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With Spiritual Teacher
Miranda Macpherson
New 28-week Live Video Training Starts
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

End your struggle to “awaken,” and walk a true spiritual path of surrender — opening you to the abundant flow of Grace already within you.

Discover how to hold life’s challenges with understanding, compassion and forgiveness — approaching everything as a gateway to awakening and personal transformation.

Grace is the ground of your being, the blessings that sustain you, and the presence that transforms your suffering into wisdom.

Grace is also a more spiritually mature way of being in this world, beyond self-centeredness — extending its blessings (through you) to benefit the world.

This living presence, when you know how to open to it, can help you better navigate your everyday stresses and bigger life struggles... and relax your egoic reactions, such as attachment and fear, craving and aversion.

In Grace, you receive the spiritual nourishment, already within you, to help you walk into and through these apparent obstacles — and onto the path with true presence, a full heart and the inherent joy, beauty, peace and majesty of your true nature.

You’re more elegant, refined and responsive in the moment, as the light and love you truly are, is revealed.

You become a portal of Grace for others — by merely being — as your wisdom and love provides a deeper presence that nourishes, inspires and can lead you to your greatest service in the world.

Yet, there’s a palpable difference between consciously seeking these qualities and opening to them as the Grace that already flows through you.

Seeking can cause dissolution and disappointment, as you struggle to get your daily spiritual practice in... and be the “good” person you think you need to be in order to live the awakened life you desire.

Allowing everyday stressors and even serious challenges to give way to the wellspring of Grace that is already within, helps you to better see (and viscerally experience) the moments of awakening available to you in every situation.

Yet, how do you open to Grace?

You simply be present and undefended with what is, and allow your thinking, doing mind to gently ease into your vast heart.

Of course, any true seeker knows that this is not at all simple!

As Rumi wrote: “Give up to Grace — the ocean takes care of each wave until it reaches the shore. You need a lot more help than you know.”

The Power of an Authentic Teacher

In the new Way of Grace Advanced Sangha, renowned spiritual teacher Miranda Macpherson will guide you in discovering how to open to the deeper, wiser and more fulfilling life that is always available to you through the flow of Grace within — even in the midst of uncertainty and serious life challenges.

Grace comes alive as you learn to surrender, when you relax the grip of fear and control — which is not the same as collapsing into self-rejection or being passive.

Miranda will teach a practice called “ego relaxation,” which helps you lovingly recognize and integrate all parts of yourself — even those you’re uncomfortable with and that seem to be obstacles to awakening.

In this 28-week advanced virtual workshop and sangha, you’ll receive a weaving together of all Miranda’s Shift Network virtual trainings along with new practices — many she’s offered only in her in-person workshops.

You’ll discover beautiful devotional mantras (with full-body movements) to explore the deepening they can bring to your path.

You’ll discover different types of prayer for different levels of awakening. You’ll learn prayers for when you’ve fallen out of a state of Grace, to help you to come into Grace, for when you’re in Grace, and that you can offer up to others — an essential part of an integrated spiritual life that can prevent your practice from becoming too self-centered.

This comprehensive training will provide you with the teachings and loving guidance you need to truly deepen your practice. And you’ll be part of a loving spiritual community, a virtual sangha, in which you’ll have the opportunity to share the moments of Grace that unfold.

Miranda’s Own Journey of Awakening

Miranda’s teaching methods marry an exquisite and piercing capacity for clear insight with an overflowing, loving heart. She herself underwent a life-changing spiritual awakening that shifted the core of her being — and prepared her to lead others in catalyzing deep shifts.

After 20 years of dedicated spiritual study and practice, she was graced by a powerful awakening in the same cave in Arunachala, India, that Hindu sage Ramana Maharshi once called home. Her concepts of self, God and world, gave way to a deep silence.

She then underwent a great unravelling of her familiar ego identity that initiated powerful changes in all aspects of her life. It took her years to stabilize this awakening, integrate its wisdom, and learn how to guide others to live daily life from this deeper ground.

Since then, Miranda has emerged as a truly global spiritual teacher. She speaks with the refreshing candor born of her Australian roots. She draws from a deep study of world religions and practices as an interfaith minister. And she’s well-versed in many modern systems of psycho-spiritual growth.

In The Way of Grace Advanced Sangha, Miranda will offer you a distinctly feminine perspective on non-dual spiritual realization that leads to the discovery of new dimensions of Grace.

Opening to the full stream of Grace within you, you begin to see everything as a blessing and opportunity to awaken.

