Our intention is to provide a supportive and trustworthy container in which participants are deeply and profoundly met and seen in all their Conscious Radiance, as well as their very human limitations. We welcome each individual to come forward as a divinely human being. Awakened teachers and mentors provide individual and group guidance, reflection, holding, and transmission of the Awakened state. At the same time, they honor each person's inner wisdom and intuition to know what they need for their own unique Path.
Sittings are held in local areas where teachers live or visit. WDM participants gather for several hours and sit with a teacher and any mentors that also live in the area. Sittings may include gazing meditation with the teacher and mentors, discussion of the process of embodied awakening, participant sharing of experiences, and deep holding in mutuality. Sittings provide support and quickening of the process.
Books and audio recordings are provided by Saniel Bonder, founder of the Waking Down in Mutuality work, and by many other teachers. Check out our Essays page for a wealth of articles written by Waking Down teachers.
Day-long, weekend, and longer in-residence events are offered throughout the year in different parts of the country. Attending these group events tends to enliven and accelerate the unique process of each participant. The Institute of Awakened Mutuality sponsors an annual week-long Transfiguration Retreat in the spring that always receives rave reviews. You can learn more about IAM events at their website www.awakenedmutuality.com (note that following this link will take you out of this website).
On our home page, you can sign up to be included on our mailing list to receive notices of events as well as occasional informative newsletters.
Private sessions with teachers of the Waking Down in Mutuality work can be arranged by contacting any teacher, or teachers, you are drawn to work with. The teachers wholeheartedly and energetically call you forward into your awakening through their transmission and deep holding. Most teachers are available in person and by phone. We have found that phone sessions are surprisingly effective at conveying transmission and deep holding, which is a good thing because it enables us to serve many more people than just live in a teacher's immediate area. Ideally, a student would speak with a teacher privately anywhere from once a week to once a month.
Mentoring sessions by advanced participants of WDM who are trained mentors can provide support and companionship on your journey. They have recently come through the very process that you are now considering, and offer a unique perspective.
Phone Bridge Groups offer a way for participants to stay connected, even though they live far apart. They are especially valuable for people who are unable to attend sittings in person due to geographic constraints. Some phone bridges offer tele-courses by individual teachers.
Fees and Donations: Since most events and sessions require the participation of one or more teachers, there will often be a donation or required fee to support the teachers. Our mentors offer their services free of charge, however voluntary donations for mentoring sessions are accepted for our scholarship fund.