Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

Lower Lights Sangha (Sanskrit for community) gathers once a month in Salt Lake City. Each month, Thomas hosts the larger community in practices that engage meditative awareness, mindfulness in relationship, and conceptual understanding from the world’s wisdom traditions–touching into the timeless elements of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. After the formal program, people stick around, dance, schmooze, and have a snack generously provided by our members.

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Burning of the Sorrows: A New Year's Ritual
Dec
31
7:30 PM19:30

Burning of the Sorrows: A New Year's Ritual

On New Year's Eve we will meet for meditation, shadow writing, the burning of sorrows. The intention will be to bring awareness to our deepest holdings, perhaps even regrets, that have piled up during the last year of gorgeous Life. Through a facilitated writing process, we will collectively and systematically comb through the tunnels, caverns and deep recesses of Self in order to churn up any psychic material that is ripe for release. After the writing process, we will take the journal leaves that we produce (along with any objects you wish to bring) and burn them ceremonially in a bonfire outside of the Wasatch Retreat Center.

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Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering
Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

Lower Lights Sangha (Sanskrit for community) gathers once a month in Salt Lake City. Each month, Thomas hosts the larger community in practices that engage meditative awareness, mindfulness in relationship, and conceptual understanding from the world’s wisdom traditions–touching into the timeless elements of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. After the formal program, people stick around, dance, schmooze, and have a snack generously provided by our members.

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3-Day Workshop – Living an Extra•ordinary Life: IPP as Life Practice
Feb
9
to Feb 11

3-Day Workshop – Living an Extra•ordinary Life: IPP as Life Practice


William Blake famously wrote in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” In the spirit of cleansing the doors of perception and falling back into the Infinite, Lower Lights will host John Kesler, founder of Integral Polarity Practice (IPP) for a 3-day immersion program February 9th-11th, 2018. Through full-spectrum mindfulness, developmental theory and praxis, movement and We-Space, we will dedicate ourselves during this time to experiencing the extra-ordinary bloom of Spirit in each ordinary moment. 

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Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

Lower Lights Sangha (Sanskrit for community) gathers once a month in Salt Lake City. Each month, Thomas hosts the larger community in practices that engage meditative awareness, mindfulness in relationship, and conceptual understanding from the world’s wisdom traditions–touching into the timeless elements of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. After the formal program, people stick around, dance, schmooze, and have a snack generously provided by our members.

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Lower Lights Sangha
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha

Lower Lights Sangha (Sanskrit for community) gathers once a month in Salt Lake City. Each month, Thomas hosts the larger community in practices that engage meditative awareness, mindfulness in relationship, and conceptual understanding from the world’s wisdom traditions–touching into the timeless elements of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. After the formal program, people stick around, dance, schmooze, and have a snack generously provided by our members.

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Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

Lower Lights Sangha (Sanskrit for community) gathers once a month in Salt Lake City. Each month, Thomas hosts the larger community in practices that engage meditative awareness, mindfulness in relationship, and conceptual understanding from the world’s wisdom traditions–touching into the timeless elements of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. After the formal program, people stick around, dance, schmooze, and have a snack generously provided by our members.

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Integral Polarity Practice as Life Practice: Full-Day Workshop with John Kesler & Thomas McConkie
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Integral Polarity Practice as Life Practice: Full-Day Workshop with John Kesler & Thomas McConkie

Studying polarity with John Kesler has changed my life. Among other things, he has taught me that some of the great masters of our time are living unassuming lives in anonymous service of humanity. I am delighted to introduce him to the Lower Lights community at this upcoming workshop.

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Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

In celebration of the upcoming workshop November 4th, hosted by a master contemplative, John Kesler, we will spend an intimate evening in community touching into the still point and exercising the qualities that flow from the still point in relationship and life.

At this gathering, you will learn that you are not at all who you thought you were.

