Day with Jeff Foster - Saturday 22 June

Embracing it ALL: A loving way through Pain, Depression and Addiction

 

You are invited to spend a day with Jeff Foster, on Saturday 22nd June from 11am to 5pm. Doors will be open from 10.30am.


The Price for the meeting is £40 which you pay on the door.

The event takes place in Bloomsbury Suite of Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ. http://www.friendshouse.co.uk/getting-here

Coffee, Tea, Lunch: There will be a lunch and tea break during the day and you can purchase teas or coffees and lunch at a cafe inside Friends Meeting House. There are also many cafes nearby.



 

 

"Jeff, with his whole being, slowly and deliberately shoves a crowbar in your heart and pries it open and you can’t shut it again.” – S.H.

“Jeff Foster has a unique way of expressing the inexpressible, answering the unanswerable and understanding what can’t be understood.” – M.L.

 


“Jeff answered questions that I did not know how to ask… my mind had hidden them deeply." - K.

"Jeff shows us how to meet everything and to turn toward instead of away from Life... He has no lineage, so he has no spiritual guru baggage to carry around. His meetings are just raw, naked, unconditional love..." - R.P.

"What I most appreciate about Jeff is his willingness to be fully exposed, and to take spirituality out of the ashrams and meditation halls and into the streets…” -Matt Licata, Sounds True


ABOUT THE DAY MEETING


How do we stop running away from “the mess of life”—our pain, our predicaments, our frustrations, our failures, even our longing for freedom and enlightenment—and start flowing with all of it?

Is it possible to find an effortless “yes” to this moment, no matter how challenging our lives become?

Is it possible to stop seeking love, peace and enlightenment in the future, and discover them where you already are?

Jeff Foster invites us to take a fresh look at our present experience and discover the ocean of who we really are: a non-dual awareness that has already allowed every wave of thought and emotion to arrive. “Just as the ocean ‘accepts’ every wave,” teaches Jeff, “so too has our awareness already allowed and accepted what is here.” Jeff talks of deep acceptance not as a passive surrender, but as an intelligent and creative emerging into life just as it is. And it is not something that happens “one day”, or only happens to special people – it is always happening, if we have eyes to see it.

Recognizing ourselves as the ocean of deep acceptance radically transforms and simplifies the way we see the world - our relationships, how we communicate, our attitude towards physical pain and depression, how we deal with addictions, and our search for spiritual enlightenment. Candid, thoughtful, humorous—and deeply compassionate toward those searching for a way out of suffering—Jeff inspires us to stop trying to “do” acceptance…and start falling in love with “what has already been allowed.” His simple, accessible and direct teachings point us back to who we really are in this moment – already perfect, whole, and free.

Silence, laughter, lightness, and 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, without sharing, then that’s fine too.

"With unshakable patience and softness, Jeff approaches all questions with a completely un-rushed and peaceful style, always searching to find the most skillful words that can capture his thought and best be conveyed. In truth, Jeff’s teachings are alive..." - W.R.

“Jeff’s message is a relief for seekers who are tired of chasing dreams, and a true calling to re-examine what’s present in our lives and find out if we don’t already have exactly what we are looking for." - P.L.

"Instead of seeing some things or people as being more special than others, or seeing himself as a teacher somehow above the pains and pleasures of life, he addresses the humanity in all of us…” – Non-Duality Press

ABOUT JEFF FOSTER Jeff was voted #51 on Watkins Review’s 2012 list of the world’s 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People and has published four books in over six languages. His latest book The Deepest Acceptance was published in 2012 by Sounds True.

Jeff speaks clearly and simply about the journey of awakening and self-realization. He presently holds meetings, retreats and private one-to-one sessions around the world, gently but directly pointing people back to the deep acceptance inherent in the present moment. He points to a discovery of who you really are, beyond all thoughts and judgements about yourself, even  in the midst of the stress and struggle of modern day living and intimate relationships. His teaching style is direct and uncompromising and yet full of humanity, humour and compassion. He believes that freedom is everybody’s birthright. He belongs to no tradition or lineage, and makes his teaching accessible to all.

