About Trillium Awakening™ Events
We offer events to support your process of embodied awakening in our compassionate culture of mutuality. Events are led by Trillium teachers or facilitated by mentors or peers. They can be free or fee-based, and virtual or in-person. Teacher-led events can be designated as Core Teaching events, which feature the principles and core teachings of Trillium Awakening, or Trillium-Related Teaching events, which introduce other modalities or bodies of knowledge that support and complement our core teachings.
See our Monthly Calendar for our complete schedule of events.
Free Events for Newcomers
In our free online Introductions, teachers offer a first-hand taste of our practice and teachings as a first step toward becoming part of our global community that meets in virtual or in-person sittings, mutuality circles, workshops, and retreats.
Explore the following topics:
- Essential elements of Trillium Awakening: Consciousness, Embodiment, Mutuality
- How Mutuality is the fuel that catalyzes embodied awakening
- Whole-Being Realization and its importance in spiritual development
- Basic practices of Trillium Awakening
- A real-time experience of group Mutuality during the gathering
- Engaging this path to ignite your awakening
Before attending an Introduction, we recommend watching our Introductory Video Series for some foundational context.
Meditations (Newcomers welcome)
Our virtual meditation sessions last from 30 to 45 minutes, and take place on Zoom. Some teachers may begin the meditation with a brief lead-in, while most of the meditation is in silence. Some teachers offer guided meditation for much of the time. Afterward, there may be brief opportunities to share your experience.
The meditation experience will vary with different teachers, so you might want to explore several offerings to discover the styles and qualities that resonate with you.
To foster our realization of fundamental relatedness as Consciousness, we engage in gazing as a mutuality practice on the Trillium Awakening path. We invite eye contact for one to two minutes each, meeting each other as unique expressions of Being. The practice is communion in the field of Being, as well as tuning in to the uniqueness of each person while simultaneously staying connected with ourselves. Brief check-ins and meditation often precede the gazing practice.
Sittings are warm, welcoming, small group gatherings led by Trillium Awakening teachers who may be assisted by mentors of this work. Typically two to three hours in length, sittings are a central feature of our work, and help quicken your embodied awakening process.
Our sittings include:
- Silent meditation
- Gazing meditation (when the teacher and mentor make eye contact with participants)
- Presentations, exercises, or discussions about topics relevant to your awakening process
- Personal sharing time for you to explore issues that relate to your current process while the group holds the space through deep listening
- Attuned reflection by the teacher to personally assist you in your awakening
In-person sittings often take place in private homes, where you can connect with local teachers and community members. Virtual sittings are held via Zoom videoconference, and enable you to build spiritual community with others from around the world. Certain sittings have prerequisites, and a suggested contribution of $20 – $30 is typically requested for these events.
Presentations are teaching talks led by Trillium Awakening teachers on topics designed to help quicken and deepen your embodied awakening process. Presentations are typically one and one-half hours long.
In-person presentations often take place in private homes, where you can connect with local teachers and community members. Virtual presentations are held via Zoom videoconference, and enable you to build spiritual community with others from around the world. Certain presentations have prerequisites, and a suggested contribution of $20 – $30 is typically requested for these events.
Trillium Awakening teachers offer workshops on many aspects of embodied awakening. Designed to explore teaching topics at a deeper level, they may take place over one to two days, or more. Workshops may include meditation, gazing, presentations, discussion, exercises, and participant sharing in small breakout groups.
In-person workshops can take place in private homes or public locations. Virtual workshops are held via Zoom videoconference, and enable you to build spiritual community with others from around the world. Certain workshops have prerequisites, and fees vary.
Our intensive retreats are offered in various parts of the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. These retreats are staffed by Trillium Awakening teachers and mentors, and take place over four to seven days.
Retreat days often include silent meditation, gazing, conversation about the awakening process, intimate small groups for deep individual work and mutuality, movement and dance sessions, and quiet time for integration. Evenings are often reserved for special events and presentations. The format and fees are unique to each event. In-person retreats often include a residential component. Virtual retreats are held via Zoom videoconference, and enable you to build spiritual community with others from around the world. Certain retreats have prerequisites, and fees vary.
