The practice of Awareness meditation is about discovering the simple feeling of being. Unlike other ways to meditate, Awareness isn't something that can be done. Rather, it's about letting go of doing. But wait, how do we do this!?
During this month-long training program we'll be exploring four distinct doorways to the simple feeling of being: Mindful Awareness, Heartful Awareness, Inquiring into Awareness, & Embodying Awareness.
Each doorway to Awareness serves as the basis for the week's suggested meditation practice, learning material, and online circle meeting. As you go through the program our hope is that you'll discover the doorway(s) that supports you in being, this simple "state" where you can rest, relax, and drop the burden of thinking you're the one in control of this experience.
"This program changed my practice. It brought it to the next level."
- Bonita Engel
"This eclectic, generous, and humane program was one of the smartest things I've ever done for my practice. I already miss it, but I also have a lot more confidence in finding my own way."
- Emerson Dameron
The core of this program are the live, weekly circle meetings. Each group is capped at 12 participants and meets for an hour long.
Each meeting there will be an opportunity to check-in and see if there are any questions from the previous week of practice. In our 1st meeting everyone will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and share what brought them to this particular program.
Each session will include both a short guided meditation as well as a facilitated social meditation period. By practicing in both personal and interpersonal ways we aim to expand the relevant applicability of these techniques to all areas of life.
Circle discussions provide a space for honest and sincere dialogue about our experience of the meditation practice. The discussion periods are a great place to ask questions of the teacher and/or your fellow participants, to share experiences, and to learn from one another as we deepen together.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the intimacy of the group's Goldilocks size, Just right!! I also enjoyed the naturalness and authenticity in the teaching styles of Emily and Vincent. Down to earth, real, insightful."
- Fred Herman
The Awareness programs begins the week of April 2nd.
All circles will meet for an hour each week for 4 weeks and are limited to 12 participants.
Los Angeles, USA Mondays at 12:00 noon PDT Denver, USA Mondays at 1:00 pm MDT Nashville, USA Mondays at 2:00 pm CDT New York, USA Mondays at 3:00 pm EDT London, United Kingdom Mondays at 8:00 pm BST Paris, France Mondays at 9:00 pm CEST Sydney, Australia Tuesdays at 5:00 am AEST
Los Angeles, USA Tuesdays at 1:00 pm PDT Denver, USA Tuesdays at 2:00 pm MDT Nashville, USA Tuesdays at 3:00 pm CDT New York, USA Tuesdays at 4:00 pm EDT London, United Kingdom Tuesdays at 9:00 pm BST Paris, France Tuesdays at 10:00 pm CEST Sydney, Australia Wednesdays at 6:00 am AEST
Los Angeles, USA Tuesdays at 5:00 pm PDT Denver, USA Tuesdays at 6:00 pm MDT Nashville, USA Tuesdays at 7:00 pm CDT New York, USA Tuesdays at 8:00 pm EDT Sydney, Australia Wednesdays at 10:00 am AEST
Los Angeles, USA Wednesdays at 9:00 am PDT Denver, USA Wednesdays at 10:00 am MDT Nashville, USA Wednesdays at 11:00 am CDT New York, USA Wednesdays at 12:00 noon EDT London, United Kingdom Wednesdays at 5:00 pm BST Paris, France Wednesdays at 6:00 pm CEST
"They have managed to strike a balance in their meditative teachings between the pragmatic and profound, between heartfulness and emptiness, between the masculine and the feminine, and between the traditional and innovative."
- Will Hamilton
Vince Horn is part of a new generation of teachers translating age-old wisdom into 21st century code. A computer engineering dropout turned modern monk, he spent his 20s co-founding the ground-breaking Buddhist Geeks project while doing a full year of silent meditation practice on retreat. Vince began teaching in 2010 and has been authorized in both the pragmatic dharma lineage of Kenneth Folk and by Trudy Goodman Kornfield, whose contemplative training is in the Insight Meditation and Zen traditions. Vince has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was honored to be featured in Wired UK’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.” Vince is one of the co-founders of Meditate.io, which is dedicated to offering deep practice opportunities for independent learners. He lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with his partner Emily Horn and their son Zander.
Emily Horn develops programs and support structures for people dedicated to living a whole-hearted life in the modern world. Emily is an authorized meditation teacher by some of the largest meditation centers in the West: Spirit Rock, InsightLA and Insight Meditation Society. She has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine. Emily has worked in various contemplative education environments including Naropa, Sounds True, and Buddhist Geeks and is now the Co-Founder of Meditate.io. For her, the contemplative journey is simply learning to dance with all of this human experience: from transcendence to dirty dishes, evolutionary edges to ancient roots, solitary practice to deepening relationships. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Vincent and son Zander.