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As life travelers, in both body and spirit, we all have deeply personal burdens and struggles that we carry. Some of our burdens are named ones: depression, anxiety, loss, addiction, shame, religious guilt, codependency, physical illness, etc….. Some of our pains are unnamed. What they all seem to have in common, however, is that they make us feel like we don’t belong, wrestling us away from the present moment or the 'now', pushing us toward isolation.

Eventually, we seem to figure out along the journey that it is better to embrace openness and vulnerability in dealing with our challenges, rather than trod a path of hiddenness and repression. Though this road is not necessarily easy, its travelers slowly begin to feel and claim their purpose and connectedness………

Imagine Well Being is a meetup that allows us to safely share our stories of how we deal with named or unnamed struggles, what tools, guides or practices have helped us to grow, and how to explore potential creative ways that help turn these seeming weaknesses into strengths for us and others.

The only agenda is kindness to self and others, as we listen, share, and connect.

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Non-Duality: Exploring the Intersection of Science and Spirituality

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For many years you may have noticed that non-duality has been slipping into our everyday lexicon and public images. Once a month on the fourth Wednesday evening from 7-8:30 pm we explore this ancient philosophy and spiritual tradition using the practices of mindful conversation to guide our time together.

Navigating non-duality and its many iterations can be a challenge and our approach will include learning and mindful conversation. Our approach will be non-religious so all will feel welcome to participate.

This series has been designed to give you pointers that will help you understand these ancient but practical concepts. The goal is to empower you to understand and integrate some of the beneficial elements of non-duality into your everyday life.

Non-duality stems from the Hindu tradition known as Advaita (vaita – meaning dual, ad – a prefix meaning non). Originating around 900 BC through its inception in western culture, there are three popular flavors: Traditional Advaita, Modern Advaita, and Neo-Advaita, which is the most controversial.

Please join us for some or all of the events. Let us explore the mysteries of our reality through the lens of non-dual philosophy and spirituality.

TOPIC:
This month we will look at the relationship between perception and reality. To fuel our discussion please watch the video titled “Do we see reality as it is?” https://youtu.be/oYp5XuGYqqY
There are other videos by Donald Hoffman on YouTube, and if you have some extra time watch a few. His insights on consciousness and reality are great food for thought.

YOUR GUIDE:
Larry Branch says, "A guru, or master teacher I am not." Larry has been a student of non-duality teaching for over eight years. What he does have is an infectious curiosity for things spiritual and scientific. It is at this intersection where he found non-duality.

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The Outlier Gang: a meetup to share stories that matter

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Sunday October 16th meetup session..............

Per COVID concerns holding this to max 8 persons. Please make sure you are vaccinated for sake of all participants

Coava Coffee Roasters
1171 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201

out·li·er: Noun

“a person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system”

As life travelers, in body and spirit, we all have deeply personal burdens and struggles that we carry. Some of our burdens are named ones: depression, anxiety, loss, addiction, shame, religious guilt, codependency, physical illness, etc….. Some of our pains are unnamed. What they all seem to have in common, however, is that they make us feel like we don’t belong, tearing us away from the present moment and the 'now'.

Eventually, we seem to figure out somewhere along the journey that it is better to embrace openness and vulnerability in dealing with these challenges, rather than trod a path of hiddenness and repression. Though this road is not necessarily easy, its travelers slowly begin to feel and claim their purpose and connectedness………

The Outlier Gang is a meetup that allows us to safely share our stories about how we deal with named or unnamed struggles, what tools, guides or practices have helped us along our journeys, and how to explore potential creative ways that help turn any seeming weaknesses into strengths for us and others…………

The only agenda is to listen, share, and honor each story, with some good tea or coffee............Note that we aim to balance our conversation between "head" and "heart", but may occasionally stray toward either direction at times.........

The Outlier Gang: a meetup to share stories that matter

Needs a location

Sunday October 30th meetup session..............

Per COVID concerns holding this to max 8 persons. Please make sure you are vaccinated for sake of all participants

Coava Coffee Roasters
1171 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201

out·li·er: Noun

“a person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system”

As life travelers, in body and spirit, we all have deeply personal burdens and struggles that we carry. Some of our burdens are named ones: depression, anxiety, loss, addiction, shame, religious guilt, codependency, physical illness, etc….. Some of our pains are unnamed. What they all seem to have in common, however, is that they make us feel like we don’t belong, tearing us away from the present moment and the 'now'.

Eventually, we seem to figure out somewhere along the journey that it is better to embrace openness and vulnerability in dealing with these challenges, rather than trod a path of hiddenness and repression. Though this road is not necessarily easy, its travelers slowly begin to feel and claim their purpose and connectedness………

The Outlier Gang is a meetup that allows us to safely share our stories about how we deal with named or unnamed struggles, what tools, guides or practices have helped us along our journeys, and how to explore potential creative ways that help turn any seeming weaknesses into strengths for us and others…………

The only agenda is to listen, share, and honor each story, with some good tea or coffee............Note that we aim to balance our conversation between "head" and "heart", but may occasionally stray toward either direction at times.........

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