The Way of Effortless Mindfulness

The Way of Effortless Mindfulness

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30 to 17:00
Personal Growth
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Learn Effortless Mindfulness with one of America's leading mindfulness teachers

What if you could open into a natural flow of wisdom, compassion, and joy in any moment? This possibility is closer than you think. Loch Kelly has integrated wisdom practices, neuroscience, and psychological research to support awakening as the next natural stage of human development. This experiential daylong workshop is based on Loch’s new book, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness.

In a world where everything changes continuously, it is liberating to discover the changeless and reliable source of our innate wisdom, deep freedom and embodied joy that is already available within us.

Loch’s Tibetan Buddhist teacher Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche said: “There are two types of mindfulness: deliberate and effortless.”

Effortless mindfulness is an advanced yet simple form of mindfulness that can liberate the deepest levels of suffering. Effortless mindfulness immediately introduces you to your awake, loving nature. By making a small initial effort of “unhooking” awareness from chattering thoughts, you can begin the journey home.

Loch presents easily accessible micro-meditations that weave together feminine and masculine approaches to awakening and combine an ancient wisdom map of awakening and contemporary psychological models of healing.

Here you will learn:

  • The different approaches of effortless mindfulness and deliberate mindfulness
  • How to shift out of your chattering mind and into your awake, loving nature
  • Unique methods to liberate difficult mental and emotional states
  • Mindful glimpses (micro-meditations) that can be done at any time with eyes open
  • A contemporary version of ancient methods to navigate your consciousness
  • How to make the "you-turn" from small self to no-self to true Self
  • How to learn to return and train to remain in an awake, compassionate flow
  • How to avoid the pitfalls to embodying awakening

You will learn how awake awareness is energetically embodied and open-hearted, so that you can experience wellbeing and live a compassionate life.

About the speaker, Loch Kelly

Loch Kelly is the author of the highly acclaimed The Way of Effortless Mindfulness and other award-winning books. He has been a leading meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and seminar leader for more than 25 years. Loch has worked in community mental health and counselled family members after 9/11. Founder of the nonprofit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute, Loch collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and NYU to study how awareness training can enhance compassion and well-being.

“Loch Kelly is one of the clearest expressions of authentic awakened freedom and love that I know. He offers wise, loving medicine and direct, practical guidance which evolved from Loch’s vast experience and deep commitment to help others awaken to spiritual freedom.”
Adyashanti, author of The Most Important Thing

I love this book because it is so practical. It contains a treasure trove of simple and effective exercises that help us to realize our true nature. Loch Kelly shows us that enlightenment is not esoteric and elusive, but always close to us, and always accessible. In The Way of Effortless Mindfulness, Loch shows us how to gain access to it.
Steve Taylor PhD, author of The Leap and Spiritual Science.

“In this groundbreaking guidebook, Loch Kelly offers contemporary versions of ancient practices to help us access the fundamental experience of being aware. The Way of Effortless Mindfulness teaches a unique form of mindfulness, which is advanced yet simple. Loch offers effective ways to liberate our lives with meaning, connection and clarity. What a beautiful book!”
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Author of Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

The Way of Effortless Mindfulness is a brilliant and essential meditation guidebook. Loch beautifully introduces us to the next stage of mindfulness, bringing it into heartfelt relationship with others. In Loch Kelly, you've found a wonderful guide for the important journey of awakening, which is so vital in our world today.
Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within

Loch Kelly offers a rich array of unique mindful glimpses that reveal our naturally awake, openhearted awareness. His guidance is clear and precise… and it arises from a wise, caring heart. There are very few who can guide with such mastery.   For those dedicated to realizing what is beyond our dualistic perceptions, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness is truly a gift.
Tara Brach, Author of Radical Acceptance 

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