Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW, is an award-winning author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the non-profit Effortless Mindfulness Institute. His teachings synthesize ancient wisdom practices, neuroscience, and contemporary psychology. Loch is dedicated to relieving suffering at its root and supporting people to live from their basic goodness. Loch is known for his warm sense of humor and his trust that awakening is the next natural stage of development. He teaches advanced, yet simple, nondual pointers and direct methods of nondual mindfulness, informed by psychology and social justice.
Loch offers a unique experiential teaching style to assist in the recognition, realization, and full embodiment of our true nature. Loch teaches in an all- inclusive style of dialogue and inquiry. He starts with the view that the awakeness, wisdom, and love that we are seeking are already inherent within each of us, equally. The method of small glimpses gives us access to “the solution”, our true nature. From here, we open to a more spacious and compassionate knowing that relieves suffering at its root.
Loch has been fortunate to be trained by some of the greatest meditation teachers of our generation. His teachings are based in the earliest nondual wisdom traditions, modern science, and psychotherapy. Loch has practiced in different schools of meditation and psychology, and he has gathered the most effective methods from all the world traditions.
Loch offers in-person retreats, workshops, and online courses. He has just launched a mobile meditation program that can be used on phone or computer.
“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