In this week’s episode Loch Kelly speaks with Joanna about: effortless mindfulness, a shift of identity into a more natural level of mind; a direct method of awakening similar in all the wisdom traditions around the world; a democratic, immediate way of shifting into awake awareness; childhood glimpses into a dimension of interconnected, loving, embodied presence; practicing awareness yoga; the unique paradox of this approach; a guided glimpse of effortless mindfulness; “small glimpses, many times”; feeling the pain of the world from a boundless tenderness; simple, elegant doorways to freedom; falling in love with love.
Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW, is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the 501 c3 non-profit, Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. Loch teaches in a non-sectarian human being lineage using an adult education style based in the earliest non-dual wisdom traditions, modern science and psychotherapy. Loch is grateful to all his teachers and shares from his own experience that has given him great joy, freedom and love. Loch’s work is to help people access awakening as the next natural stage of human development. He offers in-person retreats, workshops, and online video and audio courses. He served on the New York Insight Teachers Council, studied extensively with Mingyur Rinpoche, and was invited to teach direct realization by Adyashanti. Loch has collaborated with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. As a licensed psychotherapist, Loch has been teaching seminars, supervising clinicians and practicing awareness psychotherapy in NYC for 30 years. He is the author of “Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness” (book, audiobook and audio program), “Effortless Mindfulness Now: Awakening Our Natural Capacity for Focus, Freedom and Joy” (audio program), and his newest “The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life”.
“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik