All talks are free and take place at Watkins bookshop, 19 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. You can catch up on all the recent Watkins talks by spiritual authors on our youtube channel.
March Laurence Shorter 2-Mar-2017 Thu, 6.30pm, 'The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life' Miguel Dean 9-Mar-2017 Thu, 6.30pm, 'Stepping stones in the mist' Steve Taylor 16-Mar-2017 Thu, 6.30pm, 'Psychology of Spiritual Awakening' Fiona Robertson 23-Mar-2017 Thu, 6.30pm 'Finding Yourself' April May
MARCH 2, Thursday 6.30-7.30pm, Laurence Shorter –The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life
Laurence Shorter, author of The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life, will share the inspiring story of his journey to creativity and happiness. Offering practical examples and personal stories he will describe how he accesses the creative power of the universe by making space, doing less and letting go of ‘shoulds’.
MARCH 9, Thursday 6.30-7.30pm, Miguel Dean – Stepping Stones in the Mist
In this talk Miguel beautifully weaves together his own inspirational story from homeless beggar to sacred activist, with that of humanity’s unfolding story at this pivotal time in our evolution. Included in the weave are the threads of gratitude and beauty, befriending the darkness, heart vision and Love in action. His message is one of hope and empowerment and audiences always leave inspired, moved and equipped with new perspectives and ways to facilitate self transformation and contribute their gifts in service of the Great Shift which is unfolding on our planet.
MARCH 16, Thursday 6.30-7.30pm, Steve Taylor – Psychology of Spiritual Awakening
What does it mean to be spiritually awakened? What are the main aspects of spiritual awakening and how can we cultivate them? Spiritual psychologist Steve Taylor will discuss the main themes of his new book The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening, just published as an Eckhart Tolle Edition (with a foreword by Eckhart). He will illustrate different aspects of awakening, highlighting the importance of acceptance and dissolving our psychological attachments. He will suggest that there is an evolutionary aspect to awakening, and that we have a responsibility to move towards awakening in order to safeguard the future of our planet.
Steve Taylor PhD is the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality, including Waking From Sleep, The Calm Center and his new book The Leap. For the last four years he has been included in Watkins Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the ‘100 most spiritually influential living people.
Join Fiona Robertson, author of The Art of Finding Yourself: Live Bravely and Awaken to Your True Nature, to explore the art of deep self-inquiry. Fiona will share candidly about what happens when you have the courage to inquire into everything you’ve believed to be true about yourself, the world, and spirituality.
“…Deep spirituality can so easily become a way for people to avoid the psychological challenges of life, but The Art of Finding Yourself is a book that makes spirituality real, taking it right into our pain, where it can have its greatest effect.”
—Tim Freke, author of Deep Awake
MARCH 30, Thursday 6.30-7.30, Anthony Peake, Dr. Michael Arnheim and Sushma Sahajpal – Pandeism
Pandeism: An Anthology presents the work of sixteen authors, new and old, examining the implications of the revolutionary evolutionary theological theory of Pandeism – the proposition that the Creator of our Universe created by becoming our Universe, and that this proposition can be demonstrated through the exercise of logic and reason. These authors present a wide range of views originating from their varied experiences, from professional theologians and religious educators to lay philosophers with PhDs in the hard sciences. Collectively, these authors have assembled the most extensive examination of Pandeism put to print in over a hundred years.