With Author, Meditation Teacher, Psychotherapist,
and Founder of Open-Hearted Awareness Institute
Loch Kelly
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Discover simple, yet advanced practices validated by neuroscience to move beyond fear, worry, and shame — and access your intuitive heart-mind.

Apply Effortless Mindfulness to connect with the wisdom of the larger field of consciousness... anytime and anywhere.

Mindfulness is more than a practice... it‘s a portal to awakening.

And this awakening is available to you right NOW… in every moment.

The reality is you are already loving, wise and “awake awareness”... and Effortless Mindfulness reconnects you to this truth.

Effortless Mindfulness is a simple, yet advanced form of practice that you can do anytime and anywhere. It evokes a sense of calm and joy, and allows access to a “flow state.”

Your “new normal” can be a life filled with unconditional love, free from fear, worry, and shame...

Effortless Mindfulness techniques — performed with your eyes open — help dissolve thought-based self-identify, perceptions of separation, and often unconscious negative attachments.

Loch Kelly, an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of Open-Hearted Awareness Institute, has created a unique synthesis of meditation (drawing on the world’s great meditation masters), psychology, and neuroscience, to attain inner peace and non-dual awareness through Effortless Mindfulness.

An Effortless Mindfulness practice empowers you to enjoy a full emotional life without shutting down or attaching to your feelings. And if you identify as an empath or a highly sensitive person, the techniques can transform your energetic and emotional overwhelm into a safe, interconnected sense of wellbeing

During this LIVE 7-week training with renowned psychotherapist and meditation teacher Loch Kelly, you’ll:

  • Deepen your understanding of the differences between deliberate mindfulness and Effortless Mindfulness
  • Receive a map and methods for moving through the 5 levels of awakening — including experiencing the blissful presence from your “heart-mind”
  • Unburden the shame-based parts of you that try to convince you that you are not worthy of your birthright of love and awakening
  • Taste awakening immediately through “small glimpses” and shifts of awareness
  • Move from a thought-based separate self to your awareness-based loving Self
  • Learn how your awake Self allows you to be compassionate with parts of you that are hurt or protective
  • Move beyond the traps of being too mindfully detached or too energetically enmeshed
  • Realize that your ground of being is supportive and effortless
  • Return and remain at home in the heart, welcoming and healing all parts of your Self
  • Realize the innate unchanging ground of wholeness is already installed within you

Moving Beyond the Mind: Deliberate vs. Effortless Mindfulness

Research shows that mindfulness lowers stress-related symptoms, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, and has also been proven to improve cognitive function, boost immunity, and lower blood pressure.

Yet, the focus of traditional mindfulness practices is on observing the contents of consciousness — the feelings, sensations, and mental images that we can notice as they arise and dissipate.

In Effortless Mindfulness, you shift from focusing on the contents to focusing on the context of consciousness, awareness itself... You open to what or who is aware of these contents.

This seemingly subtle shift can heighten your sense of freedom, joy, and wisdom — similar to experiencing the beauty of nature, making love, or being in the zone while playing a sport or creating a work of art.   

Transitioning from everyday mind to awake awareness, you become more energetically embodied and interconnected with everything.

Join Leading Spiritual Teacher & Author Loch Kelley to Awaken to Your Effortless Nature

Your awakening begins with a glimpse...

“A glimpse is not a meditative state, a positive thought, an altered state, or a belief,” says Loch. “A glimpse is a shift of center, from an ego-identified location of perception into a new way of seeing from Being.”

Loch has transformed advanced practices of Zen and Tibetan meditation techniques into practical micro-meditations, which can be done with your eyes open — any time of day.

If you’re seeking a “next-level” teacher for your path of awakening, Loch can guide you in the practice of Effortless Mindfulness, a simple, yet deep practice and set of teachings rooted in non-dual wisdom traditions, modern science, and psychotherapy.

Loch created Effortless Mindfulness to help seekers become aware of and embody different expressions of awake awareness. His techniques influence brain activity in ways that enhance wellbeing and compassion, according to neuroscientists at Yale, University of Pennsylvania, and New York University.

This 7-week training is your opportunity to experience the profound shifts in consciousness available to you through Effortless Mindfulness.   

Imagine the peace that comes from shifting your focus from your head to your heart and away from conceptual thinking... into what Loch calls “continuous, intuitive knowing.”

Greater Connection Through Live Streaming Video

So you can better connect with Loch and his teachings, all of his sessions will be live streamed on video. This video connection will be easy to use and will enhance the impact of Loch’s teaching. Or, you can easily connect via audio only, through the internet or on your phone.

What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks

Course sessions are on Wednesdays at Noon Pacific.

