Pamela Wilson ~ Stillness is Love, Peace is Love, Food is Love ~ 3 Part Online Retreat

Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, April 15, 16 & 17

Years ago Ram Dass asked his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, "What is the most direct path? His answer was: “Feed people. Love people and feed people."

Please join Pamela and fellow sages on retreat to transmit Stillness, Peace and Balance for Humanity. As a sangha we amplify and transmit Love and Clarity, soothing chaos, confusion and unkindness. The original nourishment of Stillness is peace and all-inclusive, all-pervading friendship.

All proceeds from this gathering will be donated to WCK.org that has already fed over a million meals to refugees and families in the Ukraine and at the borders.

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)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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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Jeannie Zandi ~ Post Awakening Blues

Sunday, April 24, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

When we’ve had an opening, it can throw our old way of being out the window and bring on changes that can be challenging to navigate. Join Jeannie and friends to explore some common aspects of post-awakening, their gifts and their challenges.

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.

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.

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 »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Georgia Simone ~ Awakened Healing: Meeting Personal and Collective Trauma ~ 3 Part Online Retreat

Friday, April 29, 2022 @ 9:30am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, April 29, 30 & May 1

April 29, 30 & May 1
9:30 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.

Are you tired of the endless oscillation between cosmic wonder and existential anxiety, between deep presence and painful disconnection, between meditative union and yelling at your loved one? Do you long for coherence? Do you long for a freedom that reaches into every corner of your life, into every relationship and every activity?

Likewise, have you been impacted by recent world events? Do you feel despair when you tune into collective issues or hopelessness about the way things are going? Do you want to stay informed but fear getting triggered? Do you long to contribute but don't know how to proceed?

In this 3 day immersion we'll begin by grounding into our Essential Nature, the place where all insight emerges, where all clarity dawns, and from where our deepest heart's longing can be nurtured into form. Then, we'll explore what's standing in the way of who we truly are and what we know is possible - both personally and collectively. This requires an intricate understanding of the karmic patterning - the unresolved trauma - that filters our experience and distorts our behaviours. Finally, we'll join in our shared presence to seed a new potential and infuse the field with our loving intent.

Awakened Healing is a presence based, body oriented, and relationally centered approach to addressing unresolved experience. Through gentle exploration and somatic awareness you can cultivate a new way of being with your most challenging patterns. No longer a victim of the push and pull of inner disturbance, you can step forward with greater confidence, knowing that whatever comes your way, you embody the resilience and the capacity to meet and integrate it.

You can expect a deeply held space where you’ll be invited to slow down, tune in, and track your present-moment experience. As you awaken and refine a more subtle way of Being and Being With, you can slowly but surely become the space – the container and the field – where healing takes place.

Day 1: The Ground of True Healing - your greatest resource 
You'll discover:

  • How to find inner peace and freedom, even before your issues start to shift
  • What keeps your process stuck and how to pull the plug on "endless healing"
  • How to cultivate an inner landscape where change emerges naturally
  • How to relate to inner disturbance in a way where it actually gets to move and shift

Day 2: Meeting Personal Trauma - mapping out the psyche
You'll discover:

  • A Living Map for navigating unresolved trauma with more ease, insight, depth and grace
  • How to tolerate strong emotions without losing yourself in overwhelm or shut down
  • The difference between core emotions and protective emotions and why it’s so important to know the difference
  • Why shame is the glue that holds trauma together and how to step outside of it

Day 3: Meeting Collective Unrest - extending your reach
You'll discover:

  • How to meet collective trauma without losing your centre
  • How to align with your unique contribution and be a part of the solution
  • How to impact the field with your deepest care and compassion
  • A Living Practice to awaken and amplify the spiritual heart - the true source of lasting change

Bio
The first leg of Georgia Simone’s path exposed her to the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, which provided her with the foundation she needed to disidentify from pain and suffering. However, despite a growing freedom, a significant bypass took place, as her orientation towards transcendence reinforced her deep disconnection from Life. Upon seeing this, her focus became addressing the unresolved trauma that had woven its way into every fibre of her being.

During this period, Georgia was influenced by Inner Relationship Focusing, a presence based approach that works with the Felt Sense and the split-off parts of self. She also trained as a NARM informed practitioner, which addresses developmental trauma from a psychotherapeutic perspective. Her approach is now a seamless blend of mystical insight and psychological understanding.

After many years of wading through this marshland of conditioning, she shares her discoveries with others. She believes that the spiritual path is as much about arriving here fully – as an embodied human being – as it is about dissolving into the infinite source that makes this life possible. How can we die to the absolute, while deeply embracing our relative human experience? This Living Inquiry is her Life’s prayer.

