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September 17, 2016  Meditation, Dedication, and Potluck Celebration!   Join Ari & Rose in reopening their doors to the San Francisco meditation community — following last year’s fire that destroyed the meditation hall and garden. If you can’t make it to the gathering, perhaps offer a donation to help them cover their construction costs? DATE: Saturday, September 17 2016 TIME: 11:00am – 12:00pm...

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“Integrated Awakening” Retreat with Jennifer Welwood February 27th – March 4th, 2017 Santa Cruz, CA   This retreat, held annually in late February or early March, is currently the only public residential retreat offered by Jennifer Welwood, and is a prerequisite for possible entry into the Mystery School. Registration will open in late September and will sell out quickly. An email will be sent out with instructions on...

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Finding Freedom in the Body: Mindfulness of the Body as a Gateway to Liberation   Mary Grace Orr, Bob Stahl, Christiane Wolf, Marcy Reynolds (qigong) at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Northern California September 19-25, 2016   This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. We will work primarily with the first of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness – mindfulness of the body. The 32 Parts of...

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This precisely summarizes our topic for the May 21 Women’s Workshop… “If there is one thing I’ve learned in thirty years as a psychotherapist, it is this: If you can let your experience happen, it will release its knots and unfold, leading to a deeper, more grounded experience of yourself. No matter how painful or scary your feelings appear to be, your willingness to engage with them draws forth your essential...

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I spend 99% of my time: 1. avoiding pain; 2. pursuing pleasure; 3. arriving in the present moment just long enough to determine whether it’s a higher priority to avoid or pursue. May’s Workshop is dedicated to that other 1%. It’s about finding ground, opening up to what’s happening now, and making an empowered choice. Because if I’m not reacting to life from my fear/sadness/anger, then I’m stepping into the fullness of who I am...

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