Sat 16 Mar 2013, 11:00 - Sun 17 Mar 2013, 16:30
THE DEEPEST ACCEPTANCE: Radical Awakening in Ordinary Life
Non-residential Weekend with Jeff Foster in Boulder, Colorado
“Deep acceptance means staring life in the face, right now. It means turning towards what is here, rather than away. It means letting go of hopes and dreams and awakening to what is really true. It means ending the war, seeing through the illusion of a ‘self’ separate from this mysterious movement of life. It means total alignment with the Way Things Are. It means finally being at Home, no matter what is happening.”
– Jeff Foster
How do we stop running away from “the mess of life”—our pain, our predicaments, our frustrations, our failures, even our longing for freedom and enlightenment—and start flowing with all of it?
Is it possible to find an effortless “yes” to this moment, no matter how challenging our lives become?
Is it possible to stop seeking love, peace and enlightenment in the future, and discover them where you already are?
Jeff Foster invites us to take a fresh look at our present experience and discover the ocean of who we really are: a non-dual awareness that has already allowed every wave of thought and emotion to arrive. “Just as the ocean ‘accepts’ every wave,” teaches Jeff, “so too has our awareness already allowed and accepted what is here.”
Jeff talks of deep acceptance not as a passive surrender, but as an intelligent and creative emerging into life just as it is. And it is not something that happens “one day”, or only happens to special people – it is always happening, if we have eyes to see it. Recognizing ourselves as the ocean of deep acceptance radically transforms and simplifies the way we see the world – our relationships, how we communicate, our attitude towards physical pain and depression, how we deal with addictions, and our search for spiritual enlightenment.
Candid, thoughtful, humorous—and deeply compassionate toward those searching for a way out of suffering—Jeff inspires us to stop trying to “do” acceptance…and start falling in love with “what has already been allowed.” His simple, accessible and direct teachings point us back to who we really are in this moment – already perfect, whole, and free.Silence, laughter, lightness, and a sense of real intimacy, honesty and friendship are the hallmarks of encounters with Jeff. His meetings are very spontaneous and informal, and there are plenty of opportunities to share and ask questions, if you are so moved. And of course, if you just want to sit in silence and listen, without sharing, then that’s fine too.
“With unshakable patience and softness, Jeff approaches all questions with a completely un-rushed and peaceful style, always searching to find the most skillful words that can capture his thought and best be conveyed. In truth, Jeff’s teachings are alive…” – W.R.
“Jeff’s message is a relief for seekers who are tired of chasing dreams, and a true calling to re-examine what’s present in our lives and find out if we don’t already have exactly what we are looking for.” – P.L.
“Instead of seeing some things or people as being more special than others, or seeing himself as a teacher somehow above the pains and pleasures of life, he addresses the humanity in all of us…” – Non-Duality Press
Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, registration 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 11:00 to 4:30 pm, registration 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Place: The Solstice Center – http://www.302pearl.com/ – 302 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO
Fees: $70 per day, or $125 for both days if paid at registration Saturday morning.
No advance registration – please pay at the door.
No Sunday-only attendance, sorry.
Any questions? Please contact Connie Shaw, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-443-2188