More about Georgia: www.georgiasimone.com

Sliding Scale: $70 to $120
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Georgia Simone ~ Awakened Healing: Meeting Personal and Collective Trauma ~ 3 Part Online Retreat

Friday, April 29, 2022 @ 9:30am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, April 29, 30 & May 1

Are you tired of the endless oscillation between cosmic wonder and existential anxiety, between deep presence and painful disconnection, between meditative union and yelling at your loved one? Do you long for a freedom that reaches into every corner of your life, into every relationship and every activity?

Likewise, have you been impacted by recent world events? Do you feel despair when you tune into collective issues or hopelessness about the way things are going? 

In this three-day immersion we'll begin by grounding into our Essential Nature, the place where all insight emerges, where all clarity dawns, and from where our deepest heart's longing can be nurtured into form. Then, we'll explore what's standing in the way of who we truly are and what we know is possible - both personally and collectively.
Georgia Simone found freedom in the teachings of Advaita; however, a significant bypass took place that reinforced a deep disconnection from life. After wading through the marshland of conditioning, she now shares her discovery with others. This living inquiry is her life's prayer.

Find out more »

May 2022

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, May 2, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 27, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Non Dual Understanding in Challenging Times ~ 3 Part Retreat

Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 10:00am - 1:30pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, May 7, 14 & 22

May 7, 14 & 22
10:00 am – 1:30 pm, PDT, with 1/2 hr break 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.

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
non dual understanding in challenging times

WHAT YOU WILL FIND

  • 9 hours of live teaching
  • streaming available
  • experiential session and live Q&A

TOPIC
In a world ever more split in divisions, we see more and more the other as the enemy to fight.
The opportunity to awaken in the face of this global scenario is huge, when we understand that
Life is mirroring us all the places where we still hold on to divisions.

We can learn from this situation and use them for our own spiritual growth, bringing light in our life and all around us.

1) Distancing from the story, perceiving Reality - MAY 7th
10:00 am - 12:00 noon PDT main session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT perception exercises

2) The true meaning of turning other cheek - MAY 14th
10:00 am - 12:00 noon PDT main session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT perception exercises

3) Learning from darkness, being truth - MAY 22nd
10:00 am - 12:00 noon PDT main session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT perception exercises

BIO
Spiritual guide and author, Shakti is a meditation teacher recognized throughout the world as one of the most authentic and profound voices of contemporary spirituality. Combining the vision of Advaita and non-dual Tantra with a contemporary approach, Shakti offers with humanity, compassion and great clarity an inner technology to dissolve that contraction of suffering that accompanies our lives and access a space of peace and unconditional love towards life.

www.shakticaterinamaggi.com

Sliding Scale: $180 to $250
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Jeannie Zandi ~ Motherhood and Awakening

Sunday, May 8, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Jeannie’s reorientation from the personal to the transpersonal was inextricably woven into her motherhood. Join Jeannie on Mother’s Day to explore issues of motherhood and the spiritual path.

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.

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.

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 »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 27, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Non Dual Understanding in Challenging Times ~ 3 Part Retreat

Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 10:00am - 1:30pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, May 7, 14 & 22

May 7, 14 & 22
10:00 am – 1:30 pm, PDT, with 1/2 hr break 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.

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
non dual understanding in challenging times

WHAT YOU WILL FIND

  • 9 hours of live teaching
  • streaming available
  • experiential session and live Q&A

TOPIC
In a world ever more split in divisions, we see more and more the other as the enemy to fight.
The opportunity to awaken in the face of this global scenario is huge, when we understand that
Life is mirroring us all the places where we still hold on to divisions.

We can learn from this situation and use them for our own spiritual growth, bringing light in our life and all around us.

1) Distancing from the story, perceiving Reality - MAY 7th
10:00 am - 12:00 noon PDT main session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT perception exercises

2) The true meaning of turning other cheek - MAY 14th
10:00 am - 12:00 noon PDT main session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT perception exercises

3) Learning from darkness, being truth - MAY 22nd
10:00 am - 12:00 noon PDT main session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT perception exercises

BIO
Spiritual guide and author, Shakti is a meditation teacher recognized throughout the world as one of the most authentic and profound voices of contemporary spirituality. Combining the vision of Advaita and non-dual Tantra with a contemporary approach, Shakti offers with humanity, compassion and great clarity an inner technology to dissolve that contraction of suffering that accompanies our lives and access a space of peace and unconditional love towards life.

www.shakticaterinamaggi.com

Sliding Scale: $180 to $250
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Georgia Simone ~ Awakened Healing: Become The Space Where Healing Takes Place

Sunday, May 15, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Welcome to The Holding Space.

A space where we can gather together and BE exactly as we are

A space where the full spectrum of your human experience is invited

Calm, anxious, open, closed,

ALL is welcome here.

