Mutual Awakening - Meditating as a WE

Many of us recognize that the mindset of “What’s in it for me” is neither satisfying us as individuals nor serving humanity and life on Earth. There is a longing for a shift in consciousness. As Buddhist monk and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh, said:

“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.”

For most of us, that path of awakening has been strictly an individual journey. And while it’s essential to awaken and develop individually . . . it can make us feel achingly alone – as if we have to carry the future all on our own. So instead of retreating within ourselves . . . to truly wake up from our separateness, we can turn toward each other to bring forth a new consciousness, together.


What is Mutual Awakening

Mutual Awakening is an emergent, spiritual practice that's done together, speaking and with our eyes open. Unlike our solo journeys of transformation and enlightenment, we can't do this work alone.

In this practice, we turn towards each other in a particular way that awakens the space We are in. At a time when everything destructive in the world is coming from how we “other” each other, this practice opens us to a shared unitive experience with each other, beyond our social personas, or strategies for communicating.

Our capacities for openness, flow states, freedom from the ego, and more intimacy with Life Itself, continue on and off the "cushion".

As an ever-evolving practice that asks us to be with each other in a new way, it can't be offered or described as another "4 easy steps to...". We only know this consciousness by directly experiencing it.



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People's experience in their own words...

It’s a doorway to the softest, most open and reverent way I’ve ever experienced another human or myself and the most “Oneness” I’ve ever felt. - EM


It's like peeking under the hood of surface reality, the kind of revelatory peek that many of us have probably had in meditation. But this is getting to do it WITH others, not just side-by-side in parallel silos of experience, actually with each other’s eyes, ears and hearts, opening us up to something beyond Self and Other. It feels like coming Home. - SS


I feel less anxiety and fear, and more creativity in my life. - LS