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Richard Miller's Noble Adventure: The San Francisco Bay Area Monthly Meditation Group (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 2013 for a year of monthly dharma talks, meditations, and spirited discussion on
The Noble Adventure: Living Peace in Every Moment
THURSDAYS in 2013:
MAY 9, JUN 13, JUL 11, AUG 8, SEP 12, OCT 10, NOV 14, DEC 18.
LOCATION: YogaWorks Larkspur Studio: 2207 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939
Click here to download the monthly themes flyer.
Click here to download the YogaWorks event flyer with the class series description and dates.
TELEPHONE: (415) 925-2440 or visit YogaWorks Workshops Webpage for more information.
PRICE: (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
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 Noble Adventure Lecture Series currently available to purchase.
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.
Monthly Meditations are designed to support you by:
- Fostering concentration, enabling you to recognize your innate nature of wellbeing;
- Nourishing proactive mindfulness and your capacity to be respond to each moment and situation of life; and
- 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, engaging people in living the Noble Adventure, alive and awake in each moment. 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.
Flowering of Freedom 2013 Series (Patanjali Study Group) with Richard Miller
Richard Miller's monthly lecture series, The Flowering of Freedom Study Group, continues for a 2nd year in 2013. Richard will begin with Chapter 2 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 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 Soon!
- Subscribe to the monthly audio download for 2013 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.
WEDNESDAYS in 2013: MAY 15, new date JUN 12, JUL 10, AUG 21, SEP 18, OCT 16, NOV 20, DEC 18.
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 email@example.com
Richard Miller presents at the Yoga Therapy Summit (Rapid City, South Dakota)
The Yoga Therapy Summit is more about quality than quantity ~ about bringing together a small group of highly qualified teachers to present in-depth yoga therapy to serious students of yoga. In-depth study with a main teacher, shorter study with three other teachers of your choice, and panel discussions will guide you through a balanced and unified approach to yoga as a respected therapy.
Study the Open Secret of Yoga with Richard Miller, PhD, (Focus Session and Overview Session - descriptions below).
Yoga blossoms when we realize our innate nature as the ungraspable Mystery that underlies all of life. The end of suffering and upsurge of unshakable wellbeing occur when we embody this Mystery as our underlying essence that is untouched by disease, and is always whole, healthy and complete, as it is. While our core Essence is always present, it can remain unrealized when attention is absorbed in movements of body, mind, senses, world, and health-related issues.
Yoga Therapy Summit
Friday, September 13, 2013 2:00 PM - Sunday, September 15, 2013 7:30 PM (Mountain Time)
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn and Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
To Register or for more information please visit the Yoga Therapy Summit Webpage
or call: 605-490-7972
Download the event flyer here.
Focus Session Topic with Richard Miller
This focus session explores Yoga Nidra as a yoga therapy approach from the nondual tantric teachings, which offers a series of inquiries for experiencing our underlying Essence and its essential qualities such as being, awareness, and unshakable love, compassion, and wellbeing. We investigate ways of integrating Yoga Nidra into the practice of Yoga and yoga therapy including asana, pranayama, meditation, self-inquiry, and worldly life. The path of Yoga Nidra is a comprehensive teaching that offers exquisite methodologies for revealing optimum health, healing and self-realization. This session allows you to: Click here to read more.
Overview Session Topic with Richard Miller
A brief overview of Yoga Nidra as a comprehensive form of yoga therapy that can be integrated into all aspects of Yoga including asana, pranayama, meditation and daily life. We will engage a brief session of yoga nidra that incorporates ten components for experiencing health, healing, wellbeing and self-realization. This overview allows you to: Click here to read more.
About Richard C. Miller, PhD
Richard is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar, and spiritual teacher. For over 40 years, he has devoted his life and work to integrating the perenial nondual widsom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism and Buddhism, and modern Western psychology. He is the founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institue, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapy and founding editor of the professional Journal of IAYT. A founding member and past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology, Richard also serves as a senior advisor to the Baumann Foundation studying Awareness and its impact on well-being.
Author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing, Richard serves as a research consultant studying the iRest Yoga Nidra protocol that he has developed (Integrative Restoration ~ iRest, a modern adaptation of the ancient meditation practice of Yoga Nidra) researching its efficacy on health, healing, and well-being with diverse populations including active-duty soldiers, veterans, college students, children, seniors, the homeless, the incarcerated, and people experiencing issues such as sleep disorders, PTSD, chemical dependency, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, and related disorders. In addition to his research and writing projects, Richard lectures and leads yoga nidra trainings and retreats internationally on awakening to enlightened living in daily life.