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2024-2025 Apr-Feb The Dharma of Self-Inquiry with Richard Miller ONLINE

2024-2025 Apr-Feb The Dharma of Self-Inquiry with Richard Miller ONLINE

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The Dharma of Self-Inquiry: Embodying Your Nondual Essence
Monthly, April 23, 2024–February 18, 2025
Online via Zoom

TCN members receive a discount of $75. To apply, please log-in and apply the discount code: TCN75DHARMA at checkout. If you're a TCN member and logged in and your discount code doesn't work, please contact us before finalizing your purchase.

An 11-month experiential journey of insight, recognition, and awakening to your nondual essence. Utilizing self-inquiry and radical acceptance the bonds that keep you tied to the wheel of seeking, becoming, and separation and suffering can be broken. These bonds (aka: fetters, binding factors), referred to as the five kleśas, six koshas and five kañchūkas of Yoga and the ten saṃyojanas of Buddhism, dissolve through the sincere honesty, steadfast curiosity, and passionate self-inquiry this course invites you to engage within a community of like-minded sojourners. Learn about this event below. 

Please note: By purchasing this event, you are confirming that you have read and agree with the Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability as seen below.

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About This Event

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This program meets the short retreat requirement for the iRest Teacher Certification Program. Do you have a scratch that you haven’t been able to itch despite years of spiritual seeking and meditation? Is your true underlying purpose in life (Sanskrit: dharma) to be a fully integrated, loving, kind, and compassionate human being who can meet life as it is with ever-fresh, spontaneous, dynamic actions that are in harmony with your life and the totality of the universe (Sanskrit: ṛta)? 

To realize, live, and act from such a state of fulfillment you must go beyond your limiting beliefs of being finite, solid, and separate from everyone and everything around you. You must go beyond the limitations imposed by identification with being a separate “ego-me-I-self” and realize the underlying nondual essence that you are, and everything truly is; the mysterious ineffable essence that has birthed the entire cosmos and everything within it.

So how do you realize and embody this fruition? Through the process of self-inquiry and radical acceptance the bonds that keep you tied to the wheel of seeking, becoming, and suffering can be released. In Yoga and Buddhism these ties (aka: fetters, bonds) are referred to as the five kleśas, six koshas, five kañchūkas, and ten saṃyojanas, which can be released through sincere honesty, steadfast curiosity, and passionate self-inquiry. 

Join Richard for an eleven-month series of rarely shared wisdom teachings that are time- honored and time-tested inquiries that enable you to break the bonds which otherwise keep in place seeking, suffering, and the itch that you’ve been unable to scratch. 

Everyone is welcome. Anyone interested in serious, deep self-inquiry into the nature of reality, and the illusions that prevent recognition of our underlying nondual essential nature will benefit. iRest teachers, clinicians, healthcare practitioners, coaches, and yoga and meditation teachers can develop new understandings and a refined capacity to bring forward the transformational potential of these teachings within themselves and those they interact with.

Each month you’ll be invited to engage in a series of inquiries, analogous to stepping stones, that enable you to release the beliefs and habitual patterns that otherwise occlude realization of your underlying ineffable nondual essence. With the release of each bond you move ever-more deeply into embodying your true purpose; being love itself, incarnate, as a unique but not-separate essence who exudes confidence, faith, trust, and the ability to meet each moment of life with heartfelt responsive and harmonious actions.

Inquiries include:

  1. Relinquishing the Illusion of Being an “Ego-I-Me-Self”
  2. Moving Beyond Self-Doubt
  3. Seeing Through Useless Routines
  4. Letting Go of Aversion, Attachment, Desire, and Ill Will
  5. Releasing the Illusion of Subject-Object Separation
  6. Going Beyond Form and Formlessness
  7. Abandoning the Illusion of the subtle sense of Self
  8. Freedom from Seeking, Suffering, and Restlessness
  9. Surrendering the Misperception that Something’s Amiss
  10. Meeting Life Just as It Is, On Its own Terms
  11. Integration: Where Do We Go From Here

This series provides you with the unique opportunity to interact one-on-one with Richard and deepen your personal self-inquiry during the monthly group interactions, and in between sessions via an online community forum.

Each monthly session of this 11-month series includes engaging lectures, guided self-inquiry practices, and group discussions, as well as time for questions and answers.

Between sessions, participants are encouraged to engage the inquiries being offered during each monthly gathering. Additionally, participants also have the opportunity to ask questions of Richard through a private online community forum outside of program time. These practices of self-inquiry ​can be engaged on one’s own, and/or in discussion with others. If you are so inclined, you can practice with other course participants in one-on-one or group settings at any time.

Teacher(s)

Venue / Platform

Online via Zoom

Dates / Schedule

April 23, 2024 to February 18, 2025

This schedule is listed in Pacific TimeFeel free to convert the schedule to your time zone by clicking here.

Monthly online sessions, held over 11 months. Community forum for Q & As in between sessions, recordings available after each class.

