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September 23, 2020—September 30, 2020

Virtual Workshop: “Effortless Mindfulness” with Loch Kelly

“Effortless Mindfulness: Micro-Meditations for Compassionate Awakening”

In this time of stressful changes, it is liberating to discover the changeless source of our wisdom, love and embodied well-being that is already available within us. 

One of Loch’s teachers Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche said: “There are two types of mindfulness: deliberate and effortless.”

Effortless mindfulness is an advanced yet simple form of nondual mindfulness that can liberate the deepest levels of suffering. Effortless mindfulness is from the North Indian Sutra Mahamudra tradition that unites the Insight, Mahayana and Tibetan traditions. It immediately introduces you to your embodied awake, loving nature through small glimpses. By making an initial effort of “unhooking” awareness from chattering thoughts, you can learn to drop from ego-centered view to your heart-mind. This leads to natural wisdom and compassion as our primary motivation for life.

Loch will teach easily accessible micro-meditations that weave together ancient wisdom map of awakening and contemporary neuroscience & psychological models of healing.

Here you will learn:
            • How this advanced yet simple approach of effortless mindfulness is different from deliberate mindfulness
            • How to immediately shift out of your chattering mind and into your awake, loving nature
            • Introduction to the innate capacity to liberate difficult mental and emotional states
            • Mindful glimpses (micro-meditations) that can be done at any time with eyes open
            • Contemporary versions of ancient methods to navigate your consciousness
            • How to make the “you-turn” from small self to no-self to true Self
            • How to learn to return and train to remain in an awake, compassionate intelligent flow at home and work
            • How to avoid the pitfalls to embodying awakening, such as “the witness protection program”
For ongoing support, Loch is pleased to offer the following:
His latest book: The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life

“In this groundbreaking guidebook, Loch Kelly offers contemporary versions of ancient practices . . . that can liberate our lives with meaning, connection, and clarity. What a beautiful book!” ~ Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Aware

This live webinar series will be conducted on Zoom over two consecutive Wednesdays: September 23 & September 30, both days from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT. The webinars will use the same Zoom link, which will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Registration for this live webinar closes at 4pm EDT on September 22. Please note that participation in the live webinar on Zoom is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. We will also be live-streaming this program on our Youtube.

Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the opportunity to create a virtual sanctuary during this time of physical distancing. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution toward our efforts.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at events@garrisoninstitute.org.


Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is an author of the award winning book The Way of Effortless Mindfulness. He is a licensed psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of non-dual meditation and awakening. Loch is the founder of the non-profit, Open-Hearted Awareness Institute and has worked in community mental health, established homeless shelters. Loch graduated from Columbia University where he received a traveling fellowship to study in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal. Loch collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing.  www.effortlessmindfulness.org

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1 - Registration 60.00