It's in this gentle embrace that everything can start to unravel. It's in this open space that we can begin to unwind the strategies that no longer serve us. This is the space that early mis-attunement failed to foster, the space where love blooms and new life can emerge. This is the space where all that quivers and shakes can come to rest, and where all that contorts can untwist into greater alignment.

Through gentle exploration and somatic awareness you can cultivate a new way of being with your most challenging patterns. No longer a victim of the push and pull of inner disturbance, you can step forward with greater confidence, knowing that whatever comes your way, you embody the resilience and the capacity to meet and integrate it.

You can expect a deeply held space where you’ll be invited to slow down, tune in, and track your present-moment experience. As you awaken and refine a more subtle way of Being and Being With, you can slowly but surely become the space – the container and the field – where healing takes place.

Bio:
The first leg of Georgia Simone’s path exposed her to the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, which provided her with the foundation she needed to disidentify from pain and suffering. However, despite a growing freedom, a significant bypass took place, as her orientation towards transcendence reinforced her deep disconnection from Life. Upon seeing this, her focus became addressing the unresolved trauma that had woven its way into every fibre of her being.

During this period, Georgia was influenced by Inner Relationship Focusing, a presence based approach that works with the Felt Sense and the split-off parts of self. She also trained as a NARM informed practitioner, which addresses developmental trauma from a psychotherapeutic perspective. Her approach is now a seamless blend of mystical insight and psychological understanding.

After many years of wading through this marshland of conditioning, she shares her discoveries with others. She believes that the spiritual path is as much about arriving here fully – as an embodied human being – as it is about dissolving into the infinite source that makes this life possible. How can we die to the absolute, while deeply embracing our relative human experience? This Living Inquiry is her Life’s prayer.

www.georgiasimone.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 »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 27, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Chesaray ~ Humanness: the Doorway to Our Evolution

Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time)

“Abiding awakening is embodied spirituality that meets the grit of life with clear seeing, strength, and wonder.“ ~Chesaray

This two hour meeting is an invitation into the experiential understanding of the Divine. Our time together will be a still or moving meditation, a talk and exchanges. This work aims to foster ones capacity to be on the edge of growth and aliveness. These palpable guided meditations and exchanges enrich ones receptivity to Grace, encourage deep somatic inquiry, and support awakening in all directions.

Chesaray's search for “What is Real?” began as early as she can remember. After losing several significant loved ones in her teens she was driven into a deep contemplation of grief, God, and death. This drew her interest to travel and live in India where she studied with several masters. Upon returning she began to immerse herself with other master teachers from the west. This opened a series of profound awakenings which set her in the direction of devoting her life to Self-Realization. After years of development, a plunge into a dark night of the soul and two brain injuries, Chesaray was stripped of her common sense of self and the world. As a result her initially unbearable descent turned inside out and became a bow to Life, an unconditional love for the grit and joys of living. It is this Love that guides her heart and mind as she serves the awakening of humanity.

www.chesaray.org

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

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

Find out more »

Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Non Dual Understanding in Challenging Times ~ 3 Part Retreat

Sunday, May 22, 2022 @ 10:00am - 1:30pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, May 7, 14 & 22

May 7, 14 & 22
10:00 am – 1:30 pm, PDT, with 1/2 hr break 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.

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
non dual understanding in challenging times

WHAT YOU WILL FIND

  • 9 hours of live teaching
  • streaming available
  • experiential session and live Q&A

TOPIC
In a world ever more split in divisions, we see more and more the other as the enemy to fight.
The opportunity to awaken in the face of this global scenario is huge, when we understand that
Life is mirroring us all the places where we still hold on to divisions.

We can learn from this situation and use them for our own spiritual growth, bringing light in our life and all around us.

1) Distancing from the story, perceiving Reality - MAY 7th
10:00 am - 12:00 noon PDT main session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT perception exercises

2) The true meaning of turning other cheek - MAY 14th
10:00 am - 12:00 noon PDT main session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT perception exercises

3) Learning from darkness, being truth - MAY 22nd
10:00 am - 12:00 noon PDT main session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT perception exercises

BIO
Spiritual guide and author, Shakti is a meditation teacher recognized throughout the world as one of the most authentic and profound voices of contemporary spirituality. Combining the vision of Advaita and non-dual Tantra with a contemporary approach, Shakti offers with humanity, compassion and great clarity an inner technology to dissolve that contraction of suffering that accompanies our lives and access a space of peace and unconditional love towards life.

www.shakticaterinamaggi.com

Sliding Scale: $180 to $250
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Or click here to Register for single date on Shakti's website

Find out more »

Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Non Dual Understanding in Challenging Times ~ 3 Part Retreat

Sunday, May 22, 2022 @ 10:00am - 1:30pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, May 7, 14 & 22

In a world ever more split in divisions, we see more and more the other as the enemy to fight.
The opportunity to awaken in the face of this global scenario is huge, when we understand that
Life is mirroring us all the places where we still hold on to divisions.

