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Introducing Effortless Mindfulness
A Daylong Retreat with Loch Kelly
Hosted by Alternatives U.K.
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:30 to 17:00
The Study Society | Colet House | 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA, United Kingdom
"Loch Kelly is one of the clearest expressions of authentic awakened freedom and love that I know. [He offers] wise and loving medicine, direct, immediate, and practical guidance which evolved from Loch’s vast experience and deep commitment to the whole spectrum of human potential and the desire to awaken to spiritual freedom." --Adyshanti
One of Loch’s Tibetan Buddhist teachers, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, said: “There are two types of mindfulness: deliberate and effortless.” Many of us know deliberate mindfulness, which includes one-pointed focus, lovingkindness and nonjudgmentally observing. Effortless mindfulness is the next natural stage of mindfulness designed to relieve the deepest levels of suffering. It is the advanced yet simple version of mindfulness leading to awakening to our essential well-being. It is mindfulness from a different level of mind. Effortless mindfulness gives all the benefits of deliberate practices but shifts you directly into being aware from your non-conceptual heart-mind.
In this day of retreat, you will learn through small glimpses, or shifts of awareness, rather than long sittings. These glimpses can then be done, with your eyes open, in the midst of daily life. The method we will learn is how to unhook awareness from our thought-based separate sense of self and have your awareness turn around or rest back to be aware from your effortlessly awake heart-mind.
In this unique, experiential retreat with licensed psychotherapist Loch Kelly, a longtime mindfulness and awareness expert, and educator, you will learn:
- How to access the “off switch” for your chattering mind
- Awareness yoga, moving awareness through the body and mind so you can live from loving, embodied presence
- Advanced meditations made simple, combining ancient wisdom and contemporary neuroscience
- Ways to liberate difficult mental and emotional parts of you by accessing openhearted awareness.
This retreat is for beginners, for those who have struggled with concentration or long sitting practices and for long time meditators who are ready to go to the next stage of mindfulness to live an awakened life.
"Initial waking-up leads to freedom from the fear of death. Waking-in to energetic embodiment leads to freedom from the fear of life. And waking-out to creativity and compassionate activity leads to freedom from the fear of love." --Loch Kelly
Prior to attending, it is recommended to read Loch’s book and listen to the meditation audio, Shift Into Freedom.
Loch Kelly, author of the award-winning book, Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness, offers simple maps and transformational tools that you can learn in a weekend and practice at home.Register Here