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A Series of Talks with Don Oakley
February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$10
Life Beyond Concepts A series of talks with Don Oakley Ivy House is excited to host Don Oakley, author of “It’s Time to Wake Up Now: The Top Ten Myths that Can Hijack Spiritual Awakening” a five-star rated book on Amazon. The Talks The image of ourselves that we offer up to the public can often feel like an ill-fitting suit. Not authentic. It is a fortuitous day when we realize that our thinking mind, while a wonderful tool, is confined to concepts about Reality (and ourselves) and is not capable of living fully – at ease – in alignment with Life. Thereafter, we may set out on a path of seeking that often includes mindfulness, meditation, practices, hopes, prayers and, of course, expectations. This series of three talks will explore the territory which lies beyond our conceptualizing mind and, eventually, beyond the “seeking self.” The focus will be practical, experiential and non-denominational; it will not be philosophical or dogmatic. It will include extemporaneous talks, short guided meditations and inquiry into our own essential True Nature. That which lies beyond our thinking mind will be revealed as being already present, complete and whole – only patiently awaiting our recognition of it and our appreciation of its unfathomable depth. About Don Oakley Don has studied intensively with Eckhart Tolle and Adyashanti. Don’s fifty-year journey has explored many of life’s apparent avenues for happiness: sports, world travel, ashram living, hippiedom, relationships, professional respect, adventure, creativity, children, wealth, etc. When outward seeking finally ceased to motivate, the “coming home” phase of spirituality began in earnest. Short segments of Don’s talks can be found at www.DonOakley.com.