Night Sky Sangha
(home page)

Visiting Teachers
(Hosted by Night Sky Sangha at Pebble Hill Church)

 


None Presently Scheduled

Paul Hedderman
freedom from the bondage of self
Thursday November 16th
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Pebble Hill Interfaith Church
320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA
($10 Suggested Donation or what you can afford)

Paul Hedderman speaks to recovery communities and aspirants about the bondage of self and the curious possibility of discovering one's own absence.

 

He's funny, generous, and profound. People are often moved to feel an inner silence that relieves them of false ideas and frustrating solutions, coming home to themselves.

 

Paul's book “The Escape To Everywhere” is available at Amazon.com. His audio recordings are available at his website: www.zenbitchslap.com. Paul's FaceBook and videos.

For more information about this event please contact
practice@nightskysangha.org.

 

 
 

- Past Events -


 

Jeannie Zandi

"Standing in the Heart"

 Thursday Oct 12th - 7pm - 9pm

Pebble Hill Church

320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA

($10 suggested Donation - nobody refused for lack funds)

 

   

 

Living as Love Website

 
 

Adam Chacksfield

"Falling Open"

 Tuesday Aug 8th - 7pm - 9pm

Pebble Hill Church

320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA

($10 suggested Donation - nobody refused for lack funds)

 

   

Adam’s insightful discovery process has been influenced by the non-dual simplicity of Peter Fenner and the heart-centered softness of Jeannie Zandi. Adam shares the direct experience of the heart and mind falling open.

 

In this effortless opening, typical modes of suffering, resistance, and belief can spontaneously release. Attendees often find themselves intimate with a direct experience of truth that defies description.

  

Center for Nondual Awareness
(http://nondualcenter.org)

 

Falling Open with Adam Chacksfield
(http://www.adamchacksfield.com/)

 
 

Adam Chacksfield

"Falling Open"

 Tuesday Dec 27th - 7pm - 9pm

Pebble Hill Church

320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA

($10 suggested Donation - nobody refused for lack funds)

 

   

Adam’s insightful discovery process has been influenced by the non-dual simplicity of Peter Fenner and the heart-centered softness of Jeannie Zandi. Adam shares the direct experience of the heart and mind falling open.

 

In this effortless opening, typical modes of suffering, resistance, and belief can spontaneously release. Attendees often find themselves intimate with a direct experience of truth that defies description.

  

Center for Nondual Awareness
(http://nondualcenter.org)

 

Falling Open with Adam Chacksfield
(http://www.adamchacksfield.com/)

 
 
Naho Owada
Video Conference
Tue Nov 1st - 7:00 pm
 

Naho communicates about non-duality. All there is is what is… nothing and everything. Simply Life happening. She points out the cause of suffering which is apparent separation, apparent energetic contraction in the body. However, there never is a separate person existing. Nobody ever suffered. Unconditional love, all that is ever longed for, never left. Already always here. Naho points out this paradox of Life which cannot be spoken about…

Naho was born in Tokyo, Japan. Since she was a little girl, Naho was very sensitive and always had a sense of insecurity and fear of life, even though she was protected and loved by her family as an only child.

One day she discovered non-duality and she started seeking for the reason of her sense of lack and insecurity. She wanted to find endless happiness. After many years of seeking, suffering stopped… It was completely different from what she imagined… It was a big surprise!

Something recognized, there never was anyone there to suffer. Naho never existed… All there is, all there has ever been, is Life alone.

Currently Naho lives in Paris and she communicates about non-duality with Joy.

P.S. This is only a story…!  No stories are true… There is only what is :-)

 
 

Yoga of Radiant Presence
with
Peter Brown

Saturday & Sunday

October 8th & 9th, 2016


- East Coast Weekend Retreat -
Link for Live Video



 

"Coming to notice (Radiance) may feel like specialness in its discovery, which can seem to come and go, but Radiance is the absolutely normal condition as it has always been and will always be, does not come and go, and cannot be lost." - Peter Brown

We are pleased to announce Peter’s return to the East Coast for a non-residential weekend retreat to explore the Yoga of Radiant Presence. It will be held in Doylestown, PA located an hour North of Philadelphia Int'l Airport and accessible to NYC via bus directly to Doylestown. Local accommodations are reasonably priced and we can help with ride shares.

