Weekly Update for 9/13/17

September 13, 2017

Greetings Community,

I had so much fun teaching Tribal Belly Dance last night and I was delighted by the good turnout. It is a free drop-in class, accepting donations from non-members so bring your friends!

In This Issue:

  • Another rousing talk just published from RLS 2016 with Mark Michael Lewis.
  • Michael Porcelli will be leading a Special Circling Night next Tuesday.
  • We’re hosting Luminous Awareness Institute’s Anna-Lisa Adelberg again with Loch Kelly.

There’s a lot of great events so look at our online calendar for more info and any last minute changes.


In Community,
Jacki Saorsail
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Emotions are Overrated with Mark Michael Lewis


From the Relational Leadership Summit in 2016 this video provides a comprehensive map of how to use our emotions to lead to deeper and stronger relationships. For information about the 2017 Relational Leadership Summit and to buy tickets go to relationalleadershipsummit.integralcenter.org.


Special Circling Night with Michael Porcelli

Tuesday September 19th 7pm – 9:30pm in the Chapel

Join Porch to practice Circling and to explore our reasons for doing it, both personally and collectively. What is the connection to Authentic Relating and relationships in general? What are broader social benefits it can serve?


Effortless Heart Mindfulness

Friday, Nov. 3, 7-9pm, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 4 & 5, 10am-5pm

Awakening is the only true sustainable access to the happiness and freedom we constantly seek. But while we can choose a path to awakening that transcends us out of life, we need a path towards awakening that can help us become fully embodied and connected to the world around us.

We can thus consider a map in which there is not just the “waking up” of general awakening, but also a “waking in” to our natural embodied well-being within ourselves, as well as a “waking out,” in which we develop our abilities to create in the world and compassionately relate to others. From this unconditionally loving Effortless Heart Mindfulness we can learn to welcome all emotions and unburden our shadow parts.

In this workshop you will:

~ Learn Loch’s contemporary versions of the ancient wisdom practices of effortless mindfulness and heart mindfulness through a series of awareness inquiries, glimpses, and non-dual pointers.

~ Begin to retrain your brain to remain in open-hearted awareness, so that you can transition back to your everyday life.

Once we have experienced the empty ground of our being we discover it is in union with all pervasive energy and form; the fullness of our being. In simultaneous mind we not only experience the freedom of our awake mind, we are embodied and intimate with life.

~ Open and train in simultaneous mind: the union of emptiness and fullness.

~ From simultaneous awareness learn Anna-Lisa’s method for focusing on the subtle body to locate and dissolve the blocks and obscurations to embodying our awakened nature.

Those who attend the retreat are highly encouraged to read Loch’s book, Shift Into Freedom, and listen to the audio of the meditations before the weekend. This is so we have some common background and vocabulary to be able to dive deeply into the support of realization, abiding, expression, and unfolding.

Full weekend – $180 in advance / $210 at the door
Friday evening only – $25


~ Loch Kelly , M.Div., LCSW is the author of the best selling book Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness, which was named “Top 10 Best Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Health Magazine. Loch is the founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. He is a recognized leader in the field of meditation and psychotherapy who studied with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche and was asked to teach by Adyashanti. Loch is a teacher known for his ability to make nonduality practical, humorous, experiential, and contemporary. Loch’s specialty is in helping people navigate the unfolding after initial awakening to live from open-hearted awareness in their everyday lives. He studied at Columbia University and Union Theological and has worked in community mental health for over 30 years. Loch has collaborated with neuroscientists to study how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing.

For more, visit www.lochkelly.org

~ Anna-Lisa Adelberg is an internationally renowned transformational coach, healer, and teacher. She is a pioneer in the fields of body, heart, subtle energy and awakened consciousness and has developed and teaches a groundbreaking system called Luminous Awareness. This system was developed and synthesized over 20 years from a wide variety of sources, including Tibetan Buddhism, developmental psychology, neurophysiology, Chi Gong, and subtle energy. She is dedicated to creating a world of wakefulness, attunement, care and liberation for all beings. Anna-Lisa Adelberg is well known for her capacity to articulate and transmit the mechanics of subtle phenomena and her uncanny ability, as her students say, to “know what’s going on inside of me.” She is sought after and has coached some of the world’s most renowned business leaders, healers, and spiritual teachers. She is the founder of the Luminous Awareness Institute and has helped thousands of students and clients transform. She was a personal student of Dzogchen Master Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and Chi Qong Master Yoo as well other leaders in Meditative paths, Somatics, and Subtle Energy.

For more, visit www.LuminousAwareness.com 

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