Sittings and Transmission
What is a Trillium sitting?
A sitting is a gathering where mutuality is uniquely practiced in the Trillium path. They are held in local areas where teachers live or visit and include gazing meditation, discussion relevant to the embodied awakening process, and participant sharing. During the sharing time, you are invited to explore something important to you in your awakening or seeking process – particularly your current “edge” of growth or development or a place where you are stuck and want movement.
The teachers provide guidance and reflection, while honoring each person’s inner wisdom. The intention is to provide a supportive and trustworthy container in which participants are deeply met and seen in all their Infinite Radiance, as well as their very human limitations. As you share, the group listens consciously with their whole Being and without offering solutions or advice, which provides support and safety for you to come forth as your authentic self.
Openly feeling into the darkest portions of ourselves unexpectedly gives us the freedom to also deeply feel our spaciousness and freedom. The energy and attention that has become stagnant from resisting these difficult feelings then give way to movement and become available for deeper inquiries and integration. Being held in mutuality, together with the teacher’s transmission of embodied consciousness, helps to quicken your embodied awakening.
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What is Transmission?
The Trillium work includes a direct transmission of an awakened state from teacher to student. During the gazing meditation, teachers make brief eye contact with each participant and the teachers’ transmission of their awakened state is naturally conveyed via subtle resonance and presence. Participants also often gaze with each other.
When we gaze, we simultaneously hold our sameness and different-ness while also conveying the transmission of Being. (By the way, it is not necessary to have any particular experiences during gazing - transmission happens whether you sense anything or not!) Over time, the catalytic impact of transmission can directly support you in realizing your embodied conscious awakening.
"Imagine individualized attention from awakened teachers who, through transmission and interaction, open you to the alchemical secret:
"that the direct route to awakening and integration lies not in striving to rise above your human tendencies but in falling totally INTO them, consciously."
~ CC Leigh