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Learning the Revolutionary Practice of Effortless Mindfulness with Loch Kelly


10:00 am

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offering this gift to humanity at this crucial time when so many people are looking for living spirituality free from outdated paradigms.”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, lovingkindness and nonjudgmentally observing the changing contents of our mind and body. This experiential workshop will teach you the second approach, called effortless mindfulness, not because no initial effort is made, but because you can discover an awareness that is already awake, compassionately connected and able to focus effortlessly. This workshop is beginners, for those that have had a struggle with concentration or long sitting practices and for long time meditators who are ready to go to the next stage of mindfulness to support living an awakened life.
In this day of retreat you will learn through small glimpses, or shifts, of awareness rather than long sittings. These glimpses can be done during your daily life with eyes open. The method we will learn is how to unhook awareness from our thought based separate sense of self and have it turn around to be aware from your already awake nature of mind. Rather than concentrating to calm and focus your mind, we will learn to intentionally shift into awake awareness, which is already calm, intelligent and naturally compassionate. We will experientially shift through a map of the five levels of mind to glimpse our open-hearted embodied awake nature.
Loch’s new audio Effortless Mindfulness Now and award-winning book Shift Into Freedom can be found HERE.

Saturday, February 24; 10AM-4PM   

General:$80/Members:$72    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

What is Effortless Mindfulness? Youtube by Loch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTgcstham78

“In the space between two thoughts, there is an easy opportunity for identifying this moment of innermost awareness.” ~ H.H. Dalai Lama


Tibet House US Gallery
22 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States