The cost of the retreat is $80 for the weeknd, $50 for Saturday, $40 for Sunday. Email yorp.east@theopendoorway.org to advise us of your interest so that we may send PayPal requests for the registration fee.

To learn more about Peter Brown and the Yoga of Radiant Presence, please visit www.theopendoorway.org.

 

Paul Hedderman
the bondage of self
Wednesday June 15th
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Pebble Hill Interfaith Church
320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA
($10 Suggested Donation or what you can afford)

Paul Hedderman speaks to recovery communities and aspirants about the bondage of self and the curious possibility of discovering one's own absence.

 

He's funny, generous, and profound. People are often moved to feel an inner silence that relieves them of false ideas and frustrating solutions, coming home to themselves.

 

Paul's book “The Escape To Everywhere” is available at Amazon.com. His audio recordings are available at his website: www.zenbitchslap.com. Paul's FaceBook and videos.

For more information about this event please contact
practice@nightskysangha.org.

 

 
 
 

Adam Chacksfield

"Falling Open"

 Friday June 10th - 7pm - 9pm

Pebble Hill Church

320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA

($10 suggested Donation - nobody refused for lack funds)

 

  

Adam’s insightful discovery process has been influenced by the non-dual simplicity of Peter Fenner and the heart-centered softness of Jeannie Zandi. Adam shares the direct experience of the heart and mind falling open.

 

In this effortless opening, typical modes of suffering, resistance, and belief can spontaneously release. Attendees often find themselves intimate with a direct experience of truth that defies description.

  

Center for Nondual Awareness
(http://nondualcenter.org)

 

Falling Open with Adam Chacksfield
(http://www.adamchacksfield.com/)

 
 
Norio Kushi
 
A Face-to-Face Conversation
"Beware the Ides of March!"

Audio Recording of the Meeting
mp3

Join us for an intimate conversation with Norio Kushi on Tuesday March 15th, 2016 at 7:30 pm EST via Zoom Video Meeting. The Zoom video platform permits you to join the meeting with audio and video sharing or you may watch the video without a camera and you can call into the meeting.

To participate in our Live Conversation, you may follow this url:
(https://zoom.us/j/2280155449
)
or dial in for audio only via land line, cell, or Skype to
 (408) 638-0968 or (646) 558-8656.
Using a headset is preferred as it mitigates echo on the conference.

 

- From Norio's blog - 

"That there is choice, is only an unconscious justification for the existence of a 'separate self.' When one awakens to the fact there is no self, the whole idea that there is a “someone that has choice” is seen for what it is, an illusion that dissolves along with the illusion of a separate self identity."

 

Norio's web-site is here and recent BatGap interview is here.

(All donations will be sent to Norio for his generosity and time)

 
 
 

Gary Weber

Weekend Retreat Intensive

 

 

Friday Dec 4th: 7 - 9pm

Saturday Dec 5th: 10am  -  9pm

(w/ breaks for lunch and dinner)

 

Generously sponsored by and to be held at the

Clearwater Sangha
104 Forsythia Drive South
Levittown, PA 19056

 

 Cost is Free –

(Donations to the Clearwater Sangha are encouraged)

 

 

From the Host -

 

"If you had any doubts about non-duality , awakening and the falling away of mind and body and wanted to meet with a teacher who is genuinely interested in getting to the bottom of that with you and sharing his wisdom and experience with no fluff please consider this retreat.

 

I asked Gary to skip the normal heady presentation on Friday. Not that this isn't important but since we will only have Friday and Saturday together I opted for the time to be more experiential with general context on how these timeless practices actually change the brain and to leave room to answer any questions. 

 

This way we could spend more time with Gary dealing with the actual integration and practical aspects of living freely from the selfing thoughts that cause so much misery in our lives and exploring the practices and applications that he utilizes for this.

 

As a prerequisite for doing this retreat everyone would be advised to watch 'The End of Suffering and the Default Mode Network' and check out 'The Eight Myths of Non-Duality' prior to our retreat."

