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The Charlottesville Mindfulness /Spiritual Awakening Meetup Group is a satsang, meditation, discussion and sharing gathering lead by J. Stewart Dixon, who draws on his own direct experience of spiritual awakening and other teachers. Our meetings, courses and workshops are a combination of guided instruction, dialogue, intimate spiritual sharing, meditation, relaxation, and shared eye contact- all in support of your awakening process. Our group strives for an intimate, safe, and heartfelt atmosphere- where ideas and exchanges can foster the possibility of real change. ( I call what I teach Blue Collar Enlightenment....see videos below)
This is not a spiritual singles dating group or a social party group or a get-your-feet-wet spirituality 101 class. This meetup exists for genuine spiritual seekers who are stressed, unhappy, and unfulfilled by conventional life, religion or newagey fluff and are looking for an alternate/radical path to happiness, peace and wholeness. It is also a group where the teacher teaches from the point of view of spiritual awakening/blue collar enlightenment based on his 25 years of seeking and finding. This work is similar to the direct teaching of Saniel Bonder / Waking Down, Gangaji and Eli Jaxon Bear, Adyashanti, Eckhart Tolle, Arjuna Ardagh, Andrew Cohen and other nondual/advaita teachers.
About J. Stewart Dixon: For most of his adult life he pursued spiritual awakening, wholeness and happiness in the nondual, zen and advaita vedanta traditions. After 20 years and many teachers his search ended in 2010. Some of his teachers include Gangaji, Eli Jaxon Bear, Solane (Student of Gangaji), Saniel Bonder, Michael Regan, Satyam Nadeen, Arjuna Nick Ardaugh, Andrew Cohen and Adi Da. He is also a big fan of Eckhart Tolle and Adyashanti. He is the author of 21 Days- A Guide for Spiritual Beginners - an intimate account of the sustained awakened state amidst normal life circumstances.
A note about joining this meetup: Please don't join if you don't plan on coming to any meetups or at least engaging in comments, emails or online group discussions. This group is about active experiential engagement- not passive internet voyeurism. You'll be culled after 3 months of inactivity.
Here are some introductory videos which describe what I mean by Blue Collar Enlightenment. The 3rd one is from a 2014 class. Happy to help & hope to see you at a meetup - J. Stewart
For more information:
www.attainingpie.com- website/blog. about Blue Collar Enlightenment
www.awakeningresourcecenter.org - mindfulness website
www.21Daysbook.com - book website.
Thank you- J Stewart Dixon
“ J. Stewart Dixon is a courageous bringer of the good news that there is more to us that what we think we are. His objective in teaching Blue Collar Enlightenment is to bring to ordinary folks the extraordinary understanding that we Are what we have been searching for…always and already free and at peace in what IS. That consciousness that exists prior to the limited mind we mistakenly think of as ourselves is available to us Now, yet we need a guide, a way-shower, to point us toward the truth. Jeff, is that guide, an outspoken witness to awakening . I highly recommend his class to those who intuit that there is more…” – Eli
” The shared practices in this Blue Collar Enlightenment class have blossomed in me a deeper looking into “being”, and my sense of self as separate has shifted dramatically. Jeff facilitates a clearer view of the possibility of living connected to source felt as an everyday, moment-by-moment bodily truth. Feeling this deep connection has been life altering for me while paradoxically as common as grass…..available to anyone willing to take a closer look within.”- Jan
“Thank you Jeff – for really telling it like it is! You have been a great help to me in our private sessions. I have felt that “great stillness” very close by in many of our meetings. Your presence really does radiate. And I am grateful for your wonderful ability to articulate the path to a destination which is really beyond any talking or thinking about with our inherently limited minds.I invite everyone in the spiritual community to take advantage of what you offer. I will certainly continue to!” – Jocelyn
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