“Meditate and seek peace, for it is in the silent chambers of your mind that you will uncover the wisdom that you seek.” -Syd Banks
Are you a meditator? Or have you always thought that you should meditate but have never been able to stick to a routine or practice?
What if you could uncover a deeper understanding of the mind that would allow you to live from the state of meditation with or without daily practice in the midst of your every day life?
Imagine being able to experience the peace and presence of meditative states of mind while dealing with the variable craziness of work and while spending time at home with friends and family.
The secret is simply this:
When thought looks real, meditation provides a respite from the constant but important things your thinking is telling you about the world. When thought is seen for what it is – the transient creative energy that is continually forming, reforming, and transforming our experience of life moment by moment – our temporary thought-created realities hold less of a hypnotic spell over our attention so we don’t need relief from the feelings of stress, pressure, and insecurity they create inside us.
In the same way as our brain will eventually and automatically tune out the background hum of the fridge or air conditioning or traffic noise, when it sees that the endless loops of our personal thinking don’t contain “urgent information that must be attended to for our survival”, it automatically begins to tune out the background noise of our own habitual thinking, leaving us in a natural state of meditation more of the time.
On the 10th of June, you can join bestselling authors Dr. Dicken Bettinger and Michael Neill in Central London for a fascinating and surprisingly fun day of exploration and meditation. The purpose of the day is to not only give you a real-time experience of resting in your own well-being but to trigger insights that will allow you to both deepen and stabilize your experience of the state of meditation to make it “portable” – that is, so that you can take it with you into the world and make the state of meditation the soundtrack playing in the background as you go about your daily life.
Date: 10th June, 2020
Time: 10am – 5pm (UK)
Regent’s University London,
London NW1 4NS
Cost: $99 (approximately £75)
UPDATE: Over half of the places are now gone!
What Michael has to say about Dicken:
“When I first met Dicken Bettinger, I remember remarking to my wife on what a lovely man he was. When I finally spent some time getting to know him, I realized his ‘loveliness’ came out of an incredible depth of insight into what life is and where it comes from.
Every time we teach together, I’m reminded of how different it is to live from the deepest place inside ourselves than to just ‘talk about thought’. My own level of aliveness and insight starts to rise, and I leave more in love with life than ever before.”
What Dicken has to say about Michael:
“Michael makes me laugh. And not just because he is entertaining, which he is, but because he talks from a place within that is full of lightness and humor. Perhaps every bone in his body is a funny bone.
But what I know is he has an uncanny ability to poke fun at our humanity in a way that allows me and others to laugh at our bumbling humanness. And he points toward the space within of our lighthearted magnificence, which tickles our funny bones when we recognize the truth of that.”