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One-Day Silent Retreat
Oct
7
8:00 AM08:00

One-Day Silent Retreat

We maintain that it is not just a luxury to be held in a silent, supportive environment for deepening our spiritual insight. It is a necessity. Core to Lower Light’s mission is to provide opportunities for silent retreat as an integral component of human happiness.

Join us at the historic Wirthlin cabin Saturday, October 7th in the beautiful mountains of Midway, Utah for a day of meditation and celebration of life.

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Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

Lower Lights Sangha (Sanskrit for community) gathers once a month in Salt Lake City. Each month, Thomas hosts the larger community in practices that engage meditative awareness, mindfulness in relationship, and conceptual understanding from the world’s wisdom traditions–touching into the timeless elements of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. After the formal program, people stick around, dance, schmooze, and have a snack generously provided by our members.

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Sacred Self, Sacred Other: Honing the Art of Mindful Relationship
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Sacred Self, Sacred Other: Honing the Art of Mindful Relationship

In this new Lower Lights curriculum, we will focus especially on relationship. How can a mindfulness practice improve the quality of your most important relationships? How can the skill of presence help you navigate conflict and challenging terrain with those you care about the most? How can open awareness unleash new creative possibilities when things start to feel routine, or even stuck?

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Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

We are gathering at a new space starting this month! Join us at the Wasatch Retreat Center (75 s 200 E Salt Lake City, Utah) to explore Mysticism: the Path of Direct Knowing. In addition to a guided meditative experience, we will also have a community discussion on what role mysticism might fruitfully play in our modern world and  institutions.

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Lower Lights Studies: The Marriage of Meditation & Science
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Studies: The Marriage of Meditation & Science

  • 3373 South Oakwood Street Salt Lake City, UT, 84109 United States (map)
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Join us at our next Lower Lights Studies to discuss Shinzen Young’s The Science of Enlightenment. In May Thomas conducted a Mindfulness+ interview with Young, who advocates for the marriage of science and contemplative spirituality, a bedrock of the Lower Lights experience.

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Find Your Joy- An introduction to Body-Psychotherapy
Jul
15
to Jul 16

Find Your Joy- An introduction to Body-Psychotherapy

Aylee Welch, LICSW has 32 years of experience working with individuals and groups and teaching clinical skills for therapists.  

This experiential workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the basic premises of Body-Psychotherapy that originated with Wilhelm Reich and now integrates Core Energetics and contemporary approaches including somatic approaches, current neurobiology and trauma therapy. The workshop combines lectures with movement and experiential opportunities. Aylee also bring her understanding of many other approaches to employ creativity and spirituality to enhance the journey.

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Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering
Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

Lower Lights Sangha (Sanskrit for community) gathers once a month at the historic Clubhouse in downtown Salt Lake City. Each month, Thomas hosts the larger community in practices that engage meditative awareness, mindfulness in relationship, and conceptual understanding from the world’s wisdom traditions–touching into the timeless elements of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. After the formal program, people stick around, dance, schmooze, and have a snack generously provided by our members.

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Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

Join us at Lower Lights Sangha on May 17th for a soulful exploration of how we might live a more inspired life. Through meditation, reflective journaling and witnessing one another’s journey, we will collectively create supportive conditions that allow us all to more deeply align with what we are uniquely here to do.

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6-Week Mindfulness Course with Thomas McConkie
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

6-Week Mindfulness Course with Thomas McConkie

The 6-week course is an opportunity to deepen both your conceptual understanding of mindfulness as well as your embodiment and realization of mindfulness in daily life. A unique feature of this course is its emphasis on how to ground your deepest awareness in relationship–the subtle resonance of “We” space that appears wherever two or more are gathered.

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Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

This month at Lower Lights we’ll work at the skill of tuning the heart-mind to more subtle realities of experience almost the way you would tune a radio to listen to your favorite station. What we find when we take up this practice is a surprising degree of intimacy, of aliveness, of connection that has always been here, lying just beyond the bandwidth of our ordinary consciousness.

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