Abiding as Silent Witnessing Awareness

ClearLight Meditation Institute


Abiding as Silent Witnessing Awareness

A 9 Week Course for experienced meditators

With Scott McBride
Monday Evenings
April 15 – June 17  (NO CLASS ON MEMORIAL DAY)
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
At: Valley Friends Meeting House, 1121 Old Eagle School Rd, Wayne, PA

As our meditation matures, the style of our practice naturally shifts from a singular focus on the breath to a more open and relaxed witnessing of whatever presents itself moment by moment to our awareness. That might be sense perceptions, thoughts, stories, emotions or physical sensations.  We begin to see that what we are most fundamentally is a clear knowing awareness that is present even before the sense of the ‘I’ forms as the ‘owner’ of experience,.  We learn to simply be the silent witnessing awareness of our experience without grasping, rejecting, judging, labeling, or controlling.

This clear witnessing awareness, like a mirror, reflects whatever is placed before it without distortion. And like a mirror, it is never tainted or changed in any way by whatever appears.  By its very nature awareness is peaceful, clear, open, spacious, silent and still.  This discovery brings us to the threshold of a life-changing inner freedom and the possibility of a whole new way of living.

Classes will include teachings, guided and silent mediations, awareness exercises, and discussions.

Who should take this course?  This course builds on the foundational practices of basic mindfulness, peaceful abiding, loving kindness, self-compassion and Inter-Being.  Participants should have been meditating at least 2 years for a minimum of 30 minutes each day, and have substantial experience with the formal practices of loving kindness and compassion.

Registration Options

  • On-site Classroom - $239

    Early bird discount of $20 if registered by April 5.

  • Course Plus Retreat Package - $339

    This special price includes “Abiding as Silent Witnessing Awareness Retreat” and is only available when signing up for the course. Early bird discount of $30 if registered by April 5.

  • Recordings Only - $115

    For those who are unable to attend our onsite class, ClearLight offers an Internet only option. Under this option, the weekly audio recordings from each class are made available each week via our website. Requires computer and internet access.

  • Recordings + Retreat Package - $215

    This special price includes the recordings from the 10-week course plus the “Abiding as Silent Witnessing Awareness” Retreat. Click here to read about the retreat.

To ensure no one is turned away for lack of funds, ClearLight offers partial scholarships. To inquire, please contact us. info@clearlightmeditation.org


A link to the audio recordings for this course will be emailed to all registered participants during the first week of the course.

You guys are serious and laid back at the same time which I really like. I feel that you have acquired real wisdom and experience in the areas that you teach, but I love how you really do “meet people where they are”.Past Course Participant
Walking the path under the guidance of Scott and Nancy has transformed my life. I now live it from a place of love, joy, compassion, and peace. When inevitable turmoil happens, it’s transient and I can move through it. I’m no longer whip-sawed around. Each day feels enveloped in gratitude and I feel held by a loving presence.N. C., Physical Therapist
The talks on loving kindness were a beautiful blend of wisdom, love, science addressing the challenge of our common reality.D. L., Past course participant