Oakland Spirituality Talk: Creating Spiritual Relationships

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My next free, local talk is coming up this May, and it will be about "Creating and Deepening Spiritual Relationships" on May 18th.

So many people are starved for real connection. The depth of genuine connection in my sessions is one of the reasons that many people enjoy having me as a spiritual teacher, but I am not an army of one. Thus, the inspiration for this talk is to help you develop and spread these abilities so you can create and enhance genuine spiritual relationships. Whether it's a long-time friend, a new friend, or a lover, you can offer a lot to them by how you listen and hold space.

If you are already good at this, the next step in deepening these abilities includes staying open in difficult moments or when you disagree with something. As such, I'll go into this as well for those of you who are already adept at creating spiritual friendships. We can always improve in these areas of connection.

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Creating and Deepening Spiritual Relationships Full Description

People yearn to feel connected to one another, but we've erected so many barriers that deep and meaningful connections seem rare and difficult. In this talk, I'll offer some guidance and guided activities to help people learn to listen, talk, and connect in deeper ways. I'll also talk about how to stay open in  uncomfortable moments and avoid some of the mental traps of judging and rehearsing in our minds what we want to say back.


  • Learn to create spiritual relationships
  • Deepen current relationships
  • Improve your abilities to be with difficult relationships
  • Connect with me and my energy
  • Meet other spiritual people and potentially make a new friend

Talk Details

Day: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Time: 10 am to 12 pm PST

Place: Oakland, CA (The address will be given to those who register. It is about 20 minutes walk from 19th St. BART and near 580.)

Number of Attendees: 5 to 6

What to Bring
In general, these are some good items to have with you:

  • Pen and notebook to take notes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • A cushion if you have a specific type of cushion you like to sit on when meditating
  • Food to share if you so choose

Cost: Free!

But donations of $5, $10, $20, or another amount are deeply appreciated.