Ongoing Free Events
Our awakening process includes mutuality, a style of conscious relating in which you honor yourself and others as unique expressions of Being. Mutuality involves profound respect for others, listening deeply, and reflecting consciously. It also means honoring and speaking your truth while making room for others to do the same—which can be challenging. Over time, mutuality builds trust and creates deep healing and transformation in your life and relationships.
In the context of a peer-facilitated Trillium mutuality circle, participants gather to mutually hold and empower one another in their Whole-being Realization process. Joining a peer-based mutuality circle can provide the context for you to further strengthen skills needed in mutuality. These circles are intended to supplement, rather than replace, sittings and personal sessions with Trillium Awakening teachers.
Mutuality circles are typically two hours long, and may include check-in time, meditation, gazing, and space for each participant to share their awakening process.
Some mutuality circles are held via Zoom videoconferencing, and enable you to connect with Trillium practitioners from around the world. Some circles take place in person at private homes or public locations, and provide the opportunity to plug into local communities.
Certain ongoing mutuality circles are open only to committed Trillium Awakening practitioners who meet regularly; drop-in attendance is not permitted.
Mutuality circle members are encouraged to follow Guidelines for Practicing Mutuality.
Our work in mutuality is to practice radical acceptance in the moment–– “greenlighting”––bringing compassion and kindness to each other rather than pressure to change or to be different. In this climate of welcome, deep healing and transformation can occur organically: your own being knows what is needed now, for you . . . and the group consciously supports your organic unfolding at its own pace.
Mutuality circles offer reinforcement and encouragement. Each participant takes an open, accepting attitude toward others that is supportive and non-judgmental. Creating space for each person’s truth is the core of the group’s intention, and your group will support you in finding your way to Whole-being Realization. Participants agree to hold anything shared in these circles in confidence.
Trillium teacher CC Leigh wrote: “Just as gazing addresses our deep need to be seen, conscious sharing addresses our deep need to be heard in a nonjudgmental way.” The experience of being accepted just as we are by others helps us to take that accepting stance toward ourselves. Being heard in this way can lower our resistance to being exactly as we are, and drop us more fully into awakening.
The Mutuality Cafe offers drop-in peer mutuality circles facilitated by Trillium Awakening mentors.
These mutuality circles last up to two hours, and the typical format includes brief check-ins, meditation, gazing, and time for each participant to share their whole-being realization process.
Mutuality Café group size is limited to six participants, who each share for approximately nine minutes. The Mutuality Café differs from our closed mutuality circles, which consist of practitioners who meet regularly together in a committed practice group. In the Mutuality Cafe, you can drop in whenever it works for you, though you will need to make a reservation to ensure there is space.
Events Registration – Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if an event I am interested in is sold out?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking to be put on a waiting list. If there is a cancellation, we will be in contact with you to let you know how to register.
How do I register with this new ticket system?
Watch this video to learn how to find events.
Watch this video to learn how to register.
When I go to checkout, I found the last event I purchased is still in the cart. Why did that happen? And how do I remove the old event from the shopping cart so I don’t pay for it again?
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How do I reduce the number of tickets for an event in the shopping cart?
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What happens if I registered, but do not receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link?
Please send an email to email@example.com to confirm that a registration came through. You will receive the Zoom link in a reminder email shortly before your event.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance, we will submit a refund. It would be great if you could provide the name and date of your event, your method of payment (credit card, PayPal, GPay or other method) as well as your ticket number if you have it. Your ticket number can be found on the email you received originally confirming your registration and ticket.
Will I receive a full refund?
Transaction fees charged by the payment gateway will likely be lost and not refunded.
What if I canceled my registration but have not yet received my refund?
If you have not yet received a refund, please send an email to email@example.com, provide the name and date of your event, your method of payment (credit card, PayPal, GPay or other method) as well as your ticket number, if you have it. Your ticket number can be found on the email you received originally confirming your registration and ticket.