In this 7-week transformational intensive, you’ll receive practical Effortless Mindfulness techniques that will open you to experience the five levels of awakening.

This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, and experiential practices with Loch. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to move beyond fear, worry, and shame — and access your intuitive heart-mind.

Module 1: Five Levels of Awakening Through Effortless Mindfulness (May 15)

Effortless Mindfulness is both a natural capacity and a skillful way to connect with ourselves and others. It is a way of being mindful from a different level of mind than we are used to. There is more to Effortless Mindfulness than meditation.

Effortless Mindfulness is primarily an off-the-meditation-cushion way of weaving together contemplation and compassionate actions. Effortless Mindfulness begins by opening to a natural spacious awareness in order to become wiser, more embodied, and more creative.

Effortless Mindfulness will help you immediately shift out of your cloud of thoughts and emotions, and into the spacious, embodied, interconnected loving Self you have always been.

In his book, Rainbow Painting, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche says “There are two types of mindfulness: deliberate and effortless.” Mindfulness could be described as the ability to become focused and connected. Deliberate mindfulness is usually considered the introductory practice. Effortless Mindfulness is an advanced, yet simple form of mindfulness designed to relieve the deepest levels of suffering.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Deepen your understanding of the differences between deliberate mindfulness and Effortless Mindfulness
  • Receive a map and methods for shifting through the 5 levels of awakening
  • Discover how to taste awakening immediately through small glimpses and shifts of awareness
  • Move from a thought-based separate self to an awareness-based loving Self
  • Understand how your awake Self allows you to be compassionate with the parts of you that are hurt or protective
  • Move beyond the traps of being too mindfully detached or too energetically enmeshed
  • Realize that the innate unchanging ground of wholeness is already installed within you

Module 2: Small Glimpses, Many Times — Shifting Into Boundless Awareness (May 22)

It takes practice to upgrade from thought-based small mind to your awareness-based open mind. In this second class, you’ll explore ways to shift out of small mind and small self into your awake, loving Self. The primary way of shifting is to feel how local awareness can move from being identified to returning home to open-hearted awareness.

The main approach of Effortless Mindfulness is small glimpses, many times during the day. A glimpse is a micro-meditation that takes a few minutes and is often done with your eyes open.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Discover 5 distinct foundations of Effortless Mindfulness
  • Learn about wordless, timeless, awake awareness as the boundless ground
  • Discover “local awareness,” the tuner for changing consciousness, which is different from attention
  • Feel local awareness shift out of the cloud of your mind and into spacious, awake awareness
  • Feel local awareness unhook from your small mind and drop down into your heart-mind
  • Experience the difference between being aware through thought and being aware through awareness-energy

Module 3: Beyond Subtle Body & Subtle Energy — Awareness Energy as the Ground of Being (May 29)

Discover how to access your effortless, awake nature and know the intelligence of your body from within. Embodying Effortless Mindfulness allows you to work, move, and relate to others from an open-hearted presence.

Just as we can become too “spaced out,” we can become too “blissed in,” or caught in subtle energy. For empaths and highly sensitive people in particular, Effortless Mindfulness is the way to experience the support of awake awareness as the boundless ground of interconnected consciousness that is compassionate but does not take on other people’s energy.

In this module, you'll:

  • Distinguish subtle-body energy from interconnected awareness energy
  • Know your body from within and all around from Simultaneous Mind
  • Discover your Ground of Being as a supportive, effortless sense of wellbeing
  • Feel boundless awareness, interconnected energy, and relational boundaries
  • Find out how to shift your awareness and return to your true nature in the midst of daily life

Module 4: Discover Your Awake Loving Self — Healing Your Shadow Parts (June 5)

It is important, in order to embody awakening, to discover the non-dual relationship between formlessness and form. We begin to experience open-hearted awareness as the foundation of Self.

Our changing experience shows up in everyday life not just as thoughts and emotions, but as subpersonalities or parts of us. We can learn to discover the foundation of our awake Self that can welcome and love all parts back to health.

Loch will guide you from the traps of small self and into your awake Self so you can heal shadow parts with Effortless Mindfulness.

In this module, you'll:

  • Access open-hearted awareness as the loving intelligence of Self
  • Identify and ask a part for some space, and shift into awake Self
  • Feel Self as the foundation of "who I am," which also includes relationship to parts and people
  • Discover natural, loving self-energy toward all parts, whether hurt or powerfully protective
  • Discover ways to listen to and unburden parts so they are part of the team

Module 5: Mindful Glimpses & the Neuroscience of Awakening (June 12)

Mindfulness meditation is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Over the past 20 years, scientific research has shown that mindfulness alleviates stress-related symptoms, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, and has also been proven to improve cognitive function, boost immunity, and lower blood pressure.