Over the course of this profound journey, you’ll discover:

  • Your relationship with Grace in all 4 of its dimensions, taking a spiritual inventory of where you are on the path
  • How Ego Relaxation addresses the primary block to Grace, which is the belief that I am the doer and it’s all up to me
  • Holistic Self-inquiry, which helps Ego Relaxation move into its more dynamic form, allowing you to open to everything that arises without manipulating your experiences
  • How to take a deeper seat in your meditation practice through Ego Relaxation, alleviating challenges such as distractedness, sleepiness or simply forgetting!
  • The “Pillars of Awakening,” which will help you to cultivate the qualities that make Ego Relaxation easier — Trust, Love of Truth, Curiosity, Non-Attack, Humility, Willingness and Patience
  • How to find your way with prayer, wherever you are on the path — including how to pray with and for others
  • What it takes to experience a substantial shift in your core center of gravity, journeying deeply into the inquiry “Who am I?”
  • Powerful spiritual wisdom on how to disidentify from habits of mind to take you beyond the ego’s “me”
  • How to unwind your core wound of love, your primary object relation that keeps your separation from love alive
  • How to meet your deepest suffering with love and presence as you dissolve back into God

If you want to stop striving, unwind your roots of suffering and access a limitless stream of spiritual nourishment with the expert guidance of a loving and compassionate teacher — who truly walks her talk — then this is the program for you.

Greater Connection Through Video

As a special addition to this course, Miranda will be live streaming video of her teaching sessions so you can have an even more powerful connection and transmission. This live video connection will be easy to use and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.

What You’ll Discover in These 28 Weeks

Course sessions are on Wednesdays at Noon Pacific.

In this 28-week transformational training, Miranda will offer you an opportunity to finally cease your struggle to awaken and discover how to approach all of life’s challenges as a gateway to awakening and personal transformation.

Each weekly LIVE contemplation and training 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 walk a true spiritual path of surrender that opens you to the abundant flow of Grace.

This program is divided into six sections, each with a specific emphasis:

“Opening to Grace Through the Practice of Ego Relaxation.”
Module 1 explores the paradox of surrendering to Grace, which asks for deep dedication while simultaneously asking us to let go of the reigns — and even let go of our familiar way of knowing ourselves. You’ll explore ego-efforting and how this keeps you seeking but never truly finding, as well as how you can address the root of this spiritual conundrum and truly stop struggling to come into the flow of Divine Will.

“Advanced Pillars of Awakening: Opening to the Principles & Presence That Resolve Primary Ego Challenges.”
Modules 2 and 3 explore the key ego tendencies that everyone on the path encounters — which not only show up as pernicious problems in your ordinary life, but also block your access to experiencing the living presence within you. These tendencies will be explored through an understanding of what Miranda calls The Pillars of Awakening.

“Drinking From the Grace Stream: Prayer, Mantra & Devotional Practice.” Module 4 will include a full teaching and induction into what is considered the most powerful of all mantras — the Gayatri Mantra. It will also explore how prayer, mantra and devotional practice help you to bathe in Grace throughout an ordinary day, return to center when you stray, and connect to your celestial qualities beyond your personality.

“Crossing Over Into Your True Identity.”
Module 5 explores how you can learn to “Drop In and Through” your most challenging inner material — which typically limits even the most sincere of practitioners. Instead of relating to your ego as a problem — to be fixed or transcended — you’ll learn how to harness the energy of your suffering into a powerful gateway to a deep shift in your identity.

“Beyond Your Familiar Boundaries.”
Module 6 will help you to expand beyond your separate ego identity to get to know yourself AS boundless love and pure awareness: sat-chit-ananda. This requires that you befriend emptiness, not as a deficient state, but as the open space that is the birthplace of every dimension of Grace.

“Living Every Day as a Graceful Human Being.”
Module 7 will explore what it takes to live gracefully, spiritually and connected to your essential qualities, grounded in your true nature, and forgiving of your ego glitches and those of others. More at home within, you can now turn your attention to being of benefit to our world in transition.

7 LIVE Integration & Deepening Sessions With Miranda

Woven in as part of the 28 teaching sessions, Miranda will join you for seven special LIVE integration sessions via streaming video, where she’ll begin with chanting, meditation and a review and deepening of the previous weeks’ sessions. Then, you’ll move into satsang, where she’ll work more deeply with your questions, grapplings and realizations. This is where the teachings come vividly to life in response to the group field.

Module 1: Opening to Grace Through the Practice of Ego Relaxation
(September 20 & 27, October 4)

Grace is much more than a beautiful state that fills your heart with gratitude. Grace is the ground of your being; it’s the blessings that inspire and sustain your soul — bringing the gifts that help you on the path. Grace is the power that lifts your veils, transforming your wounds into wisdom through forgiveness, compassion, inquiry, devotion and meditation. Grace is also a more harmonious, spiritually mature, inspired way of being — beyond self centeredness — and extends its blessings through you, benefiting our world in transition.

