Direct Inquiry: the Power of How | Online Event

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Direct Inquiry: the Power of How | Online Event

November 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

| 15 - $25

“Loch Kelly is one of the clearest expressions of authentic awakened freedom and love that I know. He offers wise, loving medicine and direct, practical guidance which evolved from Loch’s vast experience and deep commitment to help others awaken to spiritual freedom.”
~ Adyashanti, author of Emptiness Dancing

Sunday, November 1, 2020 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

ONLINE EVENT: Register at The Open Circle Center

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.



About This Event

The two most common approaches of direct awakening are 1) the do nothing or resting method, and 2) the looking or inquiry method.

The Direct Inquiry approach begins with a looking method of awareness of awareness. However it does not stop with pure awareness but continues to untie knots of confusion to abide and live an awakened life.  This natural unfolding moves from

  • Waking up — from small self,
  • Waking as—the ground of awake awareness,
  • Waking in —  awake awareness arises simultaneously as energy, love and embodiment,
  • Waking out — to create and relate from embodied, loving, awake consciousness.

How do we recognize our True nature if it can’t be done by the seeker, ego, doer, self, will, attention, or a meditator? Our already awake awareness can intentionally unhook from being identified with our small self-center.

In Zen direct inquiry is described as “taking the backward step.” In the Toasist book, The Secret of the Golden Flower, the secret is “turn the light of awareness around.” In Tibetan, the word “recognition”, is translated as “looking back at your own face.” In Mahamudra, it is described as “child awareness returns to mother awareness.”  Only then do we have the capacity to unburden traumatized parts of us and reveal flourishing positive qualities.

Awake awareness is not ultimately passive but has intelligence and intentionality which allows us to live an awakened life. Direct Inquiry becomes the power of how to awaken when local awake awareness is discovered to be a reliable tuner.

Please join Loch in this experiential opportunity to learn how to access local awake awareness to intentionally glimpse and live from embodied open-hearted awareness.


How to Attend

Suggested donation: $15 to $25.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

Date & Time: Sunday, November 1, 10am – 12pm (Pacific Standard Time)

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
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Register at The Open Circle Center


November 1, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
15 - $25


Open Circle Center