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Pete Helmer - Metropolitan monk - A day of summer rest

Satsang without a guru and Peter Helmer present : “Metropolitan monk” - A day of summer rest. Another chance to attend An urban retreat day close to Putney heath facilitated by Peter Helmer. the day will include guided meditations discussion and exploration into the nature of being and a vegetarian lunch followed by an optional walk in the woods close by. the day will be held at Pete's home in Putney. For anyone who wants to come and explore, deepen, stabilise , discuss the “view” and also those new to non duality type sessions who may have an interest or regular meditation practice, but feel they have become stuck somewhere, and also those whom just want some rest from the insanity of metropolitan life! Cost Cost for the day is £15 Address Pete's home, No 3 the farm, 10 princes way , London SW19 6QF Timings 11- 4.30pm The day will start at 11 am with a sitting / practice/discussion until 1.30 then break till 2.30 and then depending on the weather, another sitting and a slow stroll to the lake on Putney heath. As part of the day we also have Rooz offering acupuncture /shiatsu sessions that you can pre book as part of your day. Let me know beforehand and I can put you in touch with the therapists Rooz to arrange cost/time on the day . Bookings Please email to book : [masked] Or call peter on[masked] for further information. Transport Overground Putney / tube Southfields or Putney east on district line and 39 bus up the hill 39 bus from Putney high st towards the heath, get off at Keevil drive bus stop, entrance to the farm is across the road. Lunch There will be a vegetarian Daal but You can bring food if you wish and of course biscuits and tea will be provided. About Pete Peter has been facilitating groups and one to one sessions exploring the nature of being for around seven years but until recently this was mainly in the clinical field of addictions and mental health, working both within the NHS ;where he continues to work as a mindfulness / recovery practitioner, and also for the charity build on belief. Previously a professional actor / musician before seeking took him off; first to iyenga yoga; later training as a teacher, and then a gnostic monastery in Spain teaching meditation for several years on their behalf before coming to conclusion he had joined a cult! Disillusioned with organised spirituality but still with a seeking for truth he came across the non dual teachings fourteen years ago. “over the years I have been very lucky to meet and sit with some great teacher/ guides and have met an amazing group of like minded souls". The unfolding of this message both for myself and friends, and the integration of this into day to day life is a never ending dance as this moment . Last year we put on a one off retreat day with a few friends and regular people I see one to one and it was a great day and so we figured we would throw the doors open, ask Brett if he would put it out on the meet-up, and do it all again! Relaxed, open fire ( if chilly)dog, tea, silence, being and laughter, a collective celebration of humanity and the great mystery of it all. "I look forward again to facilitating this bi monthly day and hope you come along.“

Stephan Bodian - Evening Satsang - The Paradox of Awakening- Friday 26 July

You are invited to an evening satsang with Stephan Bodian who is a nondual teacher who received Dharma transmission (authorization to teach) from Adyashanti. Stephan will be giving a Friday evening talk and a weekend intensive. Date: Friday 26 July Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm VENUE: The Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty's Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QW Tube: Hampstead Station on the Northern Line Price: £15 Stephan is doing a weekend intensive at the same venue the following day and details of this can be found here here: https://www.meetup.com/London-Advaita/events/261397205/ Friday Evening Satsang - The Paradox of Awakening “The truth can’t be found through seeking, but only seekers find it.” - traditional saying At the heart of the awakening process, as at the heart of spirituality itself, lies the paradox of the search: If we already are the truth, happiness, and love we seek, what’s the point of doing anything to find or awaken to it? Yet if we never discover it for ourselves and make it a living presence, how can we ever relieve our suffering and transform our lives? In this talk, Stephan will explore this paradox, known as the gateless gate in Zen or the open secret, and discuss the paradoxical value of the search. Enquiries: [masked] About Stephan: Stephan Bodian has been practicing and teaching the direct approach to awakened living for more than 40 years, including 10 years as a Buddhist monk and another 10 as a close disciple of Jean Klein. He was invited to teach in 2001 by Adyashanti. Stephan's website can be found here: https://www.stephanbodian.org/ Stephan's Buddha at the Gaspump interview can be found here: https://batgap.com/stephan-bodian/

Stephan Bodian - Weekend Intensive - Coming Home to the Heart of Awareness

You are invited to a weekend intensive with Stephan Bodian who is a nondual teacher who received Dharma transmission (authorization to teach) from Adyashanti. Stephan will also be giving a Friday evening talk the night before. Date: Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July Time: 11.00am - 17.00pm each day VENUE: The Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty's Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QW Tube: Hampstead Station on the Northern Line Price: £50 for individual days or £85 for the entire weekend. Concessions are available Stephan is giving a Friday evening satsang the night before at the same venue and details of this can be found here here: https://www.meetup.com/London-Advaita/events/261397114/ Coming Home to the Heart of Awareness The journey of awakening is an arc of return back home to our natural, inborn condition of happiness, peace, and love, from which we have been estranged by years of conditioning and apparent separation. Rather than seeking outside ourselves in meditative states and cultivated qualities, we need simply take the backward step that turns the light of awareness back upon itself and reveals our inherently awake true nature, which is always shining in the midst of difficulty and suffering. This weekend retreat will feature powerful pointers back to our homeground of awakened awareness; silent and guided meditations that invite us to recognize this awakened ground directly for ourselves; and lively, heartful dialogue that both explores what we truly are and reveals and releases the false beliefs and identities we take ourselves to be. As a practicing psychotherapist, Stephan brings to his teaching a deep sensitivity to the poignancy and complexity of our human condition and an appreciation not only of our absolute true nature as awakened awareness but also of the challenges of embodying this truth in the everyday world of love and work. Enquiries: [masked] About Stephan: Stephan Bodian has been practicing and teaching the direct approach to awakened living for more than 40 years, including 10 years as a Buddhist monk and another 10 as a close disciple of Jean Klein. He was invited to teach in 2001 by Adyashanti. https://www.stephanbodian.org/ Stephan's Buddha at the Gaspump interview can be found here: https://batgap.com/stephan-bodian/

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