Amoda's Schedule at the festival -
Friday May 4, 9.30am - 4pm
Daylong Intensive - ENLIGHTENED RELATIONSHIP
Amoda will focus on intimacy as a potent medicine for spiritual awakening. Topics will include -
- Awakening out of the dream of relationship into authentic relating.
- Going beyond the ping-pong of “I love you” and “I hate you”.
- The gift of heartbreak when relationships end.
- The fear of aloneness and falling in love with yourself.
- Relationship as spiritual practice - what happens when our buttons are pushed.
- Meeting each other in openness - listening to the truth and telling the truth.
- Transforming conscious relationship to enlightened relationship.
- The deeper purpose of relationship - the evolution of humanity.
The day includes talks by Amoda, time for questions and answers (inquiry), and silent sitting/guided meditation. The discourse and inquiry is always spontaneous, inviting you to listen and speak from the heart. This workshop is suitable for those who are in a relationship, have experienced loss in relationship, or are yearning for a relationship.
Amoda will be joined by her husband and beloved, Kavi, a talented musician, whose beautiful improvised guitar melodies and songs of love support the meditations and provide a container for awakening the heart. He will also offer his wisdom and insights about living an awakened relationship.
Saturday May 5, 8.30am - 10.30am
Morning Session - THE FEMININE FREQUENCY OF AWAKENING
Amoda talks about the new feminine frequency of awakening that is coming alive in both women and men and is heralding the infusion of love into humanity. This session is an invitation to turn towards the living truth of the heart. By bringing attention to the innocent openness of your true nature, you will be supported in meeting life with loving presence. There will be time for questions and answers (inquiry) and silent sitting/guided meditation.
Saturday May 5, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Afternoon Session - DEEPENING INTO BEING
How can we rest in our true nature as being? Amoda points to what is deeper than the reactivity of ego, and invites you to relax into your natural state. This session includes talks from Amoda with time for questions and answers (inquiry). This session also includes a 30-minute guided meditation with live music by Kavi, talented musician, whose beautiful improvised guitar melodies and songs of love support the meditations and provide a container for awakening the heart.
Sunday May 6, 11am - 1pm
Morning Session - THE EMBODIMENT OF ONENESS
How do we embody the oneness of our true nature that is glimpsed in moments of awakening? Amoda invites you to examine how inner division is the source of suffering — in your life and in the world — and supports you in coming home to rest in an undivided mind. There will be time for questions and answers (inquiry) and silent sitting/guided meditation.
About the festival -
The festival takes place at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, situated on the Mississippi River. Lodging is available at the Grand Harbor Hotel and other hotels close by.