Newsletter 31
Kindness
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Quote of the month:

"Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness." - George Sand
 

KINDNESS
by Molly Birkholm

Kindness is a tangible manifestation of love. It is the active outward and inward expression of one's heart. Kindness is how we bring love, compassion, and empathy to life in the world. As Buddha said, "If you could feel all of the suffering of the world, all you could be is kind."

Kindness comes in different degrees. It starts with being aware of someone's suffering so that you can do something about it. Initially, we may 'perform' an act of kindness for recognition, but even that initial experience begins to plant the seeds of kindness within us. Through continued expressions of kindness and a deepening ground of empathy, the spark of true selfless service grows. We begin to taste that the more we open ourselves to feel the entire spectrum of human experience - the peace and the pain- we naturally know the right action in each moment. Life becomes an expression of connectivity, even in moments where conflict may be required to return a situation to its natural harmony. It is in this connection where we find both the human and divine expressions of kindness, love made real.

 

Peace & Love,
Molly

 

 
 

LEARN TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
By Richard Miller

Meditate on physical sensations in order to feel calm, grounded, and healthy


Have you ever noticed feeling light and physically relaxed when you're happy? Or noticed sensations of unease in your heart, stomach, or gut when you're upset? These sensations are your body's way ...

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FEATURED TEACHER: R.W. Vince Arnold
iRest Level II Teacher-in-Training


Dr.Arnold is actively teaching iRest and leading research at Camp Lajeune in North Carolina. He will be assisting at the  ...

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Congratulations to our Newly Certified Teachers!

Cynthia Helwig ( Biloxi, MS)
Marthe Murphy (Edmonton, AB)
Arthur Sharp (Queensland, Australia)
Elaine Chapman (Newport News, VA)  
 
 

Dr. Richard Miller

AN INVITATION TO JOIN ME
by Richard Miller

A personal appeal to all iRest and Yoga teachers.
Support me and together we can spread the life affirming teachings of iRest to ease suffering in the world!

Join our GIVE BACK AND PAY IT FORWARD campaign this Fall.

 

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WHEN SELF FALLS AWAY


This course will soon be available in a mobile friendly format! Available on all your devices, you can now deepen your practice in a new journaling interface. The course is divided into 3 separate sets of teachings, each building on the last. Purchase the first to begin the practice and then the others as you digest the teachings. Or save by purchasing all 3 sets at once!

Either way, the new format is designed to keep these essential teachings always available on your phone, tablet, or the web.  Don't miss this opportunity to integrate the practices into all facets of your life!

Richard presents talks on the various stages of awakening including how neuroscience informs the awakening to our essential nondual nature. This online course brings deeper understanding of meditation for every level of experience. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a master instructor. Richard is a recognized and worldwide authority on the art and the science of meditation.


Join Richard For When Self Falls Away - COMING SOON!

 
 

TEACH A CLASS & GIVE BACK!

It's not too late to Open our Hearts & Focus on Gratitude.
JOIN our "GIVE BACK & PAY IT FORWARD" fundraiser!

ALL iREST® AND YOGA TEACHERS ARE INVITED!

Has iRest changed your life? The lives of your loved ones? Your students? In the midst of our 10th anniversary year, we've heard from many of you asking how you can support IRI and spread this deep healing, life affirming practice with as many people as possible. Join us this Fall ... MORE

 

 
 
EVENTS

PAY IT FORWARD
Sangha & Meditation with Richard Miller
December 6 - 7:15-8:45pm, First Presbyterian Church, San Rafael

Save the date! Join Richard Miller for a meditation and sangha. This event is a donation based event to support IRI's Nobel Works fund, which empowers students through education to alleviate suffering. Let's show our gratitude for this practice and Pay it Forward.

If you can't join us DONATE ONLINE and help transform lives!

For a complete listing of trainings, retreats and workshops Events Click here

 
 
PRODUCTS
 

Gift an iRest practice this Holiday season!
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The TCN is a membership program to support the growth and success of iRest teachers. It nurtures and connects our rich and growing community.

JOIN the Teachers Community Network!

 

 

TEACHER'S COMMUNITY NETWORK

Body Sensing
Join Kirsten Guest, Anne Douglas, and Barbara Eastham, three long-time students of Richard Miller. This one-hour webinar covers a Bodysensing introduction & an experiential practice.

 

View available downloads plus more on the TCN website:
• NEW! Level I Training Audio Download (Yoga Garden,CA, 2016)
• Level II iRest Yoga Nidra training Manual (September, 2015)
• Santa Sabina Retreat with Richard Miller, (July 2015)
• Personal Practice Downloads
Please visit the TCN website for more Details.

 
 
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