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Hey Guys!

Want to get together with like-minded people and talk about positive things for a change? How to live in the present moment ala Eckhart Tolle? Maybe see an uplifting movie, like the Peaceful Warrior or the Ultimate Gift? Do you (or try to) eat organic, stay fit, are you content? Perfection isn't the key, but it seems that you all have these traits written down as your interests and need others to build up this positive energy. Well, here's your opportunity. Let's meet up guys! Let's discuss what works for you and help others who may be interested in this and might need a hand. We can discuss Tolle's book (if you have it, bring it). Please read about the latest meetup to get the most up to date information about what we are discussing. Please note that the host will collect $1.00 at each meetup. All monies will help pay for the meetup costs ($120/yr) and any extra will be donated to the libraries that allow us to have our meetings for free!!!!

Upcoming events (5+)

Solid Ground of Being & Stillness Speaks

The Heart of Art

We will be reading and discussing short selections from "Solid Ground of Being" by Art Ticknor and "Stillness Speaks" by Eckhart Tolle. Members are always encouraged to bring other books, CDs, DVDs,etc. and to schedule short exercises and presentations in subsequent weeks. We will do short practical mindfulness meditations as time permits.

Central Jersey Self Inquiry Group

Needs a location

The Central Jersey Self Inquiry Group provides an opportunity to meet and work with others involved in the search for Truth and Self-definition via Self-inquiry. This is a tricky proposition – using the mind to understand the mind. To expedite the process, a facilitator directs the discussion and keeps us on track. Prior to attending a meeting, please read and become familiar with our meeting rules below. Goals of our group: to help each other see for ourselves; help each other uncover the inconsistencies and contradictions in our beliefs and assumptions about who or what we really are; and to feel or know what is most important to us. Group Inquiry or Confrontation is part of a system for Truth-Seeking developed by Richard Rose http://tatfoundation.org/bio.htm Rules & Guidelines: Group inquiry or confrontation is a friendly mode of challenging not of the person but of his or her assumptions, beliefs, values and ethics. The facilitator is not to be confronted, as this disrupts the flow of the meeting. A successful interchange relies on the cooperation of all participants and their willingness to "play the game." No one should be subject to preaching. Please familiarize yourself with the CJSIG rules and guidelines below prior to attending a meeting: - refrain from giving advice - keep the focus on the person being confronted - allow time/pauses for questions to sink in - refrain from suggesting possible answers to questions - express curiosity and help the person become curious as well about a contradiction, blind-spot, hidden assumption... implied by their responses - do not confront the confronter - avoid theorizing/philosophizing As much as is humanly possible we should try to: -Listen actively, without interrupting, maintaining a felt connection with the speaker. -Keep the focus on each participant in turn, avoiding the temptation to shift the attention to ourselves – either out of a desire to rescue the person from tension or a desire to be the center of attention ourselves. When such a shift occurs, the facilitator or other participant should point it out. -Try to understand the speaker's point of view and challenge him to question his own thinking, not argue with him or try to sell our views.

Solid Ground of Being & Stillness Speaks

The Heart of Art

We will be reading and discussing short selections from "Solid Ground of Being" by Art Ticknor and "Stillness Speaks" by Eckhart Tolle. Members are always encouraged to bring other books, CDs, DVDs,etc. and to schedule short exercises and presentations in subsequent weeks. We will do short practical mindfulness meditations as time permits.

Central Jersey Self Inquiry Group

Needs a location

The Central Jersey Self Inquiry Group provides an opportunity to meet and work with others involved in the search for Truth and Self-definition via Self-inquiry. This is a tricky proposition – using the mind to understand the mind. To expedite the process, a facilitator directs the discussion and keeps us on track. Prior to attending a meeting, please read and become familiar with our meeting rules below. Goals of our group: to help each other see for ourselves; help each other uncover the inconsistencies and contradictions in our beliefs and assumptions about who or what we really are; and to feel or know what is most important to us. Group Inquiry or Confrontation is part of a system for Truth-Seeking developed by Richard Rose http://tatfoundation.org/bio.htm Rules & Guidelines: Group inquiry or confrontation is a friendly mode of challenging not of the person but of his or her assumptions, beliefs, values and ethics. The facilitator is not to be confronted, as this disrupts the flow of the meeting. A successful interchange relies on the cooperation of all participants and their willingness to "play the game." No one should be subject to preaching. Please familiarize yourself with the CJSIG rules and guidelines below prior to attending a meeting: - refrain from giving advice - keep the focus on the person being confronted - allow time/pauses for questions to sink in - refrain from suggesting possible answers to questions - express curiosity and help the person become curious as well about a contradiction, blind-spot, hidden assumption... implied by their responses - do not confront the confronter - avoid theorizing/philosophizing As much as is humanly possible we should try to: -Listen actively, without interrupting, maintaining a felt connection with the speaker. -Keep the focus on each participant in turn, avoiding the temptation to shift the attention to ourselves – either out of a desire to rescue the person from tension or a desire to be the center of attention ourselves. When such a shift occurs, the facilitator or other participant should point it out. -Try to understand the speaker's point of view and challenge him to question his own thinking, not argue with him or try to sell our views.

Past events (485)

Solid Ground of Being & Stillness Speaks

The Heart of Art

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