Have you been yearning for some reading that deepens your approach to life? Or have tried to wade through some metaphysical writings and gotten bogged down? Maybe you are just feeling drawn toward spiritual community. These are all good reasons to join one of the upcoming Learning Groups. Together members of the Groups work through wisdom teachings gleaning the pearls that are offered but sometimes missed with a cursory reading. Each Group centers around a specific book.
In a guided setting:
I currently conduct Learning Groups on four topics:
The Practice of Presence (using the book The Unfolding Now)
Taming the Inner Shrew (using the book Soul without Shame)
The Eating Inquiry
The Nature of Self (using the book The Unteethered Soul)
Once established, the groups work together over a period of four or five months with my guidance. Activities, all geared toward deepening our awareness of the topic, include group workshops, solo and shared inquiry, private sessions, reading and guided meditations. Below I have listed upcoming Groups that are open to registration.What previous participants had to say about the transformation they experienced in other learning groups:
Monica: There has been a shift in not looking to the external as much, being more in touch with what I am feeling, what I am experiencing…I notice the inner chatter, but I am more able to be myself even when it’s there.
Maryvonne: I wasted so many years waiting for someone to come along and change my world. Using the skills that were taught, I now practice being present and aware in my daily experience, which puts me in touch with my own reality. I no longer feel my life is on hold, I'm living it!
Molly: it’s been really helpful in two specific ways. Having an inquiry partner has shown me that I am not alone in being propelled in these directions. And also I have become better able to understand certain situations and not just react to them. Now I can look at them and see them and not become lost in what might happen.
Shanti: This has helped me notice the inner voices, the committees. The work is taking me deeper to places that I have wanted to be exposed, and giving me courage to face my biggest fears. It is scary to be aware of my humanness…but it is a good thing. I am learning to love and accept myself.