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An Afternoon with Non-Duality Lecturer & Author Naho Owada
September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT| $20 – $40
Organized by: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
CRS welcomes back Paris and Japan-based Non-Duality lecturer Naho Owada, author of the newly published book Between the Lines, for a meditation, talk and Q&A. The event will be emceed by CRS co-founder and A Course in Miracles teacher/healer Christopher Pelham.
Our purpose is to share the joy that is present when we drop our stories and experience life impersonally as it truly is, as limitless unconditional love.
As long as thoughts continue returning, pulling us back into our stories, we will attempt to re-purpose them to point back to what lies beyond the words and concepts. In this way, Naho will share the story of her seeming experience of struggling and awakening and how she lives with it now, and she will answer your questions.
We’ll also explore how Naho’s approach to Non-Duality compares with A Course in Miracles and what they might have to offer one another.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 on the event of the event ($20 for students and seniors with valid ID at the door).
About Naho Owada
It was before the age of one when Naho sensed that humanity, this world, was not a comfortable place. Her mother told her that she first noticed Naho’s experience of the world while she was in her baby seat. Naho appeared to be in shock. She said that often her eyes would be wide and moving from left to right, as if she were seeing evil or in terror. Naho was very tense.
Somewhere around the age of three, there was a natural sense that saw clearly the loneliness or suffering underneath all humans. Naho could see in the faces that there was something hiding, an unease underneath the smile. Naho was always feeling uncomfortable.
By the time Naho turned five, she asked her mother why she had to continue to live.
It was in her teen years that Naho began her deep search in finding the cause of the uncomfortableness, of which she never found. Around the age of 20, Naho realized she would not find the answer where she was looking. She didn’t experience any tragedies in her life and therefore knew that it was not the story of the life that was causing her suffering.
At the age of 25, she met a man who had had an experience of this. He told her that the cause of suffering was the phantom self. She began to see that wherever she went, there she would be. It seemed to be following her; this ‘I’. She couldn’t escape the self that seemed to be having such uncomfortableness. It was from there that she knew she found the answer she was searching for.
It became evident that everyone is born with a sense of lack that comes from apparent separation–but this has nothing to do with the story of their apparent life. People try to find the answer in their storyline and that is because they think if they change the story, it will bring them happiness. That isn’t true. That will only bring relief for a short period of time. It began to be obvious that the person we believe our ‘self’ to be, is a complete illusion.
Soon thereafter, there came an apparent moment (while on her way to the organic supermarket) that the illusion completely vanished. What was left is everything, without a center.
What’s Happening Now
Many people have been asking about Naho’s whereabouts. For the past two years, Naho has been very busy sharing her message in Japan. Most of Naho’s invitations have been with the world’s most renowned and important buddhist monks asking her to come and share her message in their temples which are the treasure of Japan. While in Japan, Naho wrote and published three books on her own, all of which are doing very well.
This message being the closest to her heart is now going to be available in other countries, as Naho is residing in both France and Japan and is now travelling with her message all over the globe.
About Christopher Pelham
Christopher is the co-founder and Director of CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) where he studies and teaches A Course in Miracles. He also offer spiritual healing and counseling, guides meditations, organizes Sufi events and Healing Circles with Sufi Dance Artist Lale Sayoko, and produces a wide variety of arts and healing programming. While deeply rooted in A Course in Miracles, his approach to teaching also draws on his experiences with improvisational theatre and contemporary shamanism.