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Richard Miller's Monthly Meditation Group in the SF Bay Area is taking a Pause (audio recordings also available to download).

Drop-in monthly at Larkspur's YogaWorks or download the audio recording of each class. Join Senior Teacher Richard Miller in 2014 for a year of monthly dharma talks, meditations, and spirited discussion on the simplicity of meditation.

Each of these 12 monthly meditations is open to new and ongoing participants, and forms an interwoven tapestry of teachings, practices and tools for life from the nondual perspective. Each class will be available as an Mp3 download: Click here to view the recordings of the Monthly Meditation Lecture Series available to purchase. Note: In 2012 and 2013 the monthly series was entitled "The Noble Adventure Lecture Series."

/sites/default/files/images/2014flyer_RichardMiller_MonthlyMediation_LL_2014_thumbFINAL.jpg 3rd Thursday Afternoon of every *month in 2014 (*denotes 2nd Thursday of month):
Last meeting until further notice: June 19

TIME: 3:00-4:30pm
LOCATION: YogaWorks Larkspur: 2207 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939
COST: (No Pre-registration required!)
$8-10 suggested Sliding Scale to YogaWorks for use of the studio (this offering does not go to support the teacher)
$10 suggested donation (dana*) to Richard

For more information click on the image of the flyer, visit YogaWorks or call (415) 925-2440.

Meditation doesn’t involve transcending your humanness. It entails recognizing and living from your essential nature, which is already and always unbounded, whole, loving, compassionate, awake, and perfect just as it is, in the midst of the circumstances of your life. True meditation enables you to recover and experience your innate sense of wellbeing, and supports you in welcoming and responding, rather than reacting, to every moment and situation of your life.

This monthly meditations are designed to support you by:

  1. Fostering concentration, enabling you to recognize your innate nature of wellbeing;
  2. Nourishing proactive mindfulness and your capacity to be respond to each moment and situation of life; and
  3. Developing self-inquiry, which fosters curiosity and openness, dissolves separation and awakens your intrinsic capacity for being loving, kind, peaceful, joyful and discriminatively insightful.

Richard Miller, PhD is founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, and author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing. He leads spiritual retreats and trainings internationally. www.irest.us.

*Please Support the Teachings in Moving Forward
Dana (Pali - generosity) reflects the interdependence between those who offer teachings and those who receive them and is a central pillar of spiritual life. And while teachings, which are considered priceless, are given freely, support from students is needed. In the act of giving we develop our ability to let go, cultivate the spirit of caring, and acknowledge our inter-connectedness. It is the practice of dana, where committed supporters give generously, that keeps the spiritual teachings moving from one generation to the next.

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Flowering of Freedom 2014 Series (Patanjali Study Group) with Richard Miller

Richard Miller's monthly lecture series, The Flowering of Freedom Study Group, continues for a 3rd year in 2014. In this year of the course, Richard will begin with Chapter 3 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. He will translate the individual sanskrit words as well as offer a free rendering translation which examines Patanjali in the light of our actual lived experience.

This course provides a foundation and a series of inquiries that we can use to come to our own realization of our true essence—in the context of living in the world while experiencing our interconnectedness with all of life.

This study group is open to anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of the texts that create the foundation for the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra.

Pre-registration is required to attend the study group in-person or purchase a subscription to automatically receive the monthly audio downloads!* Please visit the 2014 Flowering of Freedom Event Page to register, subscribe or for more information.

The following options are available for participating in the study group:

  • Join us monthly and in-person in Corte Madra, CA ($420). Register Now for the 2014 Study Group!
  • Subscribe to the monthly audio download for 2014 at a discounted rate ($250 or $200 for TCN Members). Subscription members will automatically receive a link to download the audio via email each month. Subscribe Now!
  • Download individual audio recordings of each session on your own via the IRI website ($25 per download) here Now! No registration is required for this option.

In-person logistics:
WEDNESDAYS in 2014 (register to attend in-person at the link above):
Feb 19, Mar 26*, Apr 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 26*, Dec 17* (*tentative)

TIME: 2:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: The Sunrise Center: 645 Tamalpais Dr., Suite A, Corte Madera, CA

*In-person class size is limited. Please register soon!
If you have any questions please call the IRI Office, 415-456-3909 or email events@irest.us

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2014 SF Bay Area iRest Yoga Nidra Trainings and Retreats with Richard Miller (Petaluma/Novato)

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Join one of this generation's leading teachers of non dual wisdom at an event in the SF Bay Area this year. Richard Miller, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and teacher. For over 40 years, Richard Miller has devoted his life and work to integrating the nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism and Buddhism with Western psychology. Among his mentors were T.K.V. Desikachar and Jean Klein.

To see a full list of our current trainings and retreats, click here.

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View our latest iRest at Ease CD and MP3 release.

The Flowering of Freedom

The Flowering of Freedom Session 33 is now available for download.

Simplicity of Meditation

The Simplicity of Meditation Session 6 is now available for download.