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Glimpsing Effortless Mindfulness with Loch Kelly
“Personally, I’m thankful to Loch for offering this gift to humanity at this crucial time when so many people are looking for living spirituality free from outdated paradigms.” ―Anam Thubten, Author of No Self, No Problem
Tibetan Buddhist teacher Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, said: “There are two types of mindfulness: deliberate and effortless.” Deliberate mindfulness includes one-pointed focus and nonjudgmentally observing the changing contents of our mind and body. The second approach is called effortless mindfulness, not because no initial effort is made, but because of the discovery of an awareness that is already awake and able to focus effortlessly.
We can begin with deliberate mindfulness as a good foundation, or start with effortless mindfulness. In this evening, we will learn how to unhook awareness from thinking and have it turn around to be aware from awake awareness. Rather than concentrating to calm and focus your mind, we will learn to intentionally shift into awake awareness, which is already calm, intelligent, and able to effortlessly focus. This is an important method to learn for your journey of awakening. Effortless mindfulness helps us shift from a self-centered identity to an empty, yet open-hearted, way of seeing and being.
Loch’s New Audio, Effortless Mindfulness Now, and Award-Winning Book, Shift Into Freedom, can be found HERE. Please visit Tricycle Magazine to learn about Loch Kelly’s new Online Course, Effortless Mindfulness, HERE.
Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is an author, licensed psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of meditation. He is the founder of the non-profit, Open-Hearted Awareness Institute and has worked in community mental health, established homeless shelters and counseled family members of 9/11. Loch has studied with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche. Loch collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. For more information, www.effortlessmindfulness.org
(Here is a video, with a quote from the Dalai Lama, that you can put the title above and the quote underneath the video)
How to Find Peace in 4 Minutes – Animated Meditation
“In the space between two thoughts, there is an easy opportunity for identifying this moment of innermost awareness.” ~ H.H. Dalai Lama
Friday, December 8; 7-9pm
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