We can learn from this situation and use them for our own spiritual growth, bringing light in our life and all around us.
Spiritual guide and author, Shakti is a meditation teacher recognized throughout the world as one of the most authentic and profound voices of contemporary spirituality. Combining the vision of Advaita and non-dual Tantra with a contemporary approach, Shakti offers with humanity, compassion and great clarity an inner technology to dissolve that contraction of suffering that accompanies our lives, and access a space of peace and unconditional love towards life.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, May 23, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 27, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ TRUE HEALING: BODY-MIND & BEING ~ 3-Part Retreat

Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), Part of 3-part Retreat, May 27, 28 & 29, 2022

3-Part Transformational Retreat
May 27, 28 & 29, 2022

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 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.

This retreat offers an opportunity to take time out of daily routines to focus together into the Being we all share and find healing and balance within our human body-mind.

True healing requires an awakening of body, mind and Being. We will bring together spiritual wisdom and somatic psychology to focus on both waking up to True Nature and resolving the human issues we struggle with such as depression, anxiety, low self-worth, and illness. These issues, along with the life problems they create, can interfere with our ability to rest as Being.

The retreat will offer:

  • Deepened recognition of our True Nature through guided meditations and sharing truth
  • Somatic practices to help regulate the nervous system and build resilience
  • Psychotherapeutic processes for resolving the blocks to our full expression
  • Sharing and dialogue in the group
  • Practices to do between meetings on retreat days

The Presence of our own Being is the only true healing force there is. As we awaken to/as Being and allow it to fully meet all our humanness as it is, we are healed and transformed from within. We are also directed to whoever or whatever is needed for our healing.

You are invited to join the retreat sessions live to benefit from group interaction and processing with Lynn Marie.  You are also welcomed to register and attend the retreat by recording on your own time.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a psychotherapist and author with a focus on bringing awakened consciousness to the healing of our human body-mind issues. Her work is grounded in nondual spiritual teachings and psychotherapeutic and somatic training. Lynn Marie is a contributing author for the Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, co-author of The Awakening West, and is the author of Awakened Relating: A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships.
For more information se: www.lynnmarielumiere.com

Sliding Scale: $75 to $135
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ TRUE HEALING: BODY-MIND & BEING ~ 3-Part Retreat

Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), Part of 3-part Retreat, May 27, 28 & 29, 2022

This retreat offers an opportunity to take time out of daily routines to focus together into the Being we all share and find healing and balance within our human body-mind.

We will bring together spiritual wisdom and somatic psychology to focus on both waking up to True Nature and resolving the human issues we struggle with such as depression, anxiety, low self-worth, and illness. These issues, along with the life problems they create, can interfere with our ability to rest as Being.
The Presence of our own Being is the only true healing force there is. As we awaken to/as Being and allow it to fully meet all our humanness as it is, we are healed and transformed from within. Lynn Marie Lumiere is a psychotherapist and author with a focus on bringing awakened consciousness to the healing of our human body-mind issues. Her work is grounded in nondual spiritual teachings and psychotherapeutic and somatic training.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, May 30, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 27, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

June 2022

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Boyan Milouchev ~ Embodied Spirituality: Trusting Guidance

Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time)

All of us are looking to find our innate Peace and experience our True Self, but also - and most importantly - to maintain this Peace throughout our day-to-day lives. Embodied spirituality is the understanding that this Presence is constant and changeless, and results in the full embracing of what is unfolding, moment-by-moment.

As part of this process of embodiment, many spiritual traditions suggest letting go of planning and to-do lists, tuning into intuition to receive answers and guidance, or even surrendering our decision-making process to a "Higher Will" that knows us perfectly.

During this event, we will explore:

  • What is Guidance and how it can help you release obstacles to Presence
  • Making decisions through Divination
  • The true meaning behind "the last step is taken by God"
  • The nature of reality, processing, and everything always unfolding perfectly
  • Living your unique purpose

The event is for you if you are ready to surrender on an ever-deeper level and see where Life takes you. It will begin with a 20-minute meditation followed by a talk and a Q&A session.

Bio:
From an early age, Boyan was fascinated by the nature of the mind and our experience of reality. After exploring NLP, the Three Principles, and A Course in Miracles, his journey of seeking came to an end when he came across non-duality. Today, Boyan supports others along the spiritual journey through one-to-one sessions and online events and programmes. He lovingly guides individuals and groups toward the understanding of the essential cause of their suffering, and to realise their innate wholeness. His approach is gentle but direct and especially well-suited for those who are ready to embrace life and live it fully.

www.boyanm.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 »

Jeannie Zandi ~ Self Love

Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

From every corner of the self growth movement we are encouraged to love ourselves, and that to love others we have to love ourselves first. Who loves who? Join Jeannie for an exploration of what self love is and how to turn toward it.

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.

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.

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 »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 27, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Gail Brenner, Ph.D ~ Waking Up in Our Relationships: The Sacred Path of Intimacy and Deep Trauma Healing ~ 3-Part Online Course

Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time) * Part of 3-part Course June 9, 10 & 11

3-Part Online Course
June 9, 10 & 11, 2022

9:00 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.

Are you passionate about embodying awakened consciousness in everyday life? Then let’s explore our relationships. Your everyday human life will be the laboratory as we explore how to live the deepest nondual teachings of infinite oneness.

In this sacred time of retreat together, we create a field of safe space to explore the patterns we bring to our relationships that create a sense of separation—from ourselves, others, and all of life. These are fear-based programmed ways of being that we learned early in our lives and left us feeling unsafe, rejected, unseen, or disconnected.

People-pleasing, withdrawal, inflating or deflating ourselves in comparison to others, holding grudges, and defensiveness… These are signs of unexamined contractions that are waiting for liberation.

Untying the knots that lie at the core of our relationship struggles brings freshness, ease, and space for new and authentic ways of being. We discover we can meet the tender places in ourselves with deep acceptance and care and have space to open to intimate connection beyond our personal selves.

With guided inner reflection, journaling exercises, small group practice, and Q&A, we’ll practice creating safe space for deep connection. We’ll explore practical ways to be more present in our interactions. You’ll leave with new insights, ways to experiment in daily life, and tools for being in your relationships as a pathway for awakening.

Day 1: Our relationship with our own experience. We’ll begin by exploring how we disconnect from our selves and practice bringing loving awareness to all of our experience.
Day 2: Our relationships with others. We’ll identify patterns of relating that develop from our early experience and practice staying grounded in ourselves so we can find space to stay present in our interactions.
Day 3: Practical tools and skills. We’ll explore and practice new ways of relating so you can show up in your relationships more authentic and loving.

Please feel free to contact Gail with any questions about the program at gail@gailbrenner.com.

“I am now experiencing longer moments of pure awareness and joy. No longer a slave to external circumstances and inner chatter. Loving life the way it is.” ~Susan R.

“What you’re pointing to is so difficult to talk about in words, but you describe it so brilliantly and give such practical, actionable steps to follow that I truly, deeply get it. I just cannot express to you how transformative your approach has been for me.” ~Sandra Joseph, Broadway star and author of Unmasking What Matters

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is your guide on this journey. She is a clinical psychologist and lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She brings to this work years of experience with individuals and groups, and is known for creating the sense of safety and trust needed for this deeper exploration. She is the author of The End of Self-Help and Suffering Is Optional.

www.gailbrenner.com

Sliding Scale: $80 to $140
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Gail Brenner, Ph.D ~ Waking Up in Our Relationships: The Sacred Path of Intimacy and Deep Trauma Healing ~ 3-Part Online Course

Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time) * Part of 3-part Course June 9, 10 & 11

Are you passionate about embodying awakened consciousness in everyday life? Then let’s explore our relationships and the patterns we bring to our relationships that create a sense of separation—from ourselves, others, and all of life.

Untying the knots that lie at the core of our relationship struggles brings freshness, ease, and space for new and authentic ways of being. We discover we can meet the tender places in ourselves with deep acceptance and care, and have space to open to intimate connection beyond our personal selves.

Your everyday human life will be the laboratory as we explore how to live the deepest nondual teachings of infinite oneness.

Gail Brenner. is your guide on this journey. She is a clinical psychologist and lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She brings to this work years of experience with individuals and groups, and is known for creating the sense of safety and trust needed for this deeper exploration.

Find out more »

Chesaray ~ Love’s Grit and Grace: Embodying Love within our Humanity

Sunday, June 12, 2022 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time)

"Love's transmission is infinite and unconditional. Love can fill every feeling of lack and pain we perceive. Our purpose is to discover and embody this love... to let it live us." ~Chesaray

This two-hour meeting is an invitation into the experiential understanding of the Divine. Our time together will be a still or moving meditation, a talk and exchanges. This work aims to foster one's capacity to be on the edge of growth and aliveness. These palpable guided meditations and exchanges enrich one's receptivity to Grace, encourage deep somatic inquiry, and support awakening in all directions.

