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Meditation Class: Vipassana and Pure Awareness

The meditation class for the 9-month Eden Project meets twice monthly on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 ­– 9:00 pm Eastern. The focus will be on deepening of Vipassana (Insight Meditation) and Pure Awareness. With your registration in the Eden Project, you are entitled to enroll in the Meditation module along with the other Eden Project modules or just on its own.

This class is for practitioners who already have the basics of Insight meditation and have the ability to be mindful in daily life situations. There will be a combination of instruction, silent sitting, and discussion of topics such as dependent origination and the arising of ego self, karma, working skillfully with habitual patterns of mind, and finding balance on the bridge between relative and ultimate reality. We will encourage and reinforce developing and sustaining a daily formal meditation practice.

As our practice deepens, we naturally become aware of the dharmakaya (truth body) and the ability to rest more fully in our true nature. Pure Awareness meditation is a wonderful way to identify and rest in our pure mind. It is the doorway to the unconditioned and, along with Vipassana, helps us find the balance between form and formless, the conditioned and unconditioned aspects of our being. In truth, there is no separation between the two. They are non-dual.

Non-duality will be a central focus throughout the Eden Project. The practices of Vipassana and Pure Awareness together become one meditation that enables us to have an experiential understanding of non-duality. This practice will help us in the Eden and Mediumship modules, as well as in the Dharma Path class, as we further explore the non-duality of sacred light and darkness.

Included in our meditation program will be heart-centered practices, which give us access to our open loving hearts, and chanting, which brings energy and joy. If you have any questions about the course or whether it is appropriate for you, contact John at johnorr108@gmail.com.

Event Details


This class is Part Four of The Eden Project. A single donation registers you as a participant of all classes in the program, which includes four classes and two workshops.

The Eden Project Winter/Spring 2022 Registration Form


  • November 24
  • December 8
  • January 12
  • January 26
  • February 9
  • February 23
  • March 9
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20
  • May 11
  • May 25

Times: Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm ⎯ 9:00 pm. Links to Zoom sessions are emailed the day before each session.

Time zones: Times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone (Ann Arbor, MI, USA). To convert to a different time zone: Use Time Zone Converter

Facilitator: John Orr
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Schedule for Fall 2022:
9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30


Date and time

September 15, 2021

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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2021

One event on January 12, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on January 26, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on February 9, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on February 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on March 9, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on March 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on April 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on April 20, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on May 11, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on May 25, 2022 at 12:00 am


Online via Zoom

Links to Zoom are emailed the day before each session.



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