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Richard Miller won’t be coming back in 2015, so don’t miss this precious opportunity to learn directly from the founder of iRest! Navigating the Landscape of Spiritual Awakening

A Day of iRest Meditation and Self-Inquiry

Navigating the landscape of spiritual awakening involves two essential movements, one that is evolutionary, that restores us to the realization of our essential nature, and one that is involutionary, during which we learn to integrate our realization into everyday life.

During the evolutionary phase of meditation, we recognize and experience our essential nature as nondual awareness, the ground of being from which the entire cosmos is born. Here we learn to abide as awareness, where all boundaries of separation, self, and other dissolve and we experience our birthright of peace, joy, well-being, and freedom from suffering.

During the involutionary phase of meditation, we learn how to embody our essential nature as awareness, equanimity and well-being amidst the ever-changing circumstances of our ordinary everyday life, in all our relationships with friends, lovers, children and co-workers, while we are at work, at play and at rest.

During our daylong retreat we utilize the ancient map of meditation, as revealed in the Siva Sutras of unqualified nondualism. This ageless map reveals the framework that underlies all contemplative and meditative traditions including the teachings of iRest yoga nidra, as a path for navigating the landscape of spiritual awakening in both its evolutionary and involutionary movements. It is as important to awaken to our essential nondual nature, as it is to learn how to fully embrace our humanness and embody awakening in everyday life.

Richard C. Miller, PhD, is a spiritual teacher, author, yogic scholar, clinical psychologist and researcher. For the past 45 years, Richard has devoted his life to awakening to andd integrating the ancient nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism, Judeo-Christian traditions and Buddhism with modern Western psychology. Richard is the founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and founding editor of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Author of Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga (Sounds True), iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Resiliency and Well-Being (Sounds True) and The iRest Program for Healing PTSD (New Harbinger), Richard leads meditation retreats and trainings internationally, and serves as a consultant studying the impact of meditation with diverse populations experiencing issues such as PTSD, sleep disorders, chronic pain, and chemical dependency. Richard’s interest is on spiritual awakening and the effectiveness of meditation for enhancing healing, resiliency, well-being, and compassion in everyday life. Please visit www.iRest.us.