Chesaray’s search for “What is Real?” began as early as she can remember. After losing several significant loved ones in her teens, she was driven into a deep contemplation of grief, God, and death. This drew her interest to travel and live in India where she studied with several masters. Upon returning she began to immerse herself with other master teachers from the west. This opened a series of profound awakenings which set her in the direction of devoting her life to Self-Realization. After years of development, a plunge into a dark night of the soul and two brain injuries, Chesaray was stripped of her common sense of self and the world. As a result, her initially unbearable descent turned inside out and became a bow to Life, an unconditional love for the grit and joys of living. It is this Love that guides her heart and mind as she serves the awakening of humanity.

www.chesaray.org

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

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

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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, June 13, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 27, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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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Unmani ~ Longing to Be Free: Introduction

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

For so many of us, we started out on this spiritual path with a deep longing to come home. Even if you didn’t have any real concept of what that meant at the time, maybe you had a heart-felt longing that was impossible to conceptualise. Perhaps you felt disconnected and misunderstood in a world where the mind is revered, and a true or heart knowing is belittled or overlooked. Maybe you felt so alone and isolated without any reflection of who you really are. Maybe over time you learnt ways to survive in this strange world which compromised yourself and your deepest longing. The sense of disconnection and separation became almost normal. At some point, Life calls us to reconnect with our deepest longing to come home. This longing is beyond all the spiritual concepts or any other concepts. It is the longing to meet yourself right now, and no longer compromise or overlook this.

About Unmani
Meeting with Unmani is meeting with yourself in the most real and alive way. Unmani is originally from the UK, but has lived in many countries around the world. Since she was a child, Unmani didn’t identify with being a separate individual, but assumed there was something wrong with her, until she came across the expression of Satsang and nonduality. Truth has always been her passion. Unmani had teachers including Osho, Dolano, Nathan Gill, Tony Parsons, Gangaji and several other amazing people who are not considered ‘teachers’.

In 2013 she met her husband, the wonderful musician, and courageous lover of life, Robert Hanuman. In 2015 their son, Sky, was born. On 3rd January 2018, Robert Hanuman died suddenly from a heart attack while they were in India. Robert Hanuman’s presence deeply influenced Unmani’s teaching, and in the time they were together it evolved into a more human expression of the courage to live the paradox of the Absolute, living as this human. Robert put Unmani’s words to his beautiful classical guitar music and Unmani still plays his songs at her meetings.

Unmani has been holding meetings and retreats all over the world for since 2003, and in this time people have been deeply touched by her work: She meets each person exactly where they are at, and in whatever they need at the time, while at the same time holding them in the truth of who they really are beyond it all. This combination, and paradox, of the personal and impersonal, brings so much depth, openness and healing to people’s lives. They wake up to who they really are, and discover how this is lived and integrated into their daily lives.

Unmani has written 3 books ‘I am Life itself’, ‘Die to Love’ and ‘The Courage to Come Alive’ (soon to be published). Unmani holds regular meetings and retreats several times a year as well as monthly webinars on different themes. There are many videos of her teaching from the past nearly 20 years on her Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Unmani

Robert Hanuman’s music can be downloaded on iTunes here: https://music.apple.com/nl/artist/robert-hanuman/1329878840?l=en

Unmani’s website is: www.die-to-love.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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Unmani ~ Longing to Be Free

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time) INTRO to 3-part Retreat June 24, 25 & 26

For so many of us, we started out on this spiritual path with a deep longing to come home. Maybe you had a heart-felt longing that was impossible to conceptualisze. This longing is beyond all the spiritual concepts or any other concepts. It is the longing to meet yourself right now, and no longer compromise or overlook this.

Meeting with Unmani is meeting with yourself in the most real and alive way. Unman, who is originally from the UK, has been holding meetings and retreats all over the world since 2003, and in this time people have been deeply touched by her work: She meets each person exactly where they are at, and in whatever they need at the time, while at the same time holding them in the truth of who they really are beyond it all.

This meeting is an introduction to a three-day retreat coming up on June 24-26th.

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Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ SOMATIC AWAKENING: Body-Mind-Spirit Embodiment

Sunday, June 19, 2022 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Online Monthly Group Meetings

Although our true nature is not affected by all that we experience, our human body and mind are impacted by experiences that result in emotional wounding and 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 moment, and allow everything to be as it is—all of which are necessary for awakening and embodiment.

This ongoing monthly group will offer deep support for body-mind-spirit embodied awakening and healing so you can rest more deeply in the great peace, love and unity that resides in all of us.

We will do somatic practices for balancing the nervous system and building more capacity for regulating stress and emotions. Being more regulated is very important to both healing our human wounding and our spiritual awakening. We will also use the Flash Technique to release the charge on traumatic memories and loosen the grip of the negative beliefs that they create.

