Events with Joan invite a direct and open exploration of the living reality Here / Now. Can we wake up to what is actually taking place? Is it possible to see through the thoughts and beliefs that limit and confuse us? This isn't about controlling life or figuring it all out, but rather, it's about seeing how we create suffering, and discovering the joy, the aliveness, the freedom, the possibility that is right here in this awake presence. Public gatherings typically include silence, a talk and an opportunity for questions and dialog.

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Joan offers hour-long individual meetings (by phone or Skype) on a sliding fee scale. Please click here for more information.


SAND (SCience and nonduality Gathering) in California in OCTOBER 2015: Joan will be a presenter at the Science & Nonduality Conference in San Jose, California, October 23-25, 2015. Her presentation is on Friday afternoon, October 23 at 2:00 PM, but she'll be there on-site from Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

5-DAY EAST COAST RETREAT at SPRINGWATER in 2016: Joan will be offering a 5-day residential retreat at Springwater Center in Springwater, New York (an hour south of Rochester) from March 26 through March 31, 2016. This will be a silent retreat with daily talks and dialog along with opportunities for private meetings with Joan. More information soon.


One-Day "Waking Up Now" Retreat
-- Sunday, September 20, 10 AM to 5 PM. Cost is $45. Pre-registration is required. Email Joan to let her know that you plan to attend (email address is on "contact" page). A spacious lunch-break will be provided at midday, but participants will not be able to eat at the retreat site, so if you choose to bring a lunch, you must find someplace else to eat it. If you're coming in from out of town, there are numerous restaurants in Ashland, as well as a Co-Op with a deli, all minutes away by car. See below for location.

Monthly Public Meetings in Ashland are generally held on the 3rd Sunday afternoon of every month (with occasional exceptions) from 3-5 PM. Next confirmed upcoming meeting date is: October 11. A $5 to $20 donation is suggested for these meetings, but nothing is required, and everyone is welcome. See below for location.

Meetings and retreat are held at Shanti River Center, 300 E. Hersey #2. The Center has moved just around the corner from where it was before, in the same building, so if you've been there before, the new door is on the side of the building. As you enter the business park from Hersey, go to the first office you see on your left, and follow the sign on the building for Shanti River Center, which will direct you around the corner to the door on the side. As you approach on foot, you'll see a sign on the door for Joan's event. The new meeting space is more spacious and has a couch, a variety of chairs, and a few backjacks and pillows. In hot weather, it is air-conditioned, so you may wish to bring layers if you are sensitive to that.


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