 

Jeff's website can be found at:
http://www.lifewithoutacentre.com/



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  • Danielle H.

    Insightful and as usual my questions were answered without me having to ask them...a truly inspiring experience xxx

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Gareth

    First ever Meetup for me and I really enjoyed the day.I found Jeff's message to be so simple and yet so profound.Looking forward to attending future Meetups

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • tom R.

    It was wonderful. I was the bloke at the start who didn't know why he was there. All quiet. Another sledgehammer blow to the seeking. Many thanks Jeff. Goodbye Dad.

    8 · June 22, 2013

    • Peter S.

      Thank you Tom, your "question" added another level of understanding of what non-duality could mean.

      2 · June 23, 2013

    • Brett

      Thanks Tom and it was so nice to hear of your father visiting.

      June 24, 2013

  • Jeff

    Thanks to all of you wonderful chocolate sausages for attending! Always a joy to sit with you all and share in the mystery. Thanks for persevering, for staying in the room, even with all the sewage, the heat and the noise! I hope to be back in London soon - watch this space. (Okay, don't literally watch the space, but you catch my drift.) With love from yourself! Jeff xx

    P.S. Tom, thanks so much for being so open about your love for you father. It was a beautiful moment of pure honesty. Blowing more nondual concepts out of the window. Welcome, life.

    4 · June 23, 2013

    • Brett

      Thanks Jeff and the chocolate sausage mystery.

      June 24, 2013

  • Denise H.

    Thank you so much Jeff. I find that your teachings on non duality so helpful with my recovery. I am happy to not be on a path and now able to remember who I am and that I am already home. Blessings love and light to all that attended and the kind words offered to me afterwards x

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Le Petit E.

    Brett, how about the Jamyang Buddhist centre? It's very central, maybe ten minutes from the river. And lovely, and quiet, and affordable!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • M

    Thanks Jeff for your amazing teaching. So pure and simple and so amazingly helpful. I want to express my deep deep gratitude to have met you and I am deeply grateful to life to have produced someone like you!!! :-).
    Thank you Brett for organising. Here is a suggestion for another venue for next time:
    Park Crescent Conference Centre - International Students House
    229 Great Portland Street W1W 5PN, London
    I hope there will be another time as I can listen to Jeff for ever..... :-)

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Brett

    Thank you everyone for attending. It was great to see all of you. I am sorry about the noise of the building work and we will make sure we book a quieter venue next time.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • tom R.

    Thanks Jeff. Your last comment to me before lunch has stayed with me. The 'in it out of it' being just a story. This morning it was very clear that the game is perpetuated because of a view that life is cruel, painful, unsatisfactory. That it needs to be escaped or transcended. I don't think this is just a hangover from a certain take on Buddhism but a deep seated childhood conviction. A few days ago I was talking with my oldest friend (who was sitting next to me at the meeting) and I said "Non duality looks pretty clear but what the f--k is duality?!!? Getting closer to home.

    3 · June 23, 2013

  • Vanessa R.

    A fantastic day filled with insight, warmth, honesty, laughter, tears and humility. Well done Jeff for managing the external distractions so well! I discovered Jeff's book earlier this year, in a jungle yoga retreat in the middle of a rainforest in Thailand of all places! It was wonderful to have the opportunity to hear more from Jeff and the other participants. I look forward to attending more events in the future :)

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Mark H.

    Brilliant session with Jeff Foster - funny how these talks always come at exactly the moment you are ready for the next wave of understanding. There is higher intelligence behind all of this and Jeff continues to lead the way. Thank you also to Brett for organising a well run session, sewage and drilling included. (They are just waves, appearing as sewage and noise.)

    1 · June 23, 2013

    • Paul

      The ocean deeply accepts the chocolate sausage.

