Effortless Mindfulness:
How to Live an Awakened Life

With Loch Kelly & Anna-Lisa Adelberg

Esalen Institute
55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Week of January 26-31, 2020

Effortless Mindfulness:
How to Live an Awakened Life

With Loch Kelly and Anna-Lisa Adelberg

Week of January 26-31, 2020 at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

What would the world be like if more of us discovered how to live an awakened life? Loch Kelly and Anna-Lisa Adelberg have integrated wisdom practices, neuroscience and psychological research to support awakening as the next natural stage of human development. This retreat is for those who have benefitted from mindfulness meditation, yoga, psychotherapy, service to others, or have had a non-dual, transcendent awakening but feel like they “get it and lose it” and are asking, "What’s next?"

Awakening begins with a shift out of our small, separate sense of self to discover an “awake” awareness that we sense has been there all along. That awake awareness is inseparable from unconditional love and the dynamic aliveness interconnected with everything. Learn easily accessible methods that weave together feminine and masculine approaches to awakening and combine an ancient wisdom map, contemporary psychological models of healing and unique energetic ways of connecting.

Come learn how to shift out of your chattering mind and into embodied, openhearted awareness in the midst of everyday life. Small glimpse practices, spontaneous chi gung, walks in nature, yoga, shadow healing, peer inquiry and small group support bring us into energetic connection and embodied joyful flow.

Required reading: Kelly, Loch  The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide For Living An Awakened Life.

CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.

CE credit for nurses.

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Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is author of two books, including the recent best-seller The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide For Living An Awakened Life. He is an educator, licensed psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of meditation who is affiliated with Adyashanti. Loch is a graduate of Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary where he studied Insight Meditation, Advaita, and particularly Tibetan Buddhism in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal. He has worked in community mental health, established homeless shelters and counseled family members of 9/11 in New York City. Loch is the founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute, and is an emerging voice in modernizing meditation, social engagement. He collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU to study how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. 


Anna-Lisa Adelberg is an internationally renowned transformational coach, healer, and teacher. She is a pioneer in the fields of body, heart, subtle energy and awakened consciousness and has developed and teaches a groundbreaking system called Luminous Awareness. This system was developed and synthesized over 20 years from a wide variety of sources, including Tibetan Buddhism, developmental psychology, neurophysiology, Chi Gong, and subtle energy.

She is dedicated to creating a world of wakefulness, attunement, care and liberation for all beings.

Anna-Lisa Adelberg is well known for her capacity to articulate and transmit the mechanics of subtle phenomena and her uncanny ability, to as her students say, "know what's going on inside of me." She is sought after and has coached some of the world's most renowned business leaders, healers, and spiritual teachers.

She is the founder of the Luminous Awareness Institute and has helped thousands of students and clients transform. She was a personal student of Dzogchen Master Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and Chi Qong Master Yoo and has trained with Dr. Dan Brown, as well other leaders in Meditative paths, Somatics, and Subtle Energy.

For more information, www.luminousawareness.com

Roadmaps to Awakening Awareness

Join us in this FREE online masterclass taught by Anna-Lisa Adelberg, founder of the Luminous Awareness Institute, for an overview of the principles of awakening as you explore the Roadmaps of Awakening Awareness.

Watch the first three videos then join us for a live Zoom call with Anna-Lisa on Sunday, July 12th at 1:00pm PST!