All these dimensions of Grace come alive through a particular kind of surrender, and when you can genuinely open to them, you experience boundless love, peace, clarity wisdom and a liberating, pure awareness that all spiritual teachings promise is at the core of our being.

During this first month, you’ll discover the paradox of surrendering to Grace, which asks for deep dedication while simultaneously asking us to let go of the reigns — and even let go of our familiar way of knowing ourselves. You’ll explore ego-efforting and how this keeps you seeking but never truly finding, as well as how you can address the root of this spiritual conundrum and truly stop struggling to come into the flow of Divine Will.

This first month, you’ll explore:

  • Your relationship with Grace in all 4 of its dimensions, taking a spiritual inventory of where you are on the path
  • How Ego Relaxation addresses the primary block to Grace, which is the belief that I am the doer and it’s all up to me
  • How Ego Relaxation is not the same as being passive, collapsing inward or bypassing inner or outer experiences
  • Holistic Self-inquiry, which helps Ego Relaxation move into its more dynamic form, allowing you to open to everything that arises without manipulating your experiences
  • How to take a deeper seat in your meditation practice through Ego Relaxation, alleviating challenges such as distractedness, sleepiness or simply forgetting!

Integration Session & Extended Satsang (October 11)

Miranda will lead you in a special integration session via LIVE streaming video, during which you’ll experience chanting, meditation and a review and deepening of the previous weeks’ sessions. You’ll then move into satsang, where she’ll work more deeply with your questions, grapplings and realizations. This is where the teachings come vividly to life in response to the group field.

Modules 2 & 3: Advanced Pillars of Awakening
Opening to the Principles & Presence That Resolve Primary Ego Challenges (October 18 & 25, November 1, 8 & 15, December 13, 20 & 27)*

Relaxing into the ground of Grace, receiving its blessings and allowing for deeper transformation is not a matter of merely transcending your inner material, but turning deeper in and through your direct experience of it. This is the key to Miranda’s feminine and integrated approach to non-dual realization that understands that our relative human experience is not separate from our transcendent depths.

During these 28 weeks, you’ll explore the key ego tendencies that everyone on the path encounters — which not only show up as pernicious problems in your ordinary life, but also block your access to experiencing the living presence within you. These tendencies will be explored through an understanding of what Miranda calls the Pillars of Awakening.

Understanding the Pillars of Awakening will help you to cultivate the qualities that make Ego Relaxation NATURAL. They are Trust, Love of Truth, Curiosity, Non-Attack, Humility, Willingness and Patience. Each Pillar helps you to effectively deal with the grip of fear, self-deception, defensiveness, judgment, hatred, pride, control and pushiness, so you can work through the psychodynamic, energetic and spiritual density that inhibits Ego Relaxation.

The Way of Grace asks us not to attempt to bat away our ego like a bothersome fly, but to learn to relax its tendencies with kindness. Not only is this much more effective — helping us avoid the common trap of getting into an inner battle — it simultaneously cultivates in us a deeper humanity.

During these 28 weeks, you’ll discover and explore:

  • Trust and the Grace of Limitless Holding of the Divine Mother Presence — a dissolving of the roots of fear
  • Love of the Truth — cutting through subtle deception to awaken the Grace of discrimination
  • Curiosity — lifting closure, deadness and fixed positions and learning to journey your inner terrain IN body, heart and mind
  • Non-Attack — dropping the knife of judgment and relaxing the Inner Commentator, so you can enter silent abiding
  • Humility — melting subtle pride, embracing the power of not knowing, and entering the receptive state that allows you to bow into the Mystery
  • Willingness and Patience — TRANSFORMING “my will” into “Thy Will” and the Gentle Effort THAT NEVER GOES TO WASTE
  • How to work with the Pillars to help prevent spiritual crisis, collapsing or getting lost in unbalanced states
  • How to reconnect with your essential qualities, AND CULTIVATE SPIRITUAL RESILIENCY and from which to navigate every stage of the path

* Sessions 4 and 8 this course segment will be Integration Session & Extended Satsangs via LIVE streaming video, during which Miranda will lead you in chanting, meditation and a review and deepening of the previous module’s sessions. You’ll then move into satsang, where she’ll work more deeply with your questions, grapplings and realizations. This is where the teachings come vividly to life in response to the group field.

Module 4: Drinking From the Grace Stream
Prayer, Mantra & Devotional Practice (January 3, 10 & 17)

Now that you have allowed some of the more dense aspects of your ego to relax and refine through the Pillars of Awakening, you’ll start to drink deeply of the subtle, “nonconceptual” living waters through devotional practice.

For the first time, Miranda will give a full teaching and induction into what’s considered the most powerful of all mantras — the Gayatri Mantra. This is considered the mantra that most optimizes the awakened condition. It includes full body movements and mudras, which help you to embody devotion into a full body practice. It’s an exceptionally nourishing and inspirational practice.