It is encouraged to attend the live session so you can receive the support of the group as well as Lynn Marie’s therapeutic support if needed. You are also welcome to register and attend by listening to the 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 both as a therapist and with nondual spiritual 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 for each meeting: $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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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 27, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Unmani ~ Longing to Be Free ~ 3-Part Online Retreat

Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time) - Part of 3-part Retreat June 24, 25 & 26

3-Part Online Retreat
June 24, 25 & 26, 2022
9:00 am – 11:00 am, 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.

In this 3 part event we will go deeper into the exploration of our longing and how this can open to the Freedom that we always are. How can we reconnect to our original longing beyond all concepts? And how can we live this longing and let it lead us to come home to who we really are? With guided meditations, talks and dialogues, we reconnect with our longing and wake up to the freedom that we are.

Day 1 - What is the Longing?
I invite you to remember what triggered your original longing to come home to yourself. Was it a particular event? Was it meeting a particular person? Was it a loss or tragedy? Or was this longing always there as long as you can remember? If we have been on the spiritual path for many years we might have got so caught up in spiritual concepts and hoping for some perfect ‘one day’, that we have forgotten why we even started this journey. In remembering the original longing we can start to reconnect with the innocent and true call home.

Day 2 - What is Freedom?
On this path we have picked up so many spiritual concepts about what it might mean to be free. We tend to want to be free from discomfort, fear and pain. But true freedom is not limited to any concept. It is not about being ‘free from’ but more about being ‘free with’. Freedom is who you are, and not about having a perfect experience.

Day 3 - Longing to be Free
Reconnecting to our original longing and then acknowledging that the freedom we have been longing for isn’t ‘out there’ or ‘one day’, we come full circle back to meeting the longing itself. What you have been longing for is already who you are. You are already free and always have been, despite any experience of apparent restriction. This is radical freedom that unconditionally includes whatever is here. Embracing our direct experience rather than waiting to be free from it, is what we have been longing for.

About Unmani
Meeting with Unmani is meeting with yourself in the most real and alive way. Unmani is originally from the UK, but has lived in many countries around the world. Since she was a child, Unmani didn’t identify with being a separate individual, but assumed there was something wrong with her, until she came across the expression of Satsang and nonduality. Truth has always been her passion. Unmani had teachers including Osho, Dolano, Nathan Gill, Tony Parsons, Gangaji and several other amazing people who are not considered ‘teachers’.

In 2013 she met her husband, the wonderful musician, and courageous lover of life, Robert Hanuman. In 2015 their son, Sky, was born. On 3rd January 2018, Robert Hanuman died suddenly from a heart attack while they were in India. Robert Hanuman’s presence deeply influenced Unmani’s teaching, and in the time they were together it evolved into a more human expression of the courage to live the paradox of the Absolute, living as this human. Robert put Unmani’s words to his beautiful classical guitar music and Unmani still plays his songs at her meetings.

Unmani has been holding meetings and retreats all over the world since 2003, and in this time people have been deeply touched by her work: She meets each person exactly where they are at, and in whatever they need at the time, while at the same time holding them in the truth of who they really are beyond it all. This combination, and paradox, of the personal and impersonal, brings so much depth, openness and healing to people’s lives. They wake up to who they really are, and discover how this is lived and integrated into their daily lives.

Unmani has written three books: I am Life itself, Die to Love and The Courage to Come Alive (soon to be published). Unmani holds regular meetings and retreats several times a year as well as monthly webinars on different themes. There are many videos of her teaching from the past nearly 20 years on her Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Unmani

Robert Hanuman’s music can be downloaded on iTunes here: https://music.apple.com/nl/artist/robert-hanuman/1329878840?l=en

Unmani’s website is: www.die-to-love.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $90
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Unmani ~ Longing to Be Free ~ Online Retreat

Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time) ~ Part of 3-part Retreat June 24, 25 & 26

For so many of us, we started out on this spiritual path with a deep longing to come home. Maybe you had a heart-felt longing that was impossible to conceptualize. This longing is beyond all the spiritual concepts or any other concepts. It is the longing to meet yourself right now, and no longer compromise or overlook this. In this three-part event we will go deeper into the exploration of our longing, and how this can open to the Freedom that we always are. How can we reconnect to our original longing beyond all concepts? And how can we live this longing and let it lead us to come home to who we really are? With guided meditations, talks and dialogues, we reconnect with our longing and wake up to the freedom that we are.

Meeting with Unmani is meeting with yourself in the most real and alive way. Unman, who is originally from the UK, has been holding meetings and retreats all over the world since 2003, and in this time people have been deeply touched by her work: She meets each person exactly where they are at, and in whatever they need at the time, while at the same time holding them in the truth of who they really are beyond it all.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, June 27, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 27, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

July 2022

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 29, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Jeannie Zandi ~ Wholehearted

Sunday, July 10, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Living undivided is to be wholehearted. Join Jeannie to explore the beauty, challenges and practice of meeting life with your whole heart.

