with Jeff Sullivan
"There is not even so much as a dust mote to do as an act of meditation."
~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Meditation masters from all the great mystical traditions are unanimous in their insistence that we need to do nothing to spiritually awaken. Yet the majority of meditations that students are offered and diligently practice are simply techniques that engage in the act of doing and not being. These techniques of doing can be effective at stilling the mind, but they will never bring us into direct contact with the infinite freedom and ease of being that spiritual awakening promises is available to us in each and every instant. The deep freedom and ease of being accessed in genuine meditation makes possible a transformative shift in our being that radically remakes our relationship to our selves, others and the world.
To awaken we simply need to follow the great masters’ advice to do nothing and leave everything exactly as it is. Simple, right? But how do we actually learn to do this? Given that our culture is defined by constant doing, it can be nearly impossible to truly know when our doing has actually ceased. People can go for many, many years without realizing that their attempts at “leaving everything as it is” were nothing more than a subtle doing, a holding on to an idea of what meditation should be. All the while they thought they were leaving everything as it is, they were doing in subtle and mostly unseen ways.
In this 4 part experiential course we'll explore what it truly means to leave everything exactly as it Is. Over the course of 4 revealing 1 hour classes you’ll be invited to explore the art of allowing things to to be as they are at increasingly subtle layers of being. In the process you’ll be invited to discover a whole new and deeper way to meditate that you didn’t know was possible, a way that doesn’t rely on any doing whatsoever.
During each class you will be:
- Invited to notice the subtle and not so subtle ways that you are trying to control your meditation experience.
- Engage in guided meditation/contemplations specifically designed to help you discover and deepen the space of infinite freedom already within you
- Have the opportunity to share about your experience and ask any relevant questions
Leaving Things As They Are - Ending Outward Distraction
Leaving The Body As It Is - Discovering The Body As Process
Leaving Emotions As They Are - Remaining Unmoved By Negative Feelings
Leaving Thoughts As They Are - Disengaging From Automatic Thinking and Hidden Thoughts
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Jeff Sullivan is a sought after facilitator of meditation groups and gifted transmitter of awakening, Jeff has come to know two things with unshakable clarity: (1) your life is a miracle, and (2) you were meant for much greater and grander things.