You’ll also explore prayer and the different forms it can take as you progress in your awakening process, including the journey TO Grace and the journey WITH Grace, as well as what prayer looks like when your sense of separation dissolves and you find yourself IN and PART of Grace (the non-dual condition).

AND you’ll discover a “Centering Prayer” you can use as a devotional entry into deep silent abiding, as well as address the ways you can pray for others — which has been medically proven to produce tangible, positive results, and can help prevent your path from subtly becoming a narcissistic endeavor.

During these 3 weeks, you’ll discover:

  • Induction and initiation into the Gayatri Mantra with its mudras and full body movements
  • How mantra can help you to bathe in Grace throughout an ordinary day, return to center when you stray, and connect to your celestial qualities beyond your personality
  • Prayer power on the journey To-With-As Grace
  • How to find your way with prayer, wherever you are on the path — including how to pray with and for others
  • Bathing in the Holy Name — finding your holy “word” that helps you to steep in Grace, receive blessings from realms beyond your mind, and return to center

Integration Session & Extended Satsang (January 31)

Miranda will lead you in a special integration session via LIVE streaming video, during which you’ll experience chanting, meditation and a review and deepening of the previous weeks’ sessions. You’ll then move into satsang, where she’ll work more deeply with your questions, grapplings and realizations. This is where the teachings come vividly to life in response to the group field.

Module 5: Crossing Over Into Your True Identity
(February 7, 14 & 21)

By this stage of the journey, you’ll be sufficiently oriented in the practice of Ego Relaxation that enables authentic surrender of the grip of fear, judgment and control. You’ve also learned the Pillars of Awakening to stay present and open into your experience — letting it be. Now, you’re ready to unwind your core ego identity.

During this course segment, you’ll discover how to drop in and through your most challenging inner material — which typically limits even the most sincere of practitioners. Instead of relating to your ego as a problem — to be fixed or transcended — you’ll learn how to harness the energy of your suffering into a powerful gateway to a deep shift in your identity.

On the first level, you’ll explore your “me” construct, which most people feel as an underlying sense of being not good enough, insufficient, unlovable. This is how it feels when you fall from Grace into the state of separation and start to place a personal meaning on your experience. This becomes the “script” on which your familiar “story” is based.

In love’s presence, you’ll journey through the primary scaffolding of this construct to meet it all with love, see what is ready to dissolve, and see what Grace wants to show you in the deeper basement of your being. Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised. You might just find out you’re way more beautiful, free and luminous than you ever dreamed!

Every time we enter into a deeper dimension, we pass through a gate of some kind of emptiness, and so, together, we’ll learn how to relax with this, embrace it, not as a deficient state, but as an opening into the infinite spaciousness that is the birthing chamber of Grace.

During these 3 weeks, you’ll discover how to:

  • Let loving awareness discriminate and pervade the layers of your familiar identity — the defenses that keep it active — to truly see there are no flaws and nothing to be fixed
  • Receive greater support vertically from devotional practice
  • Explore how your sense of separation gets constellated in your earliest relationships and take a “dive” in and through your core wound of love
  • Explore what it takes to experience a substantial shift in your core center of gravity, journeying deeply into the inquiry “Who am I?”
  • Integrate powerful spiritual wisdom on how to disidentify from habits of mind to take you beyond the ego’s “me”
  • Unwind your core wound of love, your primary object relation that keeps your separation from love alive
  • Meet your deepest suffering with love and presence as you dissolve back into God
  • Experience your True Nature as Loving Awareness, no-thing-ness

Integration Session & Extended Satsang (March 7)

Miranda will lead you in a special integration session via LIVE streaming video, during which you’ll experience chanting, meditation and a review and deepening of the previous weeks’ sessions. You’ll then move into satsang, where she’ll work more deeply with your questions, grapplings and realizations. This is where the teachings come vividly to life in response to the group field.

Module 6: Beyond Your Familiar Boundaries (March 14, 21 & 28)

During this course segment, you’ll expand beyond your separate ego identity to get to know yourself AS boundless love and pure awareness: sat-chit-ananda. This requires that you befriend emptiness, not as a deficient state, but as the open space that is the birthplace of every dimension of Grace.

You’ll be invited to awaken OUT OF limiting patterns, fearful identifications, hurts and history and to delve more deeply INTO boundless love, awareness and unity. You’ll explore what else there is when you’re no longer fixated on your “problems.” And you’ll journey beyond your mind to learn to open into the empty space, which is the birthing chamber of all states of Grace.

