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  • Isaac Shapiro & Meike Schuett ~ Meetings in Truth


    Isaac & Meike help us inquire into how we live our lives moment by moment, and how to better align ourselves with the deepest spiritual truths. They work through direct but good-humored questioning, reflecting back to us, and helping to unravel, the conditioning of the mind and the nervous system, allowing a deeper participation in the moment. ---- “An invitation to enjoy the sensation of now, which includes everything, the universe, our bodies, time and space, as the beloved.” “As we bring awareness to unconscious habits, there is a shift that occurs. In the course of investigation, people spontaneously recognize the true nature of themselves.” ------ Join us in this special opportunity for series of meetings & daylong gatherings with Isaac & Meike: We start with Oct. 4th evening in San Rafael, followed by Berkeley evening gatherings Oct. 5th, 6th & 7th and Daylongs Sat & Sun. Oct. 8th & 9th...

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 @ 7pm to Friday: a series of evening Meetings ~and~ Daylongs Sat. & Sun. 11am-6pm at Chochmat Halev, Berkeley
  • Loch Kelly: Shift Into Freedom

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    "Loch Kelly is one of the clearest expressions of authentic awakened freedom and love that I know. Shift Into Freedom is a shining gem in the modern spiritual landscape." -- Adyashanti from his Foreword to Shift Into Freedom. - - - - Loch Kelly is a contemporary spiritual teacher, psychotherapist, author and founder of the Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. In the early 1980’s, Loch was awarded a fellowship to study forms of non-dual meditation in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal with a variety of mainly Buddhist teachers, including the legendary Dzogchen master, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. He is known for his warm sense of humor, and his practical, non-dual pointers, which help people shift into the freedom that has always been their true nature. - - - - - WE’LL HAVE AN EVENING EVENT FRI. OCT. 14TH, AND TWO DAYLONG EVENTS WITH LOCH KELLY: SAT. OCT. 15TH DAYLONG, AND A LEVEL 2 DAY LONG, SUN. OCT. 16TH ...........

    Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 7pm-9pm at Chochmat Halev, Berkeley
  • Rupert Spira

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    In the last few years Rupert has become one of the most respected and sought-after teachers of nondual wisdom, known for his crystal clear use of language, laser-like intellect, skillful guided enquiries, and powerfully direct pointing to aware presence—all delivered with warmth, wit and an unmatched and distinctive eloquence. After thirty years of intense seeking, Rupert met his primary teacher Francis Lucille, who introduced him to the direct way taught by his own teacher, Jean Klein. “This experience of being aware has never left us. We have never ceased to be this ‘I am aware’. Just give your attention to that. Instead of shining your attention on an object — a thought, feeling, sensation or perception — shine that Awareness on the experience of being aware, in other words, on itself. Allow your attention to come back to itself, just to rest in itself. That experience is peace itself.”...

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Chochmat Halev, Berkeley
  • SAND Conference 2016


    Science and Nonduality (SAND) is an immersive experience where leading scientists, renowned spiritual teachers, philosophers, artists and a thriving international community gather to explore a new paradigm emerging in spirituality, one that is based on timeless wisdom traditions, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience. ------ Open Circle community members (if you are reading this- that's you) receive a 10% discount on SAND registration using this code: OPENCIRLCE ---- www.scienceandnonduality.com...

    Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ Pre Conference Workshops are Oct. 19th & 20th AND MAIN CONFERENCE is Oct. 20th~23rd at Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA
  • Adyashanti with Francis Bennett and Rick Archer ~ The Embrace of Jesus and the Buddha


    In a unique Open Circle event, well-known spiritual teacher Adyashanti will be joining his friend Francis Bennett in a public dialog about the parallels, differences and similarities between Jesus and the Buddha, as two complimentary yet very different models of awakening. Adya came to a deeper appreciation of Jesus by way of his study of Zen, while Francis ─ a former Trappist monk turned non-dual teacher ─ came to Buddhism by way of immersion in mystical Christianity. Moderating will be Rick Archer who, since 2009, has interviewed over 360 “spiritually awakening” people on his popular Buddha at the Gas Pump website (batgap.com). Time will be left for audience questions. ---- Pre-registration requested....

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm at PEACE United Church of Christ, Santa Cruz

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