Center for Mindfulness and Nonduality at JLBG

Welcome to the study and application of the perennial wisdom teachings at the Center for Mindfulness and Nonduality at Juniper Level Botanic Garden. These wisdom teachings are more recently known as the core tenets of a nondual philosophy and perception of life.

Juniper Level Botanic Garden offers a unique setting and quiet refuge for individuals, self-inquiry groups, classes, and retreats to simply notice and behold the impersonal nature of aware presence.  At the Center, we call upon many tools to loosen the grip of knowing while realizing there is not a personal self that is able to make choices.  Our tools include awareness and presence, open-hearted meditative inquiry, an attitude of not-knowing, silence, walking meditations, and community, just to name a few. We welcome what is appearing regardless of the texture.

Established by mindfulness and meditation teacher Anita Avent in 2013, the Center offers occasional retreats and classes facilitated by Anita with guest speakers including Paul Hedderman, Paul Constant, Jan Frazier, Bob Cergol, Art Ticknor, Jenny Clarke and Doug White. Anita has taught the benefits and techniques of meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) since 1992.

A Christian pilgrim for more than 45 years, Anita experienced a radical shift of perception and a complete falling away of the illusory personal identity in 2011 revealing what had always been the case - the timeless, indivisible, and infinite impersonal awareness shining brightly as the appearance of Anita. After living several years in seclusion, she now shares her unfiltered and raw seeing with pilgrims asking deeper philosophical questions.

Read more about nonduality: Wikipedia

Read more about the perennial wisdom teachings: Wikipedia

For more information please visit Anita's website AnitaAvent.