Effortless Being: Finding Freedom in the Midst of Life

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Friday 7/24/2015 - Sunday 7/26/2015
7:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Program Leader
Peter Russell

Explore new ways to let the mind relax and find the inner freedom we yearn for.

For thousands of years, spiritual traditions have taught meditation as a way to awaken to the happiness, joy, and love that are our true nature. Yet, many people find meditation tedious and difficult, a never-ending struggle to quiet the mind or focus the attention. This has led to the popular misconception that meditation requires great discipline and years of practice.

Peter Russell, who has been teaching meditation for 40 years, shows that the key is giving up all effort and trying. The mind in its natural relaxed state is already at ease. The beauty of this approach is that nothing needs to be changed or eliminated. It is simply surrendering to the present moment and dropping into our true nature.

Join Peter Russell as he guides us through practices that clarify and deepen our experience of meditation, allowing us to open more readily to the stillness within. He will show participants how to manage thoughts, surrender resistance and let go of attachments; how to distinguish ego from the true Self; and how to use our inner guidance in support of our spiritual practice. He will also share his latest thinking on the nature of consciousness and spiritual awakening.

Weaving his unique blend of scientific rationale, global vision, and intuitive wisdom, Peter Russell brings a sharp, critical mind to the challenge of self-awakening. He is a fellow of the Institute for Noetic Sciences and The Findhorn Foundation, and has written ten books in this area, including: The Global Brain Awakens, Waking Up in Time, and most recently, From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness.

This program meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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