 

Links:

The End of Suffering and the Default Mode Network

The Eight Myths of NonDuality

To register please use email below and tell them the NSS sent you!

In Dharma friendship

Dale Shimizu
clearwater1@gmail.com
 

 
 

Paul Hedderman
Addiction, Recovery, and Freedom from Self
Thursday Oct 29th
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Pebble Hill Interfaith Church
320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA
($10 Suggested Donation or what you can afford)  

Practical and profound, Paul Hedderman’s enlivening teachings blend his experience in recovery since 1988 with the perennial wisdom of Buddhist and Vedic philosophy peppered with gems from ACIM. He calls on us to consider our deeply held notions about self and awareness under a fresh light, and points to a simpler and lighter way of being in the world.

 

A man of no pretense, Paul’s unique language and solid presence speak of the depth of his understanding of the human condition – in which the original addiction is the mind’s addiction to being a “self.”

 

Paul is the author of “The Escape To Everywhere” available from Amazon.com. His audio recordings are generously available at his website: www.zenbitchslap.com. Paul's YouTube channel can be found here.

For more information about this event please contact
practice@nightskysangha.org.

 

 

 
 
 

Jeannie Zandi

 “Love, Fire & Transformation”

Saturday October 17th | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Clearwater Sangha
104 Forsythia Drive South
Levittown, PA 19056

($15 - $20 Suggested Donation)
No one turned away for lack of funds


 

Explore the potent depth of being through silent and guided meditation, a spontaneous talk and exchange in an atmosphere of clarity and warmth.

Jeannie is the director of Living as Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeding a culture of the Heart on the planet, inspiring, teaching and supporting people to live from their essence as Love. A year before the birth of her daughter, Jeannie was plunged into a dark night of the soul that culminated in a radical shift of consciousness. She is known for her fearless clarity, tender mercy toward humanness, and a juicy, poetic and often humorous style that draws from Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Christian mysticism and the ongoing revelation of fully engaged living. Residing in Colorado, she travels widely in the US and Canada, bringing a down-to-earth embodied teaching of living as love.

RSVP to practice@nightskysangha.org

 
 
 

Adam Chacksfield

"Falling Open"

 Thursday October 1st - 7pm - 9pm

Pebble Hill Church

320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA

($10 suggested Donation - nobody refused for lack funds)

 

 

Adam’s insightful discovery process has been influenced by the non-dual simplicity of Peter Fenner and the heart-centered softness of Jeannie Zandi. Adam shares the direct experience of the heart and mind falling open.

 

In this effortless opening, typical modes of suffering, resistance, and belief can spontaneously release. Attendees often find themselves intimate with a direct experience of truth that defies description.

  

Center for Nondual Awareness
(http://nondualcenter.org)

 

Falling Open with Adam Chacksfield
(http://www.adamchacksfield.com/)

 

 

Five Element Qi Gong
with Brother Bernard Seif

 

Saturday, Sept. 19th, 10am - 1pm

Pebble Hill Church, Doylestown

 

  

Join us in Five Element Qi Gong forms with Brother Bernard Seif. Great for practitioners and beginners alike, in a typical Qi Gong ("chee-gung") class we guide you through gentle, energy-enhancing moves coordinated with the breath, which are great for developing mind-body connection, health and balance.

 

Brother / Doctor Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM is a Christian monk in the Roman Catholic and Silesian traditions, and founder of a small monastery in the Poconos. He is also a Clinical Psychologist and a Doctor of Natural Medicine specializing in Chinese Medicine. Says Brother Bernard: "Rooted in over fifty years of Catholic Christian monasticism, I believe that the world would be a more peaceful and less prejudiced place if we understood one another better. To this end, I have spent most of my life exploring Eastern spirituality and medicine."

Minimum $10 donation requested to cover expenses. Any profits will go to Brother Bernard's monastery.

Pebble Hill Church is located at 320 Edison Furlong Rd, Doylestown, PA.
Enter parking lot off Woodcrest Lane.

Reserve your place by Email or call 215-348-8058.