More recent studies of the Effortless Mindfulness approach show measurable changes in our body and perceptions. Awakening is possible.

In this class, you’ll learn how to do mindful glimpses that “reverse-engineer” the neuroscience findings to:

  • Move from initial empathy to compassion — instead of empathetic burnout
  • Balance the default-mode network of the brain so you feel seamlessly interconnected
  • Stop trying to be in the present moment, and discover how to be in the Now
  • Do the “Drive Yourself Happy” open-eyed glimpse to shift into a flow state

Module 6: Open-Hearted Awareness — Leaving Behind Fear, Worry & Shame (June 19)

From effortless heart mindfulness at this stage, we sense that we can know information as needed without referring to thought. We can remain at home in our heart-mind and have thoughts come to us from the office in our head via wifi.

From this stage, many people report that they feel the coming together of a boundless heart and a tender human heart. Many say that they feel like they are looking out of “the eyes of the heart.” This heart-mind is not the physical heart, heart chakra, or emotional heart, but compassionate intelligence that is like continuous intuition. They describe an experience of unconditional love, free from fear, worry, and shame.

In this module, you'll discover how to:

  • Shift from head to heart, from thought-based knowing to open-hearted awareness
  • Feel compassionate intelligence and make choices from that state
  • Talk and relate to other people from effortless heart mindfulness
  • Return and remain at home in the heart, welcoming and healing all parts of your Self

Module 7: Living Daily Life in Awakened Awareness (June 26)

Over the past weeks, you’ve learned to shift through five levels of awakening and access a loving Self that is compassionate with the painful and angry parts of you. You’ll continue to see that no parts are bad, and that they are all looking for love in the ways they thought were best.

It is important to keep this simple, new orientation and do small shifts of awareness each day to discover the wisdom within you.

Loch will guide you to heal and unburden the shame-based parts that try to convince you that you are not worthy of your birthright of love and awakening.

In this module, you'll:

  • Recognize when you’re caught in small mind —and know how to drop down into your heart-mind
  • Integrate small glimpses into your daily life and restart your day anytime
  • Navigate the traps, detours, and protective parts that keep you from living an awakened life
  • Connect with your community and find new motivation for compassionate activity

The Effortless Mindfulness Bonus Collection

In addition to Loch’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful bonus sessions, which complement the course and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

Relieving the Root of Suffering
Set of 3 Video Teachings From Loch Kelly

In these three Effortless Mindfulness meditation videos, you'll learn to unhook local awareness from thinking. Local awareness can then return home to open-hearted awareness and relieve suffering.

  • Beyond the Meditator
  • Effortless Focus
  • Effortless Mindfulness Pain Reduction

Turn Yourself Around
7-Part Audio Teaching From Loch Kelly

This audio teaching features clear descriptions and lively discussion around Loch Kelly’s approach and glimpse practices. The focus is on shifting into freedom through learning how to turn awareness around to be aware from Effortless Mindfulness. There is a shift from our small mind to an open mind, and support on how to live from open-hearted awareness. Includes almost four hours of audio!

The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life
PDF Excerpt From the Upcoming Book by Loch Kelly

In this excerpt from The Way of Effortless Mindfulness, you’ll receive an introduction to Loch’s teaching on how we can “unhook” awareness from chattering thoughts to access a peaceful mind and a naturally embodied wakefulness. From this heartful space, Loch’s students have reported that right action comes easily and a loving tenderness for all of life is freely available. The Way of Effortless Mindfulness offers a compelling introduction to the next stage in the ongoing mindfulness revolution.

What People Are Saying About Loch Kelly...

“Practicing under Loch Kelly’s guidance is mind-blowing.”

Practicing under Loch Kelly’s guidance is mind-blowing. You shift out of your chattering mind, and awareness emerges — clear, fearless, unconditionally accepting.
— Amy Gross, Meditation teacher and former editor-in-chief of O, The Oprah Magazine

“Loch is among the best ‘pointing within’ teachers in the world right now.”

Loch is among the best “pointing within” teachers in the world right now. By “pointing within,” I mean someone who can experientially introduce — and then continue to mentor — folks into authentic higher consciousness and heart.
— Kurt Johnson, PhD, Author of The Coming Interspiritual Age and Nabokov’s Blues

“There are very few who can guide with such mastery.”

Loch Kelly offers a rich array of unique mindful glimpses that reveal our naturally awake, open-hearted awareness. His guidance is clear, precise, and arises from a wise, caring heart. There are very few who can guide with such mastery.
— Tara Brach, PhD, Author of Radical Acceptance

“Loch helps us discover an awareness that’s already effortlessly awake.”

