Once each year I offer a special series of talks that is meant to illuminate the nondual path for those who are still seeking answers, who might benefit from certain clarifications, or who have come to appreciate the subtle reminders that tend to emerge. Wherever you are on the pathless path, this series covers the most common themes of spiritual practice and spiritual awakening; putting them into a well-defined context that facilitates insight and understanding. This year, I’m offering it again from mid-September to mid-November. All are welcome to attend. This series is offered freely, there are no prerequisites, and you need not be familiar with the topics discussed. All you need is a sincere interest in your own Being and a willingness to encounter yourself with honesty. Below you’ll find a schedule of specific dates, times, and topics covered. If you are interested, please send me an e-mail message and I will add you to the participant list.
Note: While primarily presented in a nondual spiritual context that is common to all contemplative wisdom traditions, the themes and methods that we’ll be discussing are also represented within modern psychological theories and therapeutic models such as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relational Frame Theory, Internal Family Systems Theory, Existential Theory, Transpersonal Theory, and more…
The Journey Home (to a place you never left)
21 September – 9 November 2020
I’ll be hosting live chats on August 10th, August 24th, and September 7th (8pm to 8:30pm EST) to answer any questions you may have about this series. You can join me on Zoom (MeetingID: 4258770919) or via Facebook-live (my profile is linked in the menu above) to learn more.
This online event series includes eight free group sessions and three free private sessions (optional). We will be meeting as a group on Monday nights from 8pm to 10pm (EST) via Zoom. The group sessions are recorded and made available online for those who may have missed a session and for those who were unable to participate in the series.
If you are interested in participating, please just send me a quick e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive a detailed e-mail response with all of the information needed to schedule your private sessions and attend the group sessions. Everything is optional though. You can come and go as you please, participating only in those sessions which resonate with you.
Did you miss a session? That’s okay! You can join at any time… just send me an e-mail as described above and we’ll get you squared away.
We will be meeting once a week during the timeframe indicated. Each group session will be focused on a specific topic and will include a talk, experiential exercises, and opportunities to ask questions.
Group Session 1 – Tilting in the Direction of Awakening (Monday 21 September, 8 pm – 10 pm EST): In this session, we’ll talk about the nature of an authentic spiritual awakening as a ‘seeing through’ of conceptual reality, into the infinite space of our Being which ultimately leads to a completely embodied expression of wisdom, compassion, joy, and virtue.
Group Session 2 – Loving, Trusting, and Honoring Yourself (Monday 28 September, 8 pm – 10 pm EST): In this session, we’ll explore the sense of unworthiness that so many of us experience in our daily lives, and how to begin loving ourselves, trusting ourselves, and honoring the journey that is unfolding before us until we arrive at a state of greater peace and harmony within ourselves.
Group Session 3 – Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation (Monday 5 October, 8 pm – 10 pm EST): In this session, we’ll discuss the purpose and foundations of mindfulness, and explore a variety of meditation and self-inquiry techniques that can serve as practical tools throughout the awakening process and help us move through whatever is arising in the present moment.
Group Session 4 – Facing and Letting Go of Your Pain (Monday 12 October, 8 pm – 10 pm EST): In this session, we’ll discuss the challenging topic of psychological suffering and what it’s inviting us to investigate, address, or let go of; revealing deep insights about how our attachments are exposed in the light of awareness and present us with an opportunity for true healing.
Group Session 5 – Paying Attention to Synchronicity (Monday 19 October, 8 pm – 10 pm EST): In this session, we’ll discuss the phenomena of synchronicity as the language of the universe that is teaching us, guiding us, and revealing our true essential nature, the timeless perfection of being, and the intelligent aliveness of life that is ever-present and unerring in its wisdom.
Group Session 6 – Being Wary of Your Traps (Monday 26 October, 8 pm – 10 pm EST): In this session, we’ll talk about the appearance of ‘traps’; what they are, how they ensnare us and what they have to teach us as we fall down, get up, and fall down again, over and over until we’ve learned how to walk the infinite last mile in complete acceptance of life’s great mystery.
Group Session 7 – The Dance of Fear and Surrender (Monday 2 November, 8 pm – 10 pm EST): In this session, we’ll revisit the major themes that have been addressed during this series and discuss the appearance of fear, uncertainty, and doubt that will present itself at each stage of the awakening journey – how to be with it, move beyond it, and learn from it.
Group Session 8 – Closing Discussion and Open Sharing (Monday 9 November, 8 pm – 10 pm EST): In our final session, we’ll wrap up this series and conduct an open sharing session that allows each participant an opportunity to present their own observations and insights as a result of the materials covered. This session will NOT be recorded.
At different points in this series, I will set aside time for us to speak privately about anything that may be coming up for you. These free private sessions are completely optional, however, I’ve found that they can be very helpful as things begin to open up.
Private Session 1 – Your Journey So Far (Should be scheduled to take place before the series begins): In this session, we’ll discuss what your life and spiritual journey have looked like so far, where you feel confused or challenged, and what you hope to get out of this series as we work together in the spirit of mutual curiosity.
Private Session 2 – How Are You Doing? (Should be scheduled to take place between group sessions 4 and 5): In this session, which takes place after the group session on “Facing and Letting Go of Your Pain”, we’ll discuss any difficult issues or challenges that may have come up for you while working within yourself to process the content.
Private Session 3 – Your Journey Forward (Should be scheduled to take place shortly after session 8): In this session, which takes place the week following the end of the series, we’ll discuss your experiences with the course, any comments or feedback that you may have, and how you plan to integrate the materials into your life.
Getting Signed Up
If you are interested in participating, please just send me a quick e-mail at email@example.com. You’ll receive a detailed e-mail response with all of the information needed to schedule your private sessions and attend the group sessions.
This series is free, but donations are accepted and appreciated.
—Bradley Bemis is an Orlando-based spiritual teacher of non-duality and Self-realization, an inner presence coach and guide, and is currently working toward his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He offers a combination of public discourses and private sessions for those who are interested in exploring the enlightened insights of nondual wisdom. Learn more at: https://awakeningintolife.com/aboutbradley