This program is sponsored by Bridge Acupuncture in association with the Night Sky Sangha.

 


Peter Veltri

Founder of The Bridge Method
(a Yin-based, healing modality that comes from a
place of openness and energy flow within the practitioner)

 

Tue Aug 25th - 7:30 pm via web-conference
(Follow this link for the video conference recording)

 

Pete web photo edit

 

My name is Peter Veltri. I have been a practitioner of Asian healing arts since 1991 and a certified instructor of Integrative Eclectic Shiatsu since 1995. I am also a certified herbalist and my business, Sunrise Healing Arts, is where I practice.

In June of 2013 I was getting a bit bored and frustrated with my work thinking that I pretty much knew my strengths and limitations as a practitioner and I was beginning to wonder what I would do to break free of my current dilemma. It was the limitations that were really bothering me. Why did some people or conditions respond so well and others not at all? At this time, a funny thing happened.  I woke up…….. and suddenly there were no limitations! The Bridge Method came about as a result of this awakening. I began to see positive results in my work like I had never seen before and the results happened quickly. I also began to see the endless possibilities available not only as a healing modality but in any aspect of my life as well. The Bridge Method continues to unfold for me and is still a work in progress. It is my desire to share The Bridge with anyone who might be interested in a new life adventure. I’m looking forward to meeting you soon!


 

Lisa Meuser
(
http://www.integrativehealingnow.com)

 

lisa2

 

“The Living Inquiries of Scott Kiloby”

Link for Audio Recording of Event

Thursday July 30th -7:00 - 9:00 pm

via video conference
(https://zoom.us/j/807842928)

Pebble Hill Interfaith Church

320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA

($5 Suggested Donation or what you can afford)

- click for flyer

After working in the field of addictions for nearly 20 years, I became very curious when I heard about the amazing work of Scott Kiloby. Scott had developed an inquiry (The Unfindable Inquiry) that helped people see through beliefs and stories of suffering, as well as chronic states of emotional imbalance such as depression and anxiety.

“There is nothing sweeter than seeing the emptiness of all things.” This is what Scott Kiloby’s work is all about.

After a twenty year battle with addiction, Scott Kiloby (http://livinginquiries.com)began looking in a different way. Instead of turning away from negative thoughts and feelings from the past and looking for release in the future, he began to face his suffering directly. He began to allow all negative and positive energies of thought, emotion, and sensation to be as they are. He began to rest and recognize presence as the stable foundation in which these energies temporarily come and go. Through inquiring into the nature of the belief in separation, and how it arises, and making presence primary in his life, Scott discovered that the key to release from the addictive cycle exists in the one place addicts refuse to look —
the present moment.

I trained with Scott to first learn The Unfindable Inquiry, a very expansive and yet simple process, as well as The Anxiety Inquiry (used on anything that has a perceived threat or danger, and results in fear).

I have been doing those inquiries with clients with great success. Obstacles people have had have fallen away. Identities they were sure that comprised who they were have dissolved. Physical pain has subsided. Lifelong anxieties and other imbalances have shifted dramatically or fallen away. Freedom has been experienced for the first time, for many.

Another of Scott's tools, The Compulsive Inquiry might be thought of as the crème’ de crème of all inquiries. It includes both The Unfindable Inquiry as well as The Anxiety Inquiry. No stone is left unturned as together we directly explore into the clients addiction or compulsion. This is why it has been so successful in helping countless numbers of people experience freedom from addictions and compulsions, without relying on such things as willpower, which often results in the person feeling guilt and shame and failure.

If you have something in your life that feels like you have to engage in it, that you could simply not imagine existing without, this inquiry is for you. The compulsion/addiction can be anything: tobacco, drugs, food, sex, gambling, exercise, being negative, worrying, hair pulling, the internet, porn, shopping, work, relationships, meditating, love, seeking, self-improvement, and the list goes on.


