Embrace All That You Are

Meditation as a Path to Wholeness

Circle of Awakening 8 Month Program

April to November 2017

The Healing Arts Collective (519 S. Ninth St, Philadelphia)

The Invitation

You are invited to a spiritual adventure into the living core of awakening.
In this eight month program we will journey together on a spiritual journey as deeply into the miracle of liberated awareness as we can go. You will be joining a circle of ] awakening. Month by month you will gain greater access to profound states of consciousness and build deep bonds with fellow explorers who are connecting in those same depths with you. This is a journey into the mysteries of spiritual illumination and I can hardly wait to get started with you.

Please note that this is really an awakening program. We will be using a time-honored form of meditation to catalyzed awakening, but meditation is just the vehicle the point is where we can go together.

I define meditation as the immediate recognition of our inherent freedom, which simply means seeing for yourself that you are already free and always have been. This recognition is what I define as awakening and it is not the end of the path. It is the beginning.

As we learn to rest in freedom our hearts and minds begin to open to depths of care and insight. We soon begin to see that what we thought was full range of human potential is a small fraction of what we are truly capable of.

This program is an invitation to embrace the fullness of who you truly are.

Details of the Program

The meditation practice we will work with is the meditation called The Practice of No Problem, but we will be going far beyond meditation instructions and techniques. We will be releasing the obstacles that keep us bound in assumptions of limitation and then embracing the qualities that will release us into the explosive and life-altering recognition of our own inherent freedom.

As a participant in this program you will meet monthly with me at the Healing Arts Collective for 90-minute Awakening Sessions on Sunday mornings from April to November.

Each Awakening Sessions includes instruction, practice, dialog, and experiential exercises designed to bring you closer and closer to the Truth of who we are.

Each Session will also be recorded and you will receive an MP3 copy of the session to use later.

It will dramatically increase your benefit if you can use this recording throughout the month to continually depend into the insights we explore.

In addition to the monthly meetings and audio recordings you will receive a paper copy of the book Embrace All That You Are on our first session to read and study from during the course. Many of the insists we explore together including detailed instructions for the practice of no problem are contained in that book.

The Schedule

Part 1 Releasing the Obstacles to Freedom

During the first four months of the program you will release four major obstacles that hold you in a limited sense of self and keep you from recognizing that you are already free.

April
Sunday, April 23 10am to 11:30pm Awakening Session 1: Releasing Knowing
The first obstacle we release is the biggest and ultimately all the other obstacles to freedom are variations on this. The reason we don’t see the true expanse of reality is because we believe that we already know the limits of what is real. As long as we remain rigidly committed to what we already know there will be no room in us for more.
May
Sunday, May 14 10am to 11:30pm Awakening Session 2: Releasing Fear
Most of us for one reason or another have come to the conclusion that we must protect ourselves from the bad things we assume will happen if we let go. This is the source of the anxiety, worry and self-concern that we suffer from and until we release our belief in the inherent danger of life we will not be available for the mysterious and the miraculous.
June
Sunday, June 18 10am to 11:30pm Awakening Session 3: Releasing Shame
The third obstacle to be released is the inner sense of deficiency that so many of us are burdened with. We believe that we are not good enough, pure enough or capable enough to experience spiritual freedom. What we discover is that as soon as we let go of our assumptions of deficiency that which we seek is immediately given to us.
July
Sunday, July 16 10am to 11:30pm Awakening Session 4: Releasing Time
The final obstacle is the most challenging because most of us find it almost impossible to imagine that the miracle of spiritual freedom is already ours. Even the most seasoned and experienced practitioner tends to assume that freedom exists somewhere other than here and now. Once we accept that ‘this it already it” the journey of awakening comes to an end.

Part 2 Embracing the Qualities of Freedom

Once we have begun to release the attitudes and assumptions that keep us unfree we begin a process of deepening into the mysteries that open up on the other side of freedom.

August
Sunday, August 20 10am to 11:30pm Awakening Session 5: Embracing Stillness
The depths of stillness of mind and body that we begin to experience in our practice begins a process of disillusion of the boundaries of separation that keep us feeling isolated and alone. As we embrace more and more of this magical quality we begin to open into the experience of direct connection with all of life.
September
Sunday, September 17 10am to 11:30pm Awakening Session 6: Embracing Contentment
In the depths of stillness we begin to disentangle from the movement of our mind. We have always assumed that we can only be content if we feel content. At this point in your practice you will see that you are not your emotions and you will experience the unimaginable joy of recognizing that you can be content even if your mind is not.
October
Sunday, October 22 10am to 11:30pm Awakening Session 7: Embracing Immediacy
When we release our attachment to time we enter into an intensely immediate experience of the present moment. It is as if we have been holding ourselves back and suddenly we our right on the edge of creation. As we grow comfortable in a much more vulnerable experience of life we begin to recognize what it feels like to be truly alive and present.
November
Sunday, November 12 10am to 11:30pm Awakening Session 8: Embracing Wholeness
The practice of meditation reveals to us that that there is nothing separating us from anyone or anything else. We are an inextricable part of a magnificent cosmic process of unending unfolding. We no longer feel like a separate individual who meditates because we now experience the entire universe meditating through us.

Sunday
October 16:
10am to Noon


Entering into Non-Conceptual Awareness

During the this month’s awakening workshop we will explore meditation as a journey into non-conceptual awareness. You will discover how you can purify your perception by letting go of layers of conceptualization and interpretation. This process of letting go eventually allows us to enter a sensual world of immediate and intimate contact with what is actually present. You will see how much your normal perception is shaped by unconscious conclusions and assumptions and discover a source of profound creativity through which we can literally change the world.


The Tuition for this 8-Month Program is only $120

Please note that 100% of Jeff’s proceeds will be donated to the Inner Strength Foundation – a Philadelphia based nonprofit that teaches mindfulness to High School Students


…and your registration includes a special gift copy of Jeff Carreira’s book
Embrace All That You Are:
Meditation as a Path to Wholeness

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Please remember that Jeff’s proceeds from this and all local programs are donated in full to The Inner Strength Foundation a nonprofit organization teaching mindfulness to Philadelphia teens.

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