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Deepening into Presence


  • Each video reveals new, surprising and subtle keys to awakening and help you to recognize and overcome the hidden obstacles to awakening.
  • Many of these videos contain amazing healings that will touch you deeply and guide you in your own healing and release of the past, which will enable you to settle more deeply into the present moment.
  • These videos are filled with compassion, love, laughter, joy and a profound sense of Presence and Oneness.
  • When you view these videos, you will feel like you are at the retreat.

Mt Madonna Retreat 2014 -
Deepening into Presence

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Part 1: Thursday Session 1, the beginning of the retreat - 68 minutes

Topics include:
  • Keys to awakening
  • Being present
  • The gift of Presence
  • Leonard guides the group into Presence
  • Obstacles to awakening
  • The ego's resistance to Presence
  • Right relationship with the ego
  • Revealing who you've become
  • Liberating repressed feelings
  • Disentangling yourself from others
  • Arising in mastery of the mind and ego

Part 2: Thursday Session 2 - 62 minutes

Topics include:
  • What to expect during the retreat
  • The need for relatedness
  • Presence and boundaries
  • Awakening out of the dream
  • Why has it taken us so long to awaken?
  • Awakening is beyond understanding
  • You are a champion of your soul
  • Is this moment enough?
  • Pure consciousness
  • Awakening is beyond concepts and practices
  • Conscious parenting

Part 3: Thursday Session 3 - 50 minutes

Topics include:
  • Beyond success and failure
  • Being present
  • Letting go of the need to understand
  • Experiencing the truth
  • The distinction between awakened Presence and mind/ego
  • Who is awakening for?
  • The two major causes of suffering

Part 4: Friday highlights - 71 minutes

Topics include:
  • Sharing after the morning meditation
  • The soul's journey
  • Strategies of the ego
  • Fulfilling our true purpose in being here
  • Resolving the eternal dilemma of Oneness
  • Communicating with the present moment
  • Experiencing God
  • Transcending the story
  • Relaxing into Presence
  • Guided meditation with music

Part 5: Saturday Session 1 & 2 - 43 minutes

Topics include:
  • Sharing after the morning meditation
  • A subtle shift into Presence
  • Freedom from the expectations of others
  • Death does not exist
  • Right relationship with the teacher
  • The pursuit of substitute needs
  • Our only true need
  • Seeing through the tricks of the ego
  • Meditation
  • An exercise in Presence

Part 6: Saturday Session 3 - 54 minutes

Topics include:
  • Discovering where we truly belong
  • Your story is designed to awaken you
  • At home in the world of now
  • Beyond everything and nothing
  • Leonard gives instructions for a Presence walk
  • Sharing gratitude
  • Embracing true responsibility
  • Levels of responsibility
  • Alignment of the soul
  • Transcending blame
  • Making Presence your first priority
  • Feeling compassion towards others

Part 7: Sunday Morning ~ 58 minutes

Topics include:
  • Doing the work
  • Becoming Present
  • Accepting what is
  • Liberating anger
  • The anger meditation
  • Expressions of gratitude towards Leonard
  • Leaving the retreat
  • Leonard thanks his support staff and the group
  • Leonard thanks Mary
  • Hugs and goodbyes (A must see to appreciate the level of love, generosity and gratitude that exists at the end of a retreat with Leonard)