Awakening Non-Dual Compassion For All Beings


Awakening Non-Dual Compassion For All Beings

A 10 Week Course

With Scott McBride
Tuesday evenings,  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
January 15 – March 19
At: Valley Friends Meeting House, 1121 Old Eagle School Rd, Wayne, PA
Thursday mornings,  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
January 17 – March 21
At: Valley Friends Meeting House, 1121 Old Eagle School Rd, Wayne, PA

Throughout history, great mystics and sages from traditions around the globe have taught about the innate possibility for anyone to “wake up” out of the dream of separateness, conditioning, and fear-based identity into an enlightened self – a self which is simultaneously individual and universal, simultaneously the drop of water and the ocean.  Although there are many aspects to this awakening process, there are two domains which are most significant: that of the mind and that of the heart.  Ultimately there is no difference between these two, but the way they unfold experientially can have a very different expression and emphasis.

Awakening from the perspective of the mind is the experience of a vast, timeless, transparent, undivided consciousness at the core of who we are and the essence of what everything is.  Awakening from perspective of the heart is the experience that oneself and the entire universe are indivisibly alive with love, compassion, beauty, and joy.  Even though we may have many glimpses of these kinds of awakening, without practice and continuous intention these experiences may not become on-going.

In this course we will explore how natural, effortless, open-hearted, awake awareness unfolds into non-dual universal compassion becoming a guiding light for how to live our lives. The everyday expression of our awakened heart is the continual activity of love, generosity, gratitude, joy, and compassion radiating in all directions for the benefit of all beings everywhere.  It is seeing, feeling, and making a conscious heart connection with the primordial purity that is the essence of every living thing.  This practice of engaged, open-hearted, awake awareness has the power to spread goodness to all we meet and everyone we consciously bring to mind.  We activate an innate capacity to heal and bless ourselves and others and this becomes the basis for deepening and expanding our own realization.  We will spend time sharing this loving awareness with each other in class.

At ClearLight we believe in the power of retreat practice for integrating what is learned in class and to deepen meditation experience. We strongly encourage participation in the one day retreat associated with this course taking place on March 17.

Registration Options

  • On-site Classroom - $249

    Early bird discount of $20 if registered by January 7.

  • Course Plus Retreat Package - $349

    This option is only available when signing up for the course. Early bird discount of $30 if registered by January 7.

  • Recordings Only - $125

    The best way to develop a meditation practice is to participate with a group in a live setting. But 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 - $225

    This special discount option includes the recordings from the 10-week course and the companion one day retreat on Sunday March 17. 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.


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

While I have read and received direct path teachings before, the addition – or the clear pointing out of the heart element – deepened and made more vivid my experience. Incredible.Brandon, 5-Day Retreat Participant
Sharing the retreat with a group in this setting was so important and uplifting. Result – stronger understanding of awake awareness. Highly recommended. The best teachers with years of experience who actually care about your experience.Diane, 5-Day Retreat Participant
Thank you for such spacious, pointed teaching! The material, pacing and presentation (!!) continue to be first rate. The personal examples you give are always warmly humorous and helpful. Your passion for this practice mirrors your concern and care for us, your students and fellow practitioners. I watch my practice deepen and realization clarify while sensing the same maturation in my fellow class mates.
Barry, Meditation Teacher and Awakening Course Participant
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