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.

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.

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 »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, July 11, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 29, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ Sacred Heart: Embodying the Non-Dual Understanding

Saturday, July 16, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

From understanding to being, the passage of embodying awakening requires a deep integration into our everyday life of what has been revealed in our spiritual journey. Direct perception is the way through which we directly connect to our non-dual nature, as all illusion of separation is purely conceptual. In this meeting, Shakti will guide participants to discover their true essence, the Sacred Heart, an inner space completely free from fear, out of which we can transform our life.

Shakti Caterina Maggi is a spiritual guide, meditation teacher and author widely recognized as one of the most authentic and profound voices of contemporary spirituality. Combining the vision of Advaita and non-dual Tantra with a contemporary approach, Shakti offers with humanity, compassion and great clarity an inner technology to dissolve that contraction of suffering that accompanies our lives, and access a space of peace and unconditional love towards life.

www.shakticaterinamaggi.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 »

Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ Sacred Heart: Embodying the Non-Dual Understanding

Saturday, July 16, 2022 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

From understanding to being, the passage of embodying awakening requires a deep integration into our everyday life of what has been revealed in our spiritual journey. Direct perception is the way through we directly connect to our non-dual nature, as all illusion of separation is purely conceptual. Shakti will guide participants to discover our true essence, the Sacred Heart, an inner space completely free from fear out of which we can transform our life.

Shakti is a spiritual guide, meditation teacher and author, widely recognized as one of the most authentic and profound voices of contemporary spirituality. Combining the vision of Advaita and non-dual Tantra with a contemporary approach, Shakti offers with humanity, compassion and great clarity an inner technology to access a space of peace and unconditional love towards life.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, July 18, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 29, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 ~ SOMATIC AWAKENING: Body-Mind-Spirit Embodiment

Saturday, July 23, 2022 @ 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Online Monthly Group Meetings

Although our true nature is not affected by all that we experience, our human body and mind are impacted by experiences that result in emotional wounding and 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 moment, and allow everything to be as it is—all of which are necessary for awakening and embodiment.

This ongoing monthly group will offer deep support for body-mind-spirit embodied awakening and healing so you can rest more deeply in the great peace, love and unity that resides in all of us.

We will do somatic practices for balancing the nervous system and building more capacity for regulating stress and emotions. Being more regulated is very important to both healing our human wounding and our spiritual awakening. We will also use the Flash Technique to release the charge on traumatic memories and loosen the grip of the negative beliefs that they create.

It is encouraged to attend the live session so you can receive the support of the group as well as Lynn Marie’s therapeutic support if needed. You are also welcome to register and attend by listening to the 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 both as a therapist and with nondual spiritual 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 for each meeting: $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.
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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, July 25, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 29, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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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Pamela Wilson ~ Inner Satsang is a Heart to Heart ~ 3 Part Online Retreat

Friday, July 29, 2022 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, July 29, 30 & 31

July 29, 30 & 31
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
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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.

Inner Satsang: The Heart to Heart that strengthens the felt sense of presence, rootedness and clarity. This inner listening and gentleness liberates the past, beliefs and habits held in the body and mind. This allows the supportive constancy to be felt and lived. allowing the free flow of transmission, the giving of our gift to all beings. Love living what it loves, simply with no constraints. May love and wisdom be free to live what it loves!

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 $90
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

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Pamela Wilson ~ Inner Satsang is a Heart to Heart ~ 3 Part Online Retreat

Friday, July 29, 2022 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time), part of a 3-Part Retreat, July 29, 30 & 31

Inner Satsang: The Heart to Heart that strengthens the felt sense of presence, rootedness and clarity. This inner listening and gentleness liberates the past, beliefs and habits held in the body and mind. This allows the supportive constancy to be felt and lived, allowing the free flow of transmission, the giving of our gift to all beings. Love living what it loves, simply with no constraints. May love and wisdom be free to live what it loves!

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!

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August 2022

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, August 1, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 29, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, August 8, 2022 @ 8am & Wed. 9:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 29, 2022

Join us for a silent group meditation. Do your own practice quietly in the company of others. Let’s be present, together. .... more details
Mon.: 8:00am – 8:30am (PT) and Wed.: 9:00am – 9:30am (PT)
Ongoing drop-in group – attend as often as you like.
Weekly, with rare exceptions. Verify dates on
Full Calendar.

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 9:00am & Mon. 8:00am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Wednesdays : 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
Ongoing every week, 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 »
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