Over these 2 weeks, you’ll discover:

  • The powerful teaching on Spiritual Obedience, which helps you to truly cherish deeper reality
  • How to simply come back to your practice when you get derailed by the unexpected, including egoic reactions
  • How to embrace space, letting the familiar separating boundaries of your mind fall away to come into greater intimacy with the Living Presence
  • How to relax and open into emptiness, the freedom of “nothing”
  • How to embrace everything as part of God and learn to see the One in everything — and greet it
  • More advanced methods of inquiry and begin to blend together — into one stream — meditation practices, devotional practices and Holistic Inquiry

Integration Session & Extended Satsang (April 11)

Miranda will lead you in a special integration session via LIVE streaming video, during which you’ll experience chanting, meditation and a review and deepening of the previous weeks’ sessions. You’ll then move into satsang, where she’ll work more deeply with your questions, grapplings and realizations. This is where the teachings come vividly to life in response to the group field.

Module 7: Living Every Day as a Graceful Human Being
(April 18, May 23 & June 6)

In this last segment of the course, you’ll explore what it takes to live gracefully, spiritually and connected to your essential qualities, grounded in your true nature, and forgiving of your ego glitches and those of others. More at home within, you can now turn your attention to being of benefit to our world in transition.

Together, we’ll explore what might help us most to actualize all that we have realized into our lives — our work in the world, our family life, our intimate relationships and how we deal with sickness, aging, loss and death.

During these 3 weeks, you’ll explore:

  • What can most help you stabilize your realizations, and how to come back to Grace, without drama, when you’ve been triggered into reactivity
  • How you can be more spiritually elegant, responsive and mature amidst the dizzying pace of life
  • How to move wisely with modern technology, harnessing it to propagate truth and beauty, while not getting caught up in its endless distractions and noise
  • Cultivate equanimity in uncertain times to find deeper ground in the unchanging awareness, so you can greet all without getting overwhelmed
  • Navigating relationship differences — including conflict and ruptures — with a wise and loving heart
  • How to listen to inner wisdom and guidelines for discernment to help pull you away from subtle delusion

Final Integration Session & Extended Satsang: Being the Presence of Love (June 13)

Miranda will lead you in a special integration session of the entire course via LIVE streaming video, during which you’ll experience chanting, meditation and a review and deepening of all the teachings presented throughout the course. You’ll then move into satsang, where she’ll work more deeply with your questions, grapplings and realizations. This is where the teachings come vividly to life in response to the group field.

The Way of Grace Advanced Sangha Bonus Collection

In addition to Miranda’s transformative 28-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions. These bonus sessions complement the course — and promise to take your understanding and practice to a deeper level.

Opening, Softening & Allowing
Audio Dialogue With Terry Patten and Miranda Macpherson

Human beings almost universally, subtly and automatically tend to reject the “bad” parts of experience and ourselves, trying to move toward the “good.” But this divides our consciousness, and we project that division upon everything. Reaching for the light, we end up living in resistance to the dark. The simplest and most essential way to outgrow this universal tendency is to recognize all experience as an expression of the Mystery. We can keep relaxing our tendency to contract and resist, and instead we can open, soften and allow what is. Join spiritual teacher Miranda Macpherson as she shares with Terry this radiant, sublimely simple, essential, moment-to-moment practice.

Terry Patten is the founder of Bay Area Integral and a key voice in integral evolutionary spirituality, culture, leadership and activism. He co-developed Integral Life Practice with Ken Wilber and a core team at Integral Institute and was the senior writer and co-author of the book Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening. He hosts the acclaimed online teleseminar series, Beyond Awakening, where he has engaged leading-edge conversations with many of the world’s most renowned thinkers and teachers. He speaks, consults and coaches on four continents and via the web.

Gayatri Mantra
Video Teaching From Miranda Macpherson

The Gayatri is considered to be the “mother of all mantras” and the most powerful for optimizing the awakened condition. In this teaching video, Miranda initiates you into this ancient sanskrit mantra — explaining the true meaning within the syllables and how to work with them optimally. She also shares a specific sequence of body movements and mudras which turn this into a body prayer. Filmed in the Yuan Yin garden at Santa Sabina center, with a handful of her senior students, this is a rare and rich offering created especially for students of this advanced course.

Walking the Mystical Path With Depth & Substance
Audio Dialogue With Miranda Macpherson and Russ Hudson

Russ Hudson, revered Enneagram teacher, co-author of The Wisdom of the Enneagram and fellow Shift faculty, joins Miranda for a robust dialogue on what it truly means to walk the mystical path amidst the dizzying level of change and uncertainty of contemporary culture. They will explore the gifts and challenges of practicing beyond the structure of an established tradition, and how to avoid the pitfalls that limit the potential of the path to truly transform us into more graceful human beings. Discover how to discriminate whether or not your practice is truly supporting your awakening process. Miranda and Russ have been friends for over 15 years, and share a love for the mystical traditions while simultaneously being dedicated to living in the world, but not of it.

