Training

Evolution of Consciousness workshops

These workshops will give you an overview of the evolution of consciousness as manifested in creation and humanity from the Big Bang to the present. You will be provided with a comprehensive map with which to understand evolution in consciousness in any human life across cultures. We will explore the different stages and states of consciousness and identify markers of each stage and state in order to more accurately assess where we and our clients are on the journey. We will learn what specific mind, body and spirit practices are applicable to each stage and state in order to facilitate awakening to greater potential, both in yourselves and others. We will explore how to transcend the mundane ego functioning of habitual patterns of defense, leave behind anxiety and shame, guilt and anger and live a life of expanded consciousness, light and freedom, compassion and wisdom. We will give you an overview of stages and states of consciousness and focus on the mind, body, spirit practices that facilitate transcending ego functioning.

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Aspects of Consciousness Forums

Aspects of Consciousness Forums with Lyndall Johnson and Charisse Lyons. Do we clean up debris in our consciousness or do we transform our inner relationship to it? Through inner relational transformation, we can change the course of history – internally and externally.We will look at how shame creates disturbance in our inner wave of consciousness and distracts us from a life of Love and Truth. We will examine how this then translates into external disturbances of every kind that is leading to the death of our planet.

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Other Training Opportunities

Therapy Notes

Welcome to Therapy Notes! Those of you that have been engaged in the process of therapy with me over the last 30 years, have been my greatest teachers. After every session, I have faithfully examined my own inner responses, feelings, beliefs and understandings in relationship to my clients. This has led me to a recognition of the inner relationship I have with myself, and how this impacts my external relationships. I have expanded in insight and knowledge through this introspective exercise. I offer my insights here in the hopes that they can raise inner questions for you and your life and bring you new answers and understandings.

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Tonglen Groups

Contact Lyndall Johnson or Charisse Lyons about these unique monthly groups and their opportunity for insight, compassion, and deep healing.

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Saturday Morning Forum

Challenging personal situations? Getting triggered by life? The two-hour Saturday Morning Forum is a great and safe group setting to find some keys and tools to unlocking our past to help our own growth and skillfully negotiate our future and our own evolution in consciousness. Explore concepts using movie clips, exercises, discussion and teaching to facilitate a deeper understanding of commonly used terms as a way of speeding up and facilitating the process of therapy. All are welcome. Join us!

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Mindfulness Practice Groups

Saturdays as scheduled via ZOOM. FEE: freewill offering. ($50 donation suggested, sliding fee gratefully accepted.) Our informal Mindfulness Practice Groups feature both meditation and instructional, supportive teachings and discussion about mindfulness, meditation, and contemplative spiritual practice in everyday life. These groups are facilitated by a priest from Minnesota Zen Center, Rev. Bussho Lahn, and all are welcome to these brief immersions in a relaxed meditative setting. Each is different and tailored to the group’s needs. Previous meditation experience not required; meditators of all levels and all faith traditions are invited.

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Midwifing Death

In a culture that is death phobic the notion of midwifing death is novel. We prepare for birth with many preparations, rituals and intentions. A midwife is a facilitator of transition. It is possible to prepare for death in the same way as we do for the birth of a child. Join us in exploring transformative approaches for being with dying. Learn about the stages of physical death, as well as the energetic and transformational signposts along the way. Learn skills and spiritual practices for easing the transition of death, and the use of ritual and specific practices to be used at the time of death and after.

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Creative Mindfulness Series

Mindfulness is a fundamental component of creativity and meditation practice as well as being widely recognized in the psychological community as an excellent tool for alleviating stress and all the problems that accompany it. We will talk about creativity as a natural outpouring of mindfulness and mindfulness as essential to cultivating a creative life. Each week there will be a teaching followed by a practical application and experience of mindfulness. This series will help us develop creative day-to-day mindfulness practices so that we more deeply experience and enjoy our precious and fleeting lives. Six weeks annually in September-October.

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