Nearness:
In the Guest House of Companionship, Silence, and Intimacy
with Saki Santorelli
Sunday, February 12, 2023, 9AM-3PM (US Eastern Time)


People may become friends, they may become acquaintances, relations, they may become connected through industry, political friendship, partnership in business or any collaboration, and yet they may be separated. Nearness in space does not bring the nearness of real friendship. There is only one way of coming near to one another and that is by way of the heart.

-Hazrat Inayat Khan

Creating a circle of mutual support and companionship, we’ll gather for a day of practice. Sitting together within this circle, we’ll lean into silence, lingering here, allowing it to guide us into the beauty and intimacy of our lives. While meditation and mindfulness require effort, often enough our efforts are filled with a striving founded in our small, limited self.

Transcending this limited view, let’s see what happens when we shift our focus from striving to receiving, from seeking to being sought, from acting to being acted upon. By surrendering to the moment-by-moment, breath-by-breath actuality of our lives unfolding, by giving rather than seeking love, imagine what secrets of the heart might be revealed in our journey to nearness and inseparability with the whole of life.

Required Technology and Preparation:

  • High-speed internet connection

  • Please, no phones

  • Join on a computer that has a full-sized screen on which you can see at least 25 Zoom participants, without having to scroll

  • Ensure that your computer is situated on a stable surface (instead of resting on your lap, etc.)

  • Video and microphone capability (so that you can be seen and heard)

  • A place for practice that allows for being undisturbed

  • Current version of Zoom installed

The offering will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2023, from 9AM - 3PM US Eastern Time.

Saki will guide us, while we practice in silence. Please have easy-to-prepare food on hand, for your nourishment needs.

Note: this program will not be recorded.

Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $130

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $100

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $75

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

From the pulldown menu, please select the level of payment that applies to your situation, and complete your registration using either a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

You do not need a PayPal account in order to use your credit card to make your payment (you may need to select the "Checkout as Guest" option to use a credit card).

You will be asked to provide your phone number during the payment process—this is so that we can contact you should there be any changes to the course schedule, etc.

Choose the payment level that applies to you:

Once you have paid, your slot is reserved.

  • Schedule

    The offering will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2023, from 9AM - 3PM US Eastern Time.

    Saki will guide us, while we practice in silence. Please have easy-to-prepare food on hand, for your nourishment needs.

    Note: this program will not be recorded.

  • Program Cost

    Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

    TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $130

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $100

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $75

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

  • Register

    From the pulldown menu, please select the level of payment that applies to your situation, and complete your registration using either a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

    You do not need a PayPal account in order to use your credit card to make your payment (you may need to select the "Checkout as Guest" option to use a credit card).

    You will be asked to provide your phone number during the payment process—this is so that we can contact you should there be any changes to the course schedule, etc.

    Choose the payment level that applies to you:

    Once you have paid, your slot is reserved.

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) at least 24 hours prior to the program. No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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