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Letting go of the "rememberer?"

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There Was a Time…

Posted by Trey Carland on January 12, 2021 at 8:51pm 0 Comments

On the day of the takeover of the Capitol, I stopped to chat with my neighbor, who filled me in on what was happening. He asked me to say a prayer for our country, which I later did. It went a little something like this, “May we all find the peace that we seek and share that peace with the world.” Today, while reflecting on the recent events at the Capitol and the drama that continues to ensue, the impulse to write arose and here is the result:

There Was a…

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ATTENTION AND INQUIRY

Posted by Trey Carland on November 16, 2020 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

When asked to summarize his teachings in one word, Ramana Maharshi said, “Attention.” That struck home in a deeper way the most recent time I heard it. I thought he would have said, “Silence,” because that what his preferred method of teaching. But his answer makes perfect sense. His teachings on Self-inquiry are all about directing attention from the world of thoughts and objects to the source of attention. Attention has been described as focused Awareness and is the “tool” (if we can call…

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Dealing with Anxiety

Posted by Trey Carland on June 12, 2020 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

I had a nice conversation with a friend of mine who reached out for some support regarding feelings of anxiety that had become a recurring theme. It's a common feeling we've all felt at one time or another and possibly a feeling that is being triggered more frequently by all of the things going on in the world. My friend seemed to benefit from the words I shared so I thought it might be helpful to put them out there for public consumption. Though this conversation dealt specifically with…

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Am I in the Body, or is it in Me?

Posted by Trey Carland on April 22, 2020 at 2:47pm 0 Comments

We have been taught since we were old enough to learn that we are the body. But once you’ve had a glimpse of your True Nature as Awareness, that belief begins to get undermined. With subsequent realizations, non-dual moments, awakening experiences, etc., when there is a dis-identification with the body, the belief upon which the whole story of “you” was built begins to weaken. It can be unsettling when the “you” you thought you were begins to appear more like a figment of imagination. I’ve…

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Are you the Doer?

Posted by Trey Carland on April 14, 2020 at 1:23am 0 Comments

Do you think you're the doer of things? If not, then read no further. If so, I invite you to ask a few questions and do some further investigation. First, let’s look at the possible options for what is doing the doing. Is it the mind? Is it the body? Or is it something else? Conventional thinking may lead us to believe that the mind is governing the body, so let’s investigate that first. Begin paying close attention to what…
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Annamalai Swami (1) - Self Alone is Real - Ramana Maharshi - Advaita - Part 1

Excerpts from talks taken from Inner Question Page: https://www.inner-quest.org/Annamalai_Self.htmAnnamalai Swami (1906–1995) was a direct disciple of Sri Ra...
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Awakening Support Group (Online) at Online

February 23, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Trey has been hosting group meetings designed to support those on an Awakening path since 2007. He enjoys sharing insights with others who are interested in discovering their True Nature. In the group meetings we explore the experience of simply Being through:| Self-Inquiry | Presence | Surrender | Gratitude | Meditation |Each meeting consists of meditation, viewing short clips of influential spiritual teachers, and group discussion (optional). This is a very nourishing and supportive…See More
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"Finding Your True Identity" a Day-Long Meditation and Inquiry Retreat at Well Being Retreat Center

February 20, 2021 from 9am to 5pm
"We can live for a long time before it might occur to us to ask, "Who exactly is living this life?" It is a matter of identity. We might respond, "Well, me of course!" But who or what exactly is that?  If we don't know who we are, for whom are we living this life? It is a fundamental question that can transform our time here.The retreat will be led by Don Oakley, the Founding Director of Well Being Retreat Center and author of "…See More
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Book Cover - Finding Peace Everywhere

This is the cover of my second book. Thanks to Arlie Smith for his help with the graphics :)
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Satsang with Alaya via Zoom at Online

February 17, 2021 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Dearest Sangha,  Presence heals all suffering.   Satsang invites us to meet what is here so deeply that nothing is left to keep us apart. With inquiry and tenderness, with curiosity and truth,  and with your deepest prayer we find what is real. Our natural ground of being is calling us into this moment to heal, to end separation, calling you home.My Beloved I bow to you in service to this.Love, AlayaPlease join us for Satsang in community, sharing and sacred space. To make a donation more…See More
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Awakening Support Group (Online) at Online

February 16, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Trey has been hosting group meetings designed to support those on an Awakening path since 2007. He enjoys sharing insights with others who are interested in discovering their True Nature. In the group meetings we explore the experience of simply Being through:| Self-Inquiry | Presence | Surrender | Gratitude | Meditation |Each meeting consists of meditation, viewing short clips of influential spiritual teachers, and group discussion (optional). This is a very nourishing and supportive…See More
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"Finding Your True Identity" a Day-Long Meditation & Inquiry Retreat at Well Being Retreat Center

February 20, 2021 from 9am to 5pm
"We can live for a long time before it might occur to us to ask, "Who exactly is living this life?" It is a matter of identity. We might respond, "Well, me of course!" But who or what exactly is that?  If we don't know who we are, for whom are we living this life? It is a fundamental question that can transform our time here.The retreat will be led by Don Oakley, the Founding Director of Well Being Retreat Center and author of "…See More
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"Hey Dale. Welcome to the group. I'm a big fan of Katie's as well. To this day, A Thousand Names for Joy, is one of my favorite books. Hope to see you at a future group meeting. In peace, Trey"
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Paul Hedderman - Non Duality - Toronto 06/08/2017

Paul's Upcoming Talks: https://goo.gl/AkYtnrMy name is Paul Hedderman. I have been involved with the recovery community since 1988, and have been leading wor...
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Non dual meditation practice at On-line

February 13, 2021 from 11am to 12pm
An meditation practice session led live on-line by the Warden of Shanti Sadan, centre of traditional non-duality. Includes a set of practices that could be taken up regularly. The session will begin with a brief talk on the theme: Success, prosperity, special powers: how can Non-duality help me?All welcome.  See More
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