      2 · June 23, 2013

  • Lorna E.

    Thank you Jeff, Brett and each and every one of us 'odds'.
    Jeff, it was so helpful.
    Exploring 'room' and less knackered and still jumping!

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Sally Jane K.

    Thank you Jeff and Brett and everyone. Very happy to be one of the 80 "odd"!

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Anne Marie W.

    Straight to the heart - delightful and full of love.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Mr. J.

    going to be an hour and a bit late, sorry, hope this is ok

    June 22, 2013

  • Ondrea

    Sorry or late cancellation, can't make it. Hope to see you next time Jeff.

    June 22, 2013

  • Gemma

    sorry for cancelling so late I wont be able to make it this time

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Taken sick at last moment :-(

    June 22, 2013

  • Theo T.

    Sorry we couldn't make it in the end. Have a great day everyone! <3

    June 22, 2013

  • alethea g.

    Dear All, Sadly Gaby and I, will not be able to attend tomorrow. I am taking my Psych Practitioner's exams, commuting from Bournemouth-Bristol and have run out of steam, travel/entrance money for tomorrow ;0( !See you next time. Big hugs Alethea xx

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Philip P.

    I am planning to come as planned and am looking forward to the occasion, but unfortunately Wendy cannot attend this time.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • gill

    Sorry cant make it tomorrow. Hopefully will catch next meetup

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • JR

    Apologies for last-minute withdrawal

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Adam T.

    Sorry, i can no longer make this

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Claire G.

    I now have another commitment and cannot make it at this time. I hope to be able to make the next London meeting with Jeff. Warm wishes, Claire

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Inez

    I won't be able make it and wish you all a great day!

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Brett

      Sorry, see you another time

      June 20, 2013

  • Dominic

    I have to cancel my RSVP, really sorry. Was looking forward to this

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Sheila

    AGAIN I cannot go! It's one thing after another! Still, someone can take my place. :D

    June 19, 2013

  • Gary B.

    Sorry, I now can't make this session. Hope it goes well

    June 19, 2013

  • Jody R.

    There are actually TWO of us... could you put us on a waiting list?

    pretty please

    June 19, 2013

  • Lesley R.

    Sorry, can@t make it now.

    June 19, 2013

  • Sophie K

    Sorry but a last minute problem for the travelling... Next time I hope !

    June 18, 2013

  • Oana

    Sorry, can't attend the seminar anymore

    June 17, 2013

  • Alison F.

    I would love to help. Is there anything I can do? Either on the day, or for other retreats or generally. Jeff answers all my questions and I want to help promote and support his work. With thanks. Alison

    June 17, 2013

  • elizabeth shakti k.

    Big fan of Jeff regardless of the subject.. where exactly is the venue please?

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies I can no longer make this date. Warmest wishes to Jeff and everyone, Marion x

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Sandra

    with apologies. I hope someone else gets to enjoy this in my place.

    June 3, 2013

  • morag

    Yes yes coming also with my mum who isn't on the meet-up site ...so I would like 2 places x

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • Anne Marie W.

    What a treat!

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Siamo una Grazia del tutto gratuita. Accettarla con amore è semplice se non c'è nessuno.

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Martin T.

    I have just spent some time on Jeff's website. I found it inspiring, a reminder of what is real.

    1 · May 17, 2013

  • Theo T.

    Thank you :)

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Antoon M.

    I have no glue what this is all about.

    April 27, 2013

  • alice morgan s.

    my daughter might come, will confirm soon.

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Janet Ellen H.

    Just gratitude

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Anna K.

    Name: Peter Conlon

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • alethea g.

    Bringing Gaby Pfeifer. Can't wait to meet with everyone! See you soon.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Lorna E.

    wonderful - thank you x

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Miretta C.

    cool! :)

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wooohooo! Something to look forward to :-)

    1 · April 1, 2013

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