Where: 38 Urquhart st, Northcote When: 7.30-9pm, Every 2nd thursday from February 7th to June 20th (10 fortnightly sessions)
Cost for in person Melbourne group: $150 AUD payable up front. NB: This is separate from the Awakening Joy fee. This fee covers the admin to organise the group & practice buddies each fortnight and facilitation.
Awakening Joy is a 5 month online course by James Baraz, one of the founders of Spirit Rock meditation centre in California. This years course starts onsite in Berkeley, CA on Jan 29th, 2019. Video and audio for the Online course will be available about a week after.
Would you like to be part of a local support group with others who have signed up for the course? Practice partners keep the themes alive and in awareness and deepen the realisations from the course. Plus you'll also get to hang out with and get to know a great bunch of like minded people, while exploring these timeless themes... what could be better!
Joy in Difficult Times
The Joy of Letting Go
Connection with Others
The Joy of Being
Thanks so much for facilitating the Awakening Joy course (2017). It has been and continues to be a great pleasure! I have only the highest recommendations for the course, the content and the model.Thanks again for your efforts in making it available and for your teachings.
Ross (now a teacher in training for Awakening Joy)
How does the in person group work?
We will meet as a group once a fortnight to explore these timeless qualities of life. Each fortnight, at the support group meeting we will
Watch some of the course video content for this fortnight where James explains the theme
Have space for Q & A
Do some of the course exercises together
partner up with a "Joy buddy", another person in the group who we can catch up with on the phone or in person once in that fortnight
Receive encouragement and clarity about the course themes to continually reinforce the great benefit that they bring.
1. Our group will have our own video call with James at some point during the course to check in, ask questions and get to know him. This is always a highlight. James is always generous with his time and very skilled with answering questions, offering direction & feedback.
2. You get aDiscount on the Awakening Joy course ..... If you'd like to join this group, the cost for the Awakening Joy course is discounted to $200 USD. See below for details
A course of this type requires ongoing and persistent commitment so please consider this carefully before signing up. With this commitment to yourself there comes reward, benefits and palpable change. This course is not a "Yep, done it" sort of bucket list experience. It's about developing qualities of mind and ways of seeing that make deep change to our overall sense of well-being and freeing ourselves from painful habits. These possibilities are there for you. It's a major commitment on my part to host this for 5 months, so if you feel equally committed to awakening joy in your life I'd love to have you join us.