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Loch Kelly Next BRN Academy teaching with Loch Kelly -- April 5th 2020 @ 1:00pm US Pacific Time

Effortless Mindfulness for Addiction Recovery: One Glimpse at a Time

The Effortless Mindfulness approach to addiction draws on Buddhist meditation from Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism. Effortless Mindfulness is a direct approach that considered an advanced, yet simple way to access our true nature and treat suffering at its root. The 2 main premises are: craving is caused by living from our small separate sense of self and there is an already installed awakened consciousness that we can learn to shift into and live from. 
The main practice is small glimpses many times a day, rather than long periods of meditation. Rather than focusing and concentrating to calm our minds we begin by opening awareness to a spacious and pervasive subtle level of awareness based knowing. At this time of challenge we will learn simple effortless mindfulness practices as a way to shift out of our addictive mind and into our heart mind.
Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is author of the award-winning book, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness. He is a licensed psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of meditation and awakening. 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 graduated from Columbia University and received a fellowship to study in Sri Lanka and India. Loch collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. Loch is dedicated to reducing suffering and supporting people to live from open-hearted awareness. Loch is known for his warm sense of humor, and his trust that awakening is the next natural stage of development. He teaches the advanced, yet simple, nondual pointers and direct methods of effortless mindfulness, informed by psychology and social justice. Loch lives in New York City with his wife Paige and their cat Duffy. Info at www.lochkelly.org

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An online 4-week course on Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery MBAR which begins on January Monday 20th.

Registration and event information can be found here and a video to hear more about it can be found here.

If you are interested, email eightstepsrecovery@gmail.com and they will send you a promo code for a reduction.
  • Last updated: 28 Mar 2020
  • What’s new?
  • Refuge Recovery meetings updated.
  • Recovery Dharma meetings updated.
  • A new virtual meeting, in English. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Shoreline, Washington, United States. Find out more here.
  • And remember to check the BRN calendar for talks, retreats and workshops over the coming months. Find out more here.
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