Now that mindfulness is widely embraced by mainstream culture, it may be possible for greater numbers to take a deeper step into effortless mindfulness. Though there is an initial effort, Loch helps us discover an awareness that’s already effortlessly awake.
— Terry Patten, Author of A New Republic of the Heart

“Loch Kelly presents a groundbreaking approach with a unique form of mindfulness...”

Loch Kelly presents a groundbreaking approach with a unique form of mindfulness: a path both gentle and powerful. Loch makes an important contribution to our growing understanding that spiritual awakening and personal healing are two sides of the same valuable coin.
— Judith Blackstone, PhD, Author of Trauma and the Unbound Body

“... teachings that... allow us to easily recognize our most essential nature...”

Through simple yet powerful exercises, Loch Kelly provides direct-path teachings that exquisitely point to and allow us to easily recognize our most essential nature that lies at the heart of unbreakable wellbeing.
— Richard Miller, PhD, Author of The iRest Program for Healing PTSD

“Loch Kelly offers us ways to glimpse the natural, ever-present awareness that is our True Nature...”

With deep simplicity and subtle clarity, Loch Kelly offers us ways to glimpse the natural, ever-present awareness that is our True Nature, and presents mindfulness teachings and micro-meditations that reveal it “effortlessly” within ourselves.
— Krishna Das, Chant leader and Grammy®-nominated vocalist

“[Loch’s] effortless mindfulness practices are directly in line with the beneficial qualities of effortless awareness...”

Loch has a deep understanding of meditation, and manifests the wisdom and compassion that comes from this. His effortless mindfulness practices are directly in line with the beneficial qualities of effortless awareness that my neuroscience lab has studied. I wholeheartedly recommend these practices to my students, and to you.
— Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Director of Research at Brown University Mindfulness Center and author of The Craving Mind

Join the Global Community

Effortless Mindfulness offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, in a thriving global community of learning and practice.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from around the world in the live interactive conference calls or our online community to support and learn from each other while you discover how to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.

This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Loch Kelly

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored by and learn with author, meditation teacher, and psychotherapist Loch Kelly — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to awaken to your natural state... loving, wise and joyful — through simple, yet advanced practices validated by latest neuroscience. Course sessions are on Wednesdays at Noon Pacific.

Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.

Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.

Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions

In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Seven 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices with to help further integrate the weekly lessons. Practice sessions are available for live attendance only, not recorded for playback. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the online community group allows you to connect with each other and find alternative times to interact.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Effortless Mindfulness Bonus Collection

  • Relieving the Root of Suffering
    Set of 3 Video Teachings From Loch Kelly
  • Turn Yourself Around
    7-Part Audio Teaching From Loch Kelly
  • The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life
    PDF Excerpt From the Upcoming Book by Loch Kelly

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Effortless Mindfulness Virtual Training

We feel honored that Loch Kelly has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with an author, meditation teacher, and psychotherapist whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations, and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Loch’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — and at your own pace!

If you’re serious about awakening to your natural state and connecting with the wisdom of the larger field of consciousness, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

About Loch Kelly

Loch Kelly, MDiv, LCSW, is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the nonprofit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. Loch teaches in a non-sectarian human being lineage using an adult education style based in the earliest non-dual wisdom traditions, modern science, and psychotherapy.

Loch is grateful to all his teachers and shares from his own experiences, which have given him great joy, freedom, and love. Loch’s mission is to help people access awakening as the next natural stage of human development. He offers in-person retreats, workshops, and online video and audio courses. He served on the New York Insight Teachers Council, studied extensively with Mingyur Rinpoche, and was invited to teach direct realization by Adyashanti.

Loch has collaborated with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn, and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. As a licensed psychotherapist, Loch has been teaching seminars, supervising clinicians, and practicing awareness psychotherapy in NYC for 30 years.

Loch is a graduate of Columbia University and Union Theological. He was awarded a fellowship to study forms of non-dual meditation in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal from 1981-1982 and has studied with teachers from around the world. He studied Buddhism with Professor Lily de Silva at the University of Kandy, Sri Lanka, Insight Meditation with Godwin Samararatne and at the Theravada monasteries, Inter-Spiritual Contemplative Meditation with Father Bede Griffiths and Anthony de Mello, Advaita at Sri Ramana Ashram, and Dzogchen and Sutra Mahamudra with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in Nepal.

Loch spent 10 years establishing homeless shelters and community lunch programs and working in a community mental health clinic in Brooklyn, New York. He also served as Coordinator of Counseling and Interspiritual Chaplain at Union Theological Seminary and worked extensively with families recovering from the trauma of 9/11. Loch currently lives in New York City with his wife Paige and their cat Duffy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom videoconferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.

“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private online community group.

Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.

Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is May 29, 2019. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

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A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

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