Series: Four Thursday Mornings
April 8, 15, 22, 29
10:00 – 11:30 am PDT
In total silence the mind comes upon the eternal.
— J. Krishnamurti
There is a silence which predates time. It was there before we were born and will be there when we die. The Buddha called it “empty space, the home of the awakened mind.” In the Book of Acts, it is the silence in which “we live and move and have our being.” To the mystic, it is the voice of the eternalcalling us home to our true self. This powerful and healing presence has always been within us and around us, yet with rare exceptions, it goes unnoticed. Why? What stands in the way? In this four-part series, we explore what prevents us from being aware of the awareness that radically changes everything we think we know about life and death. In the deepest sense, we are the awareness that is silent, but we have forgotten it. The question is, and always has been, can we learn toremember? What is required of us? In each session, we’ll look at ways we can be aware of the sacred silence which transcends the ordinary mind. The bold aim of this program is to encounter the inner peace which sets us free.
Single Session $15 Series $50
Cynthia Overweg has spent most of her adult life immersed in the wisdom teachings of East and West. For the last 25 years, she has been facilitating retreats and workshops which explore the urgency of self-transformation and the foundational importance of inner silence. She is the author of Silent Awareness: The Revelation that Changes Everything. Cynthia’s articles about the spiritual quest have been published internationally and her work as a filmmaker has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Film Institute. She has been giving retreats and workshops at Krotona for eight years, and along with her husband is a member of the Theosophical Society. For more information: www.cynthiaoverweg.com