Groups meet daily.

“Discovering Enlightenment” Group: Meditation, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Uncover the Awareness that you already are.

Anxiety seems to proliferate in our era of social media, cultural disintegration, and crazy government.  Clients who have issues with anxiety often have social anxiety as well. If you can muster up the courage to come to a group, I can offer you three powerful tools to dissolve anxiety: meditation, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (which I call ‘Thought Busting’).  I offer these same tools to individual clients.

Come join a group of people who are interested in learning to live life more mindfully and in the present moment, and are interested in discovering enlightenment and enlightened living.  You will learn to meditate, to ‘bust thoughts’ and to get more comfortable in a group of new people (useful in your professional and personal life).

The groups run for 90 minutes every other week, for at least 12 sessions,  and include meditation instruction and practice.  Our first group began in January 2018, voted to continue for 18 months!  Another group has been running since October 2018.

The next groups will start whenever I have 6 participants interested.  The Cost is $40/session.  I do not bill insurance for group sessions since they are spiritually-oriented.

I am willing to run as many groups as people want, and as of 2/00/20 groups are available on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening, from 7 to 8:30 pm.  I’m also planning second a mid-day group from Noon to 1:30pm every other Friday, for those with flexible schedules, seniors, and those who don’t like to drive at night.  Send your inquiry to j@simplyawake.com to express interest and/or sign up.

Half-Day and Full-Day Retreats  (See “Retreats” Tab for more details).

There are many current clients and others interested in deepening their meditation practices, and asking questions about their spiritual paths.  To facilitate growth, I will be offering a quarterly half-day or one-day retreat on Saturdays.  This is a unique opportunity to create a temporary sangha (a community of people looking for what’s true), and to use the group energy to go deeper in your personal meditation practice.

This is also an opportunity to uncover your true spiritual nature and real body-based personality….like a sculptor uncovering a unique shape in a block of stone.  In a question and answer format, you and I will look at what needs to fall away in order for you to be your unique expression, truly and clearly.

Maximum group size is 20, and minimum is 6.  The fee changes according to the length of time we spend together.  The retreats will occur  in my office.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a packed lunch and beverage.

Monthly Saturday Satsang: 10AM to Noon

At the New Year’s Retreat on January 4th, two students requested that I create a monthly Satsang.  We currently have those meetings planned for January through May.  See the “Satsang” tab above for more information.  These meetings will include 25-30 minute meditation practices, plus 1.5 hour periods for questions and answers about Discovering Enlightenment and group discussion.  These are “drop in” groups, so no prior reservation is necessary.