Tuesdays, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific time on the following dates:

2024: April 23; May 21; June 18; July 16; August 20; September 17; October 15; November 19; December 17 

2025: January 21; February 18

Pricing

Regular Price: $899 USD

Early Bird Price: $699 USD (Available through March 23, 2024)

TCN members receive a discount of $75. To apply, please log-in and apply the discount code: TCN75DHARMAat checkout. If you're a TCN member and logged in and your discount code doesn't work, please contact us before finalizing your purchase.

Not a member? Join the TCN now. You must log in to the site for this link to work, and it is necessary to have completed the iRest Level 1 Teacher Training to join the TCN.

Please read our attendance and cancellation policy before you register. Please note: If you would prefer to pay the registration fee in installments, you may choose to pay using a third-party service called Shop Pay at checkout. Shop Pay is a separate entity from iRest Institute. If using, we recommend familiarizing yourself with Shop Pay's terms and fees to ensure the smoothest financing experience possible.

Prerequisites

None.

Recommended and Required Reading

None.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Yoga CE credits may be available for Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT).

A simple certificate will be provided at the end of this event to be used to manually submit to these organizations for yoga CE credits.

CE credits are not available for clinical licenses, though individuals are welcome to inquire directly with the licensing board for eligibility.

Waiver of Liability

AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

Please read carefully and discuss questions or concerns by contacting us BEFORE signing.

I hereby agree to the following: 

I understand that I am participating in an event offered by the iRest Institute (hereinafter “Institute”) that offers yoga instruction and iRest. I recognize that yoga may require physical and mental exertion that can be strenuous, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved.

 I understand that yoga and iRest programs may release strong emotions and I accept this possibility and the result of such emotional release.

I acknowledge that there are risks and dangers that cannot be eliminated in this type of event, and even if a risk or danger could have been eliminated, this does not always occur.

I understand and accept that at in person events physical contact between student and instructor may be necessary. I consent to such contact as is considered necessary by the Instructor.

I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and have no medical condition that would prevent my full participation in yoga, iRest and any other Institute programs. I will advise Institute instructors of any and all physical and emotional conditions that could be affected by yoga, iRest and Institute offerings.

I agree to follow instructions carefully and to immediately stop any activity that causes me any unacceptable discomfort, emotional distress or pain. I will report any discomfort, emotional distress or pain to the instructor as soon as possible during or at the end of the program.

In consideration of being permitted to participate in yoga and iRest programs with the Institute, I agree to assume full responsibility for all risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown that I might incur as a result of participating in such activities.

I understand that yoga and iRest may produce a deep state of relaxation that can continue for many hours after the program is complete. I acknowledge that I may need to refrain from driving a vehicle after a yoga or iRest session, until I feel capable of responding to the situations that may arise while driving.

I understand that if this event is being presented in an on-line format it may not allow the instructor to watch my movements or my posture.  I accept any additional risk that may be present because of the instructor being unable to correct any movement or behavior that I may be experiencing and I agree that I will stop any movement or activity that causes me pain or discomfort. 

I acknowledge that during my participation in this event I may be filmed and/or recorded and my image and/or voice may appear in one or more videos or recordings, being produced by Richard Miller or the Institute.  I further acknowledge that one or more of the videos and/or recordings in which my image and or/voice appears may be posted to the Institute’s website and may be shown at various Institute events to support initiatives of the Institute.   I consent to the Institute posting the videos and/or recordings, which contain my image and/or voice, on its website or using the videos and/or recordings at retreats, workshops, trainings and other events where they may feel it is appropriate to promote the Institute or for any other purpose. I am aware that the videos and/or recordings may be shared with and/or sold to various people within the Institute and/or with other people who are not part of the Institute for the purpose of soliciting donations for the Institute and for other purposes and I consent to such use of my image and voice in these videos and recordings.

I release the instructor, substitute instructors, assistants, facility,  Institute and its directors, officers, advisors and employees (referred to as ‘Providers’) from all actions, causes, claims, suits, damages and liabilities arising out of, or connected with, my participation in yoga, iRest and  Institute programs including, but not limited to, personal physical, mental or emotional injury, illness (including death) and/or loss of property. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless all of the Providers.

I, my heirs, assigns, legal representatives and spouse, if any, forever release, waive, discharge and agree not to sue any of the Providers for any injuries or damages I may sustain.

I waive and release any rights I may have under California Civil Code §1542, which states as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, and that if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party “

I agree that this waiver will be interpreted, as broadly as allowed by law, and that if part of this waiver is deemed invalid then the balance shall remain in effect  

I further agree that this waiver and any subsequent claims or legal proceedings will be governed by the laws of the state of California.

I freely and voluntarily agree to these terms and conditions even though I would not be able to participate without signing this waiver.  I assert that my participation and signing is voluntary and that I assume all risks.

FAQs

  • Do I need to attend each session? 
    No, attendance at each session is not mandatory. You may review any missed content by watching the session recordings. However, we encourage you to attend whenever possible.
     
  • Will recordings be available for me to watch later? 
    Yes, recordings will be available for 8 weeks after the conclusion of the event. Each session recording will be posted to this Participants Resources Portal within 24 hours of the end of the session. They are only available streaming online and cannot be downloaded.
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