Russ Hudson is co-founder of The Enneagram Institute, and is one of the principal scholars and innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world today. He is also President of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc. He has been co-teaching the Enneagram Professional Training Programs since 1991, and is a founding director and former vice-president of the International Enneagram Association. Russ is also co-author of The Wisdom Of The Enneagram, Personality Types, Understanding the Enneagram, Discovering Your Personality Type and The Power Of The Enneagram. Russ also assisted Don Riso in writing Enneagram Transformations. He holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in New York, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Introduction to Holistic Self-inquiry
Video From Miranda Macpherson With Neal Rogin

In this video, Miranda demonstrates deepening into the self-inquiry process with Neal Rogin, longtime sangha member and assistant. All of the great mystical traditions ultimately say we are already one with the fabric of being; however, most of us don’t feel this in our everyday emotional experience. You’ll get an opportunity to taste your true nature and begin to learn to abide from unity consciousness and walk through this world in freedom. Self-inquiry is among the core practices Miranda suggests to help liberate us from the obstacles to direct experience of our true nature.

Neal Rogin is a multi-award-winning writer, filmmaker, humorist and social observer whose work has reached millions of people around the world. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a unique ability to conceive and communicate ideas that move people to action and change the way they think. He is a founding board member of The Pachamama Alliance and a member of the Turning Tide Coalition with Lynne Twist, John and Ocean Robbins and Vicki Robin, and the Transformational Leadership Council, a group founded by author Jack Canfield, and numbers among its members Marianne Williamson, John Gray and Michael Beckwith.

Mantras for Awakening
Set of 2 Audio Recordings From Miranda Macpherson

Sometimes ordinary language cannot accurately express the deepest dimensions of our being — the love for the sacred mystery that is boundless being and bliss. Yet we can contact our nonlinear depths through sound, silence and prayer. This is the way of devotion. It opens up courage, compassion, joy and supports true surrender. Sanskrit mantras are ancient syllables that exert precise positive effects on the body, heart and mind.

Lean into the mantras as you lean your head into the pillow at night. Dissolve into the mantra and it draws you back into the origin of your being. As you chant, feel into your own prayers — your truest yearnings for yourself and for the world. Intoning these ancient sounds, you join with all beings throughout time who have ever prayed these prayers. Now your prayers are part of a continuing stream of the awakening heart. May they become part of your daily life — supporting you to reside AS the heart of being.

In this special bonus, you’ll receive recordings of the following mantras:

  • Om Nama Shivaya Bliss
  • Be Still

Guided Meditations
Set of 2 Audio Meditations From Miranda Macpherson

These two powerful meditations will help you deepen your practice and support you to more fully awaken to the teachings of the course.

Mountain of Presence
In reality, you exist within a mountain of boundless support, powered by the life force that births everything you see into existence. This is a central concentration practice recommended as a powerful antidote to the multi-tasking distractedness of modern life. Listening daily will help you stabilize in presence, quieten your mind, settle your emotions, and dissolve into deep silence.
Music: Harmonium by Miranda Macpherson; Tamboura and bells by Richard Quinn.

Vast Heart, Vast Mind
The human heart is the axis point between heaven and earth. Through breath and focused attention this meditation, accompanied by lovely bells, helps loosen the cobwebs of closure within your heart so as to liberate the vast compassion, love, beauty and joy that is your essential heart. Opening up inner space, you are invited beyond ordinary mind to pure awareness, knowing and pristine clarity.

Landing in Grace
Video With Miranda Macpherson

Miranda gives a potent discourse on Grace as the direct experience of Boundless Love, that brings forth into our experience all the essential qualities of our true nature. She shares her map of how Grace comes alive, as four dimensions that include the non-dual Ground of Grace, the Blessings of Grace that bring nourishment that we need to thrive, the Transformative Power of Grace and the Invitation to Live Gracefully in the world but not of it. This video is a live recording of the opening talk at a retreat in California in 2015.

What Graduates of Miranda’s Courses Are Saying...

Miranda has such a unique way of guiding you through the most complex issues of life. You need to experience this journey with her to know what I mean. It cannot simply be expressed in words!
— Rajiv Gupta, New Delhi, India

Although this course lasts for three months, here is enough material here to last a lifetime. Miranda is a generous, gifted and committed teacher, and skillful therapist. Her depth of knowledge and practice has taken my healing and spiritual life to a new level... Miranda’s depth of guidance in putting this material together gave every exercise laser-like precision for healing and expanding into boundless love... I come away from this course with a lightness of being and awakened from within in a deeper and more expanded way.
— Miranda, Australia

