On Saturday, February 22 from 10 am to noon, we will continue to work with individual shadow. I will offer writing and dyad exercises where you will be further discovering elements of inner shadow. This is the first important step in bringing your shadow to light in order to have acceptance of it and possible transformation. Note that you do not have to have attended last month’s introduction to shadow work. Fee will be the usual $5. New folks are welcome!
On Saturday, March 21, from 11 am to 1 pm (not our usual time frame), we will have the honor and privelege of having Joan Tollifson join with us for a live Zoom (video) session. Joan lives in the Ashland, OR area and is not travelling these days, but is able to join with us on the Zoom platform. (We have a large mounted TV screen in the library room on which to see her–one of the big advantages to our new gathering venue.) Joan will be discussing her latest book: Death: The End of Self-Improvement. She has written a number of wonderful books on nondual spiritual wisdom. I recommend you read at least a portion of this book if you plan to join with us. And the focus of Joan’s book fits right in with our shadow work, as I think you will appreciate when you read it. The book also contains useful information on spiritual awakening. The cost for this gathering will be $5 for the usual room rental fee plus a donation for Joan. It is recommended that the donation be at least $20 but up to you. (Flyer attached.)
On Saturday, January 18 from 10 am to noon we will be gathering to begin exploring “shadow,” the hidden parts of our personalities that are projected onto others and onto the world. We will likely continue with this exploration in 2020.
In my psychotherapy practice, I offered weekly shadow groups for 10 years. I have much to experientially share with the group about this topic, which is also a very important area of exploration relating to our spiritual journeys. It is often our shadow issues that pull us back into our sense of being separate selves. Our shadow–individually and collectively– keeps us from feeling greater peace, equanimity, connection with others, and with all that is.
Collective shadow in the U.S. is certainly front and center of what is happening politically. Our shadow elements continue to manifest because we have not become fully conscious of them and therefore able to heal them.
I hope you can join us. We welcome new people. Come check out the group!
For our December 14 gathering we will create Soulcollage cards to bring in new energy and hidden wisdom from our deepest selves relating to what we each want to let go of as the year ends and what we want to manifest in the New Year. Creating Soulcollage cards has become an end of year tradition for our group for many years. I will lead you through a guided meditation to help prepare you to manifest whatever wants to come forth through the SoulCollage cards. This is a popular gathering so I hope you can join with us. New people are welcome to join!
To learn more about SoulCollage cards, check out this website: https://www.soulcollage.com/
Cost is $15 to pay for the cards, glue sticks and room rental fee
Note: We aren’t meeting in November because of PG&E work being done at our meeting venue
As is almost always the case, when we gather on Saturday October 12, I will lead the group through a 20-25 minute guided meditation.
After that, I will share and we will discuss some recent Adyashanti teachings.
Note that we are also in a new home: The Davis Unitarian Univeralist Church Library Building.
I hope you will check us out if you are new to our group. It is a wonderful “soul group” of like hearts and minds.
Please join us for an amazing event: four renowned Davis spiritual teachers and group facilitators will provide a taste of their meditation and spiritual practices and describe their approach to spirituality. They will also discuss questions like: what is God/Source/Spirit and how might Davis spiritual groups coordinate with each other for the benefit of the Davis community? One hour of presentations and discussions followed by one hour of Q and A with the audience.
- Gerry Hair leads the Awakening Community Group. Gerry’s approach to spiritual practice is based on a mix of traditions, including Christian mysticism, Buddhism, Sufism, and Taoism.
- Rabbi Seth Castleman leads the Mindful Moment Meditation Group. He was trained and authorized as a dharma teacher by Jack Kornfield, one of the founders of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
- Terry Parker has led a meditation and chanting Siddha Yoga Group. Terry’s spiritual
orientation is Advaita Yoga from India.
- Larry Melton leads a “satsang”
at the Unitarian Universalist Church once a month. He teaches nondual spiritual wisdom in the
lineage of Adyashanti.
Moderator: Deborah Cohen, facilitator of the Awakening to Spirit Group.
Cost: $10 per person. Pay at the door.
I will offer the group a 30 minute guided meditation and then share some life-changing experiences I have recently gone through. As well, we will discuss the direction I am thinking of taking the group when we convene again in September–at a new location to yet be determined. If you have never attended, you are welcome to come and hear about our plans for when we re-group in the fall and add your ideas to the mix!
Happy Spring Dear ATS Friends.
On Saturday, April 20, from 10-12, I am planning to offer a 25-30 minute guided meditation followed by sharing some recent teachings from Adyashanti on the “process” of awakening.
I hope you can join with us!
For our March gathering, members of the group will provide experiential presentations, each lasting 5-10 minutes. These may include guided movement, sound or spoken meditations and other nondual spiritual practices.
Please email me if you have any interest in providing something for the group oand/or if you plan to attend.
have a special treat for you for our next gathering on Saturday
February 23 from 10 am to noon at the Davis Holistic Health Center:
David Breaux will come and offer a satsang for us, including a meditation,
presentation and then Q and A.
David is another wonderful example of how it is to live in a “state” of abiding awakeness in the world. I had the pleasure of spending some time with him recently and enjoyed his clear energy and gentle presence.
David will also have his book available for sale: Compassion, Davis, CA: A Compilation of Concepts on Compassion.
I hope you can join us.
Back by popular demand, with the accompaniment of my drum, you will engage in an inner journey to the “Upper World” to bring back deep spiritual insights and wisdom for how you can navigate what is sure to be a difficult year ahead. Please contact me if you are new to shamanic journeying and have questions.