Wed 24 Oct 2012, 09:00 - Wed 24 Oct 2012, 12:30
THE DEEPEST ACCEPTANCE:
RADICAL AWAKENING IN ORDINARY LIFE
MORNING WORKSHOP WITH JEFF FOSTER
@ Science and Nonduality Conference 2012, San Rafael, California
9am – 12.30 pm
Wednesday October 24th
The cost for the workshop is $55 untill September 30th and $65 after September 30th or at the door.
FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER:
What is spiritual awakening? What is enlightenment? What is true meditation? What is healing, in the deepest sense? Why do we suffer, and is there a way out of suffering? How does spiritual awakening relate to addiction, to conflict in relationships, to physical pain, to our search for love? Who are you, beyond all images of yourself?
Is it possible to discover deep acceptance within present experience, no matter what the circumstances?
With his gentle and loving guidance, Jeff Foster points us back to who we really are, to the timeless present moment, and to the vast, loving, open space of awareness that embraces every thought, every sensation, every feeling as it comes and goes.
In meetings with Jeff we deeply explore the nature of our own experience, not with the aim of ‘fixing’ it in the future, but of seeing the wholeness and completeness within it right now. We take a deep look at how and why we suffer in our lives, and expose the illusions and assumptions at the root of all our problems. We explore everything from intimate relationships, to honest communication, to addictions and the search for spiritual enlightenment – and we discover how suffering can melt away in clear seeing of what is.
Silence, laughter, lightness, 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, then that’s fine too…
Jeff Foster graduated in Astrophysics from Cambridge University in 2001. Several years after graduation, following a period of severe depression and illness, he became addicted to the idea of ‘spiritual enlightenment’, and embarked on an intensive spiritual search which lasted for several years. The spiritual search came to an absolute end with the clear recognition of the nondual nature of everything. In the clarity of this seeing, life became what it always was: spontaneous, open, joyful and fully alive.
Jeff presently holds meetings and retreats in the UK and Europe, clearly and directly pointing to the frustrations surrounding our seeking activities, to the nature of thought, and to the clarity at the heart of everything. His uncompromising approach, full of humour and compassion, shatters the mind’s hopes for a future salvation, revealing the unconditional freedom and ease that is always already present and available, right in the midst of the human drama. www.lifewithoutacentre.com.