I felt blessed every time I sat in front of Miranda — live and on video. Her ability to transmit the boundless love she teaches comes through the screen and heals the soul’s feeling of disconnection. Through this course, I experienced a deep and abiding transformation in my perspective on a difficult situation I have been going through since last summer. My heart is more open and I am able to forgive even though the actual resolution is still not forthcoming. I am so grateful for this deeper ability to trust and abide in my true nature, love.
— Anonymous

The peace and compassion I experience in daily life through extremes and upsets has increased exponentially. My faith and “comfort level” being in the unknown and chaotic challenges to be guided through continues to be anchored more firmly in presence. Thank you Miranda for your embodiment of Divine Grace. Thank you Shift Network for your platform. Thank you community for sharing and supporting me on this journey.
— Bhakti, Mountain View, Hawaii

I live in a small, somewhat remote rural area — world class spiritual teachers do not visit very often, so it was an incredible gift to be able to work with Miranda Macpherson through The Shift Network. I feel that this course helped to reconnect me to my inner guidance — life has been challenging enough over the past couple of years that I wound up feeling sort of disconnected, so this was really important for me.
— Caryn, Ukiah, California

The course with Miranda was very special for me, the best so far of online seminars. Each of the modules gave me an important insight into my own inner journey... I am very impressed by the love and kindness Miranda radiates; she has real integrity, wisdom, and at the same time she is so humble and honest about her own ongoing discovery and learning.
— Sophia

Miranda embodies what she teaches! Her feminine approach to non-dual teachings facilitates a complete acceptance of what is, regardless of whether it fits our “image” of being spiritual, etc..., which, in turn, opens up the space for us to directly experience our true nature! She is a masterful teacher and facilitator who doesn’t hold herself above her students. She genuinely cares and simply wants her students to live from the reality of who they are! What a delight to study with her.
— Ron, Boulder, Colorado

I have benefited hugely from this course. It has expanded my sense of who I am and enabled me to feel held in a wider presence than I was aware of before. I am also moved and inspired by the depth of openness and experience that others brought to this sharing.
— Susan, United Kingdom

This is the fourth course I’ve taken with Miranda and they have all been wonderful, in that with each new course and indeed with each segment of this course I was able to dive in ever deeper and release more blocks.
— John, Bali

The rather seamless technological ease — especially the video platform — makes it easy to connect from afar, so that there is a real community to relate in as members.
— Michele, Louisville, Kentucky

Miranda was very skilled at holding space, and creating course content. Her self-inquiry was masterfully created.
— Krystal Dyan, British Columbia, Canada

Join the Global Community

The Way of Grace Advanced Sangha not only offers some of the most advanced online spiritual teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you walk this spiritual path together.

This international community is also 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

Twenty-one 90-minute Teaching Sessions With Miranda Macpherson

Experience a rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to learn the specific skills and insights to awaken your spiritual potential. Course sessions are on Wednesdays at Noon Pacific.

Seven LIVE Integration Sessions & Extended Satsang With Miranda Macpherson

Join Miranda in these special sessions where she’ll welcome your important questions and concerns, inviting you to dive deeper in and through your direct experience of the course material. In these sessions, Miranda will give a review of the material covered in the course sessions followed by a full hour of working with people’s questions.

Twenty-eight 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.

Twenty-eight 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.

Twenty-eight 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.

Twenty-eight 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 to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

After each lesson, 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 deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Way of Grace Advanced Sangha Bonus Collection

  • Opening, Softening & Allowing
    Audio Dialogue With Terry Patten and Miranda Macpherson
  • Gayatri Mantra
    Video Teaching From Miranda Macpherson
  • Walking the Mystical Path With Depth & Substance
    Audio Dialogue With Miranda Macpherson and Russ Hudson
  • Introduction to Holistic Self-inquiry
    Video From Miranda Macpherson With Neal Rogin
  • Mantras for Awakening
    Set of 2 Audio Recordings From Miranda Macpherson
  • Guided Meditations
    Set of 2 Audio Meditations From Miranda Macpherson
  • Landing in Grace
    Video With Miranda Macpherson

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join The Way of Grace Advanced Sangha Virtual Course

We feel honored that Miranda Macpherson has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a renowned spiritual teacher whose methods marry an exquisite and piercing capacity for clear insight with an overflowing, loving heart that help you release your blocks and open to divine grace and boundless love.

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 also benefit from Miranda’s powerful teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!

If you’re ready to take the next heart-opening step in your spiritual awakening, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

More Praise for Miranda Macpherson...

