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"There is no way to peace, peace is the way." Thich Nhat Hanh

OUR MISSION

helping co-create all things anew

Awarezen 圆觉禅 exists to to help co-create all things anew. We do this by inviting peace and presence, grace and compassion to manifest in human consciousness for this planet to become a hospitable home for all, saturated with life, love, and light in luminous hope for the new creation. On this transformative journey, we seek to dissolve deceptions and evoke new consciousness of what is real within and without. We connect to the deepest dimensions of being alive and awake.

Meditation Space

Awarezen is an online meditation space, offering distinctive signature programs free of charge. Individual consultation and mentoring customized to each person is available, for free. We are a community service, not a business. We do not believe in commodification of meditation and spirituality for money. We flow in the economy of gifts not profits. This practice is in accord with the ancient hallowed heritage of dana (generosity) found in South Asian wisdom traditions of Buddhism and Yoga.

 

Creative Missiology

Most of all, Awarezen is an expression of "alternative missiological imaginary" (Duerksen 2022) and "inreligionisation" (Tan 2022) but with a difference: it is not only a place where Dhamma seekers belong to Christ but also a common ground where "Buddhists" and "Christians" as well as the "non-religious" join together in the third space of interspiritual and intercontemplative participation. Everything and everyone belongs in this cosmotheandric reality where God, cosmos, and humanity are a dynamic seamless whole in creative evolution (DeMoor, 2022).

 

Contemplative Community

Awarezen is a contemplative community formed in grace and truth, enacting awareness and compassion for a culture of awakening and renewal. We transcend but include constructed divisions and binaries to embody the third space of interspiritual belonging within which exclusivist dual, inclusivist double, and pluralist multiple belongings are embraced and explored, not feared and excised. In the same vein, we are open to gender and sexual pluralities in our midst even as we embrace an "amipotent" God of non-controlling egoless love.

Cosmotheandric Vision

We are mindful of our deep participation in the "emerging wholeness of God, world, and humanity through the power of love in our scientific age." (Ilia Delio, Center for Christogenesis). We move beyond mainline dogmatic thinking to celebrate a mimetic, open, and relational paradigm of creation and humanity deeply ensconced in the fabric of the Divine (Rene Girard and Thomas Jay Oord). This is the paradigm of a cosmotheandric Christ (Raimon Panikkar).

MY STORY

an invitation to freedom and newness of life

With forty-nine years of meditative experience, four decades of training in nondual wisdom teachings of Asia, and ten years of Christian spiritual and theological formation, I'm an experienced former university professor with a Ph.D. in Studies in Religion (since 2003) from Australia. I have integrated my lifelong learnings into a direct, minimalist, immediate and relational process of nondual wisdom transmission and practice for a time such as this. This is education for the whole person from the core outwards: activating the essence and emanations of human consciousness for a whole and ecstatic life well-lived. My teaching is grounded in a nondual perspective with a difference: the mutuality of love born of grace.

 

I have 15 years' experience as an occupational therapist in Singapore and Australia. I was trained in international relations in 2009 and enjoy geopolitical analysis. Fully certified in Neurosemantics since 2003 and Meta-Coaching since 2004, I’ve been successfully coaching clients throughout the Brisbane metropolitan area of Australia and facilitating their self-growth. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s uncertainties, my work aims to introduce calm, clarity, and insight. In this season of my work in nondual wisdom, I'm particularly keen to help people see the reality of experience and touch the beauty of uncreated grace beyond the grip of self-effort.

 

In the white fire of awareness suffused by grace, all that you are not is melted away. All that remains is who you really are: pure, unconditioned, and open unknowingness dancing freely in the midst of a world in crisis. We become quietly subversive presences in a dystopic world, nudging it away from self-annihilation towards a culture of peace enlightened by Asian and Biblical paradigms of wisdom and multipolarity. As mirrors and witnesses of the living Christ, we co-participate in the renewal of creation towards justice, mercy, peace, love, and goodness.

 

In reality, there is no "transmission"— no transfer of anything from anyone to anyone. There is only the revealing and unveiling of who we are in our natural primordial being-less being. Aware and free. That is all. And yet ... there is more. As our pristine empty being is primed and open to truth, grace breaks in and shines through to change everything (see, for example, Galatians 2:20 and Philippians 3:7-11). Are you ready?