Ed Zadlo D.Ay
(Acharya Premanand)

 

“Resting in the Self”

Thursday July 16th - 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Pebble Hill Interfaith Church

320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA

($5 Suggested Donation or what you can afford)

 
(click for flyer)


Night Sky Sangha
presents at Pebble Hill's Sunday Celebration
(Sun July 19th - 10:30 am)

"The Way of the Open Hand"
Link for Video Recording

We take ourselves sufficiently seriously to have opinions, beliefs, practices, and choices. We strive to adopt and cultivate the best opinions, beliefs, practices, and choices so our lives will be joyful and successful and meaningful. Our religious and secular conditioning tells us that these privileges are essential to our well-being and even our survival.

 

We rarely question the most fundamental ingredients or symptoms of consciousness. We tend to skip over the profundity of being and presume ourselves to suffer from a vast insufficiency that we must heal through remediation, craving, and accumulation.

At the root of experience we can consent to a non-stop symphony of texture and feeling and swirling thought suggesting meaning and explanation and cause and consequence. Our actual experience is without duration, though curiously persistent. We experience wonder with no effort, transcendence with no origin, joy with no cause; and the thinking hijacks our bliss and condemns us to time and individuation.

Perhaps it would be an exciting experiment to rest in one’s own presence completely free from opinions, beliefs, practices, and choices? How might it feel to relish the gift of being with no reference, no past, no future, no need for relevance, nothing to defend, nothing to seek, without anticipation or separation?

Let’s find out.

 


Yoga of Radiant Presence
with
Peter Brown


- East Coast Weekend Retreat -
Link for Video Recordings


Introductory Talk

Thursday May 21st - 7:30 to 9:00 pm

 

Saturday & Sunday Full Day Program
May 23rd & 24th, 2015


 

"Coming to notice (Radiance) may feel like specialness in its discovery, which can seem to come and go, but Radiance is the absolutely normal condition as it has always been and will always be, does not come and go, and cannot be lost." - Peter Brown

We are pleased to announce Peter’s return to the East Coast for a non-residential weekend retreat to explore the Yoga of Radiant Presence. It will be held in Doylestown, PA located an hour North of Philadelphia Int'l Airport and accessible to NYC via bus directly to Doylestown. Local accommodations are reasonably priced and we can help with ride shares.

The cost of the retreat is $80 to defray Peter’s costs of travel - $50 to attend for a single day. Sugested donation for Thursday's Introductory Talk is $5. Email yorp.east@theopendoorway.org to advise us of your interest so that we may send PayPal requests for the registration fee.

To learn more about Peter Brown and the Yoga of Radiant Presence, please visit www.theopendoorway.org.


 

Paul Hedderman

 

Addiction, Recovery, and Freedom from Self

 

Wednesday May 6th

Video Link

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Pebble Hill Interfaith Church

320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA

($10 Suggested Donation or what you can afford)

 

 

Practical and profound, Paul Hedderman’s enlivening teachings blend his experience in recovery since 1988 with the perennial wisdom of Buddhist and Vedic philosophy peppered with gems from ACIM. He calls on us to consider our deeply held notions about self and awareness under a fresh light, and points to a simpler and lighter way of being in the world.

 

A man of no pretense, Paul’s unique language and solid presence speak of the depth of his understanding of the human condition – in which the original addiction is the mind’s addiction to being a “self.”

 

Paul is the author of “The Escape To Everywhere” available from Amazon.com. His audio recordings are generously available at his website: www.zenbitchslap.com.

For more information about this event please contact
practice@nightskysangha.org.

 

 


 

Adam Chacksfield

Falling Open

 

Sunday April 12th - 7pm - 9pm

Pebble Hill Church

320 Edison-Furlong Road Doylestown, PA

($10 suggested Donation - nobody refused for lack funds)

 

 

Adam’s insightful discovery process has been influenced by the non-dual simplicity of Peter Fenner and the heart-centered softness of Jeannie Zandi. Adam shares the direct experience of the heart and mind falling open.

 

In this effortless opening, typical modes of suffering, resistance, and belief can spontaneously release. Attendees often find themselves intimate with a direct experience of truth that defies description.

 

  

Center for Nondual Awareness
(http://nondualcenter.org)

 

Falling Open with Adam Chacksfield
(www.adamchacksfield.com)

 

Email for more information