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Awakening to the New Year: Navigating Chaos with Conscious Intention

On-Demand Course

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Awakening to the New Year with peace and joy, led by Caverly Morgan

I felt totally overwhelmed this year.

Whether we were protecting ourselves from coronavirus, organizing for social justice, or grieving the loss of a loved one, we all faced great challenges in 2021. As our karmic, systemic crises continue to intensify, many of us feel overwhelmed with anger, fear, agitation, despair, paralysis, exhaustion, loneliness… the list goes on and on.

With the turning of the calendar year, we might be tempted to improve ourselves and our life situation, by working harder to become more comfortable and secure amidst the global chaos, or more worthy of love and belonging. Yet, these efforts can be exhausting, and do not lead to true or lasting satisfaction.

The good news? All of this pain and discomfort make for the most fertile ground for spiritual growth. Through meditation practice, we can lift the veil of our delusions. Once we fully accept and embrace our reality – especially that which is frightening, uncomfortable, or painful – we can access the sense of wholeness, peace, and interconnection that is our birthright.

2022 gives us a new opportunity to work towards balance, and personal and collective liberation, using the Dharma as our guide. It starts with this very breath.

This four-module course is designed for beginning and advanced meditators across the globe. Caverly will instruct us on grounding in the present moment, and forming and sticking to conscious intention in this year and beyond.

Module 1: Opening to What Is

In this first module, Caverly provides orientation for the course. She’ll introduce us to foundational meditation and mindfulness skills including how to:

  • Ground and center ourselves
  • Investigate what causes our suffering
  • Release our limiting stories and beliefs
  • Access joy and peace

Module 2: Shifting from Fear to Love

This module includes journaling exercise, meditations of varying lengths, and inquiry into the landscape of our minds. With compassion, we will practice:

  • Noticing our habits of self-talk
  • Releasing our attempts at control
  • Creating space for play and delight
  • Resting in our inherent wholeness

Awakening to the New Year with Caverly Morgan

“[Sangha Live] sessions with Caverly have been incredibly valuable to me. I feel I have grown so much in my practice… we can talk to Caverly and clarify any questions, make comments, and drink in all of Caverly’s wisdom. Caverly’s rich background, insight, and compassion make these sessions the perfect accompaniment for the times we live in.”⠀⠀

— Student Testimonial

Module 3: Setting Conscious Intention

In this module, we’ll set conscious intentions, rather than New Year’s resolutions or self-improvement plans. We’ll investigate moving towards our deepest heart’s desires, by:

  • Honoring our experiences of the past year
  • Understanding and clarifying our values
  • Creating helpful personal reminders
  • Cultivating a universal “yes”

Module 4: Creating a New Paradigm

In our final module, we’ll reflect on what we’ve learned so that we can apply these lessons to our daily lives. This will include:

  • Reconnecting with our deepest desires
  • Reflecting on insights gained through the course
  • Creating accountability for intentions without judgment
  • Sealing our conscious intentions for the new year

On-Demand Course Details

Sunday Sangha Dharma

Total Flexibility

Complete this course independently, on your own schedule, at your ideal pace. Watch and re-watch the videos as you please.

Daily Dharma Meditation

5 Hours of Pre-Recorded Video Teachings

Filmed in high definition, our videos provide an intimate and personal feel that will keep you engaged as you tune in through body, mind and heart.

Experiential Exercises

Deepen your understanding of the teachings through exercises guided by Caverly, completed with an optional course buddy or alone in journaling form.

Beyond Mindfulness with Dave Smith

Guided Meditations

Whether you have little or lots of meditation experience, Caverly will help you to settle into your practice and build your skillset.

About Caverly Morgan

Caverly Morgan is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author, speaker, and nonprofit founder. She is the founder and Lead Contemplative of Peace in Schools—a nonprofit which created the nation’s first for-credit mindfulness class in public high schools. She is also the founder of Presence Collective, a community of cross-cultural contemplatives committed to personal and collective transformation.

Caverly blends the original spirit of Zen with a modern nondual approach. Her practice began in 1995 and has included eight years of training in a silent Zen monastery. She has been teaching contemplative practice since 2001.

Caverly speaks publicly at conferences on topics including contemplative practice, personal and collective transformation, social entrepreneurship, authentic leadership, and mindfulness education, and has been featured in publications such as Mindful magazine (as a cover subject) and The New York Times. Caverly is the author of A Kid’s Book About Mindfulness: Kids Are Ready (2020) and The Heart of Who We Are: Realizing Freedom Together (2022).

Caverly leads meditation retreats, workshops, and online classes internationally. She has been a teacher and presenter at the Science and Nonduality Conference, 1440 Multiversity, Sangha Live, Esalen, the Mind and Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research, Buddha at the Gas Pump, Open Circle, the New York Zen Center of Contemplative Care, and many more.

Prior to her pioneering efforts with Peace in Schools, Caverly worked for nonprofits serving people with special needs. An artist and educator, she brings insight, passion, warmth and humor to her transformative work with students of all ages and experience levels.

She is dedicated to actualizing possibility, serving love, and embodying the truth of our shared being. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Vineet and their dog Dōgen. Click here to learn more about Caverly Morgan.