An invitation to return to being.
Jonny is a qualified specialist mentor, coach and dialogue facilitator, professionally trained and influenced by many years of working with Eastern and Western disciplines. After leading meditation and study groups for several years in Somerset and Yorkshire, in 2017 he formed Dialogica, working in the service of neurodivergent, and particularly autistic people, in relation to receiving his own medical diagnosis (autism is a social construct to be approached with caution). Facilitated Dialogue is a compassionate approach that taps directly into presence and the energy of sense-making and used at all levels of society. Using a form of easily learned ‘mindful enquiry’ with organisations, groups and individuals, it facilitates a form of collective communication, which (especially in the field of autism) reduces anxiety, restores harmony and personal wellbeing and instills a sense of potential and community. Out of this work was conceived ‘Dialogue Without Words’ – a silent, meditative transmission and harnessing of the ‘clear light of pure sense-making’ that is seen as taking place between all people at all times, without boundaries. See below to join open weekly sessions.
Jonny has been aware of a supreme consciousness since the age of five, with a clear and distinct recognition of there being reality behind what was being presented (the subtle beyond the gross) and a sense of a puzzling, fundamental lack in the world. After many unsatisfactory formative years looking for that first recognition and a deeper life, using consciousness shifting techniques such as yoga, alternative paths and plants, he then spent 20 years in a strict full-time Sufi order, undertaking several overland pilgrimages and solitary retreats, during which stages of realisation occured, confirming those early childhood glimpses. Arduous training and self-enquiry (Atma Vichara) eventually led to a self-realisation, wherein the sense of a separate self disappears, the searching stops and point-zero is restored. True human nature is where an authentic (non)state of harmonic unity with all and everything presides. Sufism, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, Vipassana and the ‘Direct Path’ of non-dual, unity-consciousness all invite humanity to meet true being and a life of purpose, fulfilment and lasting happiness.
There are no words without silence and silence is a door to the all-pervading presence of cosmic unification, which can be experienced quickly with the right guidance. Guidance is offered privately.
Jonny’s devotion to supporting others find deeper meaning to life is focussed on trust, compassion and sense-making using mentoring, guided meditation and subtle dialogic enquiry to gradually remove blocks and re-open deep inner space. He is a member of the Academy of Professional Dialogue and is a practicing artist, situated in the ‘metaphysics of dialogic expression’, consciousness and love.
Thank you for reading. To have a chat with me or book a free consultation, please send an email. Currently I work via Zoom, Skype and phone. Private spiritual mentoring is donation based at £30 to £50 per hour although financial hardship should not be a barrier to you.
Dialogue Without Words
Just being together, without speaking, quietly sitting, as we have done since the beginning of time. All welcome.
Every Friday 5pm – 5.30pm (UK). Room opens from 4.45.pm
A soft bell will ring at 5pm and again at the end 5.30pm.
I encourage you to:
– Make sure your space is quiet and you won’t be disturbed.
– Close your eyes or soften a downward gaze, to lessen any distractions.
– Remain alert but relaxed (not slouching or sleeping).
– Focus on how you feel, rather than your thoughts, but don’t push thoughts away if they arise, allow them to float away, like clouds.
There are countless meditation techniques but it is enough to just rest in awareness in our group.
After some time observing your thoughts they can get softer and deeper as the felt sense of sitting together becomes more important.
Why should we meditate together?
Groups of people have come together to sit quietly since the beginning of humanity. It is a very healthy activity. We honour the silence of life as we sit, bringing our special thinking spaces and where each of our most personal, inner experiences live, which cannot ever be described or shared with words. By sharing the silence we are supported by each other in our personal thoughts and reflections and we benefit from our community of human fellowship. Jonny has several years experience hosting meditation and study groups and provides a deeply calm and safe space for you to settle into your own heart and natural presence.
All are welcome.
Donations are appreciated but not necessary to participate.