 

“If every 8-year-old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

Dalai Lama

Upcoming Events

  • Corymbia Sangha Satsang
    Corymbia Sangha Satsang
    Wed, 17 Jul
    Corymbia Zen Hall. RSVP for Zoom link.
    17 Jul 2024, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm SGT
    Corymbia Zen Hall. RSVP for Zoom link.
    Corymbia Sangha is a para-ministry of Awarezen set in the non-aligned interspiritual and secular dharma space. Here at this Sangha, we come together as unique beings in a dharma community, encouraging each other to nurture a culture of awakening through meditative inquiry.
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  • Nondual Vipassana Initiation
    Nondual Vipassana Initiation
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 23 Jul
    Awarezen Gompa
    23 Jul 2024, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Awarezen Gompa
    Awarezen's introduction to nondual vipassana by receiving direct pointing-out instructions on mind's selfless luminosity in a short guided meditation session.
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  • Christic Be:longing Satsang (North Anerica and Asia)
    Christic Be:longing Satsang (North Anerica and Asia)
    Fri, 26 Jul
    Awarezen Sanctuary. RSVP for Zoom link.
    26 Jul 2024, 10:00 am – 11:00 am SGT
    Awarezen Sanctuary. RSVP for Zoom link.
    Christic Be:longing seeks to support diverse peoples in coming to know Jesus, not so much as an answer but as a question — to live out a contemplatively profound life in the cosmotheandric Christ that is the ineffable seamless reality of God, cosmos, humanity, and indeed everything.
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  • Order of Awarezen Mitras Satsang: Be Free As You Are
    Order of Awarezen Mitras Satsang: Be Free As You Are
    Tue, 20 Aug
    OAM Meditation Room. RSVP for Zoom link.
    20 Aug 2024, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    OAM Meditation Room. RSVP for Zoom link.
    Order of Awarezen Mitras (OAM) gathers regularly to practice mindful togetherness: enjoying deep listening, profound meditation, rich liturgy, and soul conversation on the path of Total Awakening into the fullness of Christ.
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  • Nondual Zen Transmission
    Nondual Zen Transmission
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 08 Oct
    Awarezen Zendo
    08 Oct 2024, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm SGT
    Awarezen Zendo
    Awarezen's introduction to nondual Zen practice by receiving transmission into seeing one's original face in a short guided meditation session.
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  • Nondual Dzogchen Introduction
    Nondual Dzogchen Introduction
    Date and time is TBD
    Awarezen Gompa
    Date and time is TBD
    Awarezen Gompa
    Awarezen's introduction to nondual dzogchen — receive direct pointing-out instructions on mind essence and its effulgent display in a short guided meditation session.
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  • Nondual Tantric Empowerment
    Nondual Tantric Empowerment
    Date and time is TBD
    Awarezen Gompa
    Date and time is TBD
    Awarezen Gompa
    Awarezen's initiation into essential tantric practice through empowerments of enlightened body, speech, and mind and infusion of spiritual energy (shaktipat) for lifelong meditative practice.
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  • Essential Freedom Satsang
    Essential Freedom Satsang
    Date and time is TBD
    Awarezen Gompa. RSVP for Zoom link.
    Date and time is TBD
    Awarezen Gompa. RSVP for Zoom link.
    A fortnightly group meditation practice based on the signature teaching and transmission of nonduality at Awarezen. All are invited into this open clearing of inquiry and quiescence, wisdom and compassion, silence and luminosity unlimited by space, time, self, entity, and world.
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  • Intensive Meditation Retreat Online
    Intensive Meditation Retreat Online
    Date and time is TBD
    Awarezen Retreat Hall. RSVP for Zoom link.
    Date and time is TBD
    Awarezen Retreat Hall. RSVP for Zoom link.
    An intensive multi-day meditation retreat online for committed meditators aimed at deepening, empowering, and illuminating one's practice for irreversible entry into the Path of awakening which leads to liberation from chronic dissatisfaction.
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  • Introducing Awarezen Lineage
    Introducing Awarezen Lineage
    Date and time is TBD
    Awarezen Sanctuary. RSVP for Zoom link.
    Date and time is TBD
    Awarezen Sanctuary. RSVP for Zoom link.
    A relaxed informal sharing and teaching on the spiritual roots of the unique Awarezen Lineage that blends streams of wisdom from Buddha Dharma and Indian Tantra within the crucible of the cosmotheandric Christ.
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