In an ocean of spiritual guides all over the planet, rarely do you find a jewel that emanates the likes of Miranda’s integrity, depth and impact. Rooted in the world’s wisdom traditions, yet contemporary and fluid in her approach to assist awakening to the One during these highly complex and challenging times, Miranda is the epitome of what we most need in a postmodern spiritual guide: kick-ass honesty, no nonsense mirroring, and rock star tenderness. Whether you access her teachings through her moving meditations, satsangs, retreats or virtual courses, Miranda will leave an indelible impression that will have your friends wondering how you became so present, compassionate and mindful so quickly.
— Gary Malkin, Emmy Award-winning composer/producer

Miranda Macpherson embodies a deep compassion and wisdom, vast intelligence, and the ability to hold a space for genuine unfolding like nobody else I’ve known. Spending a week with her is like diving into the source of love and healing, anchored by deep spiritual practice and connection to the divine. Miranda is a rare gift to us all.
— Devi Cavitt Razo, Director of the Hoffman Process

Miranda is the “real deal.” She is a standout as a spiritual teacher and she is a “stand up” as an individual in that she truly walks her talk. Life is not perfect, and Miranda lives that with a grace and authenticity that is unparalleled by many teachers. If there is such a thing as angels walking the earth, then Miranda is one. Do not be mistaken in assuming her softness and beauty is as deep as she goes. Miranda is a powerhouse and a force for change in this world.
— Laura Bergman Fortgang, Author of Living Your Best Life

Miranda is one of the clearest, purest, most eloquent voices for spiritual truth I know. She courageously shares both gritty challenges and lofty visions, and weaves them into powerful teachings from which we can all benefit.
Alan Cohen, Author of A Deep Breath of Life

Miranda’s presence and teaching bring to life the spiritual wisdom of the ages. In my life, she is a shining light.
Susan Jeffers, Author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

I was fortunate to find Miranda at a time when I’d been brought to my knees by unexpected life events. Through her spiritual teachings and loving guidance she helped me to deeply explore aspects of my heart that needed compassion, healing and growth. Obsolete defense mechanisms dissolved and I came to once again embrace my true evolutionary edge with courage, dignity and peace.
— Raz Ingrasci, Chairman of Hoffman Institute International

Miranda is a rare teacher in that she is able to facilitate direct realization in others that many teachers can only speak of. Her work carries forward the direct invitation I have offered for many years that ushers us into deep contact with God-within. She is a luminous being and a gifted teacher.
— Eileen Caddy, Founder of the Findhorn Foundation

Miranda Macpherson is the embodiment of wisdom and compassion. I continue to learn from her depth and to be touched by the expansiveness of her love. She integrates a rigorous clear-seeing mind, the beauty of art, and the wisdom of reflection and years of clinical application, making her teachings potent and transformational. She invites a new way of seeing and living, recognizing the non-dual nature of reality as well as working with people exactly where they are and honoring the sacredness of each moment and each experience. This work has the power to transform our individual and collective lives. I give Miranda Macpherson my highest recommendation.
Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD Professor, Santa Clara University, author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness

Miranda works with a blend of penetrating insight, profound intuition, expertise in spiritual tradition and psychology, a deep grounding in somatic awareness, and an almost angelic transmission of pure, radiant, soul-stirring LOVE. Working with her, and being led lovingly and masterfully back to direct experience of the divinity within me, has been a literal Godsend. I feel blessed, deeply, by her guidance and presence.
— Hilary Illick, Hoffman Process teacher, writer and coach

Miranda is an authentic honest embodiment of the divine feminine. Her work brings together spiritual depth and psychological understanding delivered with precision, care and loving-kindness. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
— Lama Palden Drolma, Founder of Sukhasiddhi Foundation

About Miranda Macpherson

Miranda Macpherson is a contemporary spiritual teacher, counselor and author of the spiritual guidebook, Boundless Love. She has been teaching internationally since 1995, and is known for her depth of presence, clarity and refined capacity to guide people into direct experience of the sacred.

Miranda’s work is a synthesis of self-inquiry, spiritual psychology, devotion and meditation practice offered with feminine grace that embraces our everyday human experience as a gateway into the depths of our true nature. Through a blend of silent transmission and articulate teaching, she leads ongoing programs oriented to guiding people into direct spiritual experience while providing a practical map for actualizing our realization into daily life.

Drawing from the ancient lineages of Advaita and mystical Christianity, as well as from more recent wisdom teachings such as A Course In Miracles, Miranda leads from the ground of unconditional love and compassion for our humanity, emphasizing receptivity, discrimination and surrender.

Today Miranda leads the “Awakening Love and Wisdom” sangha in Marin and Sonoma counties, Northern California. She teaches retreats in the United States and Europe, and is working on a new book, The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation.

Miranda has been teaching fulltime for over two decades, and founded the “OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation,” a training for interfaith ministers and spiritual counselors, in London. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Bob Duchmann, a teacher of the Diamond Approach (A.H. Almaas’ Ridhwan School).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device or telephone. If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will 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 is 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 have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t 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, MA

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 community website.

Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities 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 would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What is 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 October 4th, 2017. 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 is 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.)

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