“Do We Have Free Will ?”
The question of whether we have free will is one of the oldest and most debated philosophical questions and an important one to explore.
In day to day life we have decisions to make, should i buy oranges or bananas ? Should i go to the Meetup event or not ? It’s obvious that we have free will, isn’t it ?
When i have just made a decision to, say, go to a concert, i feel that i could have chosen to do something else. Yet many philosophers say this instinct is wrong. According to their view free will is a figment of our imagination and that choices are determined by outcomes of events that have happened in the past or are random.
What do you think ? Do we have free will ?
Join us on November 25th when we will explore, with the aid of teachings from Eckhart Tolle and others, if we have free will or not.
For more details and to register for this event, just click the link below.
LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS
When you begin to explore the teachings of Eckhart Tolle it can be helpful to connect with other like-minded people. Local support groups are a wonderful way of connecting with others to share the teachings and deepen your practice.
Listed below are some of the current groups in the UK, more will be added as and when they become available. If you would like to attend a group please contact the host directly.
Chorley – Lancashire
The Chorley Eckhart Tolle Group meet once a month on a Saturday at 11.00 am. Please email Helen for details :
Stirling – Scotland
Contact: Martin McCrae firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 01786 461173 or 07810801645
46 Cultenhove Rd, St Ninians
There are two groups running fortnightly, one for people who are new to Eckhart’s teachings and another for those with more experience.
Nottingham – East Midlands
Stillness/meditation sessions based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle. Each session will consist of meditation along with listening to Eckhart’s teachings. Venue : A Room Full of Butterflies, 632 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG5 2GA. Time : Mondays 6.00 to 7.00 pm fortnightly. Suggested donation £5
Contact : Stacey Spencer – Tel : 07506 718307 Or Email : email@example.com
East Hendred, Oxfordshire OX12 8LD
The group meets every first Sunday of the month from 4:30-6 pm (currently via zoom)
The Studio, Ascension Cottage, Horn Lane
This group will meet every other Monday from 6.00 to 7.00 pm at Corn Market Hall, 42 London Road, Kettering NN15 7QA
Contact : Faslee Khan firstname.lastname@example.org 07969884171
A group of people coming together in a state of presence generates a collective energy field of great intensity. It not only raises the degree of presence of each member of the group but also helps to free the collective human consciousness from its current state of mind dominance.”
START YOUR OWN GROUP
If you cannot find a group nearby then perhaps you might like to consider starting one yourself. If you would like to start your own local group then please contact me for further information and guidelines. There may well be other people in your area who are keen to meet and explore Eckhart’s teachings.
"Living A Life Of Presence" - How to Practice The Power of Now- London Retreat - June 24th
Many people say that they understand Eckhart’s teachings intellectually but find it difficult to put them into practice in everyday life. You can read Eckhart’s books, listen to his audio recordings and watch his videos but unless you practice nothing will change.
Eckhart’s spontaneous awakening was rare. Most of us need to practice presence in order for a shift in consciousness to occur.
These retreats are experiential in nature with exercises, meditations and simple techniques to help bring you back to the aliveness of the present moment.
Join us on June 24th when we will explore, with the aid of teachings from Eckhart Tolle and others, how we can practice presence to find more peace and happiness and end suffering.
This will be our continuing exploration of presence and how to integrate Eckhart’s teachings into everyday life.-
Practicing Presence – Weekend Silent Retreat – Spring 2024
These are an opportunity for you to retreat from the busyness of day to day life and immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility of the Cornish countryside.
* More details to follow soon *
These include :
- One to one time with myself to explore what you bring to retreat and what you discover during your stay.
- Meditation practice. Stillness and silence are an important part of any retreat. It is only by spending time in stillness that we can really begin to find our true self. I recommend reading Eckhart’s book “ Stillness Speaks “ before attending a retreat.
- Time in nature. We are surrounded by the wonder of nature but so very rarely see it. Spending time in nature is one of our greatest teachers.
The beautiful countryside of Cornwall offers a unique learning ground in the practice of presence.
It’s time to pause and slow down. Listen to the voice of your heart, it’s calling you home. If you are tired of life, feeling stressed, unhappy or dissatisfied with any aspect of your life, and ready for change, then a retreat may be for you. There is a different way to live. It’s time to rest